JUNEAU — Government figures show Alaska unemployment claims have hit new heights amid business closures and cutbacks over coronavirus concerns.

ANCHORAGE (AP) — An Anchorage judge has declared a mistrial in the murder case against a man charged in the 2017 shooting deaths of three men at a local coin and precious metals shop.

SITKA (AP) — The U.S. Coast Guard and a fishing ship have rescued a vessel that was flooding off the coast of Southeast Alaska.

JUNEAU (AP) — The Alaska Legislature has approved a $66.7 million budget appropriation that lawmakers said should keep the Alaska Marine Highway System running for the year.

JUNEAU — Alaskans who found themselves suddenly out of work or working reduced hours because of shutdowns over the coronavirus were buoyed by news last week that lawmakers had proposed paying a $1,000 stimulus check to residents.

ANCHORAGE (AP) — Federal prosecutors in Alaska have charged a worker on a factory fishing boat with attacking another crew member who criticized him for serving food without gloves during the coronavirus pandemic.

ANCHORAGE (AP) — Alaska lawmakers early Sunday approved a budget that set this October's oil wealth fund check to nearly every single Alaskan at about $1,000, but did not approve a second dividend intended to help residents struggling with the economic fallout caused by the coronavirus.

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — The Alaska Industrial Development and Export Authority Board of Directors have voted during an emergency meeting to set aside $35 million for a mining road in northwest Alaska, bypassing standard requirements for taking loans from its revolving fund.

JUNEAU — Alaska lawmakers fell short of a self-imposed goal of completing their most pressing work Friday, with key measures, including a state spending package and bills related to the coronavirus, yet to be finalized.

BETHEL (AP) — The Alaska Rural Utility Collaborative advisory committee has voted to reconnect running water to homes that lost service to enable residents to wash their hands during the ongoing outbreak of the COVID-19 virus.

KETCHIKAN (KDN) — In response to further spread of the novel coronavirus in several communities across Alaska, Gov. Mike Dunleavy has issued two more statewide health mandates that restrict travel within the state, minimize movement by individuals and close non-critical infrastructure businesses.

KETCHIKAN (KDN) — The Port of Seattle is delaying the start of its 2020 cruise ship season until the COVID-19 public health emergency is resolved.

JUNEAU — Claims for unemployment benefits have risen sharply in Alaska as concerns over the coronavirus ripple through the state, officials said Thursday.

SEATTLE (AP) — Alaska Airlines said Wednesday it plans to reduce flights by 70% in April and May and cut pay for its CEO and president to zero through September to conserve cash amid the coronavirus outbreak.

JUNEAU — Allegations made against Gov. Mike Dunleavy by those seeking to recall him from office are insufficient or fail to show his actions caused any harm, an attorney for the state Division of Elections argued before the Alaska Supreme Court Wednesday.

JUNEAU (AP) — The Alaska Democratic Party will hold its party-run presidential primary exclusively by mail and is moving back the deadlines for returning and tabulating ballots.

JUNEAU — The Alaska Senate approved a budget provision Monday that would give residents a $1,000 payment as a way to blunt economic impacts from the coronavirus.

ANCHORAGE (AP) — The mayor of Anchorage has announced his third emergency order in response to the coronavirus pandemic as more cases of COVID-19 are confirmed in the state and the city's supply of swabs needed to test for the disease run low.

JUNEAU — Alaska Gov. Mike Dunleavy called on lawmakers Friday to approve checks of about $1,300 for residents to help offset economic impacts of the coronavirus.

ANCHORAGE — Nearly a third of the 57 mushers in this year's Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race have quit the race before finishing, including a musher who activated an alert button seeking rescue Thursday morning because of weather conditions.

ANCHORAGE (AP) — The Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation has closed a public comment period concerning possible revisions to the state's oil spill prevention and response regulations.

HOMER (AP) — An Alaska school district will continue to feed students during a shutdown of schools caused by the outbreak of the coronavirus, officials said.

JUNEAU — Alaska received a statewide waiver from work requirements for food stamp recipients, the state health commissioner said Wednesday, as new coronavirus cases in Alaska also were announced.

JUNEAU — Gov. Mike Dunleavy announced Tuesday that a one-time political rival will help lead a new team tasked with looking at ways to aid Alaska's economy amid concerns with the new coronavirus.

ANCHORAGE — A Norwegian running in only his second Iditarod has a commanding lead as mushers enter the final stretch of this year's sled dog race across Alaska, one of the few U.S. sports not canceled over fears of the new coronavirus.