The Anchorage Assembly has introduced an ordinance that, if approved, would require residents to wear masks while indoors in public settings, and while outdoors while in crowded public spaces. It will be discussed at the next regular assembly meeting.
Alaska's largest hospital says crisis standards of care — deciding which patients get treatment in times of short resources — could last at least another couple weeks, depending on when the surge of COVID-19 cases in Alaska slows.
Anchorage's Mike Mitchell and his dog Chance have walked the circumference of the earth — 24,901 miles — over the past eight years. In the process, Mitchell said Chance helped get his life back on track after a long battle with Hepatitis C.
With the end of the city's current contract for homeless shelter services drawing near, Mayor Dave Bronson's administration awarded a new contract to an organization that was created last year, when the city's bidding process requires a bidding organization to have provided services for at least three. A city official says the experience of the organization's leadership fulfills that requirement.