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Aging in Alaska 2014 Special News Series

Mar 17, 2014
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 and 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.

Ahtna, the Native for-profit corporation for Eastern Interior Alaska, asks Congress to approve its proposal to co-manage fish and game on its lands, saying Natives can't compete with people who travel to the region by road to hunt.

The first in a series on Aging in Alaska, demographers outline the coming population boom of Alaskans age 65 and up.

An Emmonak man was medevacced to Anchorage after collapsing while ice fishing.

Jerry Isaacs steps down after heading Tanana Chiefs Conference for eight years.

Coastal villages say commercial fishing should be reduced before subsistence limits are imposed.

A bill that would expand the state's authority to issue general permits continues to draw opposition.

Five nations have agreed to ban commercial fishing in the Arctic Ocean beyond their 200-mile exclusive economic zone until more research on fish stocks is done.

To protect the lowest returns on record of King, or Chinook, salmon to the Kuskokwim River, subsistence fishermen on the river will face serious fishing restrictions.

Three teens showed up on the Kenai Peninsula with chickenpox, so health officials are urging people who are not immune to it to get vaccinated against the highly contagious virus.

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