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Annie Feidt, APRN - Anchorage

Ebola Spreads to US; Risk to Alaska Deemed Low

Ebola Spreads to US; Risk to Alaska Deemed Low

Federal health officials announced today that the first case of Ebola has been diagnosed in the U.S. in Texas. The patient, who traveled from Liberia, is being treated in isolation at a hospital in Dallas. Public health officials in Alaska are prepared to respond if Ebola arrives in the state.

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Alexandra Gutierrez, APRN - Anchorage

With Little Opposition, Minimum Wage Campaign Seeks Mandate

Even though the few polls that have been done on the measure show it clearing 60 percent of the vote, the campaign wants to guarantee as wide a margin as possible to discourage lawmakers from tampering with the minimum wage or the inflation indexing component in the future.

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Annie Ropeik, KUCB - Unalaska

Federal Grants Boost Services at Aleutian-Pribilof Clinics

Community health centers in the Aleutian and Pribilof Islands will get at least $600,000 in federal grant money for new services this year. The grants are aimed in part at helping new patients who enrolled in health plans under the Affordable Care Act. But there aren’t many of those in the Aleutian Islands. Instead, providers will use the money for the patients they already have.

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The Associated Press

No Confirmed Cases Of Unusual Respiratory Illness In Alaska

The manager of Alaska’s infectious disease program says it wouldn’t be surprising if an unusual respiratory illness that has affected children in the Lower 48 is detected soon in Alaska.

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The Associated Press

Federal Agency Expresses Concern With Dam Studies

A federal fisheries agency has raised concerns about the accuracy of some studies being conducted for a massive proposed dam in Southcentral Alaska.

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Dan Bross, KUAC - Fairbanks

Frontier Airlines Pulling Out Of Fairbanks Market

Two airlines that serve Fairbanks seasonally have made decisions that will decrease flights to the Golden Heart City. One is related to increased fuel cost.

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Emily Schwing, KUAC - Fairbanks

‘Targeted Hunting’ Permits Considered In Fairbanks Area

The Alaska Department of Fish and Game is considering an option to issue “targeted hunting” permits this winter to take moose that frequent roadways in the Fairbanks area.

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Lori Townsend, APRN - Anchorage

Health Policy Innovators Gather In Anchorage

A group of health policy innovators gathered at the Dena’ina center in Anchorage this morning to talk about how Alaska’s health care systems have evolved. The event is part of the Alaska Health Care Commission’s initiative to look at how Alaskans health status has improved in the last 60 years. A lot has changed in that time, including the development of an independent tribal health system.

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Ed Schoenfeld, CoastAlaska - Juneau

Cruise Traffic Level, But Could Grow Soon

Tourists off the Norwegian Sun book a Mendenhall Glacier tour near Juneau’s waterfront on one of the last days of 2014′s tourism season, as a waterfront worker watches. Passenger numbers were similar to last year’s. (Photo by Ed Schoenfeld/CoastAlaska News)

Alaska’s cruise ship season ended last week. It, and other types of tourism, attracted a similar number of visitors as in 2013. But the next few years could be different.

Liz Ruskin, APRN

Sullivan Allowed to Keep In-State Tax Credits in Maryland

Maryland tax collectors had good news for Republican Senate candidate Dan Sullivan today, and perhaps bad news for his campaign. Maryland authorities say he doesn’t have to repay about $5,000 in homestead tax credits he received from 2006 to 2008, for a home he owned in Bethesda. Only owners claiming a home as their principal residence are entitled to the credits.

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After Long Delay, Governor Denies Record Request Into National Guard Response

Alaska regulations give government bodies 10 working days to fulfill a records request, plus another 10 if they need an extension. It took Parnell’s office 86 full working days just to deny one concerning the executive branch’s response to sexual assault in the Alaska National Guard.

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Liz Ruskin, APRN

How Should U.S. Lead in the Arctic?

Arctic experts and policymakers gathered at a Washington, D.C. think-tank today to focus on how the U.S. might wield its leadership when it assumes the chairmanship of the Arctic Council next year. Recommendations ranged from the lofty to the concrete.

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The Associated Press

Walrus Are Hauling Out On Alaska Shores In Record Numbers

Pacific walrus looking for places to rest in the absence of sea ice are coming to shore in record numbers on Alaska’s northwest coast.

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Daysha Eaton, KYUK - Bethel

None Testify In Favor of Pot at Hearing In Bethel

The Bethel Legislative Office was packed Monday afternoon as Alaska Lt. Gov. Mead Treadwell lead a hearing on Ballot Measure 2, a marijuana initiative that will appear on the November 4 ballot.

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Tlingit Carver Revives an Old Woodworking Tool: The Adze

Sealaska Heritage Institute is incorporating a traditional Native carving method into the building of the Walter Soboleff Center in Juneau. Wayne Price is a Tlingit carver from Haines. He’s using an adze, a tool used by his ancestors thousands of years ago.

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Anne Hillman, KSKA - Anchorage

School Board seeks suggestions for $22 million budget shortfall

School Board seeks suggestions for $22 million budget shortfall

Community members told the School Board that making up for the $22 million shortfall should not include cutting the gifted programs, but it could involved things like more parent involvement.

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Medicaid Reform

Alaska will spend more than $700 million on Medicaid this year. State officials say Medicaid costs are increasing at an unsustainable rate. What would reforming the program look like to keep costs under control?

APRN: Tuesday, 9/30 at 10:00am

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AK: Alaska Native Dancing Tradition

Over the past several decades, there’s been a renaissance in Alaska Native traditional dancing. KNBA’s Joaqlin Estus recently visited with one of the founders of an Inupiaq dance group in Anchorage, who told her about his personal journey toward tradition.

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300 Villages

300 Villages: Coffman Cove

This week, we’re heading to Coffman Cove, in Southeast Alaska. Heather Hedges is the tourism coordinator for the city of Coffman Cove.

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Alaska News Nightly: October 1, 2014

Minimum Wage Campaign Running Without Organized Opposition; Federal Grants Boost Services at Aleutian-Pribilof Clinics; No Confirmed Cases Of Unusual Respiratory Illness In Alaska; Federal Agency Expresses Concern With Dam Studies; Frontier Airlines Pulling Out Of Fairbanks Market; Cruise Traffic Level, But Could Grow Soon; ‘Targeted Hunting’ Permits Considered In Fairbanks Area; Health Policy Innovators Gather In Anchorage

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