Alaska House passes budget; dividend amount unsettled
Juneau, Alaska (AP) - The Alaska House has passed a version of the state operating budget that leaves for later debate over how much to pay residents from the state’s oil-wealth fund for this year’s dividend.
Pfizer approved by FDA for children 12-15, Juneau plans youth clinics
Juneau, Alaska (KINY) - The U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine for emergency use for children aged 12 to 15 on Monday. This lowers the current youngest age from 16 to 12. Alaskan children will likely be able to get theirs as soon as Wednesday.
COVID news May 8-10, P.1 variant discovered in town
Juneau, Alaska (KINY) - A COVID-19 variant has been discovered in Juneau. The P.1 strain has been found in a case first reported two weeks ago--after the State of Alaska Public Health Lab analyzed it.
Action Line listeners updated on court system cyber attack
Juneau, Alaska (KINY) - An update on the cyberattack on the Alaska Court System was provided on Action Line Monday by Juneau Superior Court Judge Amy Mead who also serves as the administrator of the First Judicial District.
Young introduces bill to protect indigenous artifacts
Juneau, Alaska (KINY) - Alaska Congressman Don Young along with Congresswoman Teresa Leger Fernández of New Mexico has introduced the STOP Act, legislation that works to prohibit the exporting of sacred Native American items and increase penalties for stealing and illegally trafficking indigenous cultural property.
The Affordable Care Act Health Insurance Marketplace is open for enrollment for 2021 health coverage through Saturday, May 15. Sign up is at healthcare.gov. The SEARHC Patient Health Benefits team is available to assist with enrollment free of charge. Contact the team at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 966-8684.at None
Sitka Tribe CARES Act Housing & Temporary Shelter Assistance
The Sitka Tribe of Alaska is pleased to offer Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act need based assistance for Tribal Citizen/ AK Native or American Indian Sitka community households impacted by the COVID pandemic. The assistance available is $500 per household paid directly to a vendor to cover the mortgage, rent, utilities, heating fuel, or boat moorage costs, invoice verification is required and must be submitted with the application. This funding will also assist with those experiencing homelessness with temporary shelter. There is a separate application for this type of assistance. Applications will be accepted until July 31, 2021. Please go to sitkatribe.org for the application. Or please bring a previous or current invoice/bill (oil,utilities,rent,moorage, mortgage) to 456 Katlian St. for social services with your phone number on it; we will call and complete the online application with you over the phone. If you have any questions or need assistance, please call STA Social Services Department at 747-7293at Sitka tribe
Sitka Ham Radio Club
Sitka Ham Amateur Radio Klub - SHARK - meets 2 p.m. the first Saturday of the month at the Sitka Sportsman's Association: 5211 Halibut Point Road. All interested in ham radio are welcome. For information contact Darryl Ault AL7W at 738-4539, email@example.com or visit the Facebook Group.at None