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Health
1:40 pm
Thu July 24, 2014

American Lung Association Releases New Report

Credit American Lung Associate

Smoking-related diseases cost Medicaid programs $833 million in taxpayer dollars per state in 2013. Tobacco use is the leading cause of preventable death in the US and it costs the country up to $333 billion annually.  But one organization is trying to curb the amount of smokers in the country by focusing on the state level.  

The American Lung Associate released a new report that looks at the influence of the Affordable Care Act on smoking prevention.  The report takes a close look at each state and the way its health care system will help smokers quit. 

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Arts
12:21 pm
Thu July 24, 2014

Round Island Fox Help Publicize Documentary in the Works

Credit Jonathan VanBallenberghe

A YouTube video of a fox on Round Island shows him playing with a GoPro camera.  The camera is getting footage for a bigger project that will look at the wildlife in Alaska.

Imagine a grassy field with a narrow path.  Suddenly a fox appears in the distance.  He’s curious and kind of adorable.  He jaunts over to your two or three hundred dollar camera, licks it, then picks it up with its mouth and runs away.

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Arts
12:17 pm
Thu July 24, 2014

Round Island Fox Help Publicize Documentary in the Works

Credit Jonathan VanBallenberghe

A YouTube video of a fox on Round Island shows him playing with a GoPro camera.  The camera is getting footage for a bigger project that will look at the wildlife in Alaska.

Imagine a grassy field with a narrow path.  Suddenly a fox appears in the distance.  He’s curious and kind of adorable.  He jaunts over to your two or three hundred dollar camera, licks it, then picks it up with its mouth and runs away.

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Politics
12:45 am
Thu July 24, 2014

Begich Sponsors Mental Health First Aid Bill

Credit Senator Mark Begich

Mental health is the focus of a new bill introduced by U.S. Senator Mark Begich, specifically, mental health first aid.  KDLG’s Chase Cavanaugh has more.

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Politics
7:00 pm
Wed July 23, 2014

Begich Sponsors Duck Stamp Rate Hike

Credit Senator Mark Begich

One of the premier sources of funding for preserving wetlands may receive a rate increase.  KDLG’s Chase Cavanaugh has more.

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Crime and Safety
5:17 pm
Wed July 23, 2014

5 Driftnet Vessels Seized in Togiak

A handful of commercial fishermen from Togiak have been accused of fishing illegally outside of the Togiak Commercial Fishing District. Last week the Alaska State Troopers served 4 search warrants in Togiak that resulted in the seizure of 4 driftnet vessels that the Troopers allege fished illegally from 1 to 2 miles outside of the Togiak District.

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Health
4:54 pm
Wed July 23, 2014

Wawona Issues Peach Recall

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A major packing company has issued a recall for various types of stone fruits sold around the country.  KDLG’s Chase Cavanaugh has more.

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Politics
4:43 pm
Wed July 23, 2014

Begich Comments on Alaska LNG License Filing

Credit Senator Mark Begich

US Senator Mark Begich recently commented on the Alaska LNG Project’s filing for an export license.  KDLG’s Chase Cavanaugh has more. 

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Crime and Safety
4:39 pm
Wed July 23, 2014

New Law Paves Way for VPSOs to Carry Guns

Two VPSOs on duty.
Credit Alaska State Troopers

When someone thinks of law enforcement, the first thing that comes to mind is the Alaska state troopers, followed by municipal police.  However, a not-so well-known group is Village Public Safety Officers, a group of first responders that serve in Alaska’s remote villages.  KDLG’s Chase Cavanaugh has more on a new law that paves the way for arming these individuals.

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Crime and Safety
1:47 pm
Wed July 23, 2014

N&N Market in Dillingham Burglarized

An image of one of 2 suspects in Monday's burglary of the N&N Market in Dillingham.
Credit Dillingham Police Department

Law enforcement officials in Dillingham are asking for the public’s help in identifying 2 suspects that burglarized a popular local business very early Monday morning. KDLG’s Mike Mason has the details.

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Fisheries
12:59 pm
Wed July 23, 2014

Fishing for Pinks and Silvers in the Nushagak Districts Begins Wednesday

An unknown number of commercial fishermen plan to fish for pinks and silver salmon in the Nushagak District beginning Wednesday. KDLG’s Mike Mason has this preview.

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Other
12:28 pm
Wed July 23, 2014

State of Alaska Food Emergency Preparation Underway

Credit State of Alaska Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management

Alaska is preparing an emergency food supply for communities across the state. The idea is to provide 40,000 people with three meals a day for one week. 

There are over 730,000 people in Alaska.   The majority of our food products, 95% in fact, come from out of state sources.  There are some places of the state that are only reachable by plane or by boat.  However, the Alaska Department of Homeland Security started a new program that will provide 40,000 people in the state with food for a week in the case of a state wide emergency.  

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Education
5:55 pm
Tue July 22, 2014

Dartmouth College Uses Bristol Bay's Sockeye Fishery to Teach Students

Dartmouth Professor Bob Hansen teaching a class on July 17th that uses the Bristol Bay sockeye fishery as a tool to explain supply and demand.
Credit Bob Hansen

One of the most prestigious colleges in the United States is using Bristol Bay’s massive salmon fishery as a teaching tool. KDLG’s Mike Mason has the story.

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Elections
5:18 pm
Tue July 22, 2014

Sealaska Endorses Senator Begich for Reelection

The regional Native Corporation for Southeast Alaska is endorsing U.S. Senator Mark Begich in his bid for reelection. Seaalaska is also endorsing Byron Mallott for Governor. Sealaska cited Senator Begich’s seniority and effectiveness as reasons for the endorsement. Byron Mallott received the corporation’s endorsement because of his long-term involvement in rural and Native issues. Sealaska currently has over 21.6-thousand shareholders.

Crime and Safety
4:40 pm
Tue July 22, 2014

State Troopers Hold Fifth-Annual Relay for Charity

Credit Alaska State Troopers

Alaska State Troopers are gearing up to host a 650 mile outdoor relay.  KDLG’s Chase Cavanaugh has more.

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