As many Anchorage businesses fight to stay afloat, others have stopped serving customers altogether. Of the latter group, some have closed their doors so that they might hopefully reopen in the future.
Alaskans are voting in three ways for the Aug. 18 primaries: absentee voting, early in-person voting or voting in-person on election day. The process of counting absentee ballots and the amount of people voting by mail means results may not be known for a while.
Many owners of shops and restaurants in Anchorage are trying to kick-start business while still following local mandates. Several in downtown Anchorage have spilled out on to municipal streets, and in turn, triggered speculation of Anchorage Mayor Ethan Berkowitz’s involvement in their expansions, something the mayor vehemently denies.
This week President Trump signed the Great American Outdoors Act into law, providing nearly $3 billion a year to parks and conservation of public lands and giving states like Alaska access to more federal funds.
Department of Health and Social Services is reporting 53 new cases of COVID-19 in Alaska residents. The new cases bring the COVID-19 total among Alaska residents to 3,536 and 752 total nonresident cases.