This Thursday on Sounding Board (November 8, 2012 at 10am), we’re talking about living with diabetes in Western Alaska. 1 in 20 Alaskans are currently living with diabetes. It’s the seventh leading cause of death in the state, and annual costs for treating the disease exceed over $350 million dollars a year. What effect has this [...]
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This Thursday on Sounding Board (November 1, 2012 at 10am), we’re talking about organ donation. Are you an organ donor? In many cases, we’re asked that question only while in line at the DMV, but for some people, that question is a matter of life and death. Donated organs can save lives, but Western Alaska [...]
In Tuesday’s news: Nome Police Department are actively looking for 17-year-old Sharon Ellanna; a St. Michael woman jailed after stabbing former boyfriend; 66-year-old Jack Swick dies at Cripple River Gold Mining Camp; Ten hearings scheduled across the state on coastal management ballot initiative; Mixed reactions to the EPA’s review of large-scale mining effects in Bristol [...]
In Friday’s news: Former GCI employee accused of misusing customer information; Two prosecutors in Stevens case suspended; Emmonak Women’s Shelter still struggling with funding; Murkowski’s “Frankenfish” amendment fails in senate; Finnish man dies on Mt. McKinley, second fatality; EPA takes public comment on draft watershed assessment for Bristol Bay.
Offshore miners to stay half mile from river mouths and 300 feet from fishing nets; McKinley climber dies after fall; AVTEC prepares workforce for broadband internet in rural Alaska; minor flooding on Snake River over the weekend.
Long-time BSSD pilot Doug Hemnes dies of a heart attack; governor vetoes very little from operating and capital projects budgets; Elim City Council does not certify election, village remains dry; Pebble Mine being prepared for permitting; North Dakota passes Alaska to become second leading oil-producing state.
Body found north of Anchorage identified as missing airman; Federal Subsistence Board adopts tribal consultation policy, holds off on consultation with ANCSA corporations; largest herring fishery on hold, herring not eager to show up; NOAA and Russian counterparts collaborate in seal survey; Chief Papasadora reminds youth that choices made now can impact entire community.
An Anchorage woman killed this morning after crashing her SUV into Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson entrance gate; Senate Finance Committee holds a special meeting to address high energy costs; 5 homes flooded, 20 more threatened at Manley Hot Springs; former director of Sitka’s Southeast Alaska Indian Cultural Center pleads guilty to stealing more than $17,000 in federal funds; with heavy damage between Miles 22 and 26, emergency repairs to the Nome-Council Road are underway; Bethel plans a memorial park to honor Alaska Territorial Guard.
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