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12:16 pm
Wed April 9, 2014

U.A.F. Med Students Inject Wrong Substance

Some University of Alaska Fairbanks students received doses of a substance not approved for humans or animals.  As KUAC’s Dan Bross reports, the medical course students were practicing giving injections.

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Local News
12:41 pm
Mon April 7, 2014

Fish On

Hatchery tank
Credit Dan Bross / KUAC

The onset of spring has some Alaskans looking forward to fishing season.  That includes employees at the state’ new sport fish hatchery in Fairbanks, where as KUAC’s Dan Bross reports they’re hoping for conditions less extreme than those experienced last year.

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Local News
12:13 pm
Thu March 27, 2014

Feeling Left Out: The Health Insurance Gap In Alaska

The deadline to sign up for health insurance and avoid a penalty under the Affordable Care Act is this coming Monday.  Insurance is available through multiple sources, from private carriers to publicly funded providers like Medicaid.  Alaska is among nearly many states that have so far declined to expand Medicaid to meet increased demand, and as KUAC’s Dan Bross reports, it’s created a coverage gap.

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Local News
11:30 am
Tue March 25, 2014

Galena Reconstruction 2.0

Galena residents are preparing for another season of rebuilding from devastation wrought by last year’s major break up flood.  There was a major emergency response last summer, but as KUAC’s Dan Bross reports, much work remains to be done in the Yukon River community.

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Arctic Winter Games
1:09 pm
Mon March 24, 2014

‘2,000 Friends, All Together’: Ceremony Closes 2014 Arctic Winter Games

The Tanacross Dancers opened Saturday evening's Arctic Winter Games closing ceremony.
Credit Tim Ellis/KUAC

The Arctic Winter Games ended Saturday, a week after they began here in Fairbanks. Most of the 2,000 athletes that came here from circumpolar nations left that night, along with the 3,000-some staff, family, fans and others who came along for the show.

It was a stunning weeklong show of hundreds of competitive and cultural events that combined such games as hockey and basketball with traditional indigenous contests such as the high-kick and knuckle-hop.

Team Alaska’s athletes were the top medal-winners of the nine contingents that competed in the Games, winning190 medals total, 67 of which were gold. Team Yamal, from Russia, was second with 134 total, 55 gold; followed by Team Alberta North with 125 total, 42 gold.

Team Greenland won the Hodgson Trophy, which is awarded to the team that best demonstrates fair play and team spirit.


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Arctic Winter Games
2:14 pm
Sat March 22, 2014

Team Alaska Earns Another Gold with Girls Junior Hockey Win Against Alberta North

Defense was key in Friday night's junior girls hockey championship game, such as this block by Team Alaska goalie Madi Davis.
Credit Tim Ellis/KUAC

Today is the final day of the Arctic Winter Games, and Team Alaska remains at the top medal standings, followed by Team Yamal and Alberta North. Team Alaska brought its tally to 62 gold Friday night when its junior girls hockey team bested Alberta North, 1 to nothing.


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Arctic
3:01 pm
Fri March 21, 2014

Despite Fatigue, Team Alaska Basketball, Hockey Squads Advance to Championship

Team Alaska's Dre Dave pulls down a rebound during a hard-fought game against Team Nunavut. Alaska pulled out the win, 79-76, and will go on to the gold-medal championship game Saturday against Team Northwest Territories.
Credit Tim Ellis/KUAC

Today is Day 5 of the Arctic Winter Games, and the tempo and intensity of competition is at its peak. Overall, Team Alaska widened its lead over Team Yamal Thursday. As of this morning, the Alaskans had 124 total medals and 35 gold; compared with Yamal’s 88 total and 32 gold. Team Alberta North also has 32 golds, and 71 total.

More medals-round games are set for today and Saturday, the last day of competition. Team Alaska’s junior girls basketball and hockey teams will be among those going for the gold, along with the junior Alaska boys basketball squad. The teams earned their way into the championships Thursday.


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Arctic Winter Games
1:06 pm
Thu March 20, 2014

Biathlon ‘Like Two Sports’ – Ski, Snowshoe Biathletes Challenged to Excel at Both

Team Alaska snowshoe junior biathletes Ryan Rieser, left, and Katie Daniels, prone, during Wednesday's practice at Birch Hill.
Credit Tim Ellis/KUAC

Arctic Winter Games, Day 4: Today is the busiest days of competition so far, with action scheduled in 19 of 20 event categories. As the games accelerate towards completion Saturday, the competition for medals is intensifying. So far Team Alaska has the most with 89 followed by Team Yamal with 73 and Alberta North with 50. Athletes in some events had the day off yesterday to train for final competitions, including Team Alaska’s snowshoe and ski biathletes.


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Arctic Winter Games
3:54 pm
Wed March 19, 2014

Games’ Indigenous Events Offer Both Slow-paced Fun, Fast-paced Excitement

Yukon and Nunavut junior girls volleyball teams go at it Tuesday in the Smith Middle School gym ...
Credit Tim Ellis/KUAC

Arctic Winter Games, Day 3: The pace picked up Tuesday, along with the level of competition, as the field of athletes still in the running for medals narrows. Events are in full swing again today, offering spectators slow-paced fun and fast-paced excitement.


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Arctic Winter Games
1:09 pm
Mon March 17, 2014

‘Let the Games Begin!’ Gala Opening Ceremony Celebrates Diverse Cultures

Members of Team Greenland spill out onto the Carlson Center floor during Sunday's Arctic Winter Games opening ceremony.
Credit Tim Ellis/KUAC

The 2014 Arctic Winter Games officially got underway Sunday, with a gala opening ceremony before a standing-room-only crowd the Carlson Center. A full slate of competition -- and a weeklong array of cultural events -- begins today.


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