Local News
12:16 am
Tue December 9, 2014

12/9/14 - Climate change effects on fish and game, subsistence raise concerns about food security

Bowhead whale blubber and skin (maktak) cut and ready to be boiled for uunaali
Credit www.north-slope.org

Climate change and Alaska Natives: Food security

By Joaqlin Estus

Here's the second in our series on Climate Change and Alaska Natives.

Wild foods are important to Alaskans, and especially to rural residents, but, subsistence users and scientists say climate change is affecting wildlife populations, access to subsistence resources, and food preservation.

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Local News
10:22 pm
Wed December 3, 2014

12/4/14 - Oil royalty relief; Sealaska land bill; Toksook Bay teen wins 10k followers

The Governor Bill Walker Administration and Legislators are considering royalty relief for oil development company Caelus Energy Alaska, which is taking on the tough-to-develop Nuna project.


U.S. Lisa Murkowksi gets land claims bill for Southeast Alaska  regional Native corporation Sealaska attached to a federal defense authorization bill.


Sixteen-year-old Byron Nicholai, creator of "I sing; You Dance," wins 10,000 Facebook followers singing unique Yup'ik songs.

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Local News
2:24 am
Tue October 21, 2014

10/21/14 - Value, importance of preserving Native languages emphasized at Elders & Youth conference

"Haa shagoon ... it's our ancestors and future generations, everything we were and everything we will be."

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Local News
9:02 pm
Mon September 22, 2014

9/23/14 Alaska's U.S. Senate candidates seek an edge among rural Alaska voters

U.S. Senate candidates Mark Begich and Dan Sullivan woo Alaska Native voters

As KYUK's Ben Matheson reports, this year's U.S. Senate race in Alaska is shattering spending records, with tens of millions of dollars from outside Alaska going mostly toward TV ads. With less than two months to go before the general election, the two candidates are also seeking an edge on the ground in rural Alaska.

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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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