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State trying to fix food stamp delays, acknowledges people get frustrated when they're hungry

A month after a major backlog in Alaska’s food stamp application processing surfaced publicly, state officials are scrambling to hire emergency workers to address delays reaching crisis levels for Alaskans who depend on the federal program to feed...

 By Annie Berman    News    August 31, 2022

Children's vaccination rate in Alaska dropped sharply from 2018 to 2022

The percentage of Alaska children who are up to date on their routine vaccinations has fallen considerably since the beginning of the pandemic, prompting concern among health experts about the return of certain serious illnesses that had been all but...

 By Annie Berman    News    June 8, 2022

CDC report points to higher COVID death rate among Natives

A new report from the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention provides the most comprehensive look so far at the disproportionate toll COVID-19 is taking on Alaska Native and American Indian people living in Alaska. Overall, Alaska Native...

 By Annie Berman    News    May 4, 2022

End of federal COVID emergency could end Medicaid for thousands of Alaskans

Thousands of Alaskans could lose Medicaid benefits as soon as July, when the federal government’s COVID-19 health emergency is expected to end. Alaska’s state health officials face the daunting task of combing through pandemic-swollen Medicaid ro...


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