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Local News
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
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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Local News
7:00 pm
Thu February 12, 2015

2/13/15 Chukchi oil development approvals moving forward

Shell one step closer to developing up to 4 billion barrels of oil

A federal agency has removed a roadblock to offshore drilling in Arctic waters this summer. The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management said Thursday it corrected parts of an environmental review of a proposal to develop as much as 4 billion barrels of oil in Alaska's Chukchi Sea. A federal appeals court had ruled the environmental review was flawed when it was prepared before 2.7 billion dollars in Chukchi lease sales in 2008. The lawsuit had held up drilling by Royal Dutch Shell.

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Local News
1:40 pm
Thu February 12, 2015

2/10/15 - Gov. Bill Walker administration seeks delay in tribal sovereignty case

State's request for a delay is an attempt to find a political fix, according to tribes' attorney

Governor Bill Walker’s administration is seeking a delay in a long-running tribal sovereignty case, saying it wants to form a working group to explore policy issues and potential alternatives to continued litigation. But the tribes’ attorney says the state’s request for a delay is just a ploy to get around its loss in court.

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Local News
1:32 pm
Thu February 12, 2015

2/12/15 - Chief Justice Dana Fabe asks Legislators to spare the judiciary from budget cuts

Alaska Supreme Court Chief Justice asks Legislators to keep justice system whole

Alaska Supreme Court Chief Justice Dana Fabe yesterday [Wednesday] gave her annual State of the Judiciary address to lawmakers. With legislators looking for ways to cut state spending, Fabe made the case for preserving the judicial branch’s budget.

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