The USCGC Fir. (Sept. 23, 2019) Photo by Zachary Snowdon Smith/The Cordova Times

Coast Guard postpones fishing vessel exams

Coast Guard Marine Safety Unit Valdez is postponing Cordova’s commercial fishing vessel exams initially set for April 24 to April 29 until September out of caution for mariners because of the novel coronavirus pandemic.

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.

No March Madness, Alaska Style in 2020

Conference playoff tournaments held in Anchorage and elsewhere in Alaska on March 12-14 signaled the end of the Alaska high school basketball season this year.

Alaska gets work requirement waiver for food stamps

Alaska received a statewide waiver from work requirements for food stamp recipients, the state health commissioner said Wednesday, March 18, as new coronavirus cases in Alaska also were announced.

House falls short on votes for budget bill funding

The Alaska House failed to get sufficient support Wednesday, March 18 to fully fund legislation that includes additional aid to help the state respond to coronavirus concerns.

Dunleavy creating economic team amid virus response

Gov. Mike Dunleavy announced Tuesday, March 17 that a one-time political rival will help lead a new team tasked with looking at ways to aid Alaska's economy amid concerns with the new coronavirus.

$10 toilet paper? Coronavirus gouging complaints surge in US

One store advertised hand sanitizer at $60 a bottle. Another was accused of hawking it at $1 a squirt. Chain stores were accused of selling $26 thermometers and face masks at the “everyday low price” of $39.95 a pair, while a convenience store offered toilet paper at $10 a roll next to a sign reading: “This is not a joke.”

Virus fears fuel spike in sales of guns and ammunition

The world's largest gun store, in metro Atlanta, has had lines that are six and eight people deep. A gun store in Los Angeles had lines that stretched down the block. And at least one store in Idaho put limits on sales after its shelves were nearly cleared out.

Commentary: Coronavirus relief package has become singular legislative focus

The legislature is mobilizing the state's resources to protect Alaskans from the effects of the coronavirus pandemic, writes Rep. Louise Stutes.

New mandate: Air arrivals must stay home for 14 days

Anyone entering Cordova by commercial air service must stay home for 14 days following their arrival, Mayor Clay Koplin announced.

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