Even as they reopen, zoos and aquariums from Alaska to Florida are seeing few visitors, prompting administrators to plead for support.
Rep. Gary Knopp and 6 others died Friday after two small airplanes collided near the airport in Soldotna, Alaska.
The administration reversed an Obama-era decision, saying the massive gold mine will have no "measurable" environmental impact.
The bus has long attracted adventurers to an area without cellphone service and marked by unpredictable weather and at-times swollen rivers.
$8 billion in federal COVID-19 relief funds has been delayed to Native American tribes that are among the hardest-hit by the virus.
As thousands of workers flow into remote parts of the state for the start of the season, a patchwork of rules and a lack of enforcement has locals worried.
"If you have a pulse, I’m with you!” the president tweeted in his attack on Alaska Republican Sen. Lisa Murkowski.
States where the virus has had a major human and economic impact received much less funding per positive test compared to the least impacted states.
At least 15 tribes sued the Treasury Department in an effort to block Alaska Native corporations from getting a share of the $8 billion in funding.
The tally compiled by John Hopkins University comes from government figures. The actual death toll is believed to be far higher.