Alaska News Nightly: Thursday, February 25, 2021

The University of Alaska Anchorage sign. Photographed on Friday, Aug. 21, 2020. (Tegan Hanlon/Alaska Public Media) Stories are posted on the statewide news page. You can subscribe to Alaska Public Media’s newsfeeds via email, podcast and RSS. Follow us on Facebook at and on Twitter @AKPublicNews. Thursday on Alaska News Nightly: The University of Alaska Board of Regents grants Anchorage’s hockey and gymnastics…


Too young for a COVID-19 shot? Now, you can get one by bringing an unvaccinated senior with you.

A person holds a vial of COVID-19 vaccine at the Alaska Native Medical Center in December. (Jeff Chen/Alaska Public Media) Alaska health officials this week announced a new way people can qualify for a COVID-19 vaccine: Bring an unvaccinated elder with you, and you can get a shot yourself. Other states like Massachusetts have used…


University of Alaska regents give Anchorage hockey and gymnastics teams more time to fundraise

The Seawolf logo outside of the University of Alaska Anchorage Student Union. Photographed on Friday, Aug. 21, 2020. (Tegan Hanlon/Alaska Public Media) The University of Alaska Board of Regents agreed Thursday to reinstate Anchorage’s hockey and gymnastics teams as long as they reach their fundraising goals by new, extended deadlines. UA leaders applauded the sports…

North Platte school resource officer, community liaison featured in documentary episode

“I know our community and our school, we have a story to tell,” Jeremiah Johnson says. “This is a film crew that’s not from here, and I wasn’t too sure how they were going to tell our story. I think… Top Featured Tags: – Nebraska NewsPress Release Distribution Service

Former Nebraska congressional candidate files to establish the MAGA Patriots Party

Mark Elworth Jr., who ran as a Democrat against Rep. Adrian Smith in November, has filed to establish Nebraska’s MAGA Patriot Party with its headquarters in North Platte. Top Featured Tags: – Nebraska NewsPress Release Distribution Service

‘This truly is a rare incident’ — Regulators update senators on contamination issues at AltEn

State lawmakers questioned the director of the Department of Environment and Energy on its efforts to bring the troubled AltEn ethanol plant in compliance with state environmental regulations, and questioned why more wasn’t done sooner. Top Featured Tags: – Nebraska NewsPress Release Distribution Service

23 Detroit Whole Foods employees test positive for COVID-19, city officials say

The city of Detroit has reported that 23 Whole Foods employees have tested positive for COVID-19. According to Chief Public Health Officer Denise, the city’s health department were informed of a positive cases at the store and offered rapid testing. Out of 196 employees, 23 tested positive, Fair said. “We have received a commitment from…

COVID-19 bill must drop minimum wage hike, arbiter decides

The Senate parliamentarian dealt a potentially lethal blow Thursday to Democrats’ drive to hike the minimum wage, deciding that the cherished progressive goal must fall from a massive COVID-19 relief bill the party is trying to speed through Congress. The finding by Elizabeth MacDonough, the chamber’s nonpartisan arbiter of its rules, means Democrats face an…

Facebook signs pay deals with 3 Australian news publishers

Facebook announced on Friday preliminary agreements with three Australian publishers, a day after the Parliament passed a law that would make the digital giants pay for news. Facebook said letters of intent had been signed with independent news organizations Private Media, Schwartz Media and Solstice Media. The commercial agreements are subject to the signing of…


EU declares head of Venezuela’s diplomatic mission ‘persona non grata’ in tit-for-tat after expulsion of European envoy

The European Union has declared Venezuela’s chief diplomat at the bloc “persona non grata,” calling the move retaliation after Caracas expelled the EU’s ambassador in protest over a new round of sanctions from Brussels. “The Council today agreed that the head of the Mission of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela to the European Union be…


Deputy mayor wants Paris back under 3-week lockdown, despite opposition

Paris Deputy Mayor Emmanuel Grégoire has said that his administration will likely place the French capital under a harsh three-week lockdown to curb Covid-19, and he doesn’t care what President Emmanuel Macron thinks. A curfew is currently in place in Paris to slow the spread of Covid-19, but Grégoire said it’s “not enough to settle…

Drought In Taiwan Just Turned The Semi Shortage “Crisis” To “Critical”

Drought In Taiwan Just Turned The Semi Shortage “Crisis” To “Critical” Taiwan is suffering the “island’s worst drought in decades”, according to Nikkei. And this is terrible news for semiconductor manufacturers, who are being forced to make cuts on water usage while at the same time desperately trying to scramble and play catch-up with a drought…

McMaken: Why Dominion’s Defamation Lawsuits Are Garbage

McMaken: Why Dominion’s Defamation Lawsuits Are Garbage Authored by Ryan McMaken via The Mises Institute, Dominion Voting Systems is suing MyPillow CEO Mike Lindell for $1.3 billion. This comes in the wake of other Dominion lawsuits against Trump advisors Rudy Giuliani and Sidney Powell. All are accused of lying about Dominion’s supposed complicity in using…


Merkel says continuous vaccinations against Covid-19 a reality for next few years due to variants

The emergence of new Covid-19 variants means continuous vaccinations against the virus over the next few years will be a way of life, German Chancellor Angela Merkel warned at a virtual summit of EU leaders on Thursday. “Due to the mutations, we may have to be able to re-inoculate for several years,” she told the…

Vol, Correlation Massacre Means Capitulation Is Just Starting

Vol, Correlation Massacre Means Capitulation Is Just Starting Following a series of warnings that risk parity funds may be on the verge of capitulation and deleveraging into the maelstrom of tumbling stocks and bonds… Not a good day for risk parity — zerohedge (@zerohedge) February 22, 2021 Is Bridgewater ok — zerohedge (@zerohedge) February 25,…


Texas Capital Bank’s new chief human resource officer says DEI will be major priority

Shannon Jurecka will take the position April 1. Top Featured Tags: – Business, – Texas NewsPress Release Distribution Service


AT&T spending $23B on wireless spectrum in auction, though not near as much as Verizon

AT&T is spending more than at least some expected on wireless network spectrum, yet a key rival is spending nearly twice as much. The Dallas-based telecommunications company will shell out $23.4 billion for the portion of a wireless “C-Band” auction, according to a statement for the Federal Communications Commission. That’s more than $20 billion expected…


370-unit apartment community kicks off in Allen

High Street Residential, a subsidiary of Dallas-based Trammell Crow, has kicked off construction of a 370-unit multifamily development in Allen. Top Featured Tags: – Business, – Texas NewsPress Release Distribution Service


John Geddert, former Olympics coach, kills himself after being charged with human trafficking, sex assault

Geddert, 63, was charged Thursday with 24 crimes including human trafficking, sexual assault and racketeering. He did not appear for arraignment.        Top Featured Tags: – Michigan NewsPress Release Distribution Service

J.T. Compher snaps scoring drought as Avalanche bright spot in Wild loss

J.T. Compher had not recorded a point in six consecutive Avalanche games before Wednesday night. During the drought, the coaching staff stepped in to remind the fifth-year NHL forward why they haven’t lost faith in him. Compher — in addition to struggling teammates Val Nichushkin and Andre Burakovsky — were called in for individual meetings…

How many people have died from COVID in Colorado?

More than a year after the first cases of the novel coronavirus reached the U.S., in excess of 500,000 Americans have died — more than the number of Americans killed in World War II, Korea and Vietnam combined. In Colorado, where the first cases of COVID-19 were detected on March 5, 2020, nearly 6,000 people…

Denver was the center of a snowfall bull’s-eye. Here’s the science behind the rare occurrence.

The latest snowstorm was the largest of the season so far, and also featured a rare Denver bull’s-eye. Widespread snow totals of 8 to 14 inches covered the entire metro area in a fresh blanket of white, resulting in treacherous road conditions and a tedious clean-up process. The official observation at Denver International Airport, which…

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