health

Local News
2:19 am
Wed December 10, 2014

12/10/14 - Health effects of climate change include higher rates of unintentional injury, asthma

Water and sewer lines are in jeopardy in Alakanuk, Alaska, where hundreds of feet of shoreline have been lost to flooding and erosion on the Lower Yukon River. Without running water and flush toilets, rates of respiratory disease and skin infections increase.
Credit Joaqlin Estus / KNBA

 Climate change and Alaska Natives: Part Three

Alaskans have heard a lot about the effects climate change has had on land in the state. But new studies suggest it’s also having a big impact on the health of residents. 

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Local News
10:08 pm
Thu July 31, 2014

8/1/14 KNBA News - Fishermen ask federal agencies to take over Kuskokwim fisheries management

In a work session Wednesday, the Federal Subsistence Board discussed but did not act on a proposal that federal agencies take over management of the Kuskokwim River coho salmon fishery. The board is awaiting an in-depth analysis and recommendations on the issue from the Office of Subsistence Management. The board does support the state's suspension of commercial fishing periods, according to a press release. The request came after long closures of king salmon fisheries, and smaller than expected returns of red and silver salmon.

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Local News
1:26 pm
Thu June 19, 2014

6/19/14 KNBA News - Kuskokwim River fishing closures prompt fears of conflict, civil disobedience

Kuskokwim River villagers warn fisheries managers of talk about armed conflict and civil disobedience over closures that are leaving fish racks and freezers empty during the normally busy fishing season. Managers say biology, not protests, will decide when fisheries will be opened, and their count shows promising numbers of salmon are returning to spawn. An opening may come as early as this weekend.

A tribal administrator in Eastern Interior Alaska admits to $23,000 embezzlement.

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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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