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Healthcare workers throwing pies at the carnival for nurses week.

Rooftop celebration for ANTHC nurses is moment of joy after two tough years

While the pandemic is ongoing, and COVID-19 cases continue to pop up, it’s gotten to a point where for one sunny day, nurses could relax, meet with colleagues, enjoy some treats and, if their aim is good, hit their boss with a whipped cream pie.
A boat leaving a dock

Crew sets sail from Wrangell in search of century-old shipwreck

An eight-person crew of scientists, artists and divers are trying to find one of the deadliest shipwrecks in Alaska history.

From Hawaii to Alaska, candy leis make graduation sweeter

Working in their living rooms and at kitchen tables, Anchorage residents are meeting a growing demand for candy leis for graduations, Mother's Day and more.
A boy sitting up in a hospital bed with his parents on either side of him

An Anchorage boy is waiting for a life-saving stem cell transplant, but Alaska Native donors are scarce

It’s harder for Alaska Native and mixed-race people to find donors because they’re underrepresented in the donor database.

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.
a person holds a sign that reads "abortion is basic healthcare"

Anchorage group rallies for reproductive rights in wake of Supreme Court leak

Roughly 200 people attended the rush hour reproductive rights rally Tuesday in the wake of the release of a draft U.S. Supreme Court opinion that suggests justices are poised to overturn Roe v. Wade.
A row of children sitting in chairs holding pencils and pads of paper.

‘They’re reaching for this’: Students compete in Yup’ik and Iñupiaq spelling bees

Organizers say children's literacy is crucial to the survival of Alaska Native languages like Yup'ik and Iñupiaq.
Three people in snowshoes stand around a snow machine in a birch forest

As Alaska warms, birch tree tappers in Talkeetna wrestle with erratic season

Kahiltna Birchworks say they’ve seen more variability in the date of the first sap harvests, shorter seasons, less sugary sap and more pests.
a person sits in a makeshift studio next to a mic in a bedroom

Recovering out loud: How one Alaskan created a podcast to support his sobriety and help others too

Through podcasting, music and story sharing, Ralph Sara is working to make people see that recovery from addiction is possible.
a person wearing camo, jeans, and an American flag shirt holds a firearm near a door and another firearm is visible above him

They voted for her once, but even among these Trump fans in the Mat-Su, Palin’s star has dimmed

Even on home turf, Palin doesn't have a lock on the conservative vote.
Hands holding a pair of red sneakers with a Tlingit-inspired design and fur collars.

Wrangell students hope to win Vans shoe design contest to fund high school art program

Wrangell students say they’re confident in their two painted pairs of canvas sneakers that could earn their school’s art program up to $50,000 in prize money.
an election worker shows a voter where to drop their ballot off

On Election Day in Anchorage, incumbents prepare to face off against conservative opponents

Candidates braved the snow and took to street corners to wave signs Tuesday morning in a last-minute effort to reach Anchorage voters before polls close at 8 p.m.

Hundreds gather at Anchorage Baptist Temple to remember the late Congressman Don Young

The more than 500 attendees included Don Young’s family, plus many current and former politicians and Anchorage Baptist Temple’s religious leaders.

Anchorage residents rally for police accountability, 3 years after APD killing of Bishar Hassan

“For me, it was receiving energy from the community," said Abdira Haman, a relative of Hassan's. "I see that motivation, courage and power, that I realize that the community, they are with us all the way.”
A sign that says Emergency Route next to a snow machine and outhouses

Cut off by avalanche, Hiland Road residents lean on snowmachine shuttle and each other

Now that residents are feeling less at risk of further slides, some say they’re enjoying their temporary isolation.
traditional dancers perform

22 photos of the Cama-i Dance Festival’s return to Bethel

After two years of COVID-related cancellations, the much-celebrated Cama-i Dance Festival is back.
A man holds two dogs

Dan Kaduce finishes 4th in Iditarod. With 14 dogs, he feels like a champion.

Kaduce said he opted to keep 14 dogs in harness instead of sending the slower ones home.
An aerial view of a musher

‘Kind of a dream’: Brent Sass races to Nome, poised to win his first Iditarod

Brent Sass and his 11-dog team dashed out of the White Mountain checkpoint at 7:05 p.m., with just 77 miles to the finish line.
a person delivers pizza to a musher

In Unalakleet, pizza orders from around the world give exhausted mushers a boost

“Nice to be in Eskimo country!” said Iñupiaq musher Ryan Redington. He said his mother was born and raised in Unalakleet, and it’s been nice to visit with the community.