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The Karelian Bear Dog: Protecting people and bears from each other | INDIE ALASKA

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https://youtu.be/RDww5t40eR0 Alaskans are used to seeing bears in their neighborhoods. Nils Pedersen and his Karelian Bear Dogs, Soledad, Rio, and Mardy work together to reduce human-bear conflict in Alaska. Nils is the Director of the...

Now that leases have been sold inside ANWR, will drilling actually happen? | Alaska Insight

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After more than 40 years of fighting to open the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge to oil development, Alaska's congressional delegation saw its dream realized and then potentially dashed this week — all within about 24 hours.
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Alaskan Cannabis is a Budding Business for this Mother-daughter Team | INDIE ALASKA

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https://youtu.be/VVFPrvDPQ-o Alaskan Blooms is a family-run cannabis business in Fairbanks, Alaska. While there are many challenges to owning a retail and grow operation, Karen and Kelsi Lowry find it rewarding to be a part of...

The unique earrings made from polar bear fur, walrus ivory and more | Indie Alaska

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Josh Qagmuk Ahsoak, of JQA Designs, is an Iñupiaq artist from Utqiagvik living in Anchorage, Alaska creating earrings and other fine art with traditional Iñupiat materials. Josh uses whale baleen, polar bear...

PHOTOS: A quiet Anchorage in the time of social distancing

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Parks are cordoned off, essential workers wear personal protective gear, and the streets are quiet as Anchorage adjusts to the recent social distancing and hunker down orders due to the coronavirus.

Meet the Cabbage Fairies of the Alaska State Fair | INDIE ALASKA

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At the Alaska State Fair, not only will you find giant cabbages, but you will also find Ginny Lawton and five of her closest friends bringing some magic to the Giant Cabbage Weigh-Off as...

How Traditional Tattoos are Connecting People to their Inuit Identities | INDIE ALASKA

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Holly Nordlum and Sarah Whalen-Lunn are Traditional Inuit Handpoke and Skin Stitch Artists. They are working to revive the Inuit tradition and create a space for connection and healing within their Inuit...

Explained: What are PFAS compounds and how can they affect human health?

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Found in various items from firefighting foam to household cleaning products and even food containers, PFAS are persistent "forever chemicals" that bioaccumulate over time. Drinking water sources in several...

Growing Peonies in the Alaska Bush | INDIE ALASKA

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26 years ago, Paula and Mike packed up and moved their family out to the Alaska Bush. Their homestead has now blossomed into a thriving Peony Farm. Commonly known as the wedding...

I am the Gluten Queen | INDIE ALASKA

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After her parents started a bakery in Anchorage, Rachel fell in love with the art of making crusty, rustic loaves. She is now the owner/manager of Fire Island Bakery and self proclaimed...