Update: COVID-19 cases continue rise, statewide count at 9,861

Update: Fourteen straight days of triple-digit increases of newly infected people put Alaska’s overall COVID-19 patient total at 9,861 on Wednesday, Oct. 7, including 8,878 residents and 983 nonresidents, state health officials said.

Gulf research project will focus on fisheries, fishing communities

Federal fisheries researchers will embark on an Oct. 1 new ecosystem-based fishery management project in the Gulf of Alaska.

Gross: ‘I’m not beholden to the Democratic Party’

"I’ll caucus with [Democrats], but I’m not beholden to them," Dr. Al Gross said at a Cordova campaign rally. On issues like guns and immigration, I’m much more in alignment with the Republican Party. I will vote with those parties on those issues."

Update: Statewide COVID-19 total rises to 8,549

Update: New cases of the novel coronavirus in Alaska remain in triple digits, with 734 more individuals diagnosed in just six days, state health officials said.

Update: Statewide COVID-19 total rises to 7,886

Update: The statewide total of 7,886 infected overall includes 6,950 residents and 936 nonresidents, of whom 2,415 and 253 have recovered, respectively.

Photographing Alaska’s vanishing boomtowns

“There’s an almost universal fascination with derelict buildings,” Paul Scannell said. “I don’t know anybody who doesn’t want to see a photograph of the Titanic on the bottom of the ocean — I don’t know anybody who doesn’t raise an eyebrow to that.”

Update: Statewide COVID-19 total climbs to 7,313

Update: Forty-three additional cases of the novel coronavirus were confirmed on Tuesday, Sept. 14.

Gross: Health insurance should be affordable

High costs of health insurance, prescription drugs and overall care in Alaska are the most expensive in the country, inhibiting many residents from getting the care they need and also inhibiting growth of the state’s economy, says U.S. Senate candidate Dr. Al Gross.

Young: Don’t count on federal dollars to fix ferry

“If you’re going to wait for the federal government to do it, you’ve got a long wait,” Rep. Don Young said.

Update: Statewide virus total climbs to 6,724

Update: Alaska’s novel coronavirus infection count rose by 267 cases over the Labor Day holiday weekend, pushing the statewide infection total from the global pandemic to 6,724, including 5,833 residents and 891 nonresidents.

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