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Local News
10:16 pm
Tue November 11, 2014

11/8/14 - Associated Press declares Dan Sullivan the winner in Alaska's U.S. Senate race

With 30,000 votes yet to be counted, AP says Begich cannot overcome Sullivan's lead

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Local News
7:15 am
Mon September 22, 2014

9/22/14 - Alaska unemployment up slightly to 6.3% in August

Alaska unemployment higher than national rate in August

Unemployment in  Alaska inched upwards in August, from 6.1% in July to 6.3% in August. The state's highest unemployment rate was 12.4% in Southwest Alaska. Unemployment in Anchorage and the Mat-Su region was 5.4% in August. The jobless rate nationwide was 6.1% in August.

High costs closing Bethel Senior Center

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Local News
12:54 am
Fri March 21, 2014

3/21/14 KNBA News - Elders say sharing traditional foods contributes to their longevity

Muktuk, fish eggs, caribou, moose, fish oil, seaweed and other traditional foods shared with friends and family are key to longevity say Native elders.

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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
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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