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Alaska health organization secures $9.7 million grant to train new workers

Alaska health care organizations have an injection of federal money to help recruit and train more workers to fill a variety of in-demand positions.The Alaska Primary Care Association has won a $9.7 million...

Toolik Field Station gets $19.7 million for next five years of operations

The Arctic’s largest scientific research station, a facility on Alaska’s North Slope, has received an increase in funding for the coming five years of operations, the University of Alaska Fairbanks announced on Tuesday.Toolik...

Report details Alaska demographics hurt most by 2021 spike in drug-overdose deaths

In Alaska, the state with the nation’s biggest increase in drug overdose deaths from 2020 to 2021, certain demographic groups have been at higher risk, according to a newly released report: men more...

Report focusing on Black Alaskans’ health describes challenges that create disparities

A new report examines the health status of Black Alaskans, summarizing disparities that create chronic problems for a demographic that comprises 3.4% of the state population, as well as some positive trends that...

When the temperature hits 70, Alaskans feel the heat — and start suffering health ills

Alaskans’ health starts suffering when temperatures climb to 70 degrees, and local and state officials should consider policies to respond to heat-related health problems that are expected to increase as the climate continues...

Lower Yukon River wildfire is among Alaska’s largest tundra fires on record

A wildfire that has scorched 153,505 acres near the Bering Sea mouth of the Yukon River is now Alaska’s largest tundra fire in 15 years and one of the largest in decades, according...

Bruce’s Law, named for Anchorage overdose victim, seeks to increase fentanyl awareness

A U.S. Senate bill named after an Alaska victim of fentanyl seeks to inform the public about how that deadly synthetic opioid is often a secret ingredient of other illicit drugs used recreationally.The...

With new agreement, Port of Alaska and Sandia lab to evaluate renewable energy for microgrid

A partnership between the state’s biggest port and one of the nation’s top engineering labs seeks to establish a large microgrid to ensure a dependable supply of electricity.The Port of Alaska, located in...

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