Alaska - Coronavirus Press Clips Archive

Under Trump executive order, Dunleavy has 3 options on unemployment aid

Alaska Dispatch News - 8/12/2020

Candidates promise retroactive PFD payments, but the Permanent Fund could struggle to meet demand

Alaska Dispatch News - 8/9/2020

Alaska judge dismisses lawsuit over state coronavirus funds

Associated Press – 8/8/2020

University of Alaska regents no longer considering merger

Associated Press – 8/7/2020

Trump administration approves 200-mile industrial road through Northwest Alaska wilderness

Alaska Dispatch News - 7/23/2020

As Alaska deficit nears $1.3 billion, savings accounts are expected to run dry next year

Alaska Dispatch News - 7/23/2020

Most of Alaska’s $1.5 billion federal pandemic aid package remains unspent

Anchorage Daily News – 7/22/2020

Lawsuit says Alaska’s absentee ballot application process is discriminatory

Alaska Dispatch News - 7/17/2020

State teams with UAA to expand contact tracing workforce during pandemic

Alaska Dispatch News - 7/15/2020

UA regents name Pat Pitney as interim president

Fairbanks News-Miner - 7/14/2020

This year’s PFD may be smaller, but it’s helping Alaskans pay the bills during COVID-19

Alaska Dispatch News - 7/1/20202

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Health, corrections officials call for more safety measures as state reopens

Fairbanks News-Miner - 5/28/2020

Many unemployed Alaskans are struggling despite a surge of government aid

Alaska Dispatch News - 5/27/2020

Restructuring is back on the table for the University of Alaska

Alaska Dispatch News - 5/27/2020

Legislature adjourns regular session after Senate passes federal aid package

Fairbanks News-Miner - 5/22/2020

University of Alaska will take a ‘conservative approach’ to opening its campuses in fall

Alaska Dispatch News - 5/21/2020

Gov. Dunleavy: Alaskans will receive Permanent Fund checks starting July 1

Alaska Dispatch News - 5/20/2020

Alaska House OKs spending of federal virus relief funds; state Senate to vote Wednesday

Fairbanks News-Miner - 5/19/2020

Nearly 50,000 Alaskans received unemployment last month, with thousands more still waiting

Alaska Dispatch News - 5/19/2020

Alaska Legislature prepares to reconvene, spurred by lawsuit over coronavirus relief money

Alaska Dispatch News - 5/15/2020

Lawsuit filed to block coronavirus aid plan, saying Legislature violated Alaska’s constitution

Alaska Dispatch News - 5/13/2020

Critics say Alaska’s plan for use of federal transportation funds shortchanges ferry system

Alaska Dispatch News - 5/13/2020

Alaska legislative panel approves sweeping coronavirus economic aid plan

Alaska Dispatch News - 5/12/2020

Alaska may lose hospitals due to pandemic

Fairbanks News-Miner - 5/10/2020

COVID relief for small businesses has expanded. Heres what it looks like in Alaska right now.

Alaska Dispatch News - 5/3/2020

State expands unemployment as COVID-19 joblessness continues

Fairbanks News-Miner - 5/2/2020


Alaska cities, boroughs say restrictions on federal aid may worsen pandemic-driven recession

Alaska Dispatch News - 4/30/2020

University of Alaska will take a massive financial hit due to COVID-19, top administrator warns

Alaska Dispatch News - 4/30/2020

Labor commissioner urges Alaskans to go back to work

Fairbanks News-Miner - 4/29/2020

Alaska ferry system will receive at least $5 million in federal coronavirus relief

Alaska Dispatch News - 4/27/2020

Judge orders state to pay attorney fees in Alaska education funding dispute

Alaska Dispatch News - 4/23/2020

Oil price rout to hit regional U.S. economies

Fairbanks News-Miner - 4/23/2020

Dunleavy backtracks on plan to use federal relief funding to fill budget vetoes

Fairbanks News-Miner - 4/22/2020

Even an ‘optimistic’ oil forecast shows Alaska running out of savings in 2021

Alaska Dispatch News - 4/22/2020

Gov. Dunleavy’s coronavirus aid plan would send $563 million to cities and boroughs, eliminating layoffs and tax hikes for many

Alaska Dispatch News - 4/22/2020

Coronavirus aid bill contains a windfall for Alaska airports

Alaska Dispatch News - 4/15/2020

Senators question Dunleavy claim on use of federal virus relief funds

Fairbanks News-Miner - 4/15/2020

Princess and Holland America cancel 2020 Gulf of Alaska sailings because of coronavirus pandemic

Alaska Dispatch News - 4/14/2020

Dunleavy vetoes funding for Alaskas statewide library catalog

Alaska Dispatch News - 4/14/2020

University of Alaska economist projects dismal downward trend in for Alaskas economy

Fairbanks News-Miner - 4/11/2020

Gov. Dunleavy signs state budget with vetoes, promises to use federal aid to compensate

Alaska Dispatch News - 4/7/2020

New revenue forecast predicts grim financial future for Alaska

Fairbanks News-Miner - 4/7/2020

Projected Alaska revenues down sharply partly over outbreak

Associated Press – 4/6/2020

Alaska state departments freeze fees, streamlines unemployment requirements

Fairbanks News-Miner - 4/1/2020


Legislature passes $4.54B budget, goes into recess

Fairbanks News-Miner - 3/30/2020

Sweeping law promises Alaskans coronavirus economic relief and earmarks money to fight pandemic

Alaska Dispatch News - 3/29/2020

Alaska Legislature approves $4.5 billion budget plus $1,000 Permanent Fund dividend, then departs Juneau

Alaska Dispatch News - 3/29/2020

Alaska lawmakers, eager to go home amid virus concerns, aim to wrap up budget debate

Alaska Dispatch News - 3/28/2020

We’re working to keep state employees safe, whether at home or in their offices

Alaska Dispatch News - 3/27/2020

Credit rating agency puts Alaska on negative watch amid plunge in oil prices and COVID-19 pandemic

Alaska Dispatch News - 3/27/2020

University of Alaska reviews programs, seeks input

Fairbanks News-Miner - 3/26/2020

Alaska Senate passes operating budget, two PFDs

Fairbanks News-Miner - 3/24/2020

Alaska Legislature approves unemployment-aid bill, Gov. Dunleavy expected to sign

Alaska Dispatch News - 3/23/2020

Pressed by coronavirus and falling oil prices, Alaska is running out of available cash

Alaska Dispatch News - 3/22/2020

Alaska will begin rationing Medicaid funding starting Monday

Alaska Dispatch News - 3/22/2020

Price war could cost Alaska hundreds of millions in oil revenue

Fairbanks News-Miner - 3/22/2020

As jobless claims in Alaska soar, economists say tens of thousands of workers could be affected

Alaska Dispatch News - 3/21/2020

Alaska Legislature now in race to the finish as lawmakers hope to finish budget work before coronavirus arrives in Juneau

Alaska Dispatch News - 3/21/2020

Dunleavy releases economic plan in response to coronavirus, including $1 billion disaster relief fund

Alaska Dispatch News - 3/20/2020

Alaska Senate approves $23.5 million for coronavirus spending as part of $360 million budget bill

Alaska Dispatch News - 3/18/2020

Dunleavy creates economic team amid coronavirus response
Alaska Dispatch News - 3/18/2020

Dunleavy signs $4M funding bill for COVID-19 effort; closes state libraries, museums, archives
Fairbanks News-Miner - 3/17/2020

State announces funding for coronavirus response, closures of state libraries and museums

Alaska Dispatch News - 3/16/2020

Oil price war could cost Alaska hundreds of millions in revenue

Alaska Dispatch News - 3/16/2020

Oil price plunge worsens Alaska’s meager budget options

Alaska Dispatch News - 3/9/2020

Alaska Gov. Dunleavy suspends town hall meetings, citing coronavirus

Alaska Dispatch News - 3/9/2020

Alaska officials say they are testing 'aggressively and liberally’ for coronavirus

Alaska Dispatch News - 3/9/2020

Alaska to stretch supply of coronavirus test kits with bulk testing

Alaska Dispatch News - 3/6/2020

Alaska Permanent Fund’s leaders warn of ‘catastrophic fiscal failure’ unless Legislature acts

Alaska Dispatch News - 3/5/2020

Alaska Permanent Fund loses $2.8 billion amid COVID-19 market shakeup

Fairbanks News-Miner - 3/4/2020

As Alaska prepares to spend millions on coronavirus response, years of cuts have starved the states public health system

Alaska Dispatch News - 3/4/2020

Dunleavy requests more funding to prepare for possible COVID-19 cases

Fairbanks News-Miner - 3/2/2020

No COVID-19 cases in Alaska, but the coronavirus is expected to spread into the state soon, officials say

Alaska Dispatch News - 3/2/2020