• COVID precautions: Scientific survey reveals Alaskans are masking up and listening to health experts. Keep it up.
• Vaccines: Finally, a light at the end of the tunnel. COVID vaccines are here and being administered.
• Oil and tourism: Prospects are improving for both industries, but the road to recovery is long.
• Downtown Anchorage: The ice-skating rink returns to Town Square.
• Overdoses: The already high overdose rates continue to climb in Alaska.
• Restaurants at risk: The hospitality industry continues to suffer from COVID-related challenges. Shop local, folks.
• Landslides: Historic landslides devastate Haines but can’t extinguish its community spirit.
– Sarah Erkmann Ward, Blueprint Alaska