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State hires project lead for Medicaid expansion

The job is “Medicaid expansion project director” and it’s being filled by Chris Ashenbrenner, who spent two decades working for the department and came out of retirement to take on this challenge.
Sitka Community Hospital facing unexpected financial woes

Sitka Community Hospital facing unexpected financial woes

The Sitka Assembly was briefed on the hospital’s finances during a closed-door session Tuesday. The hospital’s chief financial officer has resigned. Very little information has…

Climate change creates concern over subsistence food safety

Climate change creates concern over subsistence food safety

The ANTHC Center for Climate Change and Health is launching a program to give hunters in the Bering Strait region test strips to check for…

Bird flu prompts BC poultry import ban

Alaska’s state veterinarian, Dr. Bob Gerlak, avian flu doesn't generally affect humans, but it is detrimental to other birds, including wild birds. That’s why the…

Regents to mull University of Alaska tobacco ban

Regents to mull University of Alaska tobacco ban

The University of Alaska Board of Regents will consider implementing a tobacco ban on all campuses.…

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Sitka hospital aims to become regional health care hub

Sitka hospital aims to become regional health care hub

Sitka’s new hospital CEO Jeff Comer said he’s developing a strategy to expand Sitka Community Hospital into a…

Longer life brings greater risk of dementia

Longer life brings greater risk of dementia

Baby Boomers, like everyone else, know that avoiding tobacco use, watching their weight, and exercising, contribute to longer…

Juneau Four A’s to hold World AIDS Day vigil tonight

Juneau Four A’s to hold World AIDS Day vigil tonight

It's an opportunity for people to honor those who’ve died to the AIDS epidemic since it began in…

Grants will bring classes, medical care to villages

Grants will bring classes, medical care to villages

A federal grant will help expand class options for some Prince of Wales Island students.…

My Brother’s Keeper program comes to Southeast

My Brother’s Keeper program comes to Southeast

Southeast Alaska’s Tlingit and Haida Central Council has joined My Brother’s Keeper, a nationwide effort to help young…

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