Foundation Health Partners

27 cases of COVID-19 is the highest case count since the pandemic began. 12 patients or staff members at Providence Transitional Car Center, a skilled nursing facility in Anchorage, and others were traced to gatherings where social distancing and masks were not used.

Pandemic Politics

May 28, 2020

As the roiling markets and sky-high unemployment jostle for attention in popular media, the positions of the two presumptive party presidential candidates are shifting as well. In with analysis are our political mavens, UA Press Director Nate Bauer and UAF political scientist Alexander Hirsch.



May 26, 2020

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State K-12 and University of Alaska officials have developed plans for operating through a range of COVID-19 threat levels. During a state COVID-19 press conference Wednesday night:, Alaska Commissioner of Education Michael Johnson described a basic framework districts can use to

Tanana Valley State Fair Association

Organizers of the Tanana Valley State Fair in Fairbanks say they’ll decide soon whether to hold this year’s event or cancel it out of concerns over spreading coronavirus. Meanwhile, organizers of two smaller regional fairs in Delta Junction and Salcha say they still hope to conduct their communities’ annual country fairs this summer.

Chena Hot Springs Resort

Chena Hot Springs Resort plans to reopen Friday. The popular destination 60 miles east of Fairbanks, has been closed since March 21st, but as Alaska’s disease rate has slowed and stabilized,


May 12, 2020

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Jerilyn Quintanilla/Eielson AFB

Updated: Three fighter jets from Eielson Air Force Base will offer an aerial tribute Friday to first-responders dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic. An F-16 and two F-35s with the 354th Fighter Wing will fly over Fairbanks Memorial Hospital and the downtown area Friday morning between 10 a.m. and noon. Eielson officials said Wednesday the event tentatively is scheduled to begin around 11:30.

UA Receives CARES Funds

May 11, 2020
J.R. Anchetta / University Relations

The University of Alaska has received over ten million dollars in federal CARES Act coronavirus response funds. The most recent tranche is $7,900,000, and UA spokesperson Robbie Graham says more than half of that has gone to students. Graham says the amount of money a student received was based on their most recent Free Application For Federal Student Aid or FAFSA.

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Robyne / KUAC

No Alaska students are riding on school busses right now, as school buildings are closed, and lessons continue through distance delivery. That means bus drivers and attendants are not working their normal routes. While school meal programs are keeping 60 bus drivers busy, the Fairbanks North Star Borough’s bus contractor, First Student, is not paying the other 115 drivers and attendants. Now the drivers’ union wants the district, not the contractor, to pay the drivers who aren’t working.