Cordova again reaches 0 active virus cases

As of Wednesday, Aug. 12, all 17 of Cordova’s novel coronavirus cases have recovered, officials announced.

Around Town: Comment period, fundraiser, 2020 Census

The Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities (DOT&PF) proposed Alaska Marine Highway System (AHMS) operating plan for October 2020 through April 2021 is now available for public review and comment through Friday, Aug. 14.

AFN 2020 convention goes virtual

Board members of the Alaska Federation of Natives have voted to take their 2020 annual convention online, over health and safety concerns prompted by the continuing spread of the novel coronavirus pandemic in Alaska.

Alaska Native entities get millions of CARES funds

Federal funds totaling nearly $16 million have been awarded to Alaska Native organizations to provide health care initiatives and community projects to combat the impact of the novel coronavirus pandemic.

Commentary: Tough decisions lie ahead

With its savings virtually exhausted, Alaska is faced with difficult decisions, writes Sen. Gary Stevens

Sexually transmitted disease rate rising

State health officials say Alaska is experiencing a growing outbreak of syphilis, with the number of cases more than doubled in 2019 over 2018.

U.S. House members seek aid for USPS

A bipartisan group of U.S. Senators are co-sponsoring legislation to provide the U.S. Postal Service with up to $25 billion to help address revenue losses and cover operational expenses resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic.

Commentary: Government imposter scams prey on pandemic fears

Picture this. You’re sitting at home when you get a telephone call from an unknown number. When you answer, the caller on the other end informs you that a police officer will soon be at your doorstep to arrest you.

School district considers options for reopening

“Our goal is to get students and staff in the building just as soon as we can, in as safe a manner as we can,” Superintendent Alex Russin said. “Unfortunately, that’s not a straightforward, easy thing to consider.”

Letter to the Editor: To beat a pandemic, be generous but firm

In 1919, Health Officer W.H. Chase wrote in with advice to Cordova on surviving a pandemic.

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