For decades, the U.S. government has failed to test for chemicals and metals in fish. ProPublica and Oregon Public Broadcasting did, and what they found was alarming for tribes.
By the time the CDC specifically recommended the vaccine for pregnant people, in August 2021, the damage had been done.
The U.S. government promised Native tribes in the Pacific Northwest that they could keep fishing as they’d always done. But instead of preserving wild salmon, it propped up a failing system of hatcheries. Now, that system is falling apart.
“There doesn’t seem to be a high level of interest from the government in getting this right,” Nikki Dougherty White said.
Alaska’s share of fatalities in such crashes has increased from 26% in the early 2000s to 42% since 2016.
A KUCB and ProPublica investigation in June found that Alaska is home to a growing share of the country’s crashes involving small commercial aircraft. Over the past two decades, the number of deaths in crashes involving these operators has plummeted nationwide, while in Alaska deaths have held relatively steady.
Alaska has made up a growing share of the country’s crashes involving small commercial aircraft, according to an investigation by KUCB and ProPublica.
How the world’s greatest public health organization was brought to its knees by a virus, the president and the capitulation of its own leaders, causing damage that could last much longer than the coronavirus.
A remote fishing region will soon be flooded with seasonal workers. The hospital is equipped for only four COVID-19 patients and its chief operating officer is out of a job after emailing a coronavirus conspiracy meme. Welcome to Dillingham, Alaska.
At least 1 in 3 Alaska villages has no local law enforcement. Sexual abuse runs rampant, public safety resources are scarce, and Gov. Mike Dunleavy wants to cut the budget.