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4:23 pm
Tue March 31, 2015

Our Community - Red Cross Alaska!

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KNBA keeping you in tuned with Our Community! In today's segment, Danny Preston speaks with 

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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
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.
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 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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