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Report: State suicide-prevention grants to villages plummet

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Alaska has one of the nation's highest suicide rates but lacks the staff to apply for "numerous" grants that could help address the problem, according to a new report. Also, the number of state grants going to Alaska villages -- including in Western Alaska where suicide rates are highest -- has fallen sharply in recent years. The communities often don't have enough manpower to administer today's awards, the report said.