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For Alaska Native earring makers, the pandemic brought a boom

Beaded earrings have always been a staple in Native fashion, but the big uptick in business shows how they’ve become in-demand more broadly. Some say it helps that they are an easy way to be stylish in Zoom meetings.
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Young, Murkowski have doubts about scope of Biden’s infrastructure proposal

Rep. Don Young, no stranger to big infrastructure bills, was one of the GOP lawmakers invited to discuss Biden's $2 trillion plan.
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Bering Sea fishermen likely had COVID-19 and still went to Unalaska bar. Now, locals have to quarantine.

The fishermen came from a vessel where COVID-19 cases were suspected, but still visited Unalaska's popular Norwegian Rat Saloon during Saturday's margarita and taco night.
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Biden admin nixes plan to sell National Archives building in Seattle

In a win for Alaska tribes, the Biden Administration has cancelled the sale of a National Archives building in Seattle, citing a lack of tribal consultation.
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Dunbar and Bronson still lead Anchorage mayor’s race as more ballots are counted

Assembly member Forrest Dunbar and former Air Force pilot Dave Bronson are still leading the race for mayor after the Anchorage municipal clerk added a second batch of votes to the results of the April 6 election Wednesday afternoon.
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Alaska House passes resolution over Canada’s cruise ship ban

The Alaska House of Representatives passed a resolution on Wednesday that urges Congress to allow an exemption for cruise ships to bypass Canada and sail in Alaska this year.
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Anecdote Magazine explores relationships in the first year of COVID-19

Anecdote Magazine, a print and digital-download magazine, will showcase written and visual art. As she’s been gathering submissions, she’s heard many perspectives on how the pandemic has affected interpersonal relationships, relationships to space and time, and how we relate to life itself.
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Canada border remains closed, even to the vaccinated

You're vaccinated. Great. Here's why Canada still isn't going to let you in for non-essential travel.

We asked all 60 Alaska legislators if they’re getting vaccinated. Here’s what they said.

A survey of Alaska lawmakers underscores the depth of the state's partisan vaccine divide in Alaska. All but one Democrat said they're getting the shot, while 20 of the 34 Republican lawmakers either refused to answer or did not respond.

Low sea ice and warmer oceans impact seabird migration in Western Alaska, research suggests

As Alaska's northern seas warm, the birds who spend their lives on the water are feeling the heat — and it's changing how they feed, move, and breed.
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Alaska reports first case of rare COVID-19 variant that could evade antibodies

Alaska is one of five state to have reported cases of the P.1 variant, which likely originated in Brazil.
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Alaska Native enthusiasm for Interior nominee puts Murkowski on the spot

Deb Haaland's confirmation hearing forces Sen. Murkowski to choose between one of her long-held political goals and many of her Native constituents.

Even without a gun, Alaska’s Rep. Young tells congressional committee, his hands can kill

Alaska Congressman Don Young, an enthusiastic champion of gun-owner rights, argued a firearms ban wouldn’t make hearings safer.
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Over half of Alaskans 65 and older given vaccine, state says

Alaska public health officials said 58% of residents 65 and older have received a COVID-19 vaccination since distribution efforts began.

Dozens of homes, water treatment plant are without power in Selawik

As of Tuesday morning, 150 homes, an apartment complex and the water treatment plant were without power.
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Politics take center stage as Anchorage school board race gets underway

After a year of difficult decision-making more people are interested in influencing the non-partisan body.

Murkowski votes to proceed with 2nd impeachment; Sullivan votes to stop

U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski was one of six Republicans who voted to proceed with ex-President Trump’s impeachment trial.
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3 weeks after fire, state still hasn’t provided disaster funds for Tuluksak water crisis

Gov. Dunleavy has yet to declare a state-level disaster to address Tuluksak’s water crisis. In doing so, he’s holding back up to $1 million in disaster relief funding for the village.
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Prices expected to rise for Alaskans as barge rates increase

Alaska Marine Lines, a subsidiary of global shipping giant Lynden, posted a notice to customers Tuesday saying prices would rise 5% on all its routes.
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Gross concedes Alaska US Senate race to Sullivan; Galvin concedes to Rep. Young

Sen. Sullivan and Congressman Don Young seem to have cemented their re-election, though there are still ballots to count.