Alaskans can now test at home for HIV and sexually transmitted diseases with the at-home testing kit “Ora-Quick” that is being offered by the Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium and the state health department.
A change from the Federal Communication Commission will require all outgoing calls to be dialed with an area code. Currently, Alaskans can dial a 7-digit number without the area code and complete a call. However, on October 24, a 10-digit number will be required. The change isn’t arbitrary though, it comes as part of an effort to simplify the National Suicide Lifeline number
As the U.S. House of Representatives prepares to consider a bipartisan infrastructure bill that passed in the Senate on August 10, the Biden administration is emphasizing its potential impacts across the nation.
A group seeking Alaska Gov. Mike Dunleavy’s ouster has yet to gather enough signatures to force a recall election, nearly two years after getting started and with just over a year before the 2022 primary.
Both Republican and Democratic senators are pressing Interior Secretary Deb Haaland for answers after a federal court blocked the Biden administration’s suspension of new oil and gas leases on federal lands and waters.
The Fairbanks International Airport is cracking down on drivers parking on the concourse, in the arrival and departure areas in front of the airport. With a record number of passengers expected at the airport this year, the police department is stepping up enforcement of its no-parking rule.
A proposed 500-mile (804 kilometer) hiking trail from south-central Alaska to Fairbanks aimed at drawing more adventurers to the state has garnered support from the governor, tourism officials and others, and it could get a funding boost to help begin stitching it together.
Alaska’s Department of Health and Social Services is working to adopt technology that would give Alaskans quick access to their immunization records as well as a uniform way of providing proof of COVID-19 vaccinations.
On May 15 all vehicles operating in Fairbanks, and those of all Alaskans living above the 60 North Latitude line, will be required to remove any studded tires and replace them with their springtime counterparts.