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.
The municipal attorney said Wednesday that the city will be taking Andy Kriner to court for continuing to serve customers at his restaurant while an Emergency Order is supposed to be restricting him from doing so.
A vote to recall Alaska Gov. Mike Dunleavy will not be on the state’s general election ballot in November. The group Recall Dunleavy needed roughly 30,000 more signatures by Tuesday to ensure a spot on the Nov. 3 ballot.