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WATCH: Anchorage COVID-19 Community Update

Mayor Ethan Berkowitz was joined Monday by the Anchorage Health Department, Anchorage Fire Department, Providence Alaska Medical Center, Alaska Regional Hospital and Anchorage School District to give a citywide update on measure being taken to prevent the spread of coronavirus in the greater Anchorage-area.

LISTEN: Teen vaping doesn’t start in high school. It starts in middle school.

Coverage of the growing problem of teenage vaping has, for the most part, been focused on high school students. But according to the American Journal of Public Health, about 29% of lifetime smokers are first introduced to nicotine products between age 12 and 14.

LISTEN: How can we get more Alaskans teaching in their home communities?

The highest rates of teacher turnover in Alaska are with teachers who are trained outside the state. So how are educators and lawmakers working to get more Alaskans trained to teach in their home communities?
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Alaska News Nightly: Monday, July 22, 2019

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Further Insight: Mahala Ashley Dickerson, part two

As part of Alaska Public Media’s celebration of Black History Month Alaska Insight highlighted the life of the late Mahala Ashley Dickerson, who was a pioneer of law in Alaska. Dickerson is best know for winning an equal pay case against the University of Alaska Anchorage in 1975.
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Further Insight: Mahala Ashley Dickerson, part one

As part of Alaska Public Media’s celebration of Black History Month Alaska Insight highlighted the life of the late Mahala Ashley Dickerson, who was a pioneer of law in Alaska. Dickerson is best know...

State releases opioid action plan

The Alaska Department of Health and Social Services worked with over 20 organizations to develop the six goals in the recently released 2018-2022 statewide opioid action plan.