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You might have passed Sean Wisner running through Keystone Canyon, riding his bike in Thompson Pass or making a turn and starting yet another lap at the Valdez High School swimming pool, but did you know that he was training for the Iron Man Triathlon?

On Demand Podcasts

Interview with Alyeska Pipeline President Brigham McCown

KVAK’s Laurie Prax interviewed Brigham McCown, President of Alyeska Pipeline Service Company.

Dr. Kathy Todd Interview 5-12-21

KVAK’s Laurie Prax interviewed Dr. Kathleen Todd regarding Coronavirus and the new vaccine for kids 12 to 15. Discussion also included information about end of Valdez mask mandate and looking toward summer.

Interview with Dr. Kathy Todd

KVAK’s Laurie Prax talked with Dr. Kathleen Todd regarding COVID. Topics covered include: vaccine distribution in Valdez; testing in Valdez; COVID in children and looking ahead toward summer

What’s Happening

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  • Taliban advances into major Afghan cities for first time in two decades August 2, 2021
    A policeman sits in an outpost in Kandahar, Afghanistan, as Afghan security forces find themselves engaged in a battle with the Taliban inside the city limits. Photo for The Washington Post by Lorenzo TugnoliKANDAHAR, Afghanistan - The Taliban is ramping up pressure on some of Afghanistan’s largest cities, striking busy transit hubs and pushing front […]
  • CDC study shows three-fourths of people infected in Massachusetts covid-19 outbreak were vaccinated but few required hospitalization August 2, 2021
    Bartender Denis Angelov, of Provincetown, Mass., pours drinks at Tin Pan Alley restaurant, Tuesday, April 6, 2021, in Provincetown. A sobering scientific analysis published Friday of an explosive Massachusetts COVID-19 outbreak fueled by the delta variant found that three-quarters of the people who became infected were fully vaccinated. (AP Photo/Steven Senne) (Steven Senne/)A sobering scientific […]
  • Evictions expected to spike as pandemic moratorium ends August 2, 2021
    People from a coalition of housing justice groups hold signs protesting evictions during a news conference outside the Statehouse, Friday, July 30, 2021, in Boston. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer) (Michael Dwyer/)BOSTON — Evictions, which have mostly been on pause during the pandemic, were expected to ramp up Monday after the Biden administration allowed the federal moratorium […]
  • Vaccine mandates will backfire. People will resist even more. August 2, 2021
    President Joe Biden briefly talks with reporters as he heads to Marine One on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, Friday, July 16, 2021, to spend the weekend at Camp David. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh) (Susan Walsh/)Taylor Dotson is an associate professor of social science at the New Mexico Institute of Mining and […]
  • 100-year-old alleged ex-Nazi guard to stand trial on thousands of counts of being an accessory to murder August 2, 2021
    A 100-year-old man who German prosecutors say worked at the Sachsenhausen Nazi camp (its entrance is pictured) will stand trial for alleged complicity in the killing of thousands of people. (Markus Schreiber/AP) (Markus Schreiber/)A 100-year-old man who allegedly served as a guard at a Nazi concentration camp during World War II will stand trial in […]

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