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.
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.
It started out quietly this week, with 28 mostly medical professionals meeting in a conference room with Assemblywoman Jamie Allard to talk about how they were losing their jobs at Providence hospital, Geneva Woods Health Care Services, Southcentral Foundation and other medical providers because they won’t get a Covid-19 vaccination.
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.
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.”
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...
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;
Alaska schools are dealing with acts of vandalism related to a trend popularized on the social media platform TikTok, dubbed “devious licks.”. The trend, which is also being seen in schools across the U.S., encourages students to vandalize and steal school property, from boxes of face masks to soap dispensers.
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
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.
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (KTUU) - A homeowner in Palmer was able to hold onto two alleged burglars until authorities arrived to help after he said he caught them in his home. Just before 10:30 p.m. on Thursday, Alaska State Troopers and Palmer police responded to a report of a burglary in progress in the area of the Old Glenn Highway in Palmer.
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...
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...
A man struck by a vehicle late Friday on the Seward Highway in Midtown Anchorage was found dead on the road by police, who said the incident appears to have been a hit-and-run. No arrests had been made by early morning, police said in an alert, and they asked potential...
When I pull into my driveway, Pioneer Peak looms large above my house. It’s the kind of awe-inspiring “mountain-y mountain,” as my sister would put it, that makes me feel sometimes like I’m living in a postcard or snow globe. Part of the drama of Pioneer Peak is it rises...
(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.
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.
Anchorage Assemblyman Forrest Dunbar, who with Assemblyman Chris Constant are the political force behind a Democrat blog called The Blue Alaskan, posted a video on TikTok of Assemblywoman Jamie Allard confronting Chair Suzanne LaFrance for lying to the public about a mischaracterization of an item on the Tuesday agenda. While...
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.
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.