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Channel 2 Financial CorrespondentOver the past eight years, we have discussed the importance of both Medicare and Social Security and their impact to retirement planning. At the end of last year, 43.8 million people received Social Security retirement and survivors’ benefits;...
The Yukon-Kuskokwim Health Corporation broke ground on a long-term care facility and assisted living center in Bethel Monday. The facility will provide people in the region with access to health care and hospices services in Bethel. Before most people...
Tags: Long Term Care, Social Issues, Health
Anchorage police say a man hijacked a parked Community Services Patrol van Thursday night, driving it the wrong way down a major one-way Downtown street before hitting a tour bus. According to APD spokesperson Lt. Dave Parker, 35-year-old Donny Weston...
Channel 2 NewsIf you live in Anchorage or another urban area with high speed internet, think back to the days of the dial-up modem. Remember how slow and annoying that was? Now you can empathize with Rural Alaskans, who still struggle with a slow and cumbersome...
KTUU.comState officials say Alaska shellfish are yielding some of the highest levels ever recorded of the toxin that causes paralytic shellfish poisoning, as two men were sent to a Ketchikan hospital with PSP Wednesday and an investigation into a suspected...
Tags: Crimes, Symptoms, Emergency Incidents, Entertainment, Seafood
KTUU.comAnchorage police say a 7-year-old girl is in critical but stable condition after being attacked by a bicycle thief Sunday. According to APD spokesperson Marlene Lammers, the girl is being treated at a pediatric intensive care unit. Lammers says a male...
Channel 2 NewsAn outbreak of Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus Aureus, also known as MRSA, has been occuring during the past several weeks in the Newborn Intensive Care Unit at Providence Hospital, according to state health officials. MRSA is a type of staph...
Tags: Symptoms, Diseases and Illnesses, Health, MRSA
More people want to work in health care and are signing up for higher education to make it happen, according to employment trends discussed at the Anchorage Chamber of Commerce’s “Make it Monday” forum this week. It doesn't come as much...
Channel 2 NewsState and Federal Officials report the West Coast is not in any immediate danger from increased radiation levels following several explosions at nuclear power plants in Japan. "We've got the best people we have available monitoring the situation,"...
An Alaska senator says a legislative effort to establish a health insurance exchange is more important than ever following a judge's decision last week. Democratic Sen. Hollis French has proposed legislation to establish an exchange. Alaska was the only...
Tags: Sean Parnell, Laws, Alaska, Justice System, Lawyers
Channel 2 NewsHealth Care reform is now the law of the land in Alaska. A federal court judge in Florida ruled Thursday that states must implement reform while the case makes its way through the courts. Judge Roger Vinson's ruling responds to a request from the...
The Republican-controlled House has voted to repeal the health care law President Barack Obama signed last year. The 245-189 vote marks the fulfillment of a promise many Republicans made in last fall's political campaigns. The measure has little or...
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