Communities in rural Alaska are finding themselves especially affected by the recent steep increase in fuel prices. Fuel costs are increasing at an alarming rate nationwide, and these high prices have come at an unfortunate time for rural Alaska …
U.S. Postmaster General Louis DeJoy said Friday he is considering the elimination of Alaska’s bypass mail program, which ships groceries to rural communities and indirectly supports airlines in Alaska.
Recent changes by the United States Postal Service (USPS) could create major obstacles for voters in rural Alaska. The changes prohibit USPS employees from acting as witnesses to absentee ballots.
A recent Vox report examined a community in rural Alaska preparing for the arrival of COVID-19. Fairbanks, Alaska is geographically isolated to a remote island. Its physical remoteness may be both a strength and a serious vulnerability.
According to U.S. Drought Monitor scientists, southeast Alaska’s wettest area has been in extreme drought for two years. The scientists say this is a severe dryness that has never before been registered in the area.