Governor Mike Dunleavy signed House Bill 308 and Senate Bill 74—two major pieces of legislation providing for expanded unemployment benefits in light of the COVID-19 outbreak and doubling minimum internet speeds at Alaska’s schools.
Through a series of events suited to a detective novel, researchers made a connection between Brevig Mission and the flu virus that helped prevent another outbreak of the 1918 flu, one of the worst epidemics ever experienced.
To support Alaskans who are working from home, adopting new social-distancing behaviors, and managing students who are home from school due to closures, GCI announced special packages to support Alaskans’ expanding need for connectivity at home.
Veteran Iditarod musher Thomas Waerner of Torpa, Norway, crossed under the burled arch in Nome to claim his first Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race championship.
The Anchorage Economic Development Corp. Board of Directors voted to support Proposition 13, a ballot initiative introducing a 5 percent retail sales tax on alcohol within the Municipality of Anchorage.
Over millions of years, the Tintina Fault has moved gold-bearing rocks from Canada into Interior Alaska. The Yukon River, as it enters Alaska, somewhat follows the trace of the Tintina Fault.