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.

Rural Alaska Native Children Face Higher Rate of Dental Decay

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A new report says rural Alaska Native children have more than four times the dental decay of others living in the U.S. The Centers for Disease Control and the Alaska Department of Health and Social Services conducted the study. It looked specifically at water fluoridation and diet.

NOAA Seeks Fisheries Histories from Alaska

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The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration is calling for Oral history submissions from Alaska. It's for their project, 'Voices From The Fisheries'. NOAA's National Marine Fisheries Service started the project back in 2007, but stories from Alaska have been slow to come in .

Anchorage Man is Injured in Reno Air Show Crash

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An Alaska man who was injured at the National Championship Air Races and Air Show in Reno, Nevada, is recovering. Noah Joraanstad is a pilot for Pen Air.

Naknek Electric, Deep in Debt, Outlines Geothermal Plan

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The Naknek Electric Association has released a plan explaining where they’re going with their geothermal project. The member-owned electricity cooperative filed for bankruptcy last year after problems with the more than decade-old geothermal exploration.

Battle Over Save Our Salmon Initiative Heats Up

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The campaign on a ballot measure about denying Borough permits to large mines that ruin salmon streams is growing intense in the Lake and Peninsula Borough.

Alaska Has Fastest Growing Senior Population in US

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Alaska has the fastest growing senior population in the country. That demographic trend is playing out across the state, and in rural places like Dillingham, the growth of the older population is amplified by the fact that the young, working-age group is simultaneously shrinking.

Pebble Mine Battle Extends to Lower 48

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The battle over the Pebble Mine in Southwest Alaska is extending to the Lower 48. This week US Senator Maria Cantwell, from Washington State, sent a letter to the head of the EPA urging her to – if necessary – consider using the Clean Water Act to stop the development of the mine. If the EPA uses its veto power over the mine before the permitting stage, it would be a first for the federal agency.

Bristol Bay Times, Arctic Sounder and Dutch Harbor Fisherman to Stop Publishing During Transition to New Owners

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The Bristol Bay Times is going to disappear for a while, along with The Arctic Sounder and The Dutch Harbor Fisherman.

Supreme Court Rules SOS Initiative Can Go Before Voters

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An Alaska Supreme Court decided late Wednesday to let a vote on the ‘Save Our Salmon’ initiative go ahead in the Lake and Peninsula Borough.

Supreme Court Grants Emergency Review of Pebble Partnership, Lake and Peninsula Borough Case

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The Supreme Court of Alaska has granted a motion by the State of Alaska for emergency review of the Case of the Pebble Partnership versus the Lake and Peninsula Borough, as well as the State’s motion for leave to appear and participate in the case as a ‘friend of the court.'

Two Dead, Four Survive Western Alaska Plane Crash

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A small plane crash in the mountains of Western Alaska killed a pilot and one passenger Saturday night.     The other people onboard – a family of four – miraculously survived after spending the night...

State May Intervene in Pebble Mine Case

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The State of Alaska has intervened in the case of the Pebble Limited Partnership versus the Lake and Peninsula Borough.

Congressional Deal Allows FAA Employees to Return from Furlough

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Furloughed workers are breathing a sigh of relief after Congress threw together a bipartisan deal today to reauthorize the Federal Aviation Administration’s funding.

Worker Alleges BBAHC Spends Big Bucks on Board Meetings, Despite Layoffs

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This spring the Bristol Bay Area Health Corporation cut 19 employees in two rounds of layoffs.

Pebble Partnership Takes Fight Against SOS Initiative to State Supreme Court

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The Pebble Partnership has gone to the state Supreme Court in an effort to head off a ballot measure in the Lake and Peninsula Borough that would reveal how people feel about mining that destroys salmon streams.

BBAHC Blames Layoffs on Washington Woes

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This spring the Bristol Bay Area Health Corporation cut 19 employees in two rounds of layoffs.

Lake and Peninsula Borough to Vote on Measure Prohibiting Certain Mining Projects

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The people of Lake and Peninsula Borough will get to vote on a ballot measure that would prohibit mining projects that ruin salmon streams.

Foreign Workers Fuel Bristol Bay’s Fish Processing Industry

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Work is wrapping up at the fish processing plants in Bristol Bay. Many of the workers are not going back to Anchorage or Portland, though.

Website Preserves Native Place Names, Languages

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“Bristol Bay Online” is a website created by the Bristol Bay Native Corporation to preserve the native place names of Southwest Alaska.

House Passes Bill to Curtail EPA

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The Republican-controlled House passed a bill Wednesday that would sharply curtail the federal government’s role in protecting waters from pollution by barring the Environmental Protection Agency from overruling state decisions on water quality.