Kirsten Swann, Alaska Public Media - Anchorage
LISTEN: Alaska’s heath care workforce shortage threatens the growing industry. How are communities working to meet the demand?
Alaska's health care industry is growing, and the need for nurses and other health care professionals is on the rise. Studies warn of a looming nursing shortage. How are communities around the state working to meet the healthcare workforce demand?
Elizabeth Place, named after Alaska Native civil rights champion Elizabeth Peratrovich, is the first major downtown housing development to open its doors in more than a decade.
Those affected by the changes could include Alaskans living in rural communities with weak cash economies and few jobs, and people experiencing homelessness, mental illnesses, substance abuse disorders and more.
Samoa is fighting a deadly measles outbreak, and Alaska public health officials are paying attention
Alaska’s measles immunization rate remains below the national average, and below the level necessary to fully protect a community from the disease.
The municipal health department worked with the Anchorage School District to host dozens of free public immunization clinics at schools throughout the city.
The Community Housing Project provides families facing homelessness with rapid rehousing, short-term rental assistance and case management, and since launching in 2016, it's served nearly 100 households.
LISTEN: A growing number of Alaska kids have health insurance. Here’s why that’s good for adults, too.
About nine percent of Alaska children are currently uninsured — nearly twice the national average.
Research illustrates the powerful positive impact regular extracurricular activities can have on teens' well-being.
A passenger describes what it was like on board the plane that crash landed in Dutch Harbor yesterday, killing one person. Also: Corporate leaders express support for the effort to recall Gov. Mike Dunleavy on day two of the Alaska Federation of Natives Convention in Fairbanks.
The new charges are connected to the death of 53-year-old Veronica R. Abouchuk, whose remained were discovered near the Old Glenn Highway in April.
Caused by eating fish that has not been properly chilled, symptoms can last up to 48 hours and include severe headaches, palpitations, blurred vision and abdominal cramps.
The $4.6 million expansion project will increase shelter capacity from 52 beds to 67 beds.
The investment will fund supportive housing, transitional programs, shelters and various other services, guided by Anchorage’s strategic plan for ending homelessness in the community.
Instead of paying $11 million to hire an outside company to clean just a portion of the city's pipes, the Anchorage Water and Wastewater Utility invested $2.6 million in the equipment to do the job itself.
After an unprecedented summer drought drained reservoirs and wells across Alaska, hundreds of people face immediate water shortages — and lingering questions about the future.