Haines Health Center offering COVID-19 vaccine to all adult patients

Southeast Alaska Regional Health Consortium is now offering COVID-19 vaccines to anyone over the age of 18 in Haines who wants one. Vaccinations for the expanded pool of patients will begin this week.

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Drilling boosters, opponents consider next steps after first Arctic refuge lease sale

The state won 10-year oil leases for nine pieces of land by submitting the minimum offer: $25 an acre. But drilling for oil in the refuge is expensive, and it faces an aggressive opposition campaign.

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Alaska requires that DNA be collected from people arrested for violent crimes. Many police agencies have ignored that.

By failing to collect those DNA samples, law enforcement has left Alaska’s DNA database with crucial gaps, allowing at least one serial rapist to go undetected.

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Federal appeals court overturns approval for Hilcorp’s Liberty Project

A three-judge panel of the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals agreed with environmental groups, saying the agency’s review of drilling impacts was inadequate.

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Alaska’s elite nordic skiers face tough decisions on European World Cup

With the week-to-week travel required for the World Cup circuit, there’s no way for skiing to follow the “bubble” model that was successfully implemented by the NBA.

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