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City Manager Says Ravn, Alaska Airlines Nearing A Deal That'll Let Unalaskans Use Miles

Since RavnAir Group's PenAir plane crash in October, Unalaskans haven't been able to use Alaska Airlines miles to book flights to or from Anchorage. Now, City Manager Erin Reinders has hope the airlines are nearing a deal that'll let travelers use their stockpiled miles rather than shell out cash or forgo trips . "I don't have a date. They don't have a date," said Reinders. "But once some things get worked out between Ravn and Alaska, they want to move forward with allowing Alaska Airlines...

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'Happy Healthy Unalaska' Discusses Grief, Local Resources

This month's episode of Happy Healthy Unalaska discussed grief. Host M. Lynn Crane was joined by Delta Bedard, a Behavioral Health Clinician at the Oonalaska Wellness Center. They discussed the stages of grief, coping mechanisms, and local resources. Happy Healthy Unalaska is a radio discussion program that is produced by Unalaskans Against Sexual Assault and Family Violence and KUCB Radio.

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Fourteen U.S. passengers evacuated from a cruise ship in Japan and flown to military bases in California and Texas have tested positive for the new coronavirus, U.S. officials confirm.

An additional 44 Americans from the Diamond Princess ship who tested positive for coronavirus will stay in Japan while they recover. Some have been hospitalized, but not all who are infected are sick.

Some states call them assisted living facilities; others, residential or personal care homes. These state-licensed facilities promise peace of mind for families whose elders require long-term care. In Vermont and elsewhere, investigations into these homes have revealed lax oversight, injuries and deaths.

Few understand the risks like June Kelly. Her mother, Marilyn Kelly, was energetic and loved to go fishing when she moved into Our House Too, a 13-bed facility that advertised its memory-care expertise. Over the next eight months, almost everything went wrong that could.

Johnpeter Mwolo was 15 when he was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes.

His body, unable to produce the hormone critical for regulating blood sugar, would now rely on manufactured insulin. He learned to give himself the treatment — four injections a day.

But as he was growing up in Tanzania, insulin was expensive and not always available. Mwolo resorted to rationing his insulin, sharing a vial with his cousin, who also had Type 1 diabetes. "It was one vial to two people," he says. "Many of the necessities that we are supposed to have are not there."