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Half of Alaska residents 16 and up received one vaccine dose

The milestones were reached days after Alaska opened vaccinations to children 12 and up, at the recommendation of the CDC.

A rental car shortage is forcing some travelers to reconsider their trips to Alaska

A nationwide shortage of rentals cars is forcing dealers to raise prices. Renting a car for a week can cost over $2,000 in some cases — if travelers are able to find them at all.

LISTEN: Anchorage-raised journalist still seeking to unmask monsters in Hulu series

"Sasquatch" is the work of former Alaska journalist David Holthouse, who says traumatic events early in his life growing up in Anchorage set him on a path of finding and exposing monsters of all kinds.
A doctor gives a young girl a shot in her arm as she sits next to her mom.

COVID-19 Vaccine Trials Underway For Kids 5 And Younger

A group of 144 children in the country are part of a Phase 1 clinical trial to test Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccines in the most adorable of study cohorts — those 5 and younger.
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Energy companies eyeing Cook Inlet’s Mount Spurr volcano for geothermal project

Two companies are looking at the geothermal energy potential of Mount Spurr, a volcano about 40 miles west of Tyonek in Cook Inlet.
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.
A woman on a desk holds up her mask with men around her taking off their masks too

Alaska legislators end face mask mandate in Capitol

Legislators and others in the Capitol are no longer required to wear face masks to prevent the spread of COVID-19.
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Senate president conflicts with governor on budget, dividend timeline

Micciche, a Soldotna Republican, said on Friday that lawmakers are working to finish their work on the budget by the end of the regular session, even though Gov. Mike Dunleavy just called a special session.

Alaskans discuss Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month | Alaska Insight

https://youtu.be/hzqJThbxt10 Alaskans are celebrating Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month in May. Today, Alaskans of Asian...
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Bronson pulls ahead by 1,100 votes in the race for Anchorage mayor

Retired commercial pilot Dave Bronson has pulled ahead by 1,116 votes in the race for Anchorage mayor, according to results posted by the municipal clerk Friday afternoon. That’s a difference of 1.3%, well outside the 0.5% gap that would require a recount. Just over 87,000 ballots have been counted.
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Quinhagak child dead after being run over by tribal police officer, troopers say

A tribal police officer was leaving a home in a pickup truck when the officer drove over a young child who was near or under the front of the truck, according to a report from the Alaska State Troopers
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Assembly votes to immediately end Anchorage’s mask mandate

The announcement follows new guidance released Thursday by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention that states that vaccinated Americans don’t need to mask in most indoor settings if they are vaccinated.

Idaho man killed by falling ice in Denali National Park

A climber was killed and another was seriously injured when they were hit by a falling block of glacier ice in Alaska’s Denali National Park and Preserve, an official said Friday.
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Anchorage man arrested at US-Canada border refuses to leave Fairbanks jail

An Anchorage man who was arrested last weekend for refusing to leave a checkpoint on the Alaska side of the U.S.-Canada border remains at Fairbanks Correctional Center. Authorities say 61-year-old Terry Sharkey now refusing to leave the jail.
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Alaska to end $300 per week unemployment payments

Alaska will join at least a dozen other states in opting out of extra federal benefits for unemployed workers, citing workforce shortages.
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Dunbar says he is unlikely to overcome Bronson lead in Anchorage mayor race

Assembly member Forrest Dunbar appeared to acknowledge that he is unlikely to win the Anchorage mayoral runoff Thursday night. He tweeted “Given the size of the deficit and the number of votes we believe are outstanding it appears unlikely that we will make up the difference.”
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Hunt opens for musk ox stranded on ice floes

The musk ox were stranded on the ice floes after wandering onto the sea ice during breakup.
A girld in a purple tank top gets a shot from a white man in a red masik

On first full day of COVID vaccine eligibility, teenagers take the plunge

Dr. Brad Cruz has given plenty of COVID-19 shots during the pandemic, but he had a challenge he hadn’t encountered before when Josephine Wheat sat down for her shot: she had a case of the giggles.
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Guardian Flight settles over deadly 2019 medevac crash

A Utah-based medevac company has settled a wrongful death lawsuit over a 2019 air ambulance crash in Southeast Alaska that killed three crew members from Juneau.

Anchorage School District to reexamine policy after students prevented from wearing cultural regalia at graduation

One student chose not to attend her graduation entirely after her regalia notification was denied. Another student’s sealskin cap was taken moments before joining his peers on graduation day.