Alaska women who live in rural and remote communities usually travel to city centers to give birth against incredible geographical odds. COVID-19 can make a hard trip longer and lonelier.
Indian Health Services has allocated 1,100 doses of the Moderna vaccine to the region, to date. Seven hundred have arrived, and 400 are still on the way.
This will be the first modern Coast Guard cutter named for an enlisted member of the Revenue Cutter Service.
Health care professionals and moms say COVID-19 ratcheted up the anxiety factor of third trimester travel. Then in April, the airline that served the Aleutians with daily flights went under.
The reopening is a bright spot for the Bering Sea fishing industry, which has been hampered by COVID-19 outbreaks at multiple boats and onshore plants.
Adding the cemetery to Funter Bay State Marine Park would mean the land couldn’t be sold or developed, and people would always be able to care for the cemetery.
COVID-19 has hit another processing plant operated by fishing giant Trident Seafoods — this time aboard one of the corporation’s massive factory trawlers, the Island Enterprise.
A COVID-19 outbreak at one of Alaska’s largest fish processing plants has infected nearly 20% of workers, with testing only partially finished, officials said Tuesday.
Historically, local jobs in the STEM field have not gone to St. Paul residents — a problem the project manager says the grant could help with.
In the Aleutian port town of Unalaska, at least five local boats are stuck at the dock with nowhere to deliver their cod after the shutdown of the Alyeska Seafoods processing plant