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Two bearded men pose in the Mr. Fur Face Beard Competition.

What’s it take to win Alaska’s fiercely contentious beard competition? | INDIE ALASKA

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=To2JBuFR2VQ Bearded men and women from around the country gather in Anchorage every winter during the Fur...
(Creative Commons photo by Matt’ Johnson)

Kenai legislator and local pilot among 7 killed in midair plane crash

Seven people died after two planes collided midair near Soldotna on Friday, according to Alaska State Troopers. All were confirmed dead on scene except for one person that succumbed to injuries during transport to the local hospital, troopers said.

Mat-Su school district charts its own path to reopening

The district says it intends to open at 'green' status, regardless of the number of cases in the borough.
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Should I dipnet? Or open the mail? Here’s how Zink and 5 other Alaska health experts manage COVID-19 risks in their daily lives

You probably know that health officials have warned about going to parties and bars. But how risky is hiking or dipnetting? How about ordering takeout? Should I send my kids to daycare? Alaska Public Media recruited six local experts to tell us how they answer those questions for their own families.

‘One mussel could kill someone’: Officials warn of extremely high shellfish toxin levels in Unalaska

Alaska state and local health officials are warning of dangerous high levels of toxins in shellfish, after a person died of paralytic shellfish poisoning from mussels and snails in the Aleutian Island community of Unalaska.
Image of videographer Luka Bee s and skier at Alyeska Resort

Skiing Alaska’s extreme slopes with videographer Luka Bees | INDIE ALASKA

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vmM020DhqPk Ever wonder what it takes to capture skiers on video as they perform their most epic...

Seward’s SeaLife Center warns it may have to close and send its animals away

The survival of the SeaLife Center is in jeopardy. It has a $2 million hole in its budget.

Making Music with Glaciers and Snow | INDIE ALASKA

Matthew Burtner is using his experience as a...

State reports another death as active COVID-19 infections again reach new high

The report of another death follows a recent spike in Alaska’s number of new COVID-19 infections, and warnings from Anchorage city officials that its system for investigating cases has maxed out.

How Providence workers fought to contain ‘lightning speed’ coronavirus at site of Alaska’s largest outbreak

Two health care workers from the Providence Transitional Care Center in Anchorage share their stories.

Most agree on the story of Captain Cook’s time in Cook Inlet, they differ on how to tell it

During the Cook expedition's short time on shore in Cook Inlet an artist aboard managed to paint a Dena'ina man. Another member of the party shot and killed a dog traded by the Natives.

Trump wants to bail out Maine lobster fishermen. Alaska’s seafood industry calls it a “gut punch.”

President Trump this week announced an effort to alleviate the damage on the fishing industry caused by his trade war with China. But Alaska fishing groups say they’re deeply displeased, because the relief is targeted solely at the lobster industry, which is centered in Maine.

Juneau draws inspiration from Depression-era solutions with plan to put locals to work on trails

A city proposal would put $1 million of CARES Act funding to create temporary jobs for workers who found themselves unemployed due to the pandemic.

A Mat-Su state House race could reshuffle the Alaska Capitol’s balance of power. Here’s why.

The state House race centers on an incumbent, David Eastman, who’s so polarizing that some lawmakers say he played a big role in blocking his own party from forming a majority in his chamber last year.

Without a mask mandate, Anchorage businesses wade into culture clash

Businesses that have required customers and employees to wear masks say that they've run into some brusque opposition from those who say that such requirements are a violation of personal liberty.

B-52s arrive at Eielson to prepare pilots to intercept Russian aircraft

The three Cold War-era bombers arrived from an Air Force base in Louisiana.

Have questions about police accountability and use of force in Alaska? We’ve got some answers.

What does data show about police shootings and use of force in Alaska, particularly when it’s used on people of color? What do we know about how officers are disciplined for violating those policies? We ask and answer those questions, and others, about Anchorage police and the Alaska State Troopers.

After pandemic forced changes, East 3rd Ave has cleaned up. Businesses and shelters are loving it.

The area was once a sprawling homeless camp that attracted preying drug dealers and invited squalor. How did it manage to clean up?

Gambell seamstress keeps knowledge of traditional Siberian Yupik sewing alive

The art of skin sewing has long been a treasured skillset in Western Alaska, especially in Central and Siberian Yupik communities, like Gambell and Savoonga.