It’s National Diabetes Month (Nov.) and the national eye institute is sharing advice to help prevent diabetic retinopathy -- the leading cause of blindness adults age 20 to 74.

Dr. Suber Huang, an opthomologist, is chair of the National Eye Health Education Program. He says certain groups are at higher risk of diabetes, iincluding American Indians, African-American and Hispanic people … as well as a growing swath of the general public.

Sept. 25, 2015

Kotzebue Nursing Home Serving Traditional Foods

Associated Press

Residents of a nursing home in Kotzebue now have musk ox and other traditional native foods on the menu. It's part of a program under a new federal law that allows donated food to be served at nursing homes, child nutrition programs and other public and nonprofit facilities, including those run by Indian tribes and tribal groups.


Anchorage Police Department: Beware of Phone Scam Impersonating Alaska State Troopers and Law Enforcement The Anchorage Police Department (APD) Friday [Nov. 20] issued a statement warning against scammers pretending to be Alaska State Troopers and attempting to collect money in order for the citizen to avoid arrest.This Message is from your Alaska State Troopers-BEWARE OF SCAM PHONE CALLS: It may start with a call to your phone from someone claiming to be with law enforcement.

Nov. 23, 2015

Dan Fauske resigns as president of state gas line corporation

By Rachel Waldholz, APRN - Anchorage | November 21, 2015

Dan Fauske has resigned as president of the Alaska Gasline Development Corporation (AGDC), which represents the state in the proposed $45 to $65 billion project to bring natural gas from the North Slope to Cook Inlet for export.

The resignation was announced at an early morning meeting of the AGDC board on Saturday, and accepted in a unanimous vote.

Alaska’s Congressional Delegation vow to work for labeling of “Frankenfish”

Based on a story by Liz Ruskin, APRN

Nov. 19, 2015

Conoco Phillips Launching Second Project in NPR-A

Nov. 18, 2015

Association of Village Council Presidents announces plan to create dozens of tribal courts in Y-K regionBy Anna Rose McArthur, KYUK-Bethel

An Alaska non-profit wants to do something new—set up courts for about a quarter of Alaska’s tribes. The Bethel-based Association of Village Council Presidents, or AVCP, is a nonprofit representing 56 villages across the Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta. It wants each village to develop its own tribal court. Before they can do that, AVCP has to develop a model for something that has never existed.

Nov. 17, 2015

Walt Monegan to head Corrections

By Zacharia Hughes, KSKA-Anchorage

A new report about the state’s Department of Corrections finds numerous problems that have contributed to dozens of recent deaths within Alaska’s prisons and jails. On Monday, Governor Bill Walker released the 20-page Administrative Review to the public, and announced a new head for DOC.

by Johanna Eurich

Alaska Native elders say it's time to stop talking about climate change and get to work. That's the message Larry Merculieff with the Native Science Commission brought to a group meeting in Anchorage this weekend.

He told members of Common Ground that Alaska Natives don't see climate change  -- they see a climate crisis. He says to solve the problems people will have to change the way they think. To explain the magnitude of the problem Murkulieff quoted a white elder... Albert Einstein.