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Tribes, fishermen decry Alaska and B.C. decision to end transboundary monitoring

The U.S. and Canada say that with the completion of a 2-year report on stream monitoring, the work of the landmark commission is done. Tribes and fishing groups disagree.
A man with tatooed arms gets a vaccine while giving a shaka symbol

Anchorage Pacific Islander community brings COVID-19 vaccines to church

A Tuesday vaccine clinic brought 80 vaccines to a Samoan church in Airport Heights, where food and music made for a unique atmosphere.
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Where are they now? The 100 Stone Project | INDIE ALASKA

https://youtu.be/CvbI0WObZOE Five years ago, INDIE ALASKA featured Sarah Davie's 100 Stone project, a massive sculpture installation in...

LISTEN: Katie Hurley remembered for charisma, energy and love for Alaska

Hurley was a longtime assistant to territorial Governor Ernest Gruening, the chief clerk at the Alaska Constitutional Convention, and, later, a state legislator, among many other roles.
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Trident reopens Akutan processing plant after month-long COVID-19 closure

Nearly half of Trident's 700-person workforce ultimately tested positive for the virus, company officials said Monday.
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Dallas Seavey returns to Iditarod after mysterious scandal rocked his mushing career

This year marks Dallas Seavey’s 12th Iditarod. But it’s the four-time Iditarod champion's first since a dog-doping whodunit turned his mushing career upside down four years ago.

Buddies Richie Diehl and Pete Kaiser lead local mushers’ domination of Kusko 300

For two best friends from the Y-K region, a one-two finish in the Kuskokwim 300 was especially sweet this year. Richie Diehl beat Pete Kaiser to Bethel by 43 minutes for his first ever K300 win.
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Scientists team up to make Alaska a leader in the hunt for new COVID-19 strains

Alaska's health department has pulled together a group of researchers from the state's public health labs and its university system in hopes of speeding up and expanding its search for more contagious strains of COVID-19.
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Change the law to make prosecution for rape more possible in Nome and across Alaska, experts say

Advocates say the way the 1982 Alaska statute on sexual assault is written places an impossibly high burden on women to prove they were assaulted.

LISTEN: After a tumultuous 2020, what priorities do Black Alaskans have looking ahead?

How do Black Alaskans see the current issues facing our society and what do they want in policy and social change for greater equity in the future?
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‘Most mothers don’t have to deal with this’: COVID-19 makes medical travel for pregnant women even harder

Alaska women who live in rural and remote communities usually travel to city centers to give birth — against incredible geographical odds. And now, COVID-19 has made a hard trip even more daunting.
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Josiah Patkotak elected speaker in unorganized Alaska House of Representatives

Independent Representative Josiah Patkotak from Utqiagvik will preside over the House until there’s a permanent speaker.
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Indigenous advocate Colleen Echohawk’s journey from rural Alaska to Seattle Mayor’s race

Echohawk, a Pawnee Indian, was raised in Delta Junction and showed an early interest in Alaska Native issues.

How an Award-Winning Alaskan musician finds hope during a pandemic | INDIE ALASKA

https://youtu.be/cnfQwMLWJrk After a year of pandemic and increased racial tensions, Ed Washington, an Anchorage musician who won...
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‘It’s everybody’s history’: Bill would protect Unangax̂ cemetery at Funter Bay internment camp

The cemetery holds the graves of Unangan people who died during World War II after the U.S. government forcibly removed them from the Pribilof Islands took them to the Southeast rainforest with only one bag apiece and no hunting or fishing gear.
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Yes, in some cases, two face masks are better than one, Alaska health experts say

Even though there has been just one confirmed case of a new, more infectious COVID-19 variant in Alaska, health officials say now is the time to upgrade your single-layer cloth mask.
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Alaska’s Pacific Islanders are being hit hard by COVID-19. But they aren’t getting vaccinated.

Pacific Islanders and Native Hawaiians were about 10 times more likely to die of COVID-19, but 10 times less likely to be vaccinated.

Lamenting Biden’s moves to ‘target’ oil and gas, Sullivan votes no on Yellen confirmation

Sen. Sullivan says the Biden administration shouldn't discriminate against oil and gas, and that all energy sectors matter.
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Fairbanks leaders plead for answers after string of unsolved missing persons cases

Eight individuals, including five Alaska Native people who've gone missing in the Fairbanks area since last May remain unaccounted for.
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Sinkhole opens under Chefornak home, forcing family to evacuate

In Chefornak, a family was forced to evacuate their home because a sinkhole caused by thawing permafrost formed underneath it. That family had to move into a building intended to be a quarantine facility.