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5:30 pm
Thu February 26, 2015

2/27/15 - Ancient Yup'ik way of healing being revived to prevent suicide, other social ills

Elders teach the laws of “living in ultimate purity,” as a way of healing

By Sophie Evan, KYUK

Health care providers in Bethel are reviving "Calricaraq," an ancient Yup'ik holistic way to live a long, healthy, and balanced life. The Yukon Kuskokwim Health Corporation’s Preventative Services Department is bringing back a system that’s meant to guide the Yup'ik, or “real people” in Yup'ik, from conception to adulthood. They hope it will help curb alarming suicide rates and tough social issues facing Yup’ik people today.

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Local News
10:04 pm
Wed February 25, 2015

2/26/15 - House subcommittee zeros out budgets for early education programs

Wasilla Republican cuts services not required by state Constitution

Early learning programs such as pre-kindergarten grants, Parents as Teachers, and Best Beginnings -- were zeroed out in the budget recommendations of a House education subcommittee on Tuesday night. Wasilla Republican Rep. Lynn Gattis chairs the subcommittee. She said legislators need to cut back to only the essentials.

“I looked at our Constitution,” said Gattis. “And I looked at what we’re constitutionally mandated to do.”

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Local News
7:25 am
Wed February 25, 2015

2/25/15 - Sharing gets Little Diomede residents through month-long lack of air connectiotions

Credit KNOM, Nome, Alaska

Villagers doing okay despite bare store shelves, lack of prescribed meds 

As KNOM reports, it’s now been a full month since regular helicopter service was halted to the remote Bering Strait community of Little Diomede. The aviation company flying to the island village says mechanical issues and weather are keeping flights from resuming—and residents say they’re getting by despite just one delivery of mail and cargo in the last month. 

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Our Community
5:35 pm
Tue February 24, 2015

Our Community - Anchorage Reads 2015

Anchorage Reads 2015
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Local News
7:45 pm
Mon February 23, 2015

2/24/15 - Tlingit and Haida Indian tribes approve same-sex marriages in tribal courts

Goal of tribal same-sex policy is inclusion of all tribal members

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