A black bear below some alders on a river bank

Park rangers shoot aggressive black bear in Seward

Hikers who encountered the black bear near Tonsina Creek in Seward said the bear wasn’t afraid of dogs or humans.

Facebook ban on Donald Trump will hold, social network’s oversight board rules

While the panel upheld Facebook's suspension of the former president, it said the company's indefinite ban was wrong and gave Facebook six months to either ban Trump permanently or reinstate him.
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After pandemic cancellation, Russian Orthodox residents in Bethel celebrate Pascha in person

On May 3, Orthodox Christians in Bethel celebrated their most important religious holiday: Easter, or Pascha. It’s the first major holiday the congregation has gathered together for in nearly a year and a half.
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Cruise company offers $10 million in ‘humanitarian relief’ to Alaska port towns

Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings announced Tuesday that it’s donating $10 million across six Alaska port towns: Ketchikan, Juneau, Hoonah, Sitka, Skagway and Seward. They say there are 'no strings attached' to the donations.
An aerial view of a factory near water.

A state corporation is still pushing a massive gas line plan in Alaska. Is it a pipe dream?

The Alaska Gasline Development Corporation says the 800-mile natural gas line will be good for the state’s economy and energy costs. But critics argue that it’s time to give up on the expensive, decades-long dream.
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Still deciding between Bronson and Dunbar? Here’s where they come down on major issues.

Former Air Force and commercial pilot Dave Bronson (left) and Assembly member and Alaska Army National Guard Captain Forrest Dunbar pictured...

Hotels and restaurants that survived pandemic face new challenge: staffing shortages

For seasonal businesses who've managed to survive all the blows dealt by the pandemic over the past 14 months, this summer is make-or-break time. And owners are once again, forced to get creative.
A photo illustration of Jerilyn Nicholson shared by friends and family on social media to mourn her death

Man arrested in woman’s death after body found near Eklutna Lake

Anchorage police say 27-year-old Jerilyn Nicholson was reported missing Friday was found dead Saturday north of the city.
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Skier dies after crevasse fall in Alaska national park

Mason Stansfield, age 28, of Ouray, Colorado, fell into a crevasse fell 100 feet down. He died during the fall, according to officials.

Pfizer says FDA will soon authorize COVID-19 vaccine for 12-15 age group

A ruling should come "shortly," Pfizer Chairman and CEO Albert Bourla told investors in a conference call Tuesday morning.
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Fairbanks teacher on leave after comments in class about George Floyd

A video of an online lesson shows a Lathrop teacher telling students that George Floyd would be alive if he had complied with police orders. Floyd was murdered by a white police officer, Derek Chauvin.
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Human rights panel to weigh transboundary mining concerns

The Inter-American Commission on Human Rights will look into the human rights issues of having polluting mines upstream from tribes.
Man in suit at a microphone. name plate on desk says "Mr. Tommy P. Beaudreau"

Ex-Alaskan to become No. 2 at Department of Interior

Tommy Beaudreau, whose family moved to Alaska for his dad's oil field job in 1979, says he understands Alaska's reliance on energy development despite his difference of opinion with Alaska's senators over development.

Children now account for 22% of new U.S. COVID cases. Why is that?

On Monday, the AAP said children represented 22.4% of new cases reported in the past week, accounting for 71,649 out of 319,601 cases. The latest report, drawn from data collected through April 29, illustrates how children's share of coronavirus infections has grown in recent weeks.
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Bill for tribal recognition would put relationship with state on firmer foundation, supporters say

The state of Alaska already has agreements with tribes, but sponsors say without formally recognizing tribes as sovereign, those deals are on a broken foundation.
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Some Bethel families consider moving due to district’s COVID safety policies

The district says it is working to bring back in-person school five days a week, but the major roadblock so far is that children under 16 years old aren't currently approved for the COVID-19 vaccine.
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In address to Legislature, Sullivan slams Biden resource decisions

In an address to a joint session in the Legislature, Sullivan said Alaska’s economy benefited from a series of decisions by former President Trump’s administration.

Why lagging COVID vaccine rate at rural hospitals ‘needs to be fixed now’

A new survey conducted by the National Rural Health Association and Chartis Center for Rural Health showed that 30% of the 160 rural hospital executives who responded said less than half of their employees had been vaccinated — even though health care workers have been eligible for months now. Only about a third said that 70% or more of their staff were vaccinated.
A man stand by a felled log that is as tall as he is as he spseaks with a woman.

Could rising timber prices aid the Tongass transition to second-growth logging?

Industry experts are divided over how to best seize the opportunity presented by high lumber prices to benefit Southeast Alaska: By cutting what’s left of Tongass old-growth or by retooling to cut younger, second-growth trees.
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WATCH: Anchorage mayor candidates debate visions for the city

Former Air Force and commercial pilot Dave Bronson and Assemblymember and Alaska Army National Guard Captain Forrest Dunbar are the two runoff candidates for the Anchorage mayoral election.