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Interview with Dave Stieren, Communications Director for Governor Dunleavy

KVAK’s Laurie Prax talked with Governor Dunleavy’s Communications Director Dave Stieren about the Governor’s announcement that the State of Alaska would rescind mandates and provide guidelines regarding COVID. Stieren also talked about the Governor’s proposed […]

Interview with Dr. Kathleen Todd 2-17-21

KVAK’s Laurie Prax interviewed Dr. Kathleen Todd of Valdez Medical Clinic and a Doctor at Providence Valdez Medical Center. Topics covered include: current status of COVID in Valdez; testing; vaccines and schools.

Interview with Kathy Todd 2-10-21

KVAK’s Laurie Prax interviewed Kathy Todd M.D. in an ongoing series about Coronavirus in Valdez. Topics covered include: Vaccines and vaccine distribution in Valdez and Alaska; research and development and new strains and their effectiveness.

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February is Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month, and Advocates for Victims of Violence encourages you to wear orange on Tuesday, the 9th to raise awareness about healthy relationships and dating abuse.

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  • Historic nomination of Deb Haaland for Interior secretary spurs hope and apprehension in Alaska February 25, 2021
    Rep. Debra Haaland, D-N.M., testifies before a Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources hearing on her nomination to be Secretary of the Interior on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, Feb. 24, 2021. (Sarah Silbiger/Pool via AP) (SARAH SILBIGER/)In an oil-rich state that’s home to many of the nation’s tribes, some Alaskans are torn over […]
  • Letter: Murkowski’s hypocrisy February 25, 2021
    I deeply regret having voted for Sen. Lisa Murkowski. In the years since I made that mistake, it has become painfully obvious that Murkowski’s political attitudes are characterized by phony moral posturing, snooty arrogance and rancid hypocrisy.How dare Sen. Murkowski vote to affirm the “constitutionality” of a sham impeachment not overseen by the Chief Justice […]
  • Anchorage lawmaker apologizes after sexist remarks on House floor February 25, 2021
    (Gavel Alaska)JUNEAU — A member of the Alaska House of Representatives is facing criticism and is apologizing after delivering a speech on the House floor this week that included sexist remarks about the appearance of a female colleague.Rep. Zack Fields, an Anchorage Democrat, spoke Wednesday to wish happy birthday to Rep. Sara Rasmussen, an Anchorage […]
  • Tok lawmaker tests positive for COVID-19 after attending event with Gov. Dunleavy February 25, 2021
    Rep. Mike Cronk, R-Tok, is seen in front of the Alaska House of Representatives on Tuesday, Jan. 19, 2021. (James Brooks / ADN) ( /)JUNEAU — Tok Republican Rep. Mike Cronk has tested positive for COVID-19 and has mild symptoms after attending a weekend event in Palmer also attended by Gov. Mike Dunleavy.Other legislators who […]
  • Letter: Vaccine priorities February 25, 2021
    The recent letter from a man who said he is “married to an educator” and who expressed his dismay that “teachers have moved up the list” of those eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine was, to be charitable, interesting at best.He mentioned groups he feels much concern for, including “grocery-store workers,” “managers,” and even “immigrants,” […]

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