In this newscast: Many Instagram users reported that content they shared about Missing and Murdered Indigenous Persons Day had disappeared; The federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says its latest guidance for cruise ship operators could allow passenger voyages to resume by midsummer; Alaska Governor Mike Dunleavy’s administration has granted the governor’s former chief of staff a waiver from state ethics laws in his new job at ConocoPhillips.
The announcement follows the federal Food and Drug Administration’s decision on Monday to authorize the use of the Pfizer vaccine for children 12 and up.
Troopers responded to a call from customs at around 9:30 a.m. about a “hostile subject,” and arrested Sharkey for second-degree trespassing.
The FDA first granted Pfizer’s request for an emergency use authorization, or EUA, for its COVID-19 vaccine in December. It got federal approval to include children as young as 12 years old in its vaccine trial last October.
What’s not on Young’s list? One very large bridge from Ketchikan to Gravina Island, where the city’s airport is.
Brittany Sweeney of the Selawik National Wildlife Refuge says the annual Bird Sighting Contest helps scientists pick up changes in bird migration patterns.
Last year, Sitka became one of the first cities in the country to introduce a set of tiny home friendly code changes.
Early in the pandemic, Shrein was featured in local news when she began driving by students’ homes to express how much she missed them.
Travel Juneau’s Liz Perry says that if any large ships come to Alaska in 2021, it’ll be very late in the season.
On May 5, people all across the country shared stories and pictures, and memorialized the thousands of Indigenous people who have disappeared. Later, many users reported that content they shared to their stories disappeared too.