UNALASKANS AGAINST SEXUAL ASSAULT AND FAMILY VIOLENCE

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Unalaskans Against Sexual Assault and Family Violence is in the midst of hosting its annual Soup-Off event. Most local events have been reformatted over the past year due to COVID-19. The Soup-Off is no exception, as it was cancelled last year, at the start of the pandemic, and is now being held virtually to accommodate public health mandates meant to curb the spread of the virus.

 

Qawalangin Tribe of Unalaska

More than six million Americans enrolled in food stamps in the first three months of the coronavirus pandemic, as people across the country lost their jobs and children transitioned to at-home learning.

The 17 percent expansion from February to May in the food stamps program — formally known as the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, or SNAP — is the fastest growth in the program's history, according to the New York Times.

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A survey shows that many domestic violence and sexual assault organizations in Alaska have experienced an increase in hotline calls as people have had to remain at home amid the coronavirus pandemic.

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The company that supplies Unalaska with a weekly vessel service wants to reassure Unalaska residents that there will be no interruption in its supply chains. 

Matson has not missed a shipment since the start of the coronavirus pandemic. 

The shipping company has a unique view of the effect of COVID-19 on the global economy. According to Bal Dreyfus, Matson's senior vice president, Alaska, there's been a not-so-surprising increase in certain orders.  

 

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When Gov. Mike Dunleavy vetoed almost $400 million from the state budget in June, Unalaska stood to lose about $1.34 million in funding for local organizations including the city, school district, and clinic.

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