Kick The Bucket: Rural Sanitation in Alaska
1:06 pm
Wed April 22, 2015

April 22 update: Kick the Bucket: Rural Sanitation in Alaska

You can see people have driven their 4-wheelers through this "puddle" on the Kanik River, near Tuntutuliak, enroute to fetch ice. It's a good thing Charles checked it out before he drove across, though. It turns out the puddle is about 3.5 feet deep.
Joaqlin Estus KNBA

With dwindling federal and state funding for water and sewer systems, alternatives are needed. Find out more about the Dump the Bucket campaign to create a decentralized system incorporating recycled water.


Click here to see Edward Enoch, of Tuntutuliak, in southwest Alaska, chipping ice from a river to melt for home use.

Kick The Bucket: Rural Sanitation in Alaska
12:54 pm
Wed April 22, 2015

Kick the Bucket: Rural Sanitation in Alaska, April 21 update

Yup'ik (Eskimo) Edward Enoch chipped chunks of ice out of a river and is loading them into a sled. He'll pull the sled home using a snow machine.
Charles Enoch KYUK
Local News
11:28 pm
Mon April 20, 2015

4/21/15 - Legislators do not reach agreement on budgets

Legislative majority leaders have not yet worked out an agreement with minority members last night that allows legislators to pull money out of savings to pay for state government. A 3-quarters majority is needed to tap the Constitutional Budget Reserve. The House and Senate were scheduled to adjourn Sunday but negotiations on the capital and operating budgets continue behind closed doors.

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Local News
12:18 am
Mon April 20, 2015

4/20/15 - Legislators extend session; Governor planning to call a special session

Legislative session continues past scheduled adjournment date

Lawmakers gave themselves another day to stay in session and work out an agreement on the capital budget. The scheduled end of the session was midnight Sunday. But the House and Senate are headed back into session today [Monday].


Gov. Bill Walker plans to call a special session on Medicaid expansion

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Local News
4:41 pm
Sat April 18, 2015

4/17/15 - Gov. speaks at Juneau Medicaid expansion rally, and announces changes for Native adoptions

Gov. Bill Walker, rally-goers urge Legislative vote on Medicaid expansion

Governor Bill Walker spoke at a rally Thursday in favor of Medicaid expansion outside the capital in Juneau. As KSKA’s Zachariah Hughes reports, the event is another strategy from the administration to get lawmakers to bring the issue to a vote in the Legislature.

Standing on the capital steps in an on-again, off-again drizzle, Anica Ord of Juneau said that as a recent college graduate she falls into the coverage donut hole for health insurance that expanded Medicaid would fill.

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