News of the North from Thursday, October 14th, 2021
Flags Flown at half-staff to honor passing of former Juneau lawmaker
Juneau, Alaska (KINY) - Former Juneau House Representative Bill Hudson, who served from 1987 to 2002, passed away Monday.
Sealaska distribution expected to be sent out in November
Juneau, Alaska (KINY) - Sealaska's fall 2021 distribution to shareholders is in the works, with a special announcement to be held later this month.
Hoonah City Council approves election results
Juneau, Alaska (KINY) - The Hoonah City Council certified the results of the 2021 election this week.
Haines assembly certifies election, swears in new members
Juneau, Alaska (KINY) - The results of the 2021 municipal election for Haines was certified during the regular assembly meeting Tuesday, with two new assembly members and two new school board members being elected.
Alaska University Scholar awardees selected
Juneau, Alaska (KINY) - 932 Alaskan high school students have been selected to receive the $12,000 UA Scholars Award to use at any University of Alaska campus.
Dividends hitting bank accounts this week, paper checks to be sent in late October
Juneau, Alaska (KINY) - Eligible residents who signed up for a direct deposit for the 2021 Permanent Fund Dividend will see it added to their bank accounts this week
International fishing patrols find multiple violations in North Pacific
Juneau, Alaska (KINY) - An international law enforcement boarding team inspecting fishing vessels in the North Pacific Ocean identified 32 potential violations of an international commission's conservation and management measures for the Pacific.
Man rescued from disabled sailboat near Sitka
Juneau, Alaska (KINY) - The Coast Guard rescued a man from a disabled vessel about 145 nautical miles west of Sitka, Alaska, Monday.
State reports issuing over 200 emergency nurse licenses
Juneau, Alaska (KINY) - The Alaska Division of Professional Licensing announced this week that they have issued 275 Nurse Emergency Courtesy Licenses, licenses that are issued in an urgent situation, over the past 3 weeks.
COVID-19 update 10-13
Juneau, Alaska (KINY) - 39 new resident cases of COVID-19 were reported in Juneau today, by the Alaska Department of Health and Social Services. There is currently 1 person hospitalized with COVID at Bartlett Regional Hospital.
Alaskan state trooper arrested on multiple counts of sexual abuse of a minor
Juneau, Alaska (KINY) - The Alaska Department of Public Safety and Alaska State Troopers arrested 39-year-old Soldotna-based state trooper Benjamin Strachan Wednesday.
Patches Fog and 27 F at Juneau, Juneau International Airport, AK
Winds are East at 4.6 MPH (4 KT). The pressure is 1011.8 mb and the humidity is 89%. The wind chill is 22. Last Updated on Oct 17 2021, 5:53 am AKDT.