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By Daysha Eaton, KBBI Sept. 26, 2016

Yakutat Man is One of ‘The Magnificent Seven’

By Scott Burton, KTOO

Martin Sensmeier, a 32-year-old actor from Yakutat, is co-starring in a major motion picture, “The Magnificent Seven.” In the film, which opened Friday, Sensmeier shares the screen with Denzel Washington and Ethan Hawke. 

The movie is a remake of the 1960 western version starring Yul Brynner, and also the 1954 Japanese film “Seven Samurai.”

LKSD Gets Language Proficiency Grant

By Charles Enoch

The Lower Kuskokwim School District received a $1-point-5 million dollar grant from the US Dept. of Education to enhance language proficiency for Alaska Native students in both English and Yup'ik.

 

The United States Department of Education

Saxman Rally Supports Standing Rock Sioux Tribe

Sep 22, 2016
Maria Dudzak

Saxman Rally Supports Standing Rock Sioux Tribe

By Maria Dudzak,KRBB

A peaceful gathering took place Monday afternoon in Saxman in support of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe and to protest the Dakota Access Pipeline. Many expressed concerns beyond what is happening in North Dakota.

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Alaska Holds Global Gathering on Sewer and Water Issues

By Johanna Eurich, KYUK

Experts from around the world are gathering in Anchorage this week to talk about providing healthy water and sewer services in remote Arctic communities.

The three-day conference started Monday. It is hosted by the Arctic Council and looks at innovative approaches to solving a problem which plagues the entire Arctic region.

earthsongs.net

  Thea Hopkins is a member of the Wampanoag Tribe of Aquinnah, Martha’s Vineyard. She is also part Iroquois, African-American, Irish, French, and Portugese. She tours internationally with her Americana/Contemporary Folk style, being compared to icons such as Nick Drake and Bob Dylan.

9/19/2016

Associated Press

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Federal prosecutors in Alaska have charged four men with killing walrus gathered on the state's northwest shore last year, removing the animals' ivory tusks and leaving the meat to waste. Prosecutors say the four residents of the village of Point Hope twice caused several hundred walrus to stampede, knowing that smaller animals in the herd could be crushed. Investigators found 25 animals killed a year ago at Cape Lisburne.

9/20/16

The lack of running water and flush toilets in more than three thousand Alaska homes causes health problems, but another issue looms even larger:  that’s the effects of climate change on drinking water sources. That’s according to scientists at the international Water Innovations for Healthy Arctic Homes conference in Anchorage this week. 

By Joaqlin Estus

In an earlier story, KNBA quoted Dr. David O. Carpenter, the Director of the Institute of Health and the Environment at New York University at Albany, who stated, “the evidence that [cell phones and Wifi use] cause cancer in humans is very, very strong, and it comes from multiple studies, including studies done by the World Health Organization.”

Sept. 14, 2016

Dr. David O. Carpenter, the Director of the Institute Health and the Environment at New York University at Albany, was a guest on this week’s KSKA talk show Line One. Your Health Connection. He said studies show excessive cell phone and Wifi use cause brain cancer.

Office of the Governor of Alaska

9/12/16

By the Associated Press

Alaska imports 96 percent of its food, and the governor said that should change. The Juneau Empire reports Gov. Bill Walker spoke during a conference for the National Association of Farmer's Market Nutrition Programs.

He said population growth since statehood helped reduce the percentage of locally-grown food that residents consumed from half to 4 percent. He said he would like to see significant growth in the percentage of Alaska-grown food. Walker noted there are now 42 farmers markets statewide compared to 11 in 2004.

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