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Alaska COVID-19 Case Count Summary: Nov. 29, 2020

Alaska COVID-19 Case Count Summary: Nov. 29, 2020

DHSS today announced 637 new people identified with COVID-19 in Alaska. 628 were residents in: Anchorage (226), Wasilla (96), Bethel Census Area (83), Fairbanks (60), Palmer (31), North Pole (13), Eagle River (12), Homer (11), Juneau (11), Kenai (11), Bethel (9), Kodiak (8), Kusilvak Census Area (7), Sitka (6), Aleutians East Borough (4), Nome (4), Fairbanks North Star…

Alaska Earthquake Center receives USGS funding

Alaska Earthquake Center receives USGS funding

The U.S. Geological Survey recently awarded the Alaska Earthquake Center a $2.85M one-year award to operate and strengthen Alaska’s earthquake monitoring system. The AEC at the University of Alaska’s Geophysical Institute has worked daily with the USGS on earthquake issues since the first MOU was signed in 1987.…

Army Corps of Engineers, in Abrupt Reversal, Denies Pebble Permit

Army Corps of Engineers, in Abrupt Reversal, Denies Pebble Permit

In a surprise decision on Wednesday, the Corps of Engineers abruptly denied a permit for the southwestern Alaska gold and copper mega-mine. The Corps determined that “the applicant’s plan for the discharge of fill material does not comply with Clean Water Act guidelines” and concluded that “the proposed…

Deaths Amongst Alaskan Adults Over 60 Increases in 2020

Deaths Amongst Alaskan Adults Over 60 Increases in 2020

November 24, 2020 (Anchorage, AK) – Adults 65 and over are twice as likely to be killed or…

Groups call for immediate public access to and public input on Pebble’s mitigation plan

Groups call for immediate public access to and public input on Pebble’s mitigation plan

Alaskans and the people of Bristol Bay deserve to see this critical piece before any agency decisions or…

Alaska Wildlife Troopers Put a Spotlight on Illegal Hunting Practices in Southeast

Alaska Wildlife Troopers Put a Spotlight on Illegal Hunting Practices in Southeast

Citizen reports mobilize Troopers for enhanced patrol operations netting 35 citations. November 19, 2020 (Anchorage, AK)— From November…

October jobs down 8.8 percent from last October

October jobs down 8.8 percent from last October

JUNEAU, Alaska — Alaska’s October job count was down 8.8 percent from last October, a loss of 28,900…

Alaska Cancer Advocates Mark Great American Smokeout on November 19 by Calling for Action to Prevent Tobacco Addiction

Alaska Cancer Advocates Mark Great American Smokeout on November 19 by Calling for Action to Prevent Tobacco Addiction

Alaska Lawmakers Should Maintain Strong Tobacco Control Funding and Increase Tobacco Taxes to Save Lives, Save Money and…

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