Magnitude 6.9 earthquake strikes off Alaska coast

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The Alaska Earthquake Center said the quake was an aftershock of a 8.2 earthquake from late July.

TikTok fans flock to Sitka’s Raptor Center

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The format — short videos, catchy music — is a palatable package for educational content, says Richard Hart with the Alaska Raptor Rehabilitation Center.
Dr. Matt Hirschfeld poses in front of the Alaska Native Medical Center

As the season of respiratory illness begins, anxiety builds about Alaska’s pediatric hospital capacity

Respiratory viruses stressed the state’s limited pediatric hospital capacity in normal years. And now, there’s the added layer of COVID-19, which generally hits adults harder but in rare cases can send small children to the hospital, too.

Delta Junction man accused of threatening 2 US senators to remain in jail

A man upset over the impeachment of former President Donald Trump, illegal immigration and the direction he thinks the country is headed is accused of threatening the lives of Alaska’s two Republican U.S. senators in a series of profanity-laced voicemails that included saying he would hire an assassin to kill one.
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Alaska Supreme Court decision gives joint custody to non-biological mom in same-sex couple that split

The decision is the first of its kind in Alaska involving a same-sex couple. It relies on legal precedent from similar child custody battles between men and women, in which the non-biological parent is deemed a "psychological parent” and retains custody.

Alaska lawmakers say they want compromise on PFD, but it’s unclear how they’ll get there

The Alaska Legislature didn’t hold a single meeting during the first week of the fourth special session.

As Miss Navajo Nation, she helped her community through the pandemic

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When Shaandiin Parrish was crowned Miss Navajo Nation in 2019, she didn't expect to win. She also didn't expect to be carrying the honor two years later and through the health crisis.
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2 members of Anchorage mayor’s administration test positive for COVID, canceling Friday’s meeting

Assembly leadership said in a statement late Friday afternoon that two members of Mayor Dave Bronson’s administration have COVID-19, and Assembly members at Thursday’s meeting came in “really close contact” with them.
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US Senate candidate Kelly Tshibaka cited for commercial fishing without crewmember license

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Troopers say the offense stems from a video the candidate posted to social media in July. Tshibaka is shown removing fish from a set net on the Kenai Peninsula as jaunty marching-band-style music plays in the background.
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Ex-Alaska Psychiatric Institute docs win federal court victory in challenge to Dunleavy ‘loyalty pledge’

Two psychiatrists who were fired from the Alaska Psychiatric Institute in 2018 have won their case in U.S. District Court against Gov. Mike Dunleavy and former Chief of Staff Tuckerman Babcock.
Alaska Insight host talks with guest on set over Zoom.

Dinosaurs once roamed the Arctic. What can they tell us about adapting to a changing climate? | Alaska Insight

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https://youtu.be/iGY0R5dlB38 Scientists are learning more about how dinosaurs adapted to the climate in Alaska. Studying what these prehistoric giants left behind may reveal clues to...

Kodiak monk arrested for sexual abuse of a child

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The state Department of Law says Evan P. Nicolai turned himself in to the Kodiak Police Department and reported he had sexually abused an 8-year-old child.
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Young’s office says it helped evacuate Alaska Native corporation employees from Afghanistan

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U.S. Rep. Don Young’s office said the Alaska Republican helped evacuate from Afghanistan employees of an Alaska Native corporation but provided few details on the effort and did not immediately respond to questions seeking further details.
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Conflict erupts between Bronson and Assembly on sixth night of combative mask testimony

A stark conflict between Anchorage Mayor Dave Bronson and Assembly leadership marked the sixth day of chaotic public testimony on a proposed mask mandate for the city.

Now you can watch as the Museum of the North readies the ‘Into the Wild’ bus for display

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The University of Alaska Fairbanks has moved the “Into the Wild” bus to a UAF engineering building lab for repairs.

Native nonprofit publishes language glossary in English, Inupiaq, Yup’ik

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Bering Strait regional nonprofit Kawerak has published a language glossary that provides research, science, policy and resource management terms in English, Inupiaq, St. Lawrence Island Yupik and Yup’ik. The creators hope it will help researchers better collaborate with Indigenous knowledge and culture.

Two birds migrating from Alaska represent thousands threatened by California oil spill

Two birds that nested this summer in Alaska, where they were banded with lightweight GPS trackers, are now in the area of an oil spill off the coast of California.
July 24, 2018 in Washington, DC

Murkowski helps move bill to avoid national default, but with limited political risk as no Republicans vote to raise debt cap

Sen. Lisa Murkowski was among 11 Republicans who joined Democrats to advance a bill to extend the national debt limit Thursday night, but she...

Faced with losing their jobs, even the most hesitant are getting vaccinated

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Workplaces with vaccine mandates are seeing vaccination rates of 90% or higher. A complex mix of factors, including job security, is driving most workers to get the shots.
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Amid one of the nation’s worst COVID-19 outbreaks, Anchorage officials say they’re rationing testing

A spokesman for Mayor Dave Bronson said the administration plans to ask the city Assembly for additional cash "in the near future." But for now, it's scaling back its testing contractor's hours at multiple sites around the city, with reductions totaling 108 hours a week.