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Rain should clear Siberian wildfire haze hanging over Alaska

The smoke is expected to clear by Tuesday when a storm rolls into Southcentral Alaska.

Disability Pride: Celebrating the 31st anniversary of the ADA

To mark the anniversary of the signing of the Americans with Disabilities Act, July is Disability Pride month. It's a time to celebrate progress and raise awareness.
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What happened to the Bronson shelter plan in Anchorage and what happens next? Here’s what we know.

Why did a planned shelter pushed by a conservative administration get quashed by the mayor's ideological allies? And what will happen to the 400 people currently staying at the emergency shelter at the Sullivan Arena this winter?

‘So much Chapstick’: Denali base camp worker reflects on her first year on the glacier

During the height of climbing season, base camp managers might have one hundred climbers at a time who are anxious to fly back to Talkeetna for a shower and a hot meal. During those weeks, keeping an orderly cue for flights out of the range is an important task for the base camp Manager.
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The expanded child tax credit is here. Here’s what you need to know.

The White House says $15 billion in payments have been sent out to the families of nearly 60 million children. Families will receive the funds by direct deposit or check. How much you get will depend on income and number of eligible children.
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Canada’s taking it slow on reopening its border to travelers from the U.S. Here’s why.

Canadians can fly to the U.S. but cannot enter by land. Most non-Canadians can't enter Canada by land or air. The government says a full reopening may require 75% of Canadians to be fully vaccinated.

This lawsuit stands between Alaskans and a new ranked choice election system

Alaskans are set to elect candidates in a new way, leaving political parties with less power. But a legal challenge could derail RCV.

Are you searching for child care in Alaska? We want to hear from you.

Tell us about your search for child care in Alaska. What was it like? What were the challenges?

Inflation is still high. Used car prices could help explain what happens next.

The prices dealers pay for used cars at massive auctions across the country finally dipped in June after hitting record highs in each of the four previous months, according to the Manheim Used Vehicle Value Index.
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Bronson won’t consider former Alaska Club building for Anchorage homeless shelter

The decision throws a wrench in the Anchorage assembly’s push to have smaller shelters dispersed around town. Meanwhile the Bronson administration is pushing forward with its plan to build a larger shelter on Tudor and Elmore roads.
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Passengers safe after 18-year-old takes control of plane in Southwest Alaska

An Alaska State Troopers report says that Bethel resident and flight passenger Jaden Lake-Kameroff entered the cockpit of a Cessna Caravan on a flight from Bethel to Aniak. The 18-year-old took control of the yoke, causing the plane to nosedive.

What the rise and fall of lumber prices tell us about the pandemic economy

Over the past two months, lumber prices have been dropping fast, giving weight to the central bank's argument that pandemic price spikes for many products are likely to be temporary.
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Dunleavy’s veto erases $8.5M from Alaska ferry budget

Gov. Mike Dunleavy vetoed around 12% of the ferry operating budget on Thursday. That leaves the Alaska Marine Highway System with nearly $8.5 million less to run its vessels over the next 18 months.
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Yukon River chinook, chums, on track for dismal season

"Fish and Game and everybody else better be prepared to go out and get some crab or pollock or halibut and bring it to each household on the Yukon River," said one resident of Pilot Station about the poor runs, which prompted the state to close the subsistence fishery.

‘Micro units’: Covenant House launches $5M project to build mini apartments

Each 250 square-foot unit is designed for one person, to bridge the gap between shelter and solo apartment.

LISTEN: How a wilderness safety instructor interrupted a brown bear attack on her husband

Wilderness safety and medicine instructor Deb Ajango teaches her clients about bear safety through her business, Safety Ed, and she and her husband, Blaine Smith, live, work and play in bear country. Ajango shared the story of when a bear attacked Smith while the couple were on a walk not far from their home in Eagle River.
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Alaska patients have reduced access to out-of-state telehealth appointments as emergency declarations end

Pandemic-era licensing waivers went away with the governor’s emergency order. It left some Seattle hospitals scrambling to reschedule Alaska patients.
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Community remembers Jaclyn Welcome, and raises awareness about homelessness

Several dozen mourners gathered in a park in Anchorage Sunday evening to remember Jaclyn Welcome, a 37-year-old woman who was fatally shot on June 20.

Mike Gravel, former US senator for Alaska, dies at 91

Gravel, who represented Alaska as a Democrat in the Senate from 1969 to 1981, died Saturday, according to his daughter, Lynne Mosier. Gravel had been living in Seaside, California, and was in failing health, said Theodore W. Johnson, a former aide.

Alaska Native corporations win tribal CARES Act case. Both sides say it wasn’t just the money.

The Supreme Court ruled Alaska Native Corporations are eligible for $8 billion in tribal CARES Act fund. For tribes, the case was emotional.