This series features Yupik elder Harriet Penayah. Listen to the first episode here. For most of her life, Harriet Penayah worked as a health aide in Savoonga. She tended to the wounded and sick within her community, stitching up cuts, transfusing blood, and even delivering twins. There were no doctors in Savoonga. No nurses. But Harriet says [...]
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In Friday’s News: Social Security payments to switch to electronic payment March 1st, recipients wanting a paper check need to fill out waiver; Sen. Begich co-sponsoring legislation aimed at improving mental health care; New trial date set for Teddy Kyle Smith, charged with attempted murder, assault, etc.; Coast Guard still investigating mystery petroleum source found [...]
In Tuesday’s news: No active oil spill near St. Lawrence Island, Coast Guard and State still looking for source of oil that covered oiled wildlife this fall; Two people in Bethel died in cold, abandoned buildings last week; Burned body in St. Mary’s identified; Alaska’s congressional delegation aiming to change a federal monitoring program on [...]
In Monday’s news: Investigators determine there is no oil spill near St. Lawrence Island; Red foxes have been sighted around Nome; Governor Parnell releases budget proposal, showing increased support for public safety programs; Local author, Claire Kennon, is raising awareness about domestic violence; Nome-Beltz High School wrestling team competed in State Tournament this past weekend.
In Monday’s News: Whooping cough outbreak hits Alaska; Toxic chemicals in couches may be causing health problems on St. Lawrence Island; Grounded barge in Aleutians recovered; Nome-Beltz wrestling takes 2nd at Regionals, headed to State.
In Thursday’s news: U.S. Coast Guard still waiting for detailed report of oily substance samples taken from wildlife on St. Lawrence Island; Norton Sound Regional Hospital had Grand Opening Celebration, yesterday; Five crew members from Polar Wind were rescued after tug & barge went aground; Federal scientists say lack of summer sea ice is changing [...]
In Wednesday’s news: Residents of Gambell travelled to St. Lawrence Island to find source of oil that contaminated seals, birds & ocean debris; Norton Sound Economic Development Corporation held board meetings, last week, to look into building Norton Sound hatchery; Alaska’s Commerce commissioner says the disaster from poor king salmon returns worse than first estimated; [...]
In Monday’s news: Oiled wildlife confirmed on St. Lawrence Island; Another Democrat joins Senate Republican-led majority; Governor Parnell says State’s attitude toward tribes is unexpected and unwarranted; Emmonak City Council met for a special meeting, last Thursday, announcing new members and restructuring; Nome’s Victoria Erickson received Governor’s Administrator of the Year award.
In Friday’s news: Investigation begins on St. Lawrence Island after separate reports found animals with oil on them; Alaska Native fishermen charged with illegal fishing seeking to consolidate trials; Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation assumes authority from EPA to regulate wastewater discharges; Kuskokwim 300 Race Committee announces purse increase; Tribal funk band Pamyua continuing Inuit [...]
A low front from Siberia brings strong winds, high water, and rain to the Seward Peninsula/Norton Sound; a Navy SEAL with Aniak roots publishes a book about his experiences in the operation that killed Osama Bin Laden; initial drill results at a graphite deposit 40 miles north of Nome could be “one of the most significant” graphite resources in the world; U.S. Senator Mark Begich to introduce legislation creating a national seafood marketing effort; NOAA charges American Seafoods with 39 violations of Magnuson-Stevens Act for fish fraud; Alaska State Museum seeks entries for biennial exhibition on Alaskan photography
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