Aaron Bolton joined the KBBI News Department in 2017 after spending his first year reporting at KSTK in Wrangell. He grew up in southern Minnesota and graduated from the University of Minnesota in 2015 with a degree in journalism. Befrore moving to Alaska, Aaron reported for Radio K in Minneapolis. He spent his free time going to local concerts and promoting shows and music festivals. Since making the move to Alaska, he spends time in the backcountry snowboarding whenever possible. He's also an avid hockey player.
Some states are aggressively promoting the new COVID-19 vaccination shots for kids ages 5 to 11. But Montana is not among them. The state also didn't promote vaccinations for 12 to 18 year olds.
Smoke from wildfires is driving people indoors in places where COVID-19 vaccination rates are low, potentially heightening the risk of more infections.
The Department of Veterans Affairs isn't waiting for rural vets to get vaccines on their own. Instead, the department is using medical records to bring the most vulnerable to pop-up vaccine clinics.
Members of a synagogue added armed guards to services following harassment by a neo-Nazi website. They also coordinated harassment responses with police, and say more towns should do the same.