News of the North from Tuesday, October 12th, 2021
'Into the Wild' bus on display during preservation work
FAIRBANKS, Alaska (AP) — An abandoned city bus that people sometimes went on deadly pilgrimages to Alaska’s backcountry to visit can now safely be viewed at the University of Alaska Fairbanks while it undergoes preservation work.
Some Alaska legislators urge easier ivermectin access
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Several Republican state lawmakers are advocating for easier access for Alaskans to ivermectin amid the pandemic though ivermectin is not authorized by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for preventing or treating COVID-19.
Body found by Ferry Terminal idenified as missing man
Juneau, Alaska (KINY) - Juneau authorities have identified the body found at the ferry terminal as Joseph Michael Clayton.
Wage gender gap explored by Alaska Economic Trends
Juneau, Alaska (KINY) - The gender wage gap in Alaska has improved although a disparity still exists.
Tennis Team Flirts with State Championship Wins
Juneau, Alaska (KINY) - Thunder Mountain senior Jaymie Collman and Juneau-Douglas junior Anna Dale put their girls doubles team into the finals of the Alaska School Activities Association First National Bank Alaska Tennis State Championships on Saturday at Anchorage’s Alaska Club East.
Falcons Kiah Dihle Third at State on Course Packed with Athletes and Mud
Juneau, Alaska (KINY) - Thunder Mountain senior Kiah Dihle is the third fastest girl in the state after racing the top runners in the Alaska high school ranks along arguably the most difficult 5K course - one made even more technical by overnight freeze softening and the muddy shoe-prints of 353 previous runners.
Officers involved in shooting in Salcha identified
Juneau, Alaska (KINY) - Two troopers have been identified in the police-involved shooting in Salcha near Fairbanks last week.
Troopers locate skeletal remains of missing Craig resident
Juneau, Alaska (KINY) - State troopers report that skeletal remains of a man who has been missing since 2017 were located.
Write-in candidate Will Muldoon in lead for third school board seat
Juneau, Alaska (KINY) – The latest returns released Monday evening from Juneau’s by mail election reveals that Will Muldoon’s write-in candidacy for School Board is successful to this point.
New ballot initiative seeks state to formally recognize tribes
Juneau, Alaska (KINY) - A ballot initiative is in the beginning stages of collecting signatures to be placed on the 2022 election ballot.
86 new cases of COVID-19 were reported in Juneau over the weekend, by the Alaska Department of Health and Social Services, 83 were residents and 3 were non-residents. There are currently 3 people hospitalized with COVID at Bartlett Regional Hospital
Patches Fog and 29 F at Juneau, Juneau International Airport, AK
Winds are Calm. The pressure is 1011.5 mb and the humidity is 85%. Last Updated on Oct 17 2021, 7:53 am AKDT.