Carrie Fenton first discovered that bats had moved into her Sitka home when one landed on her face.
One shipment of Moderna vaccines has already arrived at the Juneau Public Health office, but they are waiting for Pfizer vaccines to arrive before opening appointments to Juneau’s youngest residents.
Last year, 245 people died from overdoses in Alaska — more than 100 people more than the average from the previous five years.
The daily flights will depart Sitka at 1 p.m., touching down in Petersburg and Wrangell before returning to Sitka by 3 p.m.
A ballot measure to decide whether to turn Skagway’s health clinic over to a regional tribal health consortium could go before voters later this year.
Recent polling suggests that a majority of Alaskans support easy access to contraceptives. But that doesn’t necessarily mean it’s easy for patients to get them — especially in rural areas.
Chief Operating Officer Vlad Toca is no longer employed with the hospital.
Alaska Crossings has been anchored on the island for more than two decades. It is one of Wrangell’s largest private sector employees.
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.
Previously, the tribal health organization primarily served the Alaska Native community in Juneau.