NOTN 12-23 AM

    News of the North

    Thursday, December 23rd, 2021 - 13 minutes

    Narrated by Kevin Allen

    Reports include:

    The Alaska Department of Health and Social Services says a second case of the COVID-19 omicron variant has been detected in the state.

    Joining 23 other states, Alaska has joined a lawsuit which is asking the U.S. District Court in Louisiana to block a nationwide vaccine mandate for workers and volunteers in head start.

    A new grant program fueled by the Norwegian Cruise Line donation to Juneau will be open to application beginning Monday and through January 14.

    Tlingit & Haida is moving forward with a broadband network project that seeks to fill gaps in broadband internet access in Southeast Alaska via a pilot program in Wrangell.

    The state is threatening to sue the federal government in an effort to force clean up of Contamination Left on native corporate Lands.

    The application period for the 2022 Alaska Permanent Fund Dividend opens at 9 a.m. New Year's Day.

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