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A brown bear hunt in Southeast Alaska ends more than 2 months early

Around half of the dead brown bears were killed by agency officials or residents in defense of life and property: hungry bears shot while breaking into homes and vehicles looking for food, mostly around Haines.
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The FDA authorizes Moderna and J&J COVID vaccine boosters

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The Food and Drug Administration also gave an OK to boosters that differ from the vaccine originally used to immunize people against COVID-19. A mix-and-match approach could ease the booster rollout.
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Anchorage’s former real estate director sues Bronson administration, claiming she was illegally fired for making whistleblower complaint

Christina Hendrickson was fired in September, shortly after she made a whistleblower complaint to the Assembly regarding how fellow municipal employee Jim Winegarner was hired.

Anchorage teachers rally outside school board meeting, unsatisfied with district contract proposals

Teachers raised three main concerns over ASD’s proposed contract: no increase in salaries, the reduction of planning time, and a new health care plan which many found inferior. 
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Alaska House members pitch PFD changes that aim to solve long-term budget problem

Under three of the proposals, dividends would be bigger than the checks Alaskans have gotten in recent years. But they would still be smaller than what Gov. Mike Dunleavy wants.

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A health care worker in blue scrubs and wearing a mask prepares a dose of vaccine.

The FDA authorizes Moderna and J&J COVID vaccine boosters

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The Food and Drug Administration also gave an OK to boosters that differ from the vaccine originally used to immunize people against COVID-19. A mix-and-match approach could ease the booster rollout.
A woman in a mask gets a dose of vaccine into a needle.

The US is ready to roll out the COVID vaccine once it’s approved for kids age 5-11

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The White House says the U.S. has enough doses for the country's 28 million kids age 5-11 and has laid out a plan to get them inoculated quickly as soon as the vaccine is authorized for the age group.
A man gestures while participating in a video call while telecommuting during the coronavirus pandemic. His children are playing in the room as he works.

1 in 3 working families is struggling to find the child care they desperately need

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And more than 1 in 3 adults in households with children say they have experienced serious problems meeting both their work and family responsibilities, according to an NPR poll.

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Alaskan Latinos discuss culture and an upcoming documentary during Hispanic Heritage Month | Alaska Insight

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https://youtu.be/a_aLgjkHgto Hispanics make up a growing share of the population in Alaska, and their stories are intertwined with the state's culture. How has life changed...
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Dinosaurs once roamed the Arctic. What can they tell us about adapting to a changing climate? | Alaska Insight

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https://youtu.be/iGY0R5dlB38 Scientists are learning more about how dinosaurs adapted to the climate in Alaska. Studying what these prehistoric giants left behind may reveal clues to...

Inside an ambitious family farm in Alaska | INDIE ALASKA

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https://youtu.be/96zkTzV16qw Bryce Wrigley asked himself one question after seeing the news in 2005 of Hurricane Katrina, what if this happened in Alaska? He saw how...
Above: This summer, three scientists ventured to the foot of the Aleutian Mountain range to collect evidence that dinosaurs once roamed the southern coast of the Alaska Peninsula. They hope to reconstruct the ancient ecosystem that allowed dinosaurs to thrive here for tens of thousands of years. As Emily Schwing reports, their research might also provide vital clues about the impact of ancient climate change as Alaska rapidly warms today.

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