Wasilla, AK

Breaking: Over 250 end up testifying to Allard, Bronson against vaccine mandates, mask mandates, and onerous work rules

For four hours and 48 minutes, Alaskan after Alaskan came forward to testify against forced vaccine mandates. About 40 percent of those who testified at the Loussac Library on Saturday were associated with the medical community — chiropractors, billers, schedulers, nurses, and technicians. Some came from the Kenai, one flew in from Juneau, but most were from Anchorage. Some called in from the North Slope.
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Mayor Bronson OKs Potential Superspreader Event as JBER Declares Public Health Emergency, Providence Rations Care

Even after Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson declared a public health emergency yesterday, even after Providence Alaska Medical Center announced this week they had begun rationing care to patients, and even after Alaska health officials warned weeks ago that Anchorage’s healthcare system would collapse if something was not done to slow the volume of patients flooding into Anchorage hospitals emergency departments — Anchorage Mayor Dave Bronson permitted a potential superspreader event to be held in the Anchorage Assembly chambers on Saturday.
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Will Anchorage Assembly try to enact its own emergency masking orders on city?

A special meeting of the Anchorage Assembly has been called for 1 pm Monday in a small conference room in City Hall. The agenda for the meeting is strangely vague, but it relates to as-of-yet unpublicized efforts by the liberal Assembly to take over the executive branch functions, including declaring an emergency or enacting emergency orders on the city.

JBER declares public health emergency due to surge in Covid in Alaska

Joint Base Elmendorf Richardson declared a public health emergency on Friday, with a return to heightened measures not seen since last January. With over 1,000 cases of Covid-19 diagnosed in Alaska daily on some days of the past week, JBER personnel have been advised to limit their exposure in areas, such as Anchorage and Mat-Su, where there are no masking requirements, physical distancing measures, or “other COVID mitigations.”

Man killed in hit-and-run on Seward Hwy

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (KTUU) - A pedestrian was killed in a hit-and-run incident late Friday night near the intersection of the Seward Highway and East Benson Boulevard, according to the Anchorage Police Department. A public alert from the department stated that officers responded to the scene at 10:34 p.m. and found...

Where to find the COVID-19 vaccine in Anchorage as of Saturday

Here are several locations where you can find the vaccine in Anchorage: 1. 3901 Old Seward Hwy #11 907-290-8111; 2. 3801 University Lake Dr #301 907-777-1850; 3. 4100 Lake Otis Pkwy #200 907-562-2138; 4. 1340 Gambell St 907-339-0260; 5. 1650 W Northern Lights Blvd 907-339-0560; 6. 5600 Debarr Road 907-339-0960;

House hunt Palmer: See what’s on the market now

Whether you’re looking for a new home on acreage or a fixer-upper close to amenities, you can probably find a listing here to suit you: Amazing log home on Lazy Mt! Old School craftsmanship. Fantastic Views looking over Palmer. On clear days you can even see

Wasilla woman sets house on fire before being arrested, troopers say

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (KTUU) - A woman in Wasilla is facing multiple charges, including arson, after troopers said she set a house on fire before being arrested Thursday night. Alaska State Troopers were assisting Palmer pre-trial enforcement officers with a warrant arrest just after 11 p.m. when the woman said she had a “bomb” and was going to set the house she was in on fire, according to a dispatch posted Friday morning.

‘It’s not about me’: Unvaccinated COVID-19 patient changes mind as hospitals near breaking point

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (KTUU) - As Alaska hits 100,000 total statewide COVID-19 cases, Anchorage’s hospitals, which serve patients from across the state, are begging for relief as the number of COVID-19 positive patients rises. Some unvaccinated COVID-19 patients are warning others of the impacts of the disease. Thursday, Alaska’s News Source...

Alaska reports 1 new COVID-19 death, JBER declares public health emergency

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (KTUU) - Alaska ended a week of record-breaking new COVID-19 infections with another large single-day report and one new COVID-related death, as hospitals continue to struggle under a severely stressed system. Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson also declared a public health emergency Friday. The Alaska Department of Health and Social...

Save up to $0.54 per gallon - survey shows cheapest gas station in Anchorage

(ANCHORAGE, AK) For bargain hunters there may be no better target than gas, with the cheapest station in the Anchorage area offering savings of $0.54 per gallon. According to a survey by GasBuddy, Costco at 4125 Debarr Rd was the cheapest station in the area, with regular listed at $3.35 per gallon at the pumps Wednesday. That was compared to Shell at 919 E Dimond Blvd, where a gallon of regular was selling for $3.89.
Anchorage Daily News

Want to save Anchorage? Get vaccinated.

One of the defining characteristics of Alaska’s experience during the COVID-19 pandemic has been the capacity for new extremes. Just when you thought we’d seen the worst in terms of new cases, that record fell. Hospitalizations? New highs there, too. As for the pandemic’s grimmest toll — deaths — that’s a number that only goes up, and lately it’s been a steady march. But on Tuesday, we saw a new extreme, one that was shocking even after 18 months in a world defined by the coronavirus.

Medical, other professionals air grievances over workplace vaccine mandates in listening session

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (KTUU) - A large group of residents — a mix of medical professionals, teachers and others — gathered in the Anchorage Assembly Chambers on Saturday for a listening session organized by an assembly member to share their stories, saying they’re being discriminated against by employers who have instituted vaccine requirements.

Missing 85-year-old blind woman who was inside stolen vehicle found safe

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (KTUU) - Anchorage police say an 85-year-old woman who went missing early Friday morning has been found safe. Antonia Quinones Bolerin, who is blind, was reported missing after police say she was reportedly inside of a blue 2006 Land Rover when it was stolen in the Mountain View area.