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Talk of the Rock — May 12, 2020 Kodiak College professors look to the future

Talk of the Rock host, Jared Griffin, talks with Thia Falcone, Assistant Professor of Sociology and Lorraine Stewart, Career and Technical Education Coordinator about Kodiak College’s transition from this academic year to the next. They also talked about the changes wrought by COVID-19 to instruction techniques and what financial relief might be available for students.

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Dunleavy says restaurants and other retail businesses can reopen Friday

Story by Andrew Kitchenman, Alaska Public Media & KTOO.  Gov. Mike Dunleavy announced on Tuesday that restaurants and other retail businesses can begin offering more services on Friday, if they follow certain health guidelines. Anchorage businesses will be opening three days later, on Monday, according to Dunleavy. Restaurants that follow the guidelines can offer dine-in services. In addition, retail stores, …

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HEALTH UPDATE: Ten new cases of COVID-19 found in six communities

KMXT posts this press release as received, with minor editing.   Ten new cases of COVID-19 detected in six Alaska communities April 1, 2020 ANCHORAGE — The Alaska Department of Health and Social Services (DHSS) today announced 10 new cases of COVID-19 in six Alaska communities – Anchorage (2), Fairbanks (3), North Pole (2), Juneau (1), Ketchikan (1) and Wasilla …

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Return of Tustumena and Kennicott delayed until mid-May

This story is by Jacob Resneck with CoastAlaska.org   Alaska Marine Highway System’s mainline service won’t be back up and running until mid-May. The ferries Columbia, Kennicott and Tustumena were scheduled to return to service later this month. A statement by the Department of Transportation Wednesday says the three vessels are on schedule to be overhauled by Vigor Alaska. But …

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HEALTH MANDATE: Governor extends school, restaurant, bar, and other closures

Previous, short-term mandates, have been extended until rescinded.   KMXT posts the following press release from the Governor’s office as received, with minor edits.   Governor Extends COVID-19 Health Mandate 002, 003   April 1, 2020 (Anchorage, AK) – Alaska Governor Mike Dunleavy, with the Alaska Department of Health and Social Services (DHSS) today issued an extension to the State …

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Fourteen new cases of coronavirus in five Alaska communities

KMXT posted the following press release as received, with minor edits.   FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact:   Clinton Bennett, DHSS, (907) 269-4996, clinton.bennett@alaska.gov Fourteen new cases of COVID-19 detected in five Alaska communities March 31, 2020 ANCHORAGE — The Alaska Department of Health and Social Services (DHSS) today announced 14 new cases of COVID-19 in five Alaska communities – Anchorage (2), …

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Five new cases of COVID-19 detected in three Alaska communities 

Five new cases of COVID-19 detected in three Alaska communities  March 30, 2020 ANCHORAGE — The Alaska Department of Health and Social Services (DHSS) today announced five new cases of COVID-19 in three Alaska communities – Anchorage (2), Fairbanks (2) and Palmer (1). This brings the case count total for Alaska to 119. All of the new cases are in …

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