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A pod of whales in the ocean with a mountain in the background.

Scientists are still following whales that swam through the Exxon Valdez oil spill

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The pod is called the Chugach Transients. There were once 22 whales in the group. Now there's seven. The Chugach Transients have not had a calf since swimming through the oil spill.
A woman rowing a boat with mountains behind her.

Can Indigenous subsistence rights still be protected in Alaska?

As the 50th anniversary of the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act approaches, the question still remains: What can be done to protect subsistence rights today? 
A very big truck is toppled over.

Hurricane-level winds cause widespread damage in Unalaska

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The winds ripped off roofs, toppled trucks and tore boats from their docks.
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Alaska troopers ID serial killer’s victim 40 years after murder

She’d been known as “Horseshoe Harriet” after her body was found 37 years ago near Horseshoe Lake north of Anchorage. Troopers announced Friday the young woman’s real name was Robin Pelkey, a 19-year-old originally from Colorado. She was murdered by Robert Hansen.

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. 
A black and white photo of children standing in front of a log cabin.

Episcopal Diocese of Alaska to investigate the history of church-operated boarding schools for Indigenous children

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Episcopal Diocese of Alaska Bishop Mark Lattime said the action was prompted by the discovery this summer of unmarked graves where Indigenous children were buried at church-run, Canadian boarding schools.
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For many Anchorage businesses, the mask mandate changes little. But it still could be enough to slow COVID spread.

Some Anchorage businesses vowed to turn a blind eye to enforcing the new mask mandate, but supporters of the masking rules say even a small change in public behavior could change the course of the pandemic.
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Anchorage Assembly overrides Bronson veto, upholding emergency mask ordinance

The Anchorage Assembly on Thursday overturned Mayor Dave Bronson’s veto of its contentious emergency mask ordinance.
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Anchorage Assembly approves emergency mask mandate

The order approved by the Aassembly takes effect immediately. It mandates that people wear masks in indoor public places and in communal spaces. Those exempted from the masking rules include children under age of 5, people in police custody, people participating in sports, people at church and Mayor Dave Bronson’s administration.
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Mayor Bronson fires chief equity officer without approval from Anchorage Assembly

The Municipality of Anchorage’s chief equity officer was let go by Anchorage Mayor Dave Bronson on Thursday, and he believes he was fired illegally. 

TikTok fans flock to Sitka’s Raptor Center

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The format — short videos, catchy music — is a palatable package for educational content, says Richard Hart with the Alaska Raptor Rehabilitation Center.
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2 members of Anchorage mayor’s administration test positive for COVID, canceling Friday’s meeting

Assembly leadership said in a statement late Friday afternoon that two members of Mayor Dave Bronson’s administration have COVID-19, and Assembly members at Thursday’s meeting came in “really close contact” with them.

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...
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Help us tell the stories of the Alaskans we’ve lost to COVID-19

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More than 550 Alaskans have died due to the coronavirus. Help us tell their stories.

Discord over masks escalates with arrests, Holocaust comparisons at the Anchorage Assembly

Several people were arrested at an Anchorage Assembly meeting on Wednesday night, including one man who was armed, during heated testimony over a proposed mask mandate.

As critics question CDC’s booster decision, Alaska providers welcome added protection amid nation’s worst COVID surge

While the CDC's decision to allow boosters for at-risk workers set off criticism from some, Alaska providers said it fit with the demands and risks they’re taking on in the middle of the nation’s most intense, delta variant-driven surge.

Tribal and environmental advocates celebrate the first water flow down the Eklutna River in decades

For more than 60 years, the Eklutna River north of Anchorage had been dammed up, stifling the salmon runs that fed generations of Dena'ina people in the area. The lower dam on the river was removed in 2018, and earlier this month, tribal and environmental advocates witnessed the first water to flow down the river in decades.
A smiling girl next to a river holding a fish.

Alaska Native graduate program aims to elevate Indigenous knowledge in fisheries research

It's called Tamamta, a Yup'ik and Sugpiaq word that means "all of us" or "we", and it's part of UAF's College of Fisheries and Ocean Sciences.

Inside of Alaska Native Medical Center’s ICU, doctors and nurses fight to keep COVID patients alive

Nurses at ANMC say aside from long hours and the emotional toll of seeing Alaskans dying from the coronavirus, they’re also dealing with people doubting their intentions.