NOTN 9-21 AM

    News of the North

    Wednesday, September 21st, 2022 - 15 minutes

    The electronic distribution of 2022 Permanent Fund Dividends began Tuesday, about a month ahead of the usual payout in early October.

    A document obtained by News of the North shows that a second group of registered voters are asking the Hoonah City Clerk's office to certify a petition that would allow signatures to be gathered and to put a question on the ballot to recall Mayor Gerald Byers.

    The Pulse Gondola has arrived in Juneau and is currently being unpacked at Eaglecrest.

    Among the four ballot questions being put to Juneau voters, Prop 3 asks voters whether to approve the 1% sales tax extension.

    Bartlett Regional Hospital's new CEO David Keith spoke on action line to talk about his vision for the hospital.

    On Sept. 18 and 19, the Sitka Police Department executed multiple search warrants that resulted in drug arrests.

    Two Kodiak residents were arrested Friday on the alleged charges of Misconduct Involving a Controlled Substance.

    Fire Marshal Dan Jager said a fire origin and cause investigation was conducted on Tuesday's fire.

    The Juneau Police Department is currently in the process of working through several technology updates and transitioning to new computer systems, the department said in a release Tuesday morning.

    Fairbanks-based State Troopers responded to a report Monday of a plane needing to make an emergency landing after the craft had issues with its fuel.

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