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Healing together: Alaskans share experiences overcoming trauma

Here's how these Alaskans are confronting intergenerational traumas with different ways of healing.

Climbing COVID-19 case rates are affecting young Alaskans too | Alaska Insight

As Alaska leads the nation in Covid case rates, school districts are struggling to keep staff and students safe with in-person learning. What information do parents and guardians need to help keep their families safe?

Low teenage turnout for vaccine increases COVID case rate in Alaska

We’re a month into the school year and Alaska is experiencing peak Covid-19 cases and a hospital system at max capacity. Alaska Public Media’s Jeff Chen looks at how low teenage turnout for the Covid vaccine increases case rates in Alaska.
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Alaska-rooted Portugal. The Man surprised Anchorage high school with live concert

The band showed up on Dimond High School’s football field after the student government won a district-wide video contest.
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Skill and tradition honored at 60th anniversary World Eskimo-Indian Olympics

The 2021 World Eskimo-Indian Olympics drew a smaller crowd this year due to the pandemic but the athletes were no less impressive. These photos tell the tale.
Three young Chinese men hold a fish in front of an Alaskan Cannery

Cannery workers document the Chinese history of Alaska’s fishing industry

Chinese immigrants arrived before statehood and helped grow Alaska's wild salmon industry into the international, multi-billion-dollar economy that it is today.

New report shines light on Alaska’s missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls

https://youtu.be/XYizUj2PrYk Alaska Native women experience disproportionate levels of violence, but it’s difficult to know exactly how bad the problem is. Mistrust of the legal system means assaults too often go unreported, or maybe misclassified for...

Remembering Alaskan Thelma Buchholdt, the nation’s first Philippine-born woman legislator

https://youtu.be/PKqR9LciOcA Women of color have often been overlooked when it comes to documenting Alaska’s history. The "Extra Tough: Women of the North" exhibit highlights more than 30 women from before and after statehood, including former...

Alaska companies brace for another slow year for tourism

Alaska tour company hopes for rebound in Chinese tourism https://youtu.be/Cu7zNvYvd_s 2019 was a record year for Chinese and mandarin-language tourists in Alaska, with roughly 10-thousand travelers coming to the state, according to industry estimates. But almost...

Alaska Black History: celebrating Blanche McSmith and Willard Bowman as early voices for justice

https://youtu.be/AZlmE9fhnfA There is a long history of Black people coming to Alaska for a wide range of opportunities, working hard and making a name for themselves. Blanche McSmith is one of them. She was Alaska’s...

How an Award-Winning Alaskan musician finds hope during a pandemic | INDIE ALASKA

https://youtu.be/cnfQwMLWJrk After a year of pandemic and increased racial tensions, Ed Washington, an Anchorage musician who won best male vocalist at the 2020 Alaska Hip Hop and R&B Music Awards, shares a message of hope...

How to vote in Alaska: 2020 edition

https://youtu.be/m62OAbUDVXU Alaska, it's time to vote. Here are three ways you can vote on or before Nov. 3, 2020: early voting, absentee voting, or in-person voting. Below are links to official Alaska Division of Elections...

What is Ballot Measure 2 proposing to change about Alaska’s voting process?

https://youtu.be/ij355LWqqfM Candidates aren't the only boxes on the ballot come November 4th. Ballot measure 2 seeks to shift elections from primaries to ranked choice voting, and would also require more disclosure of campaign funding on...
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PHOTOS: As termination dust arrives, a look back at September in Southcentral Alaska

Southcentral Alaska is awash in gold and red, as temperatures slowly drop and winter approaches. Here are some images that capture the feelings and colors of September 2020.