Alaskans discuss Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month | Alaska Insight

https://youtu.be/hzqJThbxt10 Alaskans are celebrating Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month in May. Today, Alaskans of Asian...
Three young Chinese men hold a fish in front of an Alaskan Cannery

Cannery workers document the Chinese history of Alaska’s fishing industry

https://youtu.be/1pLOgIlLS44 Like other parts of the country, Asian immigrants have a long history in Alaska. Besides building...
Steel boats on a grassy bank in a brown muddy river

Quinhagak child dead after being run over by tribal police officer, troopers say

A tribal police officer was leaving a home in a pickup truck when the officer drove over a young child who was near or under the front of the truck, according to a report from the Alaska State Troopers
A sign in the window of a business saying you have to wear a mask at all times

Assembly votes to immediately end Anchorage’s mask mandate

The announcement follows new guidance released Thursday by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention that states that vaccinated Americans don’t need to mask in most indoor settings if they are vaccinated.

Idaho man killed by falling ice in Denali National Park

A climber was killed and another was seriously injured when they were hit by a falling block of glacier ice in Alaska’s Denali National Park and Preserve, an official said Friday.
Above: Like other parts of the country, Asian immigrants have a long history in Alaska. Besides building railroads and working in mines, they also played a major role in the cannery industry. As Alaska Public Media’s Jeff Chen reports, the Chinese immigrants who arrived before statehood helped grow Alaska’s wild salmon industry into the international, multi-billion-dollar economy that it is today.

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