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Kodiak joins online public health dashboard

Kodiak is now part of an online initiative to make public health data across the country more accessible to local communities.  Kodiak is the second city in Alaska to join the City Health Dashboard (Brian Venua/KMXT) The City Health Dashboard was created by New York University’s Grossman School of Medicine, and includes everything from rates of diabetes to broadband connectivity. …

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Midday Report August 03, 2023

Photo: Orin Pierson

On today’s Midday Report with host Terry Haines: The rapid advance of a wildfire prompted an evacuation notice last night for a neighborhood north of Fairbanks. Alaska’s Congressional delegation wants to make the “Landless” communities of Southeast landless no more. And two swimmers have successfully crossed the Frederick Sound. Andrew Simmons in Frederick Sound. Photo: Orin Pierson

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Midday Report August 02, 2023

moke column of the Teklanika River Fire (#257) on the Anderson Complex on August 2. Cody Cox / AK DOF

On today’s Midday Report with host Terry Haines: Warm and dry conditions increased wildfire activity around the Interior yesterday. Satellite data provided by the University of Alaska Fairbanks Geophysical Institute is helping state and federal agencies fight wildfires. And the Senate has passed its version of the defense bill, with money for Alaska projects. Smoke column of the Teklanika River …

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Talk of the Rock: Alutiiq Museum renovations

Talk of the Rock host Jared Griffin talks with Alutiiq Museum Executive Director April Laktonen Counceller and Djuna Davidson, Director of Advancement and Operations, about museum programs and their $14 million renovation project. You can check out the Alutiiq Museum renovation plans at Listen to their conversation here:

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Midday Report August 01, 2023

A black bear rummages through garbage off Hiland Road in Eagle River on Wednesday. Fish and Game says unsecured trash can lead to aggressive bears like the one killed Sunday in East Anchorage. (Tegan Hanlon/Alaska Public Media)

On today’s Midday Report with host Terry Haines: Ore trucks running on highways between Kinross’s Manh Choch Mine and its mill are projected to cause millions of dollars per year in pavement damage. A neighborhood near Kalifornsky Beach Road has been flooding, much to the dismay of residents.  And police have killed an aggressive bear in Anchorage, the 16th so …

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One of the oldest – and most beloved – bears at Katmai National Park finally returns to Brooks Falls

Katmai National Park has a 24-hour live stream of Brooks Falls every summer. Hoards of bears gather there to catch salmon and it’s a popular spot for crowds to watch them. Bear 480, also known as ‘Otis,’ arrived at Brooks Falls on July 26, the latest he’s been noticed yet.  Bear 480, Otis, matched his latest appearance to the falls …

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