US House calls for more research on ocean acidification
Liz Ruskin, Alaska Public Media – Washington D.C.
The change in ocean chemistry is alarming to subsistence communities and the fishing industry.
Erosion threatens village of Huslia
Dan Bross, KUAC – Fairbanks
High water and erosion are threatening homes and infrastructure in the Koyokuk River village of Huslia.
Akiak seeks funds to move homes away from river
An Alaska community whose riverbank is quickly eroding is seeking funding to relocate homes.
Nome establishes new public safety commission
Emily Hofstaedter, KNOM – Nome
Nome has a new city commission: the Public Safety Commission. This commission comes after months of work between civilian activists and the local city government.
Juneau’s homeless population declines for first time since 2016
Adelyn Baxter, KTOO – Juneau
The numbers are in from the most recent survey of Juneau’s homeless population, and things appear to be improving.
Alaska awards contract to study Medicaid block grant system
Alaska has awarded a contract to study whether the state can become the first in the nation to change its Medicaid program into a block grant system.
North Pacific fish council enters Pebble debate, over state’s objections
Robert Woolsey, KCAW – Sitka
The state of Alaska believes the North Pacific Fishery Management Council is overstepping its bounds, by weighing in on the Pebble Mine Project in Bristol Bay.
State unveils draft hemp regulations
Tim Ellis, KUAC – Fairbanks
Alaska took a big step this week toward regulating industrial hemp, a versatile and non-psychoactive form of marijuana. The state Department of Natural Resources unveiled draft regulations for the industry on Monday.
In a rainforest, Southeast Alaska towns face extreme drought
June Leffler, KSTK – Wrangell
Ground zero for the drought is Wrangell, a city that’s struggled for years to keep up with summer water demand.
Alaska Native students get hands-on medical experience at UAA nursing camp
Wesley Early, Alaska Public Media – Anchorage
This week, high school students from around the state attended a three-day camp at the University of Alaska Anchorage to learn skills in one of the most in-demand job fields in the state: nursing. It’s part of a UAA program designed to get more Alaska Natives into the medical field.