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    Kick the Bucket- Alaska Public Media Looks at the Water and Sewer Situation in Rural Alaska
    May 12, 2015 - Five-part series highlights the status of water and sewer quality in rural Alaska. Analyses how these systems are impacting health status and hospitalization rates in rural Alaska.
    Source: Alaska Public Media
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    Law Firm Gifts $3.5M to Tribal Health
    May 11, 2015 - Describes a $3.5 million donation from the Alaska based law firm Sonosky, Chambers, Sachse, Miller and Munsion to improve medical care for tribal members.
    Source: Alaska Public Radio
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    Alaska Governor: Medicaid Reform Without Expansion Unacceptable
    Apr 13, 2015 - Reports that Alaska Governor Bill Walker is holding strong to his belief that the state should not reform their Medicaid program without expanding eligibility at the same time.
    Source: Associated Press via Fairbanks Daily News-Miner (AK)
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    Study: Rural Mental Care Must Improve
    Apr 12, 2015 - Reflects on a recent study that found rural suicide rates nearly twice as high as urban and compares the study's findings to the suicide rate in rural Alaska.
    Source: News-Miner
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