A few small buildings and gravel pits are seen from across blue water below mountains

Red Dog Mine tightens protocols after COVID-19 cases

The mine shut down flights to regional communities after several employees tested positive in the last weeks.
Al Gross stands on a boat dock holding fisherman's jacket over his shoulder, looking at the camera

U.S. Senate candidate Al Gross answers listener questions

Making his first run for public office, Al Gross wants to win the race for Alaska's U.S. Senate seat, currently held by incumbent Dan Sullivan. Gross is running as an Independent with support from state democrats.
A man with a broom stands outside his shed , whose entrance is torn apart with debris lying all around.

Juneau’s unsecured garbage and ‘bumper crop of yearling bears’ are a deadly combination

Alaska Department of Fish and Game officials say a bunch of young bears and a dwindling natural food supply are forcing the bruins to search human garbage for food before they hibernate for the winter.
A red helicopter drops supplies for workers in a willowy area of mountains

CARES Act money funds jobs and trails at Anchorage-area parks

The project was intended to bring jobs to young workers who were overlooked by other government support programs.
A woman looks at the camera while standing on a bridge

LISTEN: Alaska’s chief medical officer says we need to remain vigilant, ‘it’s darkest before dawn’

Among the most immersed in all things related to COVID-19 is Dr. Anne Zink, the state's chief medical officer. Zink has been as much of a public face for the state's response as the governor himself, while still occasionally doing some work as an emergency room physician.
Above: The new school year is underway in Alaska and the majority of the state’s students are attending school online. While online education is a challenge for any district that’s used to brick and mortar schools, it’s a significant obstacle for the majority of school districts in Alaska which are rural or remote. Alaska Public Media’s Mayowa Aina looks at how two of the state’s largest rural school districts are navigating schooling during a pandemic.

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