In this newscast: A new study shows that cancer rates among Alaska Native people have gone up over the last 50 years; a variation on a national phone scam has been hitting Alaskans; Alaska’s Department of Corrections is getting rid of its requirement for inmates to be vaccinated in order to receive visitors; and Juneau has 13 active COVID-19 cases and half of the population of Juneau is fully vaccinated
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As of late Saturday, there have been no slides in the Behrends Avenue Area. But, the weather is about to take a turn for the worse.
There is still community spread of COVID-19 happening in Juneau, but according to a press release from the city, hospital capacity and contact tracing are at manageable levels.
“Since the new year, the tea leaves and the news has been progressively more pessimistic for the return of cruise ships for the summer,” said Juneau City Manager Rorie Watt.
In this newscast: Juneau’s mass vaccination event, call for Eastman to be removed, Alaska National Guard helping with inauguration security
Overall cases of COVID-19 have dropped in Juneau, but there is still community spread occurring, which means that the source of some people’s infections is unknown.
Even though they spent an extra month in the hospital, Madelynn’s dad is still glad his daughter was born in 2021.
How bad was it? Will the industry bounce back? Will Juneau bounce back? We discuss the cruise season that wasn’t and what Cruise Towns might expect for next year.
Almost everything we reported on this year falls into the categories of pandemic, election, racial justice or weather. We relentlessly covered the big events that defined the year.