Public Health

The small Southeast town of Gustavus borders Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve. Like several Alaska sites, well water near the Gustavus Airport has been found to contain a harmful chemical, leaving a few residents reliant on bottled water provided by the state. (Courtesy Photo | National Park Service)

‘Emerging’ pollutant contaminates Gustavus well water

Some residents of the small town of Gustavus, near Glacier Bay National Park, are relying on state-provided drinking water after testing of private wells showed… Continue reading

 

From left, Public Health Nurses Vicki Craddick, Peggy Sue Wright and April Rezendes pose for a photo at a North Carolina hurricane shelter on Friday, Sept. 28, 2018. Wright and Rezendes are from Juneau, and Craddick is from Fairbanks. They were dispatched to help in the aftermath of Hurricane Florence. (Courtesy Photo | Peggy Sue Wright)

Local nurses help in wake of Hurricane Florence

Two public health nurses from Juneau are helping in the wake of Hurricane Florence.

 

Opinion: A prioritized agenda for suicide in Alaska

Alaska is consistently among states with the highest rate of suicide in the country.