#Alaska Anchorage

Alaska Republican Young urges vaccination in new ads

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — The longest-serving Republican in the U.S. House is appearing in a new round of ads urging Alaskans to get vaccinated against COVID-19. Ads featuring Rep. Don Young are being paid for by the Conquer COVID Coalition, Young spokesperson Zack Brown said by email Monday. The coalition, which includes businesses and health care and Alaska Native organizations, seeks to educate people on steps to guard against COVID-19.
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Anchorage Daily News

Two major Alaska health care providers say more than 98% of employees are meeting COVID-19 vaccine mandates

Two major Alaska health care providers are reporting high levels of employee compliance with vaccine mandates, refuting predictions of a significant exodus of shot-opposed workers from city officials, including from Anchorage’s mayor. The operators of both Providence Alaska Medical Center, the state’s largest hospital in Anchorage, and Alaska Native Medical...
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Alaska Day: Alaskans celebrate milestone in state history

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (KTUU) - People around Alaska are celebrating a milestone in state history on Monday — Alaska Day. The state holiday commemorates the official transfer of the former Territory of Alaska from Russia to the United States, which took place on Oct. 18, 1867. The U.S. purchased Alaska from...
Winston-Salem Journal

WSSU women's basketball team fundraising efforts net them trip to Alaska for two games

Who knew "Ramily" stretched as far as Anchorage, Alaska?. Winston-Salem State’s women’s basketball team is heading there for two games next month, and the red carpet will be rolled out by Alaska Anchorage, a Division II program that went 31-2 in 2019-20, and by Travis Mills, a pastor and teacher in Anchorage who is a 2012 WSSU graduate and has a daughter, Jalyn, attending his alma mater.

The problem with anonymous news: Why the Blue Alaskan needs to be identified

Last week I posted a tweet from the Landmine offering $500 to the first person who could provide irrefutable proof of the identity of the individual behind the anonymous Blue Alaskan media operation. A lot of people responded with unfavorable feedback. I was also contacted by several people, including elected officials, asking me to delete the tweet and stop trying to uncover the identify of the Blue Alaskan. Some said I was putting the safety of the Blue Alaskan at risk by trying to expose them. Others said I was just “jealous of the competition.” Neither claim is true.
Anchorage Daily News

Letter: A fresh breeze for governor

Thank you, Les Gara! The commentary on the opinion page Oct. 7 in the ADN was spot on. What a refreshing breeze through a very stale political atmosphere to read his thoughts on how the state should be running and how the present administration is playing politics to the detriment of Alaska and many of its citizens. Most of us are aware of this. If you have not read the article, I encourage you to do so.

Volleyball Looks to Rebound at Montana State Billings and Seattle Pacific

FAIRBANKS – After a loss on Saturday to their in-state rivals, Alaska Anchorage, the Nanooks volleyball team takes to the road for matchups with Montana State Billings and Seattle Pacific. Dates & Times. Thursday, Oct. 21. Montana State Billings, 5:00 p.m. AKT. Saturday, Oct. 23. Seattle Pacific, 2:00 p.m. AKT.

Interim UA president denies request for vaccines for UAF staff, students

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (KTUU) - Interim University of Alaska President Pat Pitney has denied a request from the University of Alaska Fairbanks chancellor to make COVID-19 vaccines a requirement for all in-person students and staff at that campus. UAF Chancellor Dan White had formally requested on Oct. 1 that Pitney consider...