ANCHORAGE (AP) — A federal agency announced a preferred transportation route for precious metals leaving a proposed mine, angering opposition groups who say the decision represents a significant change that needs public review.

ANCHORAGE (AP) — Republican Gov. Mike Dunleavy's administration has announced an online platform used to publicly track Alaska's spending is broken, even as the state is managing a budget deficit and federal coronavirus relief aid.

KETCHIKAN (KDN) — Five new positive test results for COVID 19 were recorded for Alaska residents during the three-day span from Friday through Sunday, according to the Alaska Department of Health and Social Services.

KETCHIKAN (KDN) — Prince of Wales Island has been without ferry service since Friday when the Infer-Island Ferry Authority vessel Prince of Wales experienced a port-side propulsion system failure while sailing from Hollis to Ketchikan.

JUNEAU — Alaska had 42,200 fewer jobs in April than a year earlier as coronavirus fears shut down or disrupted businesses at a time when many traditionally would start adding jobs for the summer, the state labor department reported Friday.

KETCHIKAN (KDN) — Alaska recorded two new positive test results for COVID-19 on Thursday, one in Nome and the other in the Juneau-area community of Douglas.

KETCHIKAN (KDN) — Four more cruise lines have announced the cancellations of their global cruise schedules through the end of July.

KETCHIKAN (KDN) — The Greater Ketchikan Chamber of Commerce has announced that plans for an annual Fourth of July parade will move forward, although the event will look different this year due to health precautions and guidelines regarding the novel coronavirus.

ANCHORAGE (AP) — The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission issued a decision authorizing construction of the Alaska LNG Project, concluding an environmental impact statement process of more than three years.

Whether under the glow of stage lights or broadcast from far away, the show must go on for First City Players.

The graduation of Ketchikan High School’s class of 2020 will be marked with a virtual ceremony due to continually evolving health guidelines concerning COVID-19.

No new positive test results for COVID-19 were recorded statewide on Wednesday, and no new positives were reported in Ketchikan.

The discussion about how to welcome cruise ship passengers to Ketchikan during the COVID-19 pandemic continued at Thursday’s Ketchikan City Council meeting.

KETCHIKAN (KDN) — The Alaska Marine Highway Reshaping Work Group held a two-hour teleconference meeting on Thursday afternoon with Alaska Native tribal representatives.

JUNEAU — Checks from Alaska's oil-wealth fund will begin going out to residents three months early, Gov. Mike Dunleavy said, citing economic hardships caused by the coronavirus.

ANCHORAGE (AP) — The operator of the trans-Alaska pipeline said it will accept more oil as global demand begins to recover from the COVID-19 pandemic, while a major producer has not altered plans to cut production.

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KETCHIKAN (KDN) — Alaska recorded its 400th case of COVID-19 on Tuesday, the state Department of Health and Social Services announced Wednesday afternoon. Three Alaskans tested positive for COVID-19 on Tuesday, as did two nonresident seafood workers in Anchorage who were not included in the …

When residents in Gustavus, Alaska, want to get to the nearest city, they take a seven-hour ferry ride to Juneau. That hasn't happened recently in the remote hamlet of 446 people because the town's only dock is closed for repairs.

Less than 24 hours after Gov. Mike Dunleavy on Tuesday announced that Alaska would begin to fully reopen, the Ketchikan Emergency Operations Center announced that Ketchikan Gateway Borough facilities and services will begin to ease safety precautions and open more fully by the end of the week.

Alaska Permanent Fund dividends will be distributed to qualified recipients starting on July 1, Gov. Mike Dunleavy announced Wednesday evening.

JUNEAU — Starting Friday, businesses in Alaska that were shut down or restricted due to coronavirus concerns can fully reopen, a significant step that Republican Gov. Mike Dunleavy says the state can handle as it moves into a "management stage" of the virus.

ANCHORAGE — Alaska Gov. Mike Dunleavy will lift most restrictions put into place because of the coronavirus as of Friday.

FAIRBANKS (AP) — The 7-year-old son of an Alaska state trooper who was killed in the line of duty became an honorary member of the force for a day, teaming up with a police dog who shares his name.

KETCHIKAN (KDN) — No new cases of COVID-19 were recorded in Alaska on Monday, according to the state Department of Health and Social Services.

JUNEAU — The Alaska House abruptly adjourned Tuesday after ratifying plans for using more than $1 billion in federal coronavirus relief aid, one day after reconvening to take up the issue.

KETCHIKAN (KDN) — Ketchikan School District students will have its last day of school on Friday, one week ahead of schedule, the district announced late last week.

With no new positive test results for COVID-19 reported Monday in Ketchikan, it’s been four weeks since the community’s most recent positive case was announced on April 20.

The Ketchikan Gateway Borough Assembly unanimously approved all items on its agenda at its regular meeting Monday night, including a budget for the 2021 fiscal year.

JUNEAU — The Alaska Legislature reconvened Monday for the first time since recessing in late March over coronavirus concerns, with new screening protocols aimed guarding against the virus.

The uproar began when an Alaska lawmaker emailed all 39 of his statehouse colleagues to compare health screening stickers to the badges that singled out Jews during the Holocaust.

ANCHORAGE (AP) — The Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race has announced that the first 50 mushers who enter the 2021 race and the 2022 race will receive hundreds of dollars in reimbursements to help cover veterinary costs.

KETCHIKAN (KDN) — No new positive test results for COVID-19 were reported in Ketchikan during the weekend, although eight new positives were recorded statewide on Friday and Saturday.

The Ketchikan Gateway Borough Assembly on Monday will consider approving a budget for the 2021 fiscal year.

Stories have abounded, in the news and on social media, of people taking up homesteading crafts as a way to not only enjoy new hobbies, but also to become more self-sufficient in the challenging times of the COVID-19 pandemic and the resulting stay-at-home orders.