‘Extra Tough’ exhibit fills in the gaps of women’s history in the circumpolar North

Extra Tough: Women of the North is on display at the Anchorage Museum from November, 2020 to September, 2021. (Kavitha George/AKPM)
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Alaska’s elite nordic skiers face tough decisions on European World Cup

Some racers think the risks of racing at the sports highest level aren't worth the uncertainty of racing, or the risks of spreading - or catching - COVID-19.
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Alaska House control unclear as Republican leader trails by 17 votes

Democrat Liz Snyder leads Republican Rep. Lance Pruitt, the leader of the Alaska House Republican minority caucus, by just 17 votes with an estimated 114 absentee ballots left to count.
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Gov. Dunleavy issues new health orders to go with 30-day emergency declaration

A new, 30-day disaster declaration goes into effect at 12:01 a.m. on Monday, Nov. 16. And with it comes eight new COVID-19 outbreak health orders. Some of the orders are similar to the previous mandates.
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‘We can’t turn this down’: New Xbox game brings Tlingit voices to the forefront

A new Xbox game is loosely based on the real town of Hoonah, a small, predominantly Tlingit community on Chichagof Island.
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Hospitalizations rise, as nearly 1,400 infections reported over the weekend

It's the second-highest daily COVID-19 tally so far during the pandemic. Saturday's count was the highest.
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Another record-breaking day for COVID-19 in Alaska: 745 new infections reported Saturday

Hospitals across the state all expressed concern about the state’s health care system’s ability to handle the skyrocketing number of COVID-19 cases.
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Aside from tweet, U.S. Rep. Young, staff remain silent on COVID-19 diagnosis

Young’s opponent in last week’s election, Democratic Party-endorsed independent Alyse Galvin, said the Congressman’s staff could not reach him Friday when she wanted to call him to concede.
A health care provider in full personal protective equipment in a Juneau hospital room.

Across Alaska, as the pandemic sends more staff home, hospitals prepare for the worst

As coronavirus cases continue to skyrocket in the state, cracks are appearing in Alaska's fragile health care system.
The Trans-Alaska Pipeline is seen running alongside the Dalton Highway, next to a small mountain.

Alaska is down thousands of oil and gas jobs, as the pandemic continues to squash demand

Data from the Alaska Department of Labor show an estimated 6,900 jobs in the state’s oil and gas industry in September. That’s down from 10,000 in January.
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Utqiagvik passes unique punishment for violators of COVID rules

Rule breakers are required to produce a public service announcement about how to prevent the spread of COVID-19.
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Akiak Tribal Council president says entire Y-K Delta should go into lockdown

Mike Williams Sr. said that even the few remaining villages that don’t have documented cases of COVID-19 can’t be certain that their community is virus-free.
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Initiative to overhaul Alaska elections jumps to narrow lead after Thursday’s ballot counts

It’s not certain that the roughly 30,000 remaining uncounted ballots will follow the same trends as the ones counted Thursday. But if they do, the election initiative would win by thousands of votes.
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Murkowski says Americans expect an ‘orderly’ transition

U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski said President Donald Trump has the right to go to court if he believes there has been evidence of voter fraud, but she hasn't seen any evidence from the president yet.
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Kotzebue man accused of murdering brother, injuring housemate in knife attack

One of the victims died at the Maniilaq Health Center in Kotzebue, while the other was medevacked to Anchorage with serious injuries.
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Gov. Mike Dunleavy issues urgent warning to Alaskans about coronavirus surge

The alert was sent to cellphones in Alaska, with a link to a YouTube video of the governor,
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Alaska Rep. Don Young, 87, says he’s been diagnosed with COVID-19

Congressman Don Young has been diagnosed with coronavirus. At 87, Young is the oldest member of the U.S. House of Representatives and faces an elevated risk of severe illness from COVID-19.

Ravn Alaska will resume flights to six communities Friday

Tickets are now available for scheduled flights between Anchorage and Unalaska, Sand Point, Homer, Kenai and Valdez, according to Ravn CEO Rob McKinney.
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Anchorage Assembly moves to include vaping, e-cigarette products in tobacco tax

The Anchorage Assembly last week passed an ordinance to include vaping and electronic cigarette products under the city’s existing tobacco tax.

Alaska’s oldest WWII veteran prepares for 104th Birthday

Alaska’s oldest World War II veteran, 103-year-old Hallie Dixon, decoded and encrypted messages for the Navy as a telegrapher during the war. And that wasn’t even her greatest adventure.