two women with masks

Polls open in Alaska for early in-person voting

At noon on the first day of in-person voting, the wait was more than an hour, and Janiece Buck didn't mind.
A school beneath a snow-covered mountain

Rising coronavirus cases temporarily shut down Kenai Peninsula, Mat-Su schools

The Mat-Su and Kenai Peninsula regions are under the state's "red alert" level based on their rates of coronavirus cases.
A multi-colored figure holds their hands up as if speaking while wearing a hat with earflaps and a traditional necklace.

LISTEN: ‘The Storyteller’ resurrects Alaska Native stories for a modern audience

In an effort to bring traditional Alaska Native stories to a modern audience, Koahnic Broadcast Corp and Rising Indigenous Voices Radio have been putting previously recorded oral culture stories and folk tales to animation.

The gender pay gap is wide in Alaska’s nonprofit industry. How can it be narrowed?

Seventeen percent of Alaska’s workforce is employed by the state’s nonprofit industry.
Two people in jackets walk up a trail under a snow covered mountain. A ginger dog is walking in front.

Just before winter sets in, workers finish work on popular Anchorage hiking trail

The O'Malley Gully trail was a big accomplishment for the underfunded park, but it's just the first half of a two-phase project.
Above: The rapid pace of climate change is affecting the arctic region at a more accelerated pace than anywhere else in the world. In 2003, the federal Government Accountability Office delivered a report to Congress. It said 86 percent of Alaska’s Native villages were affected by flooding and erosion. Nearly 200 villages. As Emily Schwing reports for Alaska Public Media, the barrier island community of Kivalina, northwest of Kotzebue is among them.

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