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In 2015, nearly 3 dozen Alaska villages lack basic plumbing

...becoming obsolete or inoperable. Altogether, more than 3,300 homes in rural Alaska still lack running water and flushing toilets, although schools in even the most remote village tend to have indoor plumbing. The DEC estimates there is a gap...
Gov. Walker: Alaska needs to collaborate, not litigate, on Medicaid expansion

...ancestral home for urban areas, where the cost of energy is lower. In another community, there is not a single flushing toilet.Our great state is facing some serious challenges.Meanwhile, members of the Legislative Council have chosen to...
Slack Tide: There's more to Thanksgiving than football and antacid

...families sit down to oven-roasted kookaburra with vegemite stuffing, giving thanks for Outback Steakhouse, backward flushing toilets and the first two studio albums by Men at Work. Observed in one form or another on one date or another for nearly...
Vote no on adding fluoride to Juneau's public water system.

What percentage of our public water passes over our teeth? Most of our water is used in flushing toilets, bathing, and washing dishes or laundry, where fluoride makes no difference. Sound off on the important issues at Public water...
Water leak forces Minto residents to conserve

...and the village council has asked residents to conserve water by not drinking from faucets, not doing laundry and flushing toilets only when necessary."People have been very good conserving water at our request," Baker said. "We haven't...
Do you believe in ... ?

...Other times it has been a bit dramatic, singing along to the instrumental version of the Phantom of the Opera, flushing toilets, knocking on doors and figures wandering through the hallways. I'm not sure if a pastor is supposed to talk about...
Village's drinking water system shut down tank to flush the system. While that water would not be drinkable, it could be used for other things such as flushing toilets and washing hands. In the meantime, residents have a lake and other sources they can use until the problems at...
Study: Lack of Alaska plumbing linked to diseases

...Anchorage Daily News reports the study found disease rates three times higher in villages without running water for flushing toilets and washing hands. The director of the Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium, Dr. Rosalyn Singleton, who contributed...


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