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9:01 pm
Tue March 18, 2014

3/19/14 KNBA News - A multi-state program works to reduce looming doctor shortage

A shortage of primary care doctors looms just as baby boomers are about to get sick.

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Our Community
4:40 pm
Tue March 18, 2014

Our Community Tuesday 03/18/14

Danny Preston speaks with Sou Brogen, Vice President of Income/Health Impact for United Way Anchorage. The deadline is near, and now is the time to decide to get covered or suffer a penalty. Alaska currently has 6,666 people enrolled. With help obtaining  health coverage or more information, visit:

http://www.liveunitedanchorage.org/

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Local News
9:45 pm
Mon March 17, 2014

3/18/14 KNBA News - Legislators consider buying a legislative office building in Anchorage

Buying rather than leasing a legislative office building in Anchorage would save the state $2.4 million a year, according to Rep. Mike Hawker, Legislative Council chair.

The Alaska House has rejected extending a perk to military same-sex partners - the use of their home-state drivers' license when here temporarily.

The House Finance committee is looking at ways to handle the state's debt to employee pensions.

Alaska's life expectancy is 34th in the nation, and that of Alaska Native people is seven years less than that of Alaskan non-Natives.

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KNBA News
4:11 pm
Mon March 17, 2014

Aging in Alaska 2014 Special News Series

At age 92, Marian DeWitt attributes her longevity and good health to a traditional Tlingit Indian diet -- rich in fish and other seafood, and venison and other game.
Credit Joaqlin Estus

AGING IN ALASKA

March 17 - 21, 2014,  As a part of KNBA Morning News, News Director Joaqlin Estus shared a series of stories that discuss the value of Elders, the personal rewards of maturity and the opportunities & challenges of an aging Alaskan population. 

This special news series was made possible through a MetLife Foundation Journalists in Aging Fellowship, a project of New Media and the Gerontological Society of America.

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Local News
2:18 pm
Mon March 17, 2014

3/17/14 KNBA News - Eastern Interior Alaska Natives ask Congress to okay fish, game co-management

Ahtna, the Native for-profit corporation for Eastern Interior Alaska, asks Congress to approve its proposal to co-manage fish and game on its lands, saying Natives can't compete with people who travel to the region by road to hunt.

The first in a series on Aging in Alaska, demographers outline the coming population boom of Alaskans age 65 and up.

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