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State officials say ‘stay home.’ Our landlord wants us to leave

Mollie Barnes

March 25, 2020

The tourism industry felt the effects of COVID-19 shutdowns early on after cruise lines announced they would postpone trips to Alaska. Thousands of Alaskans lost their jobs this month, including me. Last summer I worked as a tour sales...

The Sunday Minefield – March 22, 2020

Jeff Landfield

March 22, 2020

It’s all coronavirus, all over Alaska. Unless you are part of the legislature, where besides the public ban it’s basically business as usual. Some legislators have a sense of urgency to get out of here while seem to be…

An Alaskan trapped in Peru

Tim Weise

March 21, 2020

It all happened seemingly overnight. What began as one of the most fantastic trips I have taken overseas quickly dissolved into a story out of a Michael Crichton novel. In any case, it will remain memorable. My trip began in…

The budget SNAFU in Juneau

Jeff Landfield

March 20, 2020

The best was to describe the current situation with the budget in Juneau is SNAFU. On Wednesday the Senate passed Governor Mike Dunleavy’s (R – Alaska) supplemental budget 16-0. They also voted 16-0 to draw from the Constitutional Budget…

As COVID-19 spreads in Alaska, symptomatic people struggle to be tested

Mollie Barnes

March 19, 2020

“We have a simple message for all countries: test, test, test,” said Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, the director-general of the World Health Organization (WHO), at a press conference where he called testing the “backbone” of containing the...

Gov. mandates closure of bars, restaurants to dine-in service, COVID-19 case total rises to 6

Jeff Landfield and Mollie Barnes

March 17, 2020

During a press conference today Dr. Anne Zink, Alaska's Chief Medical Officer, announced that...

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