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Anchorage’s declining population creates strains on local economy

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (KTUU) - Help wanted signs continue to flood store windows as the ever-growing demand for employees rises in Alaska. “We’re talking to a lot of employers who’ve got five, 10, 20, 30, sometimes 50 or 60 jobs going unfilled for lack of qualified candidates,” said Bill Popp, the CEO and President of Anchorage Economic Development Corp.
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Girdwood disaster declaration update

Anchorage's declining population creates strains on local economy. Demand for at-home COVID tests rises, while kits are in short supply. Trouble finding at-home COVID-19 tests, tests with upcoming expiration dates, and storage temperature requirements have many people wondering what to do next. Alaska breaks COVID-19 record again this week. Updated:...
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COVID Update: Omicron in Anchorage and at UAA

Just over a month after the first case of the omicron variant of COVID-19 was detected in Alaska, it has become the dominant form of the virus in the state. The omicron variant has been described by medical officials and the Centers for Disease Control as much more transmissible, though early tracking suggests the variant may not be as deadly as its predecessors.
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Indigenous Place Names in Anchorage

When Aaron Leggett was growing up in Anchorage, he says there was almost nothing that recognized the region’s original Dena’ina inhabitants except one sign on the corner of F and 3rd streets in downtown. “I made it my job to let people know…let’s never forget the original inhabitants of this area,” Leggett says.
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Governor Dunleavy Announces Completed Land Exchange in Southeast Alaska

January 14, 2022 (Anchorage) – Alaska Governor Mike Dunleavy announced that the State’s land exchange between the federal government and the Alaska Mental Health Trust Authority (AMHTA) was successfully signed yesterday. The land exchange will directly benefit the State’s economy and it will secure employment while supporting Alaska’s mental health treatment programs.
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Next legislative session begins Tuesday

Alaska Black Caucus holds community conversation in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. The Alaska Black Caucus held a community conversation on Sunday in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and the National Day of Racial Healing. Local legislators and community activists spoke about their own experiences with King and his message, as well as their hopes for the future.
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Anchorage hospitals tighten visitor restrictions as COVID surge presses on

Hospitals in Anchorage are tightening restrictions on visitors amid a rise in COVID-19 cases. Starting Monday, Alaska Regional Hospital cut the number of visitors a patient can have. Visitors are no longer allowed for adult inpatients or in the emergency room. One visitor is allowed for surgery, the imaging department, maternity services and in the neonatal intensive care unit. Children under 18 may have one caregiver present. The hospital says it may allow for specific exceptions, such as assistance for a patient with a disability or religious visitation.
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Anchorage music store The Horn Doctor has been part of community for nearly 40 years

Alaska Black Caucus holds community conversation in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. The Alaska Black Caucus held a community conversation on Sunday in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and the National Day of Racial Healing. Local legislators and community activists spoke about their own experiences with King and his message, as well as their hopes for the future.
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Alaska legislators ask why former Permanent Fund Corp. director was ousted

Anchorage's declining population creates strains on local economy. Demand for at-home COVID tests rises, while kits are in short supply. Trouble finding at-home COVID-19 tests, tests with upcoming expiration dates, and storage temperature requirements have many people wondering what to do next. Alaska breaks COVID-19 record again this week. Updated:...
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Alaska Legislature votes to keep mandatory COVID-19 testing, masking in the Capitol

Alaska Black Caucus holds community conversation in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. The Alaska Black Caucus held a community conversation on Sunday in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and the National Day of Racial Healing. Local legislators and community activists spoke about their own experiences with King and his message, as well as their hopes for the future.
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Legislature maintains mandatory masking and regular testing, for now

The legislative panel responsible for overseeing the rules for the Alaska Capitol voted to maintain last session’s masking mandate in shared spaces and regular covid-19 testing requirement for legislators and legislative staff. In a hearing this morning—the day before the start of the 2022 legislative session—the Legislative Council rejected...
Anchorage Daily News

Letter: Governing vs. complaining

The difference between the Legislature’s governing coalition and the rump caucus is that the first takes governing seriously and the second does not. Rep. Chris Kurka spoke for his caucus last summer when he said, in a statement to the Frontiersman newspaper:. “All 18 of us in the minority......
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Amy 'Bullshit' Demboski now claims Constant, not just ADN, spreading lies

Lisa Munson, Secretary of the Anchorage Community Police Relations Task Force, sent an email yesterday afternoon to share that the Mayor’s Office had announced a Martin Luther King Day Celebration with Anchorage’s Chief Equity Officer and members of the public would be held on Monday and then, the entire email thread went to hell.