Every state except Alaska has counted more than 60% of its votes

Nov 6, 2020

Questions, confusion and speculation about Alaska’s vote-counting process have erupted as state officials wait to count more than 100,000 absentee and other ballots until next week — long after other U.S. states count the vast majority of their votes.

More than a third of all the votes cast in this year’s Alaska’s election won’t be counted until next week at the earliest — which means that an array of candidates and causes are stuck in limbo.

Y-K Delta COVID-19 rate one of the highest in the country

Nov 5, 2020

The Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta region is experiencing a huge increase in COVID-19 cases. The Alaska Department of Health and Social Services reported that if the Yukon Kuskokwim Delta were a state, it would have the fourth highest rate of cases in the country.  Yukon Kuskokwim Health Corporation chief of staff Dr. Ellen Hodges said that what is happening in the region is following a pattern set in Alaska’s urban areas.

Usually on Alaska’s Election Night, the big story is the votes that are counted. But in a year unlike any other, Tuesday’s takeaway was about the votes that still remained to be counted.

Updated at 8:15 p.m. ET

The United States woke up the morning after Election Day not knowing who will be president for the next four years. It's not unprecedented, and with a slew of mail-in ballots to process, several key states are working to finish counting.

Researchers dive into studying Cook Inlet belugas with new grant

Nov 4, 2020

The chief scientist at the Mystic Aquarium in Connecticut is leading a pilot study on the stressors impacting beluga whales in Cook Inlet.

Tracy Romano and her research team received a $10,000 grant from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration to look into genes that help Cook Inlet belugas, a critically endangered population of whales, respond to environmental and manmade stressors.

The island that humans can’t conquer

Nov 3, 2020

A faraway island in Alaska has had its share of visitors, but none can remain for long on its shores.

Wayne Westlake out as NANA president

Nov 3, 2020

Wayne Westlake is no longer president and CEO of NANA Regional Corporation. NANA officials announced the leadership change a board of directors meeting. 

Westlake, originally from Kiana, held the position for five years. In a statement, officials wrote Westlake “provided valuable leadership and exhibited consistent dedication to ensuring the continued growth and success of the corporation.”