Schools take lead role in promoting vaccines for youngsters

With the approval of the COVID-19 vaccine for younger children, many elementary schools around the U.S. are preparing to offer the shots, which educators see as key to keeping students learning in person and making the classroom experience closer to what it once was.

UAF mandates vaccinations at research sites

A COVID-19 vaccination requirement has been implemented for all employees working on the Troth Yeddha’ campus of the University of Alaska Fairbanks and at campus research sites, and for all university employees at locations funded by UAF federal contracts.

Processors see signs of pandemic recovery

Alaska’s seafood industry is rebounding slowly from the COVID-19 pandemic, buoyed by larger harvests in some areas, higher seafood prices and a resumed demand for seafood.

COVID-19 Update: Nov. 2, 2021

Five new COVID-19 cases were reported in Cordova between Oct. 26-Nov. 1, the Alaska Department of Health and Social Services announced.

CDC panel debates: Should all school kids get COVID vaccine?

Should all school-age kids get Pfizer’s pediatric COVID-19 vaccine? That’s the question before an influential government advisory panel Tuesday, Nov. 2.

19 states sue Biden administration over COVID vaccine rule

Alaska joined a group of states suing to stop President Joe Biden’s COVID-19 vaccine mandate for federal contractors, arguing that the requirement violates federal law.

Early tally shows Anchorage Assembly member surviving recall

Meg Zaletel has been targeted for removal from office because, according to critics, she was the 15th person at a public meeting where 14 was the limit under COVID-19 protocols.

COVID-19 Update: Oct. 26, 2021

Eight new COVID-19 cases were reported in Cordova between Oct. 19-25, the Alaska Department of Health and Social Services announced.

Commentary: Anti-science mobs threaten democracy

When an angry mob disrupted a meeting fo the Anchorage Assembly, it echoed the early days of fascism in Germany, writes Tim Bradner.

Alaska: 2,842 new COVID-19 cases in 4 days

State health officials confirmed 2,842 new resident cases of COVID-19 from Oct. 15-18, plus 57 more nonresident cases, raising the resident infection toll to 125,445 individuals.

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