Chairman Craig Richards defended the board’s action and described a decline in trust in former director Angela Rodell, but said concerns over confidentiality prevented him from talking about her ouster in detail.
Some premier races already required vaccinations, and are now implementing strict COVID-19 testing protocols and social distancing measures.
The Capitol building is open to the public, unlike the past two years.
The eruption brought tsunami waves to Tonga and worry to the broader Polynesian community. On Sunday, communication with the islands remained cut and the extent of damage to Tonga unclear.
A 57-year-old Alaskan pediatrician died while scuba diving off the Florida Keys, officials said Saturday.
To mitigate worker shortages, some restaurants and bars are cutting hours or operating fewer days of the week. Others have been forced to temporarily close after workers become ill.
New Zealand and Australia were able to send military surveillance flights to Tonga on Monday to assess the damage a huge undersea volcanic eruption left in the Pacific island nation.
Hearing a volcano, or any sound, so far from its origin “is a pretty rare phenomenon,” said an Alaska Volcano Observatory scientist.
An inch of rain in late December left a sheet of ice around Fairbanks that is altering life for a bevy of species.
Alaska legislative leaders say they have no plans for immediate action against the Wasilla Republican who was at a rally that preceded the Jan. 6 attack and is listed as a “life member” of the extremist group whose leaders was charged with seditious conspiracy this week.
Officials say the app, which has been in the works for over a year, is one more tool Alaskans now have to stop the virus from spreading — but its usefulness depends on how many people opt in.
The court’s decision halts rules for mandatory testing and vaccination on companies employing more than 100 people.
A legislative committee will hold a meeting Monday to examine the leadership change at the fund, which supplies two-thirds of Alaska’s state revenue.
The developer says the large and unique Holtan Hills project can help address Girdwood’s soaring rent and housing costs.
Two of the three types of monoclonal antibody treatments available aren’t effective against omicron, which is putting pressure on the supply of treatments that are.
While the storm was winding down Friday, an additional 1 to 3 inches of snow were forecast for parts of Southcentral on Saturday.
The trial of a Maine man charged with murder and sexual assault of an Alaska woman in 1993 was postponed after the first day of testimony Wednesday due to COVID-19 exposure.
The man was shot in the abdomen and taken to Fairbanks Memorial Hospital, where he was later pronounced dead, police said.
The U.S. Interior Department plans to use $25 million in federal infrastructure funds on a bridge project over a slumping section of the only road into Denali National Park and Preserve.
The requirement had been set to expire Friday but now has been extended, with no end date for now.