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The Cordova Times is Prince William Sound's oldest newspaper, publishing since 1914. Send story ideas and news tips to news@thecordovatimes.com.

Physicians urge mandatory shelter in place, travel ban

A number of physicians are urging Gov. Mike Dunleavy to issue a statewide order mandating everyone to shelter in place and banning all unnecessary travel.
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Slight increase in January jobs noted

State labor officials say the number of jobs in Alaska in January rose by 1,800 from that month a year ago, while the seasonally adjusted unemployment rate fell one-tenth of a percentage point to 6.0 percent.

ADF&G urges practice of social distancing

Alaska Department of Fish and Game officials are asking the public to use the telephone or online resources for fishery registrations, permitting and other commercial fishery inquiries rather than visiting their offices in person.

Around Town: Your guide to what’s cancelled, postposed and still happening

If you have a Nintendo Switch and Mario Kart 8, a new daily Mario Kart activity allows you to socialize from your couch. Join the CORDOVID tournament, starting at 6:30 p.m. each day (at least while school is out).

State issues new COVID-19 traveler advisory

State health officials are now advising all travelers returning within 14 days from any area with widespread ongoing spread of the coronavirus to stay home and avoid contact with other household members.

Law & Order: Feb. 28-March 5

The following incidents were reported to the Cordova Police Department between Feb. 28-March 5. Any charges reported in these press releases are merely accusations and the defendant and/or defendants are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

Pot limit reduced for PWS subsistence shrimp fishery

Pot limits for the noncommercial Prince William Sound area shrimp pot fishery, which runs from April 15 through Sept. 15, have been reduced for the 2020 season from five to three per person and per vessel.

Obituary: Fredrick Michael Tiedeman Jr., a.k.a. ‘Two Feathers’

Fredrick Michael Tiedeman Jr. passed away peacefully on the morning of March 9 after a long battle with a terminal illness.

Around Town: ‘Jojo Rabbit,’ Water Dances, Saturday Market

Cordova Arts and Pageants will host a screening of the Oscar-nominated film “Jojo Rabbit” at 7 p.m. Friday, March 13 at the North Star Theatre.

Energy innovation bill includes benefits for Alaska

Bipartisan legislation now before the U.S. Senate to modernize domestic energy laws contains a number of provisions that would benefit Alaskans in terms of mineral security, cybersecurity and more, says Sen. Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska.

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