Day: November 7, 2017

In Haines, helping locals get health care pain-free

Health insurance can be expensive, boring, and frustrating. But for the next five weeks, the federal marketplace is open for people to buy care — and one Alaskan is on a mission to make sure those bad feelings can’t stop good coverage. https://khns.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/07ACA.mp3 Most people’s eyes don’t light up at the prospect of buying health insurance. Susan Briles is the exception. “We’re out there making sure that as many people have coverage as can get it,”  she said. As an Outreach and Enrollment specialist for SEARHC, she’s holed up this week downstairs at the Haines’ clinic, explaining deductibles, premiums,...

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KHNS News – Nov. 7, 2017

https://khns.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/07Newscast.mp3 Proposed 400-acre timber sale on Chilkat Peninsula raises concerns and questions for Haines Assembly; Haines police recover drugs, loaded guns from vehicle; Getting to the root of good heath...

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Proposed 400-acre timber sale on Chilkat Peninsula raises concerns and questions for Haines Assembly

In September, the University of Alaska began advertising a 400-acre timber sale near Haines. The location of the proposed sale has drawn concerns from the community. This week, a representative from the University met with the Haines Assembly to address the sale. https://khns.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/07TimberwINTRO.mp3 “I can’t make you all believers, but I’m here to make you all believers,” said University of Alaska Regional Resource Manager Patrick Kelly. He and representatives from the Alaska Mental Health Trust came to Haines in response to feedback from the borough. The Mental Health Trust also owns land in the area. Assemblyman Tom Morphet brought up...

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KHNS News – Nov. 6, 2017

https://khns.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/06Newscast.mp3 Following weekend retreat, Skagway assembly will hold special meeting on White Pass MOU; Talking Trash: Once a bear attractant, Yakutat’s dump now...

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