Isabelle Ross

Reporter/Host
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Bristol Bay will have to wait at least another week for its first dose, while healthcare providers grapple with the logistical challenges of getting the vaccine to rural areas. 

 

The Dillingham professor had a deep love for science and Bristol Bay. Those that knew him say over the past 15 years he’d become a beloved as a researcher and member of the year-round community. He died after a long illness in October at the age of 56.


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The lawsuit holds that the company did not disclose to its investors that the proposed mine was contrary to Clean Water Act guidelines, and that it artificially inflated its stock prices by sharing misleading information.

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Pebble Mine has been stopped, likely for good. The debate around the mine has consumed Bristol Bay for more than a decade. Now the people who live here are coming to terms with the news.

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BBAHC announced the change Friday, a week after it canceled non-urgent medical care and village travel because staff at Kanakanak Hospital in Dillingham had been exposed to coronavirus.

The cases are in four communities, including the City of Dillingham. Four are related to travel, and four are close contacts of a previous case. 

George Bright, Sr., Traditional Village Council President

As coronavirus cases rise in hotspots around southwest Alaska, the Native Village of Goodnews Bay wants to test travelers coming into the community. But the regional health corporation is reserving its limited testing supplies for other cases.

 

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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 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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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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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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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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According to the Bristol Bay Area Health Corporation, nine of the people who tested positive were close contacts of previous cases. The City of Dillingham said there are currently four active cases in Dillingham proper. 

Alaska Department of Fish and Game staff

Pebble says it will meet the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers deadline for a plan to offset damages to wetlands in the Koktuli River watershed, but the secretly-recorded "Pebble Tapes" have triggered additional scrutiny about the state’s apparent assistance with the plan.

 

Alaska Department of Health and Social Services

Three of the individuals in the Dillingham Census Area had recently traveled outside the region, and the latest case was a close contact. All are currently in isolation, and the state has started contact tracing for all three cases. 

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