ANCHORAGE (AP) — Austin Quinn-Davidson will serve as acting mayor of Anchorage starting next Friday after Mayor Ethan Berkowitz's resignation.

FAIRBANKS (AP) — An outbreak of coronavirus has infected 33 inmates at a prison in Fairbanks, causing the facility to go into quarantine for 14 days, state officials said Saturday.

JUNEAU  — Alaska Gov. Mike Dunleavy unconstitutionally used his veto powers to punish the courts following a state Supreme Court decision that invalidated proposed abortion restrictions, a judge ruled Friday.

Campaign finance reports for Alaska's House District 36 candidates show Republican Leslie Becker outraising independent incumbent Rep. Dan Ortiz by about $15,000, mostly through two large monetary contributions to her own campaign. Ortiz, who has not made any direct contributions to his camp…

During Oct. 6 municipal elections held across Prince of Wales Island, two city council seat races in Thorne Bay and Coffman Cove were each decided by a single vote, while Craig voters were opposed to the city borrowing $4.4 million to construct breakwaters for a new harbor.    

BETHEL (AP) — Health officials in an Alaska region with a growing COVID-19 outbreak asked residents to stop gathering with non-household members to slow the spread of the virus.

ANCHORAGE (AP) — A coronavirus outbreak at Fairbanks Pioneer Home for seniors increased to 53 cases after 20 residents and five staff members tested positive over a week.

Standing in front of a camera in the empty University of Alaska Southeast Ketchikan Campus Library, Assistant Professor Stephen Florian spoke of something he believes affects everyone at some point in work or school: writer's block.

Much is being said this month about voting and the importance of making our voices heard. As a youngster, I was taught that it was our civic duty to elect people to represent us.

Ketchikan City Council members, in a regular meeting Thursday evening, urged the Ketchikan Police Department to continue the tradition of blocking vehicle traffic on Jackson Street for safe trick-or-treating on Halloween night.

KETCHIKAN (KDN) — The Ketchikan area’s community risk level for COVID-19 was raised from low to moderate on Thursday after one new positive test result was identified, according to the Ketchikan  Emergency Operations Center.

JUNEAU — A state court judge Thursday refused to require Alaska election officials to give absentee voters a chance to fix errors that would result in the ballot not being counted.

JUNEAU (AP) — A cluster of coronavirus cases among the homeless population in Alaska's capital city has increased to include 31 people, officials said.

The Ketchikan City Council met at the Ted Ferry Civic Center Thursday evening to hear a financial and qualitative analysis of the two proposals for the management and redevelopment of the Port of Ketchikan, as well as the option of the city retaining management of the port, and set a date fo…

On the same day that a Ketchikan High School student tested positive for COVID-19, the Ketchikan School Board unanimously approved all items on its agenda and bade farewell to board members Tom Heutte and Leslie Becker, for whom Wednesday’s board meeting was their last before the Ketchikan G…

KETCHIKAN (KDN) — A Ketchikan High School student tested positive for COVID-19 on Wednesday, prompting the closure of the school on Thursday, according to a press release from the Ketchikan Emergency Operations Center.

ANCHORAGE (AP) — Eligible Alaska residents receiving unemployment checks from the state are expected to receive a $300 increase to their weekly payments beginning next week, officials said.

The Ketchikan City Council’s regular meeting Thursday evening will include a recommendation by the Ketchikan Emergency Operations Center to cancel the local Halloween tradition of blocking vehicle traffic on Jackson Street to make trick-or-treating safer for families.

ANCHORAGE (AP) — The Anchorage Community Development Authority has announced an agreement to purchase the JCPenney parking garage and JCPenney's majority ownership of the former Nordstrom building.

ANCHORAGE (AP) — The mayor of Alaska's largest city submitted his resignation Tuesday evening, four days after an anchorwoman at a local television station threatened to report he had posted nude photos of himself on a website.

The Ketchikan City Council will convene for a special meeting Wednesday evening at the Ted Ferry Civic Center to hear City of Ketchikan staff present a financial and qualitative analysis of the two proposals for the management and redevelopment of the Port of Ketchikan, as well as the option…

AP&T Wireless is receiving a $21.5 million federal grant toward a project to install a 214-mile fiber optic cable between the Juneau area, Petersburg and Coffman Cove —  in addition to building out a high-speed broadband network to all premises in the POW communities of Coffman Cove and Kasaan.

The Ketchikan School Board will meet on Wednesday to consider a pair of threes: three public hearings are on the agenda for the meeting, all of them regarding policy revisions, alongside three items of new business relating to the purchase and sale of maintenance equipment and patronizing of…

ANCHORAGE — Anchorage Mayor Ethan Berkowitz on Monday admitted to having an inappropriate relationship with a female reporter, three days after she made online allegations against the married official.

ANCHORAGE (AP) — Alaska's biggest ski resort is set to operate this season with a new operations plan that includes health precautions like mandatory face coverings.

ANCHORAGE (AP) — U.S. Sen. Dan Sullivan and challenger Al Gross met in a debate focused on fisheries policy that ended up focusing on other issues including federal COVID-19 relief funding and Pebble Mine.

Ketchikan Gateway Borough Canvass Board on Monday counted all 513 absentee ballots, 156 questioned ballots and 10 special needs ballots cast for the borough's Oct. 6 local election. All candidates kept the same standing as they did on election night.

ANCHORAGE (AP) — A "private social event" held last Saturday has led to a 48-hour shutdown of all sports and activities for an Alaska high school, officials said.

BETHEL (AP) — Toksook Bay is listening to its own radio station, 91.9 FM, because the principal at the Nelson Island School put a low-power radio station on the air.

KETCHIKAN (KDN) — Alaska saw two consecutive record-breaking days of new positive test results for COVID-19 on Friday and Saturday, recording 481 new cases during the two-day period.

Before the Ketchikan High School swim and dive team jumped in the pool at the Gateway Aquatic Center on Saturday, head coach Gary Crowe had a message for his squad — to swim as fast they could.

KETCHIKAN (KDN) — The number of COVID-19 cases in Alaska rose above 10,000 on Thursday, according to the state Department of Health and Social Services.

ANCHORAGE (AP) — Former Alaska state employees said they believe a $5 million government consulting contract was illegal as a result of narrow terms directing the award to a single company.

The Central Council of Tlingit and Haida Indian Tribes of Alaska on Thursday hosted a candidate forum for House District 36 candidates Leslie Becker and Dan Ortiz, who discussed the state budget, the Alaska Marine Highway System and Alaska Native relations on Thursday during their first foru…

KETCHIKAN (KDN) — The Ketchikan High School swim and dive team is in the midst of participating in its second virtual meet this season.

JUNEAU (AP) — A judge on Friday ordered the state to pay about $190,000 in attorney fees and costs after losing a case to the group seeking to recall Alaska Gov. Mike Dunleavy.

No doubt you’ve read several such lists on the internet where authors highlight key reflections they’ve discovered as a result of the interruptions from the COVID-19. “What the pandemic has taught me about life, society, business and so forth...”

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Every year, a performance takes place in Ketchikan, with a handful of competing performers vying for the chance at a crown through singing, dancing and theater.

KETCHIKAN (KDN) — Alaska's cumulative count of resident COVID-19 cases crested 9,000 on Wednesday, according to the Alaska Department of Health and Social Services.

ANCHORAGE (AP) — A tribal consortium and five tribal governments in Alaska have filed a lawsuit against the federal government to stop a road project that would carve through wilderness in northwest Alaska to support mining in a mineral-rich area.

JUNEAU (AP) — The state of Alaska released a plan to divide $50 million in federal coronavirus relief funding payments among fishing industry workers affected by the pandemic.

KETCHIKAN (KDN) — The final unofficial vote counts were in by Wednesday evening for the race between eight candidates for three 3-year Ketchikan City Council seats and between three candidates for one 2-year council seat.

KETCHIKAN (KDN) — Setting a local record for the most cases recorded in a day, Ketchikan counted five new positive test results for COVID-19 on Wednesday, according to a press release from the Ketchikan Emergency Operations Center.

ANCHORAGE (AP) — Alaska's hospitals have not experienced a spike in patients and have enough capacity to provide care despite a recent increase in coronavirus cases, an industry official said.