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Feds to consider protections for Southeast Alaska wolves

A notice in the federal register published on Tuesday found merit to a conservationist coalition’s petition that says logging and road development, illegal and legal trapping and hunting, the effects of climate change and loss of genetic diversity were factors threatening
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After dodging the worst of pandemic, Hoonah hopes it can handle cruise ships safely

The first large cruise ship in nearly two years arrived in Alaska at the end of July. It marks the return of the region’s biggest source of tourism, which lost an estimated $3 billion and 40,000 jobs during the pandemic hiatus.
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Troopers identify 2 people killed in Chugach small plane crash

The wreckage was found in a steep, mountainous area of Eagle River Valley in Chugach State Park. Recovery efforts were underway throughout the day Tuesday.

Seward swimming in hometown pride for its Olympic champ

As Alaska's first-ever gold medal swimmer traveled to the Tokyo Olympics to win and beat record holders at the 100 meter breaststroke, her hometown city of Seward followed on an emotional journey all its own.
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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.
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‘If it’s so good, why are you bribing me?’: The quandary of vaccine incentives

Cash has a way of lowering vaccine hesitancy, but not for everyone.
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Leaders of Alaska’s largest hospitals issue stark warning as COVID-19 surge continues

One Anchorage hospital has postponed non-emergency surgeries, and health care executives around the state pleaded with Alaskans to get vaccinated during an unusual news conference Tuesday.
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Rural Alaska awaits court decision on energy subsidy with $1B on the line

Rural energy costs could double for consumers in many communities if a court upholds the Dunleavy administration's decision to put money for the Power Cost Equalization program in a fund where it can be used for general spending.
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How Alaska cruise towns are handling COVID-19 arriving on ships

The cruise tourism restart after a nearly two-year hiatus is bringing hope for a revived economy, but also concerns about the safety of the tourists and Alaskans alike.
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White House considering vaccine mandate for federal workers

The White House is strongly considering requiring federal employees to show proof they’ve been vaccinated against the coronavirus or otherwise submit to regular testing and wear a mask — a potentially major shift in policy that reflects growing concerns about the spread of the more infectious delta variant.

Interior stalls aerial survey in Izembek Refuge, says Murkowski

The state is conducting surveys in the refuge to advance a controversial road for King Cove. It needs permits to continue.
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CDC urges vaccinated people to mask up indoors in places with high virus transmission

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In a reversal of its earlier position, the agency is now recommending that some fully vaccinated people wear masks indoors if they live in areas with significant or high spread, which includes most of Alaska.
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CDC tells the vaccinated to mask up in some settings. Our questionnaire can guide you.

With Tuesday's announcement that some vaccinated people should mask up again in certain situations because of the spread of the highly contagious delta variant, you might be confused about whether you need to mask up again.
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Anchorage epidemiologist Janet Johnston resigns

Johnston’s resignation comes at a key moment for city government, as a new mayor, Dave Bronson, was sworn in last month.
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Akiak to become first in Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta with high-speed broadband internet

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The Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta is the second largest region in the United States without access to broadband internet, but not for much longer.
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Plan to lease land near Ester for mine draws ire from residents, recreators

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An Alaska Mental Health Trust Authority decision to lease more than 10,000 acres north of Ester and near Fox to an Australia-based gold-mining company has alarmed people who live in the area and many others who go there to enjoy hiking, biking and other forms of recreation and subsistence.
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Doing it for Alaska: State’s first Olympic swimmer wins gold

“A lot of big-name swimmers come from big, powerhouse clubs,” Jacoby said. “Me coming from a small club, in a state with such a small population, really shows everyone that you can do it no matter where you’re from.”
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7 fully vaccinated people test positive for COVID-19 on UnCruise ship sailing in Southeast Alaska

The company says it’s the first time a fully vaccinated guest has tested positive for the disease on its ships.
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Seward’s Lydia Jacoby wins gold in Tokyo Olympics

Lydia Jacoby won Alaska’s first Olympic swimming gold medal Monday night, beating the world and Olympic record holders in the women’s 100-meter breaststroke.
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Destiny helps Anchorage woman find missing diamond setting

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Danielle Wakefield was devastated when she discovered the diamond had fallen out of her ring, the only thing she had from her late father. Then, she put a message on Facebook asking for help.