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Local News
2:10 am
Mon May 5, 2014

5/2/14 - A half-hour special: Psychologist shares secrets to happiness

In a half-hour interview, KNBA News Director Joaqlin Estus talks with psychologist Dr. Robert Biswas-Diener, who has been researching happiness in Kenya and Israel, and among the Amish in this country, and homeless people in Oakland, California. While different cultures aspire to different forms of happiness -- peace and harmony, say, compared to joy and enthusiasm -- the happiest people have strong personal relationships.

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Local News
11:15 pm
Wed March 19, 2014

3/20/14 KNBA News - University of Alaska board, president oppose concealed handguns on campus

University of Alaska president Pat Gamble says no to guns on campus in testimony to the Senate Judiciary Committee.

Aging in Alaska:  Assisted living, nursing homes, provide relief to those with disabilities, but at a cost.

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Local News
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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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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Local News
12:57 pm
Wed February 5, 2014

Elders in the Spotlight: Alaska Natives more susceptible to glaucoma

Jan. 28, 2014
 

January is National Glaucoma Awareness month, and the National Eye Institute wants to remind people, especially Alaska Natives age 40 and up, to get an eye exam to prevent permanent blindness due to glaucoma.

Dr. Ann Coleman is a professor at the University of California at Los Angeles School of Medicine, and Chair of the National Eye Institute Glaucoma Subcommittee. She says the disease is associated with high pressure in the eye that damages the optic nerve.

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