Alaska State Troopers have arrested a Tuluksak seventh grade teacher who was sought on charges of possessing and distributing child pornography.

Yukon Kuskokwim Health Corporation

Rural Health Aides have a long, successful history of improving access to health care in Alaska. Now, dental a program based on that model is improving oral care in the YK Delta. The Dental Health Aide Therapist program was controversial when it started a decade ago, but a new study suggests that smiles have gotten healthier, cleaner, and toothier in villages where it’s appeared. 

GCI CEO Greg Chapados addresses a Bethel crowd on August 17, 2017.
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GCI held a community gathering in Bethel on Thursday to celebrate the upcoming completion of its terrestrial broadband network.

A seventh grade teacher in Tuluksak is accused of possessing and distributing child pornography.

Warren Jones, the CEO of Qanirtuuq Inc., surveys Quinhagak's defunct processing plant.
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Several weeks ago, the financing fell through on a plan to bring the "Akutan," a floating fish processing vessel, to Kuskokwim Bay. For the second summer in a row, fishermen in the coastal community of Quinhagak have nowhere to sell their catch; many in the village are now struggling to make ends meet.

Rep. Zach Fansler talks with constituents at a GCI community event on August 17, 2017.
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YK Delta legislators have joined the ranks of public officials denouncing President Donald Trump’s statement that “both sides” were to blame for the violence that erupted in Charlottesville, Virginia this past weekend. Protests injured more than a dozen people, and one woman was killed when struck by a car allegedly driven by a white supremacist.

Sen. Lisa Murkowski addresses a crowd gathered in Bethel to celebrate the upcoming completion of GCI's TERRA project.
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President Trump's latest move to scale back Obama administration climate change initiatives is not impressing Alaska policymakers. 

Ravn Makes Changes; More To Come

Aug 18, 2017
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The fatal Ravn Air crash near Togiak last fall was the focus of the investigative hearing held by the National Transportation Safety Board in Anchorage on Thursday. Sitting in the audience was Ravn’s new CEO, Dave Pflieger.

“My focus has been, and always will be, on safety,” Pflieger said, “and this is now my fourth airline as a CEO. It’s the very first thing I do, is focus on safety when I get in a company.”

NTSB Probes Air Safety And Togiak Crash

Aug 18, 2017
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Alaska commuter pilots fly into airports that can consist of a gravel strip, and not much else.

Asked by the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) to estimate the percentage of community landing strips her company uses that don’t have the regular set of aviation services, like weather and communications, Hageland Aviation Services Chief Pilot Erin Witt responded that it was about 25 percent.

The Trump administration says that it's stepping in to help tribes deal with the rising tide of opioid abuse and overdoses in Indian Country, including Alaska.