Rashah McChesney, KTOO - Juneau
Alaska providers pause use of Johnson & Johnson vaccine while feds investigate rare risk of blood clots
Alaska providers are following the federal recommendation to pause use of the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccines while they figure out the clotting risk.
Inspectors from the state’s health department visited Bartlett Regional Hospital in Juneau in January after an employee complained of an unsafe workplace.
Two staff members in Alaska’s Senate tested positive for COVID-19 on Monday.
The state health department is rolling out a new program designed to get millions in federal funds directly to boroughs and communities to help them combat COVID-19.
Amanda Price says she was told that the administration is “taking public safety in a different direction.”
At least a dozen people in a Juneau nursing home tested positive for COVID-19, but almost no one showed symptoms.
https://youtu.be/qnV9kV2-enE There are more than 130 legislators and staff in Juneau for the legislative session. The legislature is taking steps to limit the spread of COVID-19. For instance, the Capitol building is closed to the...
Lawmakers are required to be tested for COVID-19 every few days.
State lawmakers in Juneau and local law enforcement are preparing for the possibility of violence after the FBI warned of potential armed protests in each state capital on Sunday.
Gov. Mike Dunleavy is calling the denial a “dangerous precedent” that would harm Alaska’s future.
State Republican Rep. Lance Pruitt lost his legal challenge attempting to overturn the results of his East Anchorage district election. He lost to Democrat challenger Liz Snyder by just 11 votes.
Alaska Landmine owner and journalist Jeff Landfield is suing Gov. Mike Dunleavy’s administration. He said the administration has violated his constitutional rights by excluding him from Dunleavy’s news conferences.
Dunleavy said the idea is to provide better services for Alaskans as the department has continued to grow.
Gov. Mike Dunleavy debuted a budget proposal Friday for next year that will lean heavily on earnings from the Permanent Fund to help Alaska recover from the pandemic.
When Juneau woman Fiona Brown saw an ad on Facebook looking for volunteers for Pfizer’s clinical trials for its COVID-19 vaccine, she knew that as a science nerd she had an edge.
And some parts of the state have felt the impacts of the downturn more than others. Interior Alaska has had a boost from the military. The Anchorage region has been buoyed by growth in the Mat-Su. But it’s a different story in Southeast.
Three of those who died are from Anchorage and one is from Juneau, say state health officials.
10 deaths were announced by the state since Friday, though most aren't considered 'recent' and were found through data review.
It’s the first time a bear mauling has been recorded in the park since it was established in 1980.