Claire Stremple, KTOO - Juneau
The state’s health department recommends all Alaskans carry naloxone, a drug that can rapidly reverse an overdose.
Alaska relies heavily on health care workers who come from outside and are less likely to stay. As a result, Alaska has some of the most expensive health care in the nation.
Nearly 300 Alaskans died of opioid overdoses last year, and most of those deaths involved fentanyl.
An Anchorage boy is waiting for a life-saving stem cell transplant, but Alaska Native donors are scarce
It’s harder for Alaska Native and mixed-race people to find donors because they’re underrepresented in the donor database.
Nearly 250 Alaskans died of drug overdoses last year. Six of every ten drug overdoses in Alaska involved fentanyl.
A report released this month said that most base leaders were unaware even of the requirements expected of them to prepare for climate change.
Tribal citizens in Southeast Alaska who are experiencing addiction have access to a new, free online treatment.
Biologists are collecting samples from moose and mustelids — that’s wolverines, minks and martens. There are plans to test caribou and Sitka black tail deer, as well as seals and belugas.
Lawmakers who oppose the measure say it’s likely to be signed into law even though similar measures were found to be unconstitutional.
KTOO’s Claire Stremple spoke with Alaska Chief Medical Officer Dr. Anne Zink about this moment of living with COVID while many are ready to move on.
Hospital staff tipped off the state, leading investigators to find the city-owned hospital’s health and safety program inadequate. They issued more than a dozen citations.
The state of Alaska received nearly $100 million last year to support the ailing child care system, but by the end of the year, the state had distributed only about 5% of it.
“It’s hard. It’s terrifying. And people are making real business decisions at this point with a lot of hope, but with no concrete knowledge of what the season is going to look like,” said an owner of one Juneau tourism company.
The Czech team captain is married to Thomas Mills, who grew up in Hoonah and Juneau. They now live together in Russia.
Through the project, music composers will interpret glacier outburst floods, high latitude mirages and arctic sea ice changes.
Beavers are moving to the Arctic as the Alaskan tundra heats up and the beaver population rebounds after centuries of trapping. A study published in December shows the small, industrious mammal is accelerating climate change in the north.
Omicron is now the dominant COVID variant in Alaska — and it is transforming the way the health department looks at the pandemic.
Winter weather is in full effect across Alaska, but unusually high snow accumulation is testing Southeast. Usually some snow melts between storms, but that’s not happening this winter.
A new study shows retreating glaciers are likely to open up thousands of miles of salmon spawning habitat by the year 2100. While that may sound like the distant future, it’s the blink of an eye in geologic time.