A U.S. Coast Guard helicopter crew from Air Station Sitka medevac’d a cruise ship passenger from the Diamond Princess early this morning (Tuesday).
The 81-year-old woman was showing signs of a blocked artery in her right leg.
The MH-60 Jayhawk hoisted her from the ship in Frederick Sound, north of Admiralty Island about 4:30 this morning. She was transported to Guardian Flight in Juneau and flown to Seattle for advanced care.
- In visits to the Lower 48, Alaskans may have caught a ride in an Uber or Lyft car. Now, people around the state can use the ride-sharing companies at home. This month, Alaska became the latest state to make way for the transportation apps.
- It’s do-or-die week in Olympia. It's cliché to say, but if lawmakers don’t pass a budget and send it to the governor for his signature before midnight on Friday, state government will go into partial shutdown. Washington lawmakers are optimistic that won’t happen.
- The management slate won this year’s Sealaska board election. Three incumbents and a newcomer who ran with them beat out eight independent candidates.
- A local archaeologist says there may be the remains of a historic Alutiiq fish trap on the north end of Kodiak Island. Those types of man-made formations are rare to discover in the region, he said.