Job losses hit the state hard, with about 47% of Alaskans saying their household has experienced a loss of employment income since March 2020, according to the February U.S. Census Household Pulse Survey.

Golden Heart Performing Arts hosted four performances of its Winter Solstice Soirée this weekend, with 20 performers and their movements telling the story of solstice and the importance of Yule during the darkness

On Thursday, the utility held a ribbon-cutting ceremony at the new North Pole storage site, located near the now-defunct Flint Hills Resources refinery, to mark the occasion.

Up to 40 employees will be sorting packages at the Old Northern Air Cargo building before transferring them to the post office across the street for delivery, according to the presentation.