Newscast – Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2021

In this newscast:

  • Since mid-January, a dozen staff and patients at a Juneau nursing home have tested positive for COVID-19.
  • Relief programs are starting to pop-up funded by the bill Congress passed at the end of the year, which included at least $200 million for rent relief for Alaskans.
  • The Anchorage Assembly will consider a resolution this week to formally recognize Assembly member Jamie Allard’s statements defending a pair of Nazi-themed license plates as a “breach of public trust.”
  • A disaster declaration intended to aid Alaska’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic is set to expire this weekend unless state lawmakers act to extend it.