Health

Petersburg dispatchers

Alaska institutions and businesses reckon with impacts of wide-ranging cloud software glitch

Across the country, the faulty software update disrupted health care providers, airlines and banks, among others.
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Juneau residents hold vigil for homeless man killed by police

Both Steven Kissack, who was fatally shot Monday, and his dog Juno were familiar faces to those who live and work in downtown Juneau.

Co-parenting after divorce or separation | Line One

Host Prentiss Pemberton speaks with parenting coordinator and mediator Bettsie Wild about co-parenting on this Line One.
a child

Long-term boost to Alaska’s Head Start early childhood program trimmed by veto

Care providers say the money is going to salaries to retain teachers and keep centers open.
a person holds a dog

Rabies could become a disease of the past. Here’s what it would take.

Asia and Africa — where 95% of rabies cases happen — have two obstacles to progress.
a homeless shelter

As Ketchikan’s main homeless shelter closed, participants voiced frustration

First City Homeless Services served its last meal on June 14, leaving a void for the hundreds who relied on it.
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Screening for, preventing, and treating colorectal cancer | Line One: Your Health Connection

Host Dr. Justin Clark and his guests discuss resources for colon cancer screening, and hear one person’s journey through a diagnosis.

Mental Health Resource Fair – Sept. 21

Alaska Public Media is hosting its third annual Mental Health Resource Fair at the Spenard Community Recreation Center (2020 W 48th Ave. in Anchorage) on Saturday, September 21, from 12 to 4 p.m. The...
a fire

Denali and Fairbanks-area fires disrupt tourists and communities in Alaska

Wildfires around the state have accelerated, with fires at the entrance of Denali National Park and around Fairbanks causing the most problems.
A woman smiles at the camera next to an image of a butchered salmon.

How to heal your soil on an island covered in volcanic ash | INDIE ALASKA

Marion Owen is learning how to repair Kodiak's dense, ashy soil through the power of compost to grow the garden of her dreams.
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What’s causing that lower back pain? | Line One

On this Line One, host Prentiss Pemberton is joined by orthopedic surgeon Dr. Ian Elliot to discuss the causes and treatments for lower back pain.
Akiak

Akiak residents say weeks without power have ruined frozen food stores, drained savings

The outage, which has caused the Kuskokwim River town’s residents severe hardships, appears to be part of a broader issue with its generators.

Gov. Dunleavy trims $225M with budget vetoes but leaves school funding boost intact

Dunleavy trimmed funding for Head Start, the Alaska Seafood Marketing Institute and rural broadband, among other line-item vetoes.
A man in a reflective vest picks uses a trash picker around tarps, tents and needles.

The Supreme Court says cities can punish people for sleeping in public places

The decision is a win for Western cities that wanted more powers to manage record homelessness. But advocates say it won't solve the larger problem.

Celebrating World Refugee Day in Alaska | Talk of Alaska

How can communities best help those who have been displaced from their home countries? We discuss welcoming new neighbors on this Talk of Alaska.
a truck says "keep st paul rat free!"

Possible rat sighting on remote St. Paul Island raises alarm

It may sound silly to outsiders, but for the remote Pribilof Island, a possible rat sighting could be a big deal.
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‘An unfair fight’: The U.S. surgeon general declares war on social media

Vivek Murthy called this week for social media platforms to carry warning labels like those put on cigarettes and alcohol, due to their effects on teens.
a hospital

Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly considers $38.5M Homer hospital bond

The bond would go towards acquiring land and much needed maintenance for South Peninsula Hospital.
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Deconstructing fad diets | Line One: Your Health Connection

Join host Dr. Justin Clark as he discusses the good and the bad of the current fad diets on this Line One.
a homeless shelter

Ketchikan’s main homeless shelter is shutting its doors for good

First City Homeless Services' board wrote that “continual obstructive behavior” from the Ketchikan City Council led them to the decision.
mifepristone

Supreme Court rejects challenge to FDA’s approval of mifepristone

The court said that the challengers had no right to be in court at all since they could not show they had suffered any actual injury from the FDA rules.
A mostly empty hospital hallway

A new lawsuit over Alaska’s Medicaid backlog asks a judge to order faster processing

As of last month, more than 15,000 Alaskans had Medicaid applications awaiting approval by the Division of Public Assistance.
people sit at a table

Juneau’s hospital hears from the community as budget crisis threatens service cuts

Some residents say there could be damaging consequences for the community if the services are lost.
fishing nets

How much fish do Alaskans eat? Enough to require new water pollution rules, EPA says

The EPA is giving the state six to 12 months to come up with new or revised standards for more than 100 pollutants in state waters.
A lawn with an elevated pedestrian walkway over it.

Self-advocacy and accommodations for college students with disabilities | Line One

On this Line One, host Prentiss Pemberton is joined by a college disabilities expert to discuss how students can advocate for themselves in college.

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