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An ocean first: Underwater drone tracks CO2 in Alaska gulf

The research could be a major step forward in ocean greenhouse gas monitoring.
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Meet the Sitkan behind the ‘crappy clarinet playing’ of Squidward Tentacles

The musical genius of Squidward can be traced back to one person — now a therapist — who lives in Sitka.
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Citizen science program uses artificial intelligence to track thousands of humpback whales

Through photographs shared by whale watchers, Happy Whale has recorded thousands of whales that travel to and from Alaska.
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4 injured in plane crash near Yakutat

The plane crashed while attempting to land on a remote airstrip lined by trees.
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As COVID cases and hospitalizations increase in Alaska, health officials urge caution for older adults

The state department of health reported 1,911 cases on Wednesday. That’s a 14% increase from the previous week, and a 34% increase from this time last month.

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The Uvalde school massacre lasted at least 40 minutes

Local and state officials in Texas release more information, while Americans across the nation continue to express shock and grief at the massacre.
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It’s 21 weeks into the year and America has already seen 213 mass shootings

This averages out to about 10 such attacks a week.
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A gunman killed at least 19 children and 2 adults at a Texas elementary school

The death toll at Robb Elementary school in south Texas has climbed to 21. The 18-year-old gunman is dead, police said.

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How Running Ultramarathons Saved Carol Seppilu’s Life | INDIE ALASKA

Carol Seppilu describes jogging with a tracheotomy as “trying to breathe through a straw while running.” She's even dealt with her trach freezing shut while running in the frigid winter temperatures in Nome, Alaska where she lives.

As Alaskans age, what options are there for staying in the state? | Alaska Insight

Lori Townsend speaks to David Washburn from the Older Persons Action Group and Jessica Parks from RurAL CAP to learn what's being done to address the increasing demand for elder care across Alaska.

Alaska cartoonist draws his experience with Parkinson’s | INDIE ALASKA

Peter Dunlap-Shohl was living his lifelong dream, as an editorial cartoonist for the Anchorage Daily News. But in 2002, when he was diagnosed with Parkinson's disease.
Above: Caring for someone with memory loss can be exhausting both physically and emotionally. The number of people with Alzheimer’s or dementia in Alaska is set to almost double by 2030. Given the growing need, reporters Anne Hillman and Jeff Chen spoke with people who are trying to support elders with memory loss.

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