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Top Diets Of 2014 (Hint: It's Probably Not What You Think)

NPR News - Tue, 2014-01-07 16:05

Of 32 diets ranked by a panel convened by U.S. News & World Report, the DASH diet came out on top. Never heard of it? It's not a buzzword, but it's been around for a long time, and there's solid evidence that it works, not just for weight control but also to lower high blood pressure.

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Lindsey Vonn Is Out, But Some Advertisers May Still Win

NPR News - Tue, 2014-01-07 15:36

Alpine skier Lindsey Vonn's decision to withdraw from the 2014 Winter Olympics could mean big changes for companies that were planning to capitalize on her name — and on her potential wins. But some of Vonn's sponsors may find her announcement actually opens new advertising opportunities.

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No more state funding for elective abortions

Southeast Alaska News - Tue, 2014-01-07 15:24

New abortion regulations adopted by the State of Alaska’s Department of Health and Social Services will prevent Medicaid from covering elective abortions.

Lt. Gov. Mead Treadwell certified the regulations Friday, which will take effect Feb. 2.

The department’s document to request Medicaid funds for an abortion lists 23 medical conditions that are covered. Some of those conditions include severe preeclampsia, convulsions, sickle cell anemia, severe kidney infection, epilepsy and congestive heart failure.

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U.S. Air Force Helicopter Crashes In England, Killing 4 Service Members

NPR News - Tue, 2014-01-07 15:24

The Air Force said the Pave Hawk helicopter was on a training mission on the east coast of England.

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Jurisdiction over traditional territory demanded

Alaska and Yukon Headlines - Tue, 2014-01-07 15:15
The White River First Nation (WRFN) has put the Yukon government on notice: provide White River with the same jurisdiction over its traditional territory that the government has provided the Ross River Dena Council or go to court.

Black Street project offers lessons, council told

Alaska and Yukon Headlines - Tue, 2014-01-07 15:12
It’s been more than a year since Black Street received a make-over, with new water and sewer mains, pavement and a roundabout, among other features.

Plane Lands On Anchorage Street Median

Alaska and Yukon Headlines - Tue, 2014-01-07 15:10

Anchorage police say a plane with three people on board made an apparent emergency landing on the median of a major street.

Police spokeswoman Anita Shell says there were no injuries in the incident reported at 1:09 p.m. Tuesday. But she says the lanes closest to the median were blocked where the landing occurred at Boniface Parkway south of DeBarr Road.

Shell says she does not know what kind of plane is involved in the incident.

Searches for two missing men wear on

Alaska and Yukon Headlines - Tue, 2014-01-07 15:10
The whereabouts of two Whitehorse men who went missing in December remain unknown, the RCMP said today.

PeaceHealth Ketchikan picks new CAO

Southeast Alaska News - Tue, 2014-01-07 15:01

Ken Tonjes is the new CAO of PeaceHealth Ketchikan Medical Center. (Photo courtesy PeaceHealth)

Ken Tonjes has been hired as the new chief administrative officer for PeaceHealth Ketchikan Medical Center.

PeaceHealth announced Tuesday that Tonjes will fill the role in which he has served on an interim basis since August. Before that, he was the hospital’s chief financial officer for about 12 years.

PeaceHealth Northwest Network CEO Nancy Steiger says that Tonjes brings business experience to the hospital, along with a history of success to help ensure a stable transition.

Ketchikan Medical Center’s previous leader, Pat Branco, resigned last summer after about 10 years in the position.

No serious injuries in plane crash on Anchorage street

Alaska and Yukon Headlines - Tue, 2014-01-07 14:48
No serious injuries in plane crash on Anchorage street

No one was injured when a red and white Cessna crashed onto Anchorage's Boniface Parkway about 1 p.m. Tuesday. Anchorage police and firefighters responded to the scene immediately. 

January 7, 2014

Senate Unexpectedly Moves Forward On Unemployment Benefits

NPR News - Tue, 2014-01-07 14:43

After a procedural vote in the Senate on a bill that would temporarily extend emergency insurance for the jobless, President Obama held a White House press conference to pressure Congress to keep the momentum going. But Republican leaders say they need spending cuts or job-creation plans in return.

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Officials examine Cessna after hard landing in middle of Anchorage street

Alaska and Yukon Headlines - Tue, 2014-01-07 14:38
Officials examine Cessna after hard landing in middle of Anchorage street A small plane made an emergency landing on a busy Anchorage roadway Tuesday afternoon, but the minimal damage and lack of injuries means it may not qualify as an accident under NTSB standards.January 7, 2014

Faces of Alaska: Martin Buser

Alaska and Yukon Headlines - Tue, 2014-01-07 14:26

Four-time Iditarod champion Martin Buser, has become an Alaskan icon through his exploits behind a dogsled team.

While much has been written about the Swiss-born musher, many have never heard the story of Buser deciding to make a life for himself and his family in Alaska and his long road to becoming a U.S. citizen.

Alaska Public Media’s Lori Townsend sat down with Buser at Happy Trails Kennel in Big Lake, Alaska to talk about what it takes to build a career and business around mushing.

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Tech Fit For The Showroom, But The Runway Might Have To Wait

NPR News - Tue, 2014-01-07 14:25

Wearable technology is often said to look dorky. "Stylish" and "fashionable" are not words anyone would associate with devices like Google Glass or smart watches. But companies are now working to embed technology into clothing so that it's unobtrusive or even attractive.

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50 Years After Landmark Warning, 8 Million Fewer Smoking Deaths

NPR News - Tue, 2014-01-07 14:22

Back in 1964, people smoked cigarettes at work, in restaurants and in grocery stores. Few would have predicted that a report from the U.S. surgeon general would spark a public health revolution that has increased life expectancy in this country by 30 percent.

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Arctic Canadian mayor worried about mine’s shipping route

Alaska and Yukon Headlines - Tue, 2014-01-07 14:07
Arctic Canadian mayor worried about mine’s shipping route Critics say there has been failure to assess potential impacts to Milne Inlet, intended as a temporary transport route for iron ore from the Mary River mine.January 7, 2014

Drug and alcohol abuse high among Yukon miners

Alaska and Yukon Headlines - Tue, 2014-01-07 14:05
Drug and alcohol abuse high among Yukon miners Drug or alcohol abuse costs one in four mining jobs in Watson Lake and Dawson City, according to one hospital study. January 7, 2014

Loss in Alberta final frustrates Scoffin

Alaska and Yukon Headlines - Tue, 2014-01-07 13:56
The junior curling nationals will go on without a familiar face later this month in Liverpool, N.S.

Changes likely on tap for Mat-Su airspace

Alaska and Yukon Headlines - Tue, 2014-01-07 13:56
Changes likely on tap for Mat-Su airspace Mat-Su Traffic Working Group has submitted recommendations to the FAA meant to enhance air safety by consolidating a haphazard collection of existing radio frequencies into several distinct zones.January 7, 2014

Midget A Mustangs edge Muckers 3-2

Alaska and Yukon Headlines - Tue, 2014-01-07 13:55
The KBL Environmental Whitehorse Midget A Mustangs rebounded from an ugly 14-2 loss to Yukon Brewing Saturday by edging the Dirty Northern Muckers 3-2 last night.