The money for the program comes from a gift made last year by Norwegian Cruise Lines.
Unalakleet has struggled with its water system in the past, with almost annually recurring shortages, contamination issues or freezing pipes at the water tank.
Chief Financial Officer Kevin Benson’s last day is Jan. 28.
Local governments are allowed to opt out, but Petersburg’s assembly hasn’t made that decision.
Hundreds of potentially valid ballots arrived after Election Day without a postmark, despite a U.S. Postal Service policy to try to postmark all mailed ballots.
A delayed shipment of tens of thousands of rapid at-home COVID tests has arrived in Anchorage, and city officials say they’re racing to distribute them to sites around town before New Year’s.
Juneau’s hazard maps haven’t been updated since the 70s. New proposed maps have roughly 50% of the buildings in downtown Juneau in a moderate or severe risk area for avalanche or landslide.
KTOO’s intention is to cover criminal and social justice outside of the courtroom, focusing on the victims and other people impacted by crime and inequity.
Part of the reason is that the city-owned ski area’s pay scale begins $1.84 below Alaska’s minimum wage.
The vaccine did bring some hope to early 2021, but while the virus was being knocked back a bit, the damage the pandemic brought to society was already done.