Politics

Solo truckers struggle to get rolling with stimulus fund

By RICHARD LARDNER, Associated Press WASHINGTON — Rodney Morine believes his second chance is no better than his first to secure a loan through a government program intended to help small businesses like his survive the pandemic. “I have zero confidence,” said Morine, an independent truck driver in Opelousas, Louisiana, whose revenues have dropped by […]

Oil and fishing jobs mean people are still flying into Anchorage, but there’s lots of elbow room on planes

On one Saturday in April, the Anchorage airport was the world’s busiest. It wasn’t people moving through Anchorage Ted Stevens International Airport. It was cargo — lots of it. Amid the coronavirus pandemic, passenger traffic at Alaska’s largest airport remains subdued as a crash in demand for airline travel continues. But cargo landings in Anchorage, […]

Letter: Kudos to the mayor

Our mayor and Assembly should be commended for taking fast action to enact stay-at-home precautions to protect our community from this COVID-19 pandemic. Part of our community protection plan is attempting to distance our homeless community, who could easily overwhelm our health care system if infected, as well as create a great humanitarian crisis. Our […]

Letter: Open everything back up

Doesn’t it make sense the quickest and only way we will ever achieve community immunity and get back to living is by opening everything back up? We all know and understand that as soon as we start opening back up we will most definitely see a spike; this is inevitable. As well as getting back […]

Letter: Get back to work

Alaskans need to get back to work. We can still practice physical distancing. If we were social distancing we would not be in with one another. Yes, we have lost people to COVID-19. But saying someone died of COVID-19 when they had other severe illnesses that were already killing them is wrong. This is causing […]

COVID relief for small businesses has expanded. Here’s what it looks like in Alaska right now.

We‘re making coronavirus coverage available without a subscription as a public service. But we depend on reader support to do this work. Please consider joining others in supporting local journalism in Alaska for just $3.23 a week. State and federal efforts to deliver massive amounts of aid to businesses during the COVID-19 crisis continue to […]


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