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Alaska officials euthanize 3 lynx in Anchorage

Sep. 23, 2021 21:26 PM EDT

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Three lynx kittens that were seen around Anchorage were euthanized after their mother was killed and permanent placement for the animals could not be found, the Alaska Department of Fish and Game reported Thursday. The mother and kittens had...

Judge rules against Eklutna tribe's game hall near Anchorage

Sep. 23, 2021 17:35 PM EDT

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A U.S. District Court judge has ruled against plans by the Native Village of Eklutna to build a tribal gaming hall about 20 miles (32 kilometers) north of downtown Anchorage. The tribe had intended to offer pull-tabs, bingo and lotteries at the...

Alaska plans to help hospitals with COVID-19 crisis care

Sep. 22, 2021 22:32 PM EDT

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — Alaska officials outlined plans Wednesday to help hospitals with crisis standards of care if needed amid a surge in COVID-19 cases and announced short-term contracts for more than 400 health care personnel to relieve medical facilities with overtaxed staffs. ...

Anchorage to allow studded tires earlier due to weather

Sep. 22, 2021 13:21 PM EDT

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Alaska's largest city will allow drivers to use studded tires early this year because of early snowfall. The Municipality of Anchorage issued a public notice Tuesday stating that studded tires will be allowed starting Thursday, the Anchorage...

Alaska records most daily COVID cases amid healthcare strain

Sep. 15, 2021 20:30 PM EDT

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Alaska on Wednesday reported its highest number of new COVID-19 cases, a day after the state’s largest hospital announced it had entered crisis protocol and started rationing care. There were 1,068 new cases of COVID-19, with case counts 13%...

Alaska's largest hospital implements crisis care standards

Sep. 14, 2021 23:54 PM EDT

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Overwhelmed by a surge in COVID-19 patients, Alaska’s largest hospital on Tuesday implemented crisis standards of care, prioritizing resources and treatments to those patients who have the potential to benefit the most. “While we are doing...

Latest: Alaska's biggest hospital begins rationing treatment

Sep. 14, 2021 23:16 PM EDT

ANCHORAGE, Alaska — Alaska’s largest hospital has begun rationing care, saying it has been overwhelmed by COVID-19 patients. Providence Alaska Medical Center said Tuesday it will prioritize resources and treatment to those patients who have the potential to benefit...

Alaska Democratic lawmaker apologizes after Nazi comment

Sep. 14, 2021 20:37 PM EDT

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — A member of the Alaska Legislature has apologized for saying Nazi experimentation on prisoners “produced results.” State Rep. Sara Hannan, a Democrat from Juneau, made the comment Saturday when House minority Republicans were attempting a vote...

Dozens of Afghan refugees headed for Alaska resettlement

Sep. 13, 2021 18:52 PM EDT

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Dozens of Afghan refugees will be resettled in Alaska over the next six months, a resettlement organization said Monday. Between 50 to 100 refugees will come to Alaska starting in September, Catholic Social Services Refugee Assistance and...

Survey: Rental prices up, vacancy rates down in Alaska

Sep. 13, 2021 15:46 PM EDT

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Rental rates across Alaska have risen during the pandemic, and it's more difficult to find an apartment, a new study indicates. The Alaska Department of Labor and Workforce Development survey shows a median adjusted rent for all unit types in...