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Alexis Fernandez

I was born and raised in Fairbanks. I'm very happy to be back in Alaska!

Stories by Alexis Fernandez

  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    First Alaskans Institute hosts summit on racial equity

    by Alexis Fernandez on Feb 02, 16:22

    The Alaska Native community is starting a conversation about race relations in Alaska. On Monday, First Alaskans Institute’s Alaska Native Policy Center kicked off its two-day summit on racial equity at the Egan Center. The summit is an effort to have a dialogue around healing racism. Some Alaska Native people, like Panganga Pungowiyi, said change needs to […]

  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    AEDC releases 2016 economic forecast for Anchorage

    by Alexis Fernandez on Jan 27, 20:49

    Alaskans are starting to get worried about the state’s fiscal situation and their futures, according to a new survey released by the Anchorage Economic Development Corporation. On Monday, it released its economic forecast for 2016 at a luncheon in downtown Anchorage. As expected, the Municipality of Anchorage is on track to lose 1,600 jobs this year. […]

  • Health

    What to include in an emergency kit for a natural disaster

    by Alexis Fernandez on Jan 25, 19:56

    It’s never too late to prepare for the next natural disaster, and experts say one of the tools that could save your life is an emergency kit. “Here in Alaska we can get cut off from say our air fields are damaged, our docks are broken, so we’re a lot more isolated in that respect, […]

  • Alaska News

    Operators of Alaska’s Red Dog Mine sue Northwest Arctic Borough over new tax

    by Alexis Fernandez on Jan 15, 13:41

    Alaska’s only Arctic mine claims a new tax from the Northwest Arctic Borough (NAB) could put its operation out of business. Teck Alaska, which operates the Red Dog Mine, has filed a legal complaint in Alaska’s Superior Court over what it says is a severe tax hike. For more than two decades, Red Dog Mine […]

  • US/World

    BP to layoff 4,000 workers due to lower oil prices

    by Alexis Fernandez on Jan 12, 21:50

    British Petroleum (BP) announced Tuesday that it’s cutting 20 percent of its workforce — or 4,000 jobs nationwide — thanks to lower oil prices that hit a new low. About 300 of those jobs are in Alaska, according to a former employee. The company said it’s reducing its staff because of tough market conditions. On […]

  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    U.S. Dept. of Energy to award $4 million to rural Alaska for energy projects

    by Alexis Fernandez on Jan 06, 20:41

    The U.S. Department of Energy is partnering with the Alaska Energy Authority to award $4 million to rural communities to implement energy efficiency projects. The goal of the grant is to help rural areas reduce energy costs. Any community with less than 8,000 residents is eligible to apply for the competition – That’s about 200 communities. […]

  • US/World

    Federal Aviation Administration opens its drone registry

    by Alexis Fernandez on Dec 21, 20:10

    Monday was day one for drone owners to register their aircraft with the Federal Aviation Administration. About one million drones are expected to sell this holiday season, according to the FAA. They’re one of the most polar gifts this holiday season — the Anchorage House of Hobbies said they sell 20 drones a day. “It’s been […]

  • Alaska News

    DOC releases video of inmate deaths in Alaska prisons, promises change

    by Alexis Fernandez on Dec 08, 22:58

    How did four Alaskans die while in the custody of the Alaska Department of Corrections? New images released Tuesday, including two videos, show the moments leading up to their deaths. It’s been nearly a year since Vernesia Mosley lost her fiancé, 20-year-old Devon. “From the beginning, I just wanted Devon’s truth to come out. It’s […]

  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    More parking spaces planned for Campbell Park

    by Alexis Fernandez on Nov 30, 22:42

    A park in Midtown Anchorage is getting some upgrades to help make it safer and more inviting to the neighborhood. On Monday, crews demolished the old Fire Station 4 building to make room for up to 30 new parking spaces at the Campbell Park. The building was being used by the Anchorage Parks and Recreation […]

  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    Local Muslim community reacts to Paris attacks, Syrian refugee crisis

    by Alexis Fernandez on Nov 18, 20:05

    The Muslim community in Anchorage says it believes the religion of Islam is being misrepresented by the terror group Islamic State, also referred to as ISIS. About 3,000 Muslims call Anchorage home, including people from Europe, Africa and even Alaskans. They want the state and the world to know what’s happening in Syria is against everything […]

  • US/World

    Alaska will likely not receive Syrian refugees

    by Alexis Fernandez on Nov 17, 21:54

    The list of states that will not accept Syrian refugees after Friday’s deadly terror attacks in Paris is growing. So far, 27 states are on the list excluding Alaska. Gov. Bill Walker says we have no say in the decision. Tuesday, he joined other governors in a teleconference with the White House on the matter. Meanwhile, […]

  • Alaska News

    Family of Devon Mosley hopes DOC review brings justice

    by Alexis Fernandez on Nov 16, 19:20

    One of the families who lost a loved one while in the custody of the Alaska Department of Corrections says they hope a state administrative review will finally bring justice. There isn’t a day that goes by that Devon Mosley’s fiancée isn’t reminded about the void in her life. She still struggles to explain to her three […]

  • Sci/Tech

    New app helps Alaskans keep tabs on changing environment

    by Alexis Fernandez on Nov 12, 22:13

    As scientists work to understand the impacts of a changing climate in Alaska, locals in one Kenai Peninsula town are stepping in with their smartphones to keep tabs on their environment. Lifelong resident Marcia Patrick calls the tiny town of Seldovia home. She spends her free time at the beach. It’s been pretty quiet over […]

  • Anchorage/MatSu Politics

    Anchorage Assembly changes texting-while-driving penalty, increases cost of traffic tickets

    by Alexis Fernandez on Nov 11, 21:57

    Drivers in Anchorage caught texting while driving will no longer face jail time. On Tuesday night, the Anchorage Assembly passed an ordinance making the punishment a $500 fine. The offense was previously classified as a misdemeanor, carrying up to a year in prison and a $10,000 fine. City officials said the charge was often dropped in […]

  • Alaska News

    Results from new assessment highlight change in education standards

    by Alexis Fernandez on Nov 09, 19:00

    Parents and school officials are trying to decode statewide test results released Monday. The results are from a new test designed to integrate federal standards in the classroom and provide “a more accurate understanding of whether students are on track to graduate with the academic skills they need,” according to a release from the Alaska […]

  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    NOAA biologists investigate dead fin whale found in Knik Arm

    by Alexis Fernandez on Oct 21, 20:11

    Marine biologists are trying to figure out if a dead fin whale spotted in Knik Arm is connected to a larger die-off that happened this summer near Kodiak. Biologist Barbara Mahoney, with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, says the 60-foot-long whale was first reported stranded about three weeks ago near the Port of Anchorage. […]

  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    Anchorage shelter expands housing limit for homeless women

    by Alexis Fernandez on Oct 07, 19:32

    With the weather getting colder, many people in the homeless community are heading to shelters. But for some homeless women, it’s not that easy finding a safe place to sleep for more than 30 days. The Anchorage Gospel Rescue Mission is hoping to fill that void. For the past five months, the mission has been […]

  • Alaska News

    Municipality of Anchorage looking to buy more assets in Cook Inlet

    by Alexis Fernandez on Oct 06, 20:04

    The Municipality of Anchorage is looking to buy more assets in Cook Inlet. On Tuesday, the Anchorage Assembly passed a resolution allowing the Berkowitz Administration to move forward with a bid to purchase assets in Cook Inlet. ConocoPhillips is offering to sell its one-third interest in the Beluga River Unit, its 100 percent interest in the […]

  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    Group fights to keep Mexican Consulate open in Alaska

    by Alexis Fernandez on Sep 22, 19:12

    Mexicans living in Alaska will soon have to travel out of state to receive services from the Consulate of Mexico. Maribel Reyna is one of those people.  She says her family has used services at the consulate in Anchorage for different things, including support during a death in the family. Her sister, Noehmi Reyna, died […]

  • Alaska News

    ASD prepares for new teacher evaluation test

    by Alexis Fernandez on Sep 16, 19:43

    Starting next school year, students across the state will be taking additional tests to see how they’re performing in class. It’s a part of the new state guidelines — known as Student Growth Objectives — that are tied to teacher evaluations. The state already has an evaluation system in place known as the Danielson Framework. […]