Daysha Eaton, KMXT - Kodiak

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Daysha Eaton is a contributor with the Alaska Public Radio Network. Daysha Eaton holds a B.A. from Evergreen State College, and a M.A. from the University of Southern California. Daysha got her start in radio at Seattle public radio stations, KPLU and KUOW. Before coming to KBBI, she was the News Director at KYUK in Bethel. She has also worked as the Southcentral Reporter for KSKA in Anchorage. Daysha's work has appeared on NPR's "Morning Edition" and "All Things Considered", PRI's "The World" and "National Native News". She's happy to take assignments, and to get news tips, which are best sent via email. Daysha became a journalist because she believes in the power of storytelling. Stories connect us and they help us make sense of our world. They shed light on injustice and they comfort us in troubled times. She got into public broadcasting because it seems to fulfill the intention of the 4th Estate and to most effectively apply the freedom of the press granted to us through the Constitution. She feels that public radio has a special way of moving people emotionally through sound, taking them to remote places, introducing them to people they would not otherwise meet and compelling them to think about issues they might ordinarily overlook.

Alaska’s EAS Test Cancelled Due to Severe Weather

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Alaska's Emergency Alert System test that was scheduled for Wednesday at 10:00 am has been cancelled. Officials called off the EAS test due to severe weather across Western Alaska. The national weather service predicts a storm will hit the coast with hurricane force winds starting Tuesday evening.

‘SOS’ Initiative Heading Back to Court

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The ‘Save Our Salmon’ Initiative is back in court Monday. Lake and Peninsula Borough voters passed the Initiative, which aims to stop the development of the Pebble Mine, by a narrow margin last month.

Report Calls for More After School Programs

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Alaska needs improvement when it comes to after school programs. That’s according to a new report by a group that is working to ensure that all children have access to affordable, quality afterschool programs.

Pilot Dies in Helicopter Crash Near Lake Illiamna

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State Troopers have released the name of the pilot killed in a helicopter crash Saturday night near Lake Illiamna. The pilot killed was William Zeman from Douglas, Alaska.

Brain Injury Network Attempts to Curb High Injury Rates

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Alaska is number one in the country for traumatic brain injury. And in rural Alaska, where snow-machine travel is part of everyday life, the rates are highest.

“Occupy Wallstreet” Movement Draws Alaskan to New York Park

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The Occupy Wall Street protest is in its second month now. Different versions of the protest that began in mid-September have sprung up in cities around the world to highlight the inequality of the modern financial system and to call for change.

Alaska Ranks First in Per Capita Gun Deaths

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Alaska is the number one state in the nation for per capita gun death rates. That’s according to a study done by the Violence Policy Center, a Washington D.C.-based non-profit organization.

Voters Pass ‘SOS’ Initiative

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The ‘Save Our Salmon’ Initiative passed in the Lake and Peninsula Borough by a narrow margin. The final count was 280 to 246.

Officials Wrapping Up ‘SOS’ Initiative Vote Count

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Monday, Lake and Peninsula Borough officials are wrapping up the ballot count on the ‘Save Our Salmon’ Initiative in King Salmon.

Third Killer Whale Found Dead in Nushagak River

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The third of three killer whales that spent at least three weeks in the Nushagak River has been found dead. The carcass of the juvenile Killer Whale was found by a local resident on Friday near Grass Island, in the River near Dillingham.

NOAA Scientists Finish Killer Whale Necropsies

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The NOAA Team of Veterinarians looking into the death of two Killer Whales near Dillingham has finished their initial investigation.

Dead Killer Whale Found to be Pregnant

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One of the Killer Whales found dead on the Nushagak River was pregnant. A necropsy performed at the beach in Dillingham yesterday found the whale was carrying a late term fetus.

NOAA Veterinarians Coordinating Orca Necropsy

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One of the Killer Whales that was found dead on the Nushagak River this weekend has been towed to Dillingham. NOAA Veterinarians there are coordinating a necropsyon the 20 plus foot Orca on the beach just below town.

Pen Air Flight Makes Emergency Landing After Bomb Threat

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A Penair flight from Anchorage to Dillingham made an emergency landing at the Dillingham Airport Monday afternoon. Melissa Anderson is Vice President of Sales and Marketing for Penair. She says Penair flight 253 made an emergency landing after a bomb threat came in around 3:30 p.m.

NOAA Scientists Investigating Killer Whale Deaths

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A team of NOAA scientists are heading to Bristol Bay to investigate the death of two Killer Whales on the Nushagak River, and NOAA’s National Marine Fisheries Service is trying to locate the remaining whale.

Two of Three Whales in Nushagak River Die

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Two of the three Killer Whales that swam far up the Nushagak River from Bristol Bay are dead. NOAA's National Marine Fisheries Service confirmed the whales' deaths after reports from a local resident, Chris Carr of Portage Creek

Orcas Caught Miles Upriver from Dillingham

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Three Killer Whales, or Orcas have been spotted between the villages of Ekwok and New Stuyahok, about 60-70 river miles up the Nushagak River from Dillingham. Scientists from NOAA’s National Marine Fisheries Service say it is not unusual for the whales to head upriver after salmon, but it is odd that they’ve gone so far up this late in the season and that they’re lingering so long.

One Newspaper will serve Bristol Bay and Dutch Harbor

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It’s been just about two months since the residents of Bristol Bay and Dutch Harbor have seen an issue of their community newspapers. The new owner pushed back the publication dates of the papers and announced that when they do come out they will be combined into one newspaper.

Video Contest Highlights Bristol Bay

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The Bristol Bay Native Corporation is running a video contest. It’s called, ‘Day in our Bay’. They’re giving away video cameras and teaching people how to use them.

Rhetoric Heats Up in Advance of “SOS” Vote

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The ‘Save Our Salmon’ Initiative goes before voters in the Lake and Peninsula Borough tomorrow, and the information war around the proposed Pebble mine that the initiative is aimed at stopping, is heating up.