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KVAK’s Laurie Prax Interviews Dave Stieren – Communications & Community Outreach Director for Governor Mike Dunleavy

KVAK’s Laurie Prax talked with Dave Stieren, Communications & Community Outreach Director for Governor Dunleavy Monday morning 4-6-2020. In this edition, Stieren answers questions about: Ravn Air Service; Seafood Processors plans to bring workers into […]

VFD Chief Tracy Raynor – EMS Response to COVID-19

Chief Raynor Discusses the changes in emergency response procedures (including medical, fire and HAZMAT) due to COVID-19.

Interview with Dave Stieren – State of AK Communications & Community Outreach Officer for Governor Dunleavy

KVAK’s Laurie Prax interviewed Governor Dunleavy’s Community Outreach Director Dave Stieren Tuesday morning. Stieren answered questions about: State Mandates; Enforcement; Information; Long-term challenges; State Budget and Appropriations; Local Preparedness and what happens when there is […]

What’s Happening

March 27th 1964 Earthquake Remembrance

Given the Shelter in Place Proclamation, there will be no Remembrance at Kelsey Dock March 27th, 2020.
Read the names of those lost and the prayer prepared for reading at Kelsey Dock.

Eileen Ivers Concert Cancelled

Due to health concerns, Valdez Arts Council has announced the cancellation of the Eileen Ivers concert scheduled for March 25th.

RSS Fairbanks Daily Newsminer

  • North Slope Borough 'comandeers' Ravn assets April 8, 2020
    “The North Slope Borough must, in this time of disaster, ensure that its residents have food, medical supplies, and medical transport,” the emergency order states.
  • State issues COVID-19 guidelines for religious holidays April 8, 2020
    The state is allowing religious groups to assemble and distribute Easter baskets as long as those doing the assembling are screened for fever, cough, shortness of breath or other COVID-19 symptoms and questioned regarding any out-of-state travel within the past…
  • State suspends all burn permits amid concern about firefighter shortage April 7, 2020
    "For Alaska, that means can we bring people up from the Lower 48? If we do, do they have to be quarantined for 14 days? Is there a way we can give them a quick (COVID-19) test to get them…
  • Education, court system among Dunleavy's vetoes announced today April 7, 2020
    Updated 6:33 p.m.: Dunleavy vetoed more than $100 million in funding for schools by cutting $30 million from K-12 funding passed by the Legislature last month and deleting all state funding lawmakers included for the state's school bond debt reimbursement…
  • 11 new cases in Fairbanks borough, a single-day high for area April 7, 2020
    Updated 6:37 p.m.: Alaska Chief Medical Officer Dr. Anne Zink told reporters Tuesday evening she continues to be concerned about the number of cases in Fairbanks as numbers per capita remain some of the highest in the state. Zink clarified,…