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Liz Ruskin, Alaska Public Media – Anchorage
The Trump administration’s plan to expand offshore drilling in the Arctic and throughout U.S. coastal waters is on indefinite hold. That’s according to a Wall Street Journal story quoting Interior Secretary David Bernhardt.
Elizabeth Jenkins, Alaska’s Energy Desk – Juneau
Since January, Southeast Alaska’s largest hospital has quietly rolled out a new program to close a big gap in behavioral health services for minors. So far, it’s provided care to more than a dozen young people in the midst of a crisis.
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Health commissioner downplays block grant idea
After Gov. Mike Dunleavy told President Donald Trump Alaska was interested in receiving Medicaid dollars as a block grant, Dunleavy’s health commissioner downplayed the prospect to lawmakers.
DEA hosts National Prescription Drug Take Back Day
Casey Grove, Alaska Public Media – Anchorage
On April 27, people can turn over unwanted or unused prescription medications – no questions asked – so they are not abused or discarded into the environment.
Emily Hofstaedter, KNOM – Nome
The Arctic Domain Awareness Center came to Nome last Friday to learn how rural Alaskans, particularly Alaska Natives, felt they were prepared to handle a major, weather-related crisis.