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State Supreme Court Chief Justice Daniel Winfree said masks are necessary because of the rise in COVID-19 cases and the prevalence of the more contagious delta variant.
The glacial dam release is believed to have flowed under Lituya Glacier and into Lituya Bay back in August.
All state courthouses will be closed on Christmas Eve as a cost-saving measure while the state tries to chip away at a multibillion-dollar budget deficit.
For the first time since it was established in the 1920s, a Southeast Alaska research station has found evidence of the squid spawning locally.