Alaska

News from the state of Alaska

Iditarod officials contact tracing after positive virus test

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JUNEAU, Alaska — A musher taken out of the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race after testing positive for COVID-19 at a checkpoint is believed...

Governors applaud Biden’s vaccine timeline, but need supply

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SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Governors largely cheered President Joe Biden's declaration that all Americans should be eligible for coronavirus vaccinations by May 1, but the...

Alaska drops eligibility requirements for COVID-19 vaccines

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JUNEAU, Alaska — Alaska has dropped restrictions on who can get a COVID-19 vaccination, opening eligibility to anyone 16 or older who lives or...

Alaska Senate takes action against member over virus rules

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JUNEAU, Alaska — The Alaska Senate voted Wednesday to allow leadership to restrict access to the Capitol by Republican Sen. Lora Reinbold, who fellow...

Supreme Court won’t get involved in Fairbanks Four case

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WASHINGTON — Four men who say they were illegally imprisoned for nearly two decades for the murder of a teenager in Alaska will have...

Pandemic forces route change, other precautions for Iditarod

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ANCHORAGE, Alaska — Traveling across the rugged, unforgiving and roadless Alaska terrain is already hard enough, but whatever comforts mushers previously had in the...

Quake rattles Alaska’s largest city, no reports of damage

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ANCHORAGE, Alaska — A moderate earthquake centered just 9 miles (14.5 kilometers) northwest of Anchorage shook Alaska‚Äôs largest city Saturday. ...

Alaska governor tests positive for virus; has mild symptoms

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JUNEAU, Alaska — Alaska Gov. Mike Dunleavy has tested positive for COVID-19 and has mild symptoms, his office announced Wednesday. ...

Alaska governor tests positive for virus; has mild symptoms

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JUNEAU, Alaska — Alaska Gov. Mike Dunleavy has tested positive for COVID-19 and has mild symptoms, his office announced Wednesday. ...

Avalanche danger high, 32 deaths confirmed this season

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DENVER — Snowboarder Maurice Kervin glided into the snow along the steep terrain in the Colorado backcountry like he's done so many times. ...