News of the North from Tuesday, January 12th, 2021
US high court to hear case on virus relief for tribes
Flagstaff, Arizona (AP) — The U.S. Supreme Court will hear a case that centers on who gets a share of $8 billion in federal coronavirus relief allocated for tribes.
PFD applications ahead of last year's pace
Juneau, Alaska (KINY) - Smoothly is the word used by the Permanent Fund Dividend Division in the State Department of Revenue to describe the 2021 application period to date.
City and Borough of Juneau facilities to reopen
Juneau, Alaska (KINY) - Due to the CBJ Emergency Operations Center lowering the overall community risk to Level 2 Moderate, Juneau Libraries, City Museum and the Permit Center are returning to in-person service.
JPD on alert for armed protests, although no immediate danger noted
Juneau, Alaska (KINY) - A bulletin from the FBI says to be on the lookout for armed protests leading up to and including inauguration day not only in the nation's capital but in the capitals of all 50 states.
Future tourism activity discussed at Assembly meeting
Juneau, Alaska (KINY) - The fate of the tourism industry, especially its fate in Juneau and Alaska, was a topic of discussion at the Juneau Assembly meeting Monday evening.
Visitor Industry Task Force recommendations discussed by Assembly
Juneau, Alaska (KINY) - The Assembly Committee of the Whole heard the Visitor Industry Task Force report at its meeting on Monday night
Kiehl: Authorities will be ready for any violent protests at state capitol
Juneau, Alaska (KINY) - A bulletin from the FBI says to be on the outlook for armed protests leading up to and including inauguration day not only in the nation's capital but in the capitals of all 50 states.
Southeast Native regional organization quitting logging business
Juneau, Alaska (KINY) - Sealaska Corporation plans to get out of the logging business.
Vaccine appointments filled up in 25 minutes time
Juneau, Alaska (KINY) - Within 25 minutes after the registration period began at Noon Monday, all appointments for the upcoming COVID 19 Vaccine clinic were booked.
State COVID case count released
Juneau, Alaska (KINY) - The Department of Health and Social Services today announced 186 new people identified with COVID-19 in Alaska.
Light Rain and 41 F at Juneau, Juneau International Airport, AK
Winds are East at 17.3 MPH (15 KT). The pressure is 1016.1 mb and the humidity is 79%. The wind chill is 32. Last Updated on Jan 16 2021, 4:53 am AKST.