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    Experts Warn of New Production Methods as Meth Arrests Rise in Alaska
    Nov 6, 2015 - Alaska Native populations are struggling with the growing problem of methamphetamine addiction combined with suicidal tendencies. Describes initiatives funded by the federal government that organizations in the state are undertaking to combat the problem.
    Source: KTUU-TV (AK)
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    Renewed Grant to Help Rural Alaska Veterans Travel for Free for Health Care
    Oct 28, 2015 - Reports the renewal of a grant from the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs to ensure healthcare access for veterans living in rural Alaska by providing free transportation to and from distant healthcare facilities.
    Source: KTUU-TV
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    Walker Creates Tribal Advisory Council, Following Up on Pledge
    Oct 14, 2015 - Governor Walker of Alaska has signed an executive order establishing a tribal advisory council to improve relations between the state and tribes within the state. The council will work on a variety of issues including ensuring access to quality healthcare for tribal communities.
    Source: Alaska Dispatch News
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