The rules will specifically allow curbside pickup of alcohol from liquor stores, distilleries, breweries and restaurants, removing the requirement for people to enter the stores, as well as delivery of sealed containers of beer and wine from restaurants when people order a meal.
Without widespread testing, Alaskans and these unspecified sectors of the Alaska economy could be stepping into the unknown as they return to business.
U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski said she’s not willing to bet on verbal guidance from the feds.
So many variables have changed, it’s difficult to really judge how a by-mail, ranked-choice election might change things in Alaska.
Oil prices dropping below $20 a barrel doesn’t help, either.
The state cites the American College of Surgeons in calling for elective abortions to be delayed “a few weeks,” but that’s not what the guidance actually says.
The governor claims some of the items can be replaced with federal COVID-19 funds. House Speaker Edgmon says the vetoes “gamble” the state’s future.
The court system has ordered that anyone awaiting trial for a misdemeanor charge other than domestic violence or stalking be spared of jail time and released on their own recognizance.
Alaska’s already been under a statewide shelter-in-place order for nearly a week and has restricted nearly all in-state travel.
Soon, the state will have clear tools to go after anyone who price gouges on food, medical supplies, fuel and cleaning products.