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A pilot with Renfro’s Alaskan Adventures is recovering in an Anchorage hospital after surviving a plane crash Friday.


Alaska State Troopers

A couple in Napakiak has found the body of George Mute, age 26, of Kongiganak. Mute went missing in September.


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Bethel’s Senior Center is closing its doors to seniors. Orutsararmuit Native Council, or ONC, runs the program and will keep many of its services. But starting next month, it will no longer offer a space for seniors to gather, talk, and eat. Seniors will remain fed and supported, but they could be spending a lot more time alone.


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Alaska lawmakers haven’t passed a state budget, but with an almost four-billion dollar deficit, state-funded agencies are preparing for cuts as they plan their budgets for the next fiscal year.

Public Health Nursing is readying for a three to four million-dollar cut or about 20 percent of its budget starting July 1. That follows a five percent budget cut from last year.

Jerry White

In rural Alaska access to emergency medical care relies on many factors like distance, weather, and time of day. For one 10-year-old girl in Eek, emergency care also relied on one pilot’s good will after the child's traumatic bike accident. KYUK talked with the girl’s mother and the pilot who helped them out.


Fishing skiff in Marshall, Alaska.
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Two elders drowned this weekend in Marshall when their vehicle suddenly slid into the Yukon River. The couple left a legacy of sharing traditional knowledge with their community. KYUK’s Anna Rose MacArthur reports.


Donlin runway and camp site, summer 2014.
Dean Swope / KYUK

What does rural healthcare in Alaska have to do with jobs? A lot, according to The Yukon Kuskokwim Health Corporation. The regional healthcare provider is opposing the Donlin Gold mine. And a big part of an anti-Donlin resolution the corporation passed last month focuses on the potential for jobs to leave the region if the mine is developed.


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