The ways Sitka could and is being affected by climate change are numerous: the impact of warming oceans on the fishing industry, landslides, increased pest activity in the Tongass, more intense storms impacting utilities — the list could go on.
City Manager Rorie Watt apologized for the frustration people had trying to get an appointment. City staff hope to schedule more mass vaccination events.
“We do want to make sure we’re trying to get it into the right hands … quickly, but not so quickly that we rush ourselves into additional mistakes,” Assembly member Michelle Hale said.
An elderly woman has died of her injuries after a driver hit her with his truck in a crosswalk in Ketchikan on New Year’s Eve. Family members and city officials say they’re frustrated over what they see as a preventable death.
It’s one more strategy local policymakers are considering toward a perennial goal to make housing more affordable in the Capital City.
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.
Claims of voter fraud have been debunked. Over 60 legal challenges to the election outcome from the Trump campaign have failed. But central peninsula House representatives have made the same claims that drove the mob in D.C. — that the 2020 election was fraudulent.
The seven-person committee will review proposed laws and advise the assembly if they include a policy or implication that is racist.
The lab can process almost 400 COVID-19 tests in an 8-hour shift. But the chemicals used for processing tests is proprietary and limited to 940 tests a week.
The unstable hillside above Beach Road led to the suspension of the search and rescue efforts and prevented many residents from returning to their homes.