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Dr. Kathleen Todd – Interview 10-28-20

KVAK’s Laurie Prax interviewed Dr. Kathy Todd. Topics covered include: Valdez City Schools in session; COVID and School designations; Travel for students in school athletes and activities; School and Community considerations regarding travel; Contact tracing; […]

Interview with Kathy Todd 10-21-20

KVAK’s Laurie Prax talked with Dr. Kathy Todd of Valdez Medical Clinic and Providence Valdez Medical Center. Topics covered include: Current Valdez cases; testing in Valdez; quarantine and philosophy behind quarantine; testing for students; timeline […]

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  • Trump, Biden push opposing strategies in closing days October 29, 2020
    Supporters of President Donald Trump listen to him speak during a campaign rally at Laughlin/Bullhead International Airport, Wednesday, Oct. 28, 2020, in Bullhead City, Ariz. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci) (Evan Vucci/)WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump pushed ahead Wednesday with a strategy for the closing days of the campaign that minimizes the threat from the coronavirus pandemic, […]
  • FBI warns ransomware assault threatens US healthcare system October 29, 2020
    FILE - In this Nov. 1, 2017, file photo, traffic along Pennsylvania Avenue in Washington streaks past the Federal Bureau of Investigation headquarters building. In an alert Wednesday, Oct. 28, 2020, the FBI and other federal agencies warned that cybercriminals are unleashing a wave of data-scrambling extortion attempts against the U.S. healthcare system that could […]
  • At least 1 dead as Hurricane Zeta hammers Gulf Coast October 29, 2020
    People walk along a sidewalk in New Orleans as the outer eye wall of Hurricane Zeta passed by the city, Wednesday, Oct. 28, 2020. (Chris Granger/The Times-Picayune/The New Orleans Advocate via AP) (PHOTO BY CHRIS GRANGER/)NEW ORLEANS — Hurricane Zeta slammed into the storm-weary Gulf Coast on Wednesday, pelting the New Orleans metro area with […]
  • Tracking COVID-19 in Alaska: 1 death and 353 new cases reported Wednesday October 29, 2020
    We're making this important information about the pandemic available without a subscription as a public service. But we depend on reader support to do this work. Please consider joining others in supporting independent journalism in Alaska for just $3.23 a week. SUBSCRIBE NOW Alaska on Wednesday reported 353 new cases of COVID-19 and one new […]
  • 2 Alaskans charged in violent crimes connected to white supremacist prison gang, U.S. Attorney says October 29, 2020
    Two people were charged in connection with violent crimes tied to a prison-based white supremacist gang, the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Alaska said Wednesday.The gang is known as the 1488s and members have been indicted on kidnapping, murder and assault charges during the last few years.Justin Eaton, 45, of Anchorage and Felicia […]

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