A new contractor, Durham School Services, has a 10-year contract to handle transportation for the Matanuska-Susitna Borough School District starting this year.

Some are bracing for snarled traffic and parking lot mayhem on the first day of school Thursday, with more vehicles arriving during pick-up and drop-off at Anchorage schools due to bus service suspensions.

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The collision occurred after a Ford SUV crossed into oncoming traffic north of Willow on Thursday morning, according to Alaska State Troopers.

Shots are available Friday at a local infectious disease doctor’s office and daily at a clinic in Muldoon.

In interviews after election day, voters and politicians gave mixed reviews to ranked voting. Experts predict a battle in the Legislature next year over a proposed repeal of the system.

Democrats are looking at the possibility of forming a bipartisan Senate majority.

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Democrat Mary Peltola had the most first-choice votes in Alaska’s first ranked election. Republicans Sarah Palin and Nick Begich III were second and third. The winner won’t be known for weeks.


Under the arrangement, Denmark-based Bavarian Nordic will work with Michigan-based Grand River Aseptic Manufacturing to package 2.5 million doses of the vaccine.

Former Gov. Bill Walker and former state Rep. Les Gara were also headed to the November ranked choice general election.

A federal judge on Thursday ordered the Justice Department to put forward proposed redactions as he committed to making public at least part of the affidavit supporting the search warrant for Donald Trump’s estate in Florida.

Of the 86 people with COVID-19 hospitalized around the state, 10 were on ventilators, according to state data.

Bradley Renfro lied repeatedly to investigators about David Grunwald’s killing and rejected wearing a wire to help Alaska State Troopers, according to testimony.

The Pikka field is considered one of the largest conventional discoveries of oil in the U.S. in decades.

Adam Sullivan shot 37-year-old Brandy Sullivan in 2017 after the couple separated, prosecutors say, then left their children alone in the home as she died.

The project will nearly double the solar power output in Alaska, producing enough energy to power 1,400 homes when it starts up next summer.

The Alaska Primary Care Association plans to use the money to introduce high schoolers to health careers, offer apprenticeships and increase support staff.

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