A report commissioned by the Diocese of Juneau found “credible evidence” that seven people who served the Catholic Church in Southeast Alaska since 1951 engaged in sexual misconduct involving minors or vulnerable adults.
The announcement came in response to new rules from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services that bar health care providers from referring patients for abortion if they receive funding through Title X.
The Air Quality Index for fine particulate pollution reached as high as 189 Monday, which is in the unhealthy range. Anchorage’s Environmental Health Services department didn’t anticipate levels higher than that in the next few days, but the level will fluctuate.
Over the last few months, levels of paralytic shellfish poisoning in Southeast Alaskan shellfish have been very high. A coalition of tribal organizations is tracking PSP levels to make sure subsistence users can safely harvest shellfish.