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UPDATE: One of the cases announced Friday was a Dillingham city resident, and another resident tested positive Tuesday, Nov. 10. Staff at Kanakanak Hospital were also exposed to the disease, so the Bristol Bay Area Health Corporation is imposing additional safety measures there.

 

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The unofficial results from in-person voting on Election Day in for Dillingham put Joe Biden ahead of Donald Trump by one vote. Absentee and mail-in ballots will be counted next week. Dillingham voters also slightly favored independent challengers for the U.S. Senate and House seats over the Republican incumbents. 

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The public and City Council engaged in vigorous discussion at Thursday's meeting. Emergency Order One is now in effect as well. It contains the same protective measures that were already in place, with a few modifications.

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The 10 people who tested positive Monday are from two communities in the Dillingham Census Area, according to BBAHC. They are likely not in Dillingham proper.

 

 

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Independent Dr. Al Gross talked to KDLG about how he plans to grow the economy of Bristol Bay by supporting fishermen and developing renewable energy resources. 

 

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Pandemics are stressful. To help Bristol Bay community members address their stress, mental health experts from around Bristol Bay shared tips for managing wellness during the COVID-19 pandemic during a live, on-air panel.

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Individuals can receive up to $500 and households can get up to $1,500. Businesses and nonprofits can qualify for up to $10,000.

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Halloween is Saturday, and the haunted holiday is going to be a bit different this year, but the CDC has some guidelines for celebrating the spooky spectacle.

 

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The first round of the grant program approved grants for 31 businesses and 185 individuals. Businesses received an average of $5,000, and household grants averaged around $700.

 

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For people who are in quarantine through Election Day, there are two main ways to vote. Dillingham election judge Pat Walsh breaks it down.

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Eleven of the people are residents of the census area and two are non-residents, according to the Bristol Bay Area Health Corporation. All of them had close contact with previously-identified cases.  

 

 

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The state reported a record-high number of new coronavirus cases among Alaska residents over the weekend. Two of those cases were in Dillingham, and three were in the census area.

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Local mental health experts shared tips for managing wellness during the COVID-19 pandemic. The panel included voices from the City of Dillingham, the Dillingham City School District and the Bristol Bay Area Health Corporation.

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Eight superior court judges are on the ballot this year. KDLG spoke to the judges on the ballot about their backgrounds, and why they decided to pursue law in Alaska.

 

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In-person absentee voting is underway now through Nov. 2. Mail-in ballots must be postmarked by Nov. 3 -- Election Day. Find out how to vote safely around Bristol Bay!

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