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Seward’s Lydia Jacoby wins gold in Tokyo Olympics

Lydia Jacoby won Alaska’s first Olympic swimming gold medal Monday night, beating the world and Olympic record holders in the women’s 100-meter breaststroke.
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Seward’s Lydia Jacoby cruises through Olympic semifinal

Lydia Jacoby, 17 from Seward, cruised through her Olympic semi-final, winning her heat and posting the third-fastest time of the day in the women's 100-meter breaststroke. 
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First Lady visits Anchorage. Her message: Get vaccinated

"I'm asking all of you, who are listening right now, to choose to get vaccinated," said First Lady Jill Biden.
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Big Anchorage restaurants say business is booming, but hiring struggle lingers

Anchorage restaurant owners say the crowds are a welcomed change after a slow start to the year and an even slower 2020. But a stubborn staffing shortage is making it difficult to keep up.
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Proposed winter schedule leaves long gaps in Southeast ferry service

Southeast towns like Sitka, Wrangell and Petersburg would see ships infrequently, while Kodiak Island and some Southcentral communities could see improved service.
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A day in the life of a Russian pianist | INDIE ALASKA

https://youtu.be/mfNoZkhY7nI Russians have a long history in Alaska, with some Siberian migrant groups dating back as far...
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Anchorage Assembly quashes Bronson homeless shelter plan

The assembly decision is a major setback for the administration, which pushed the proposal as a humane and cost-effective way to shelter homeless Anchorage residents.
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Anchorage loses $440,000 on canceled Alaska Club purchase

The city of Anchorage lost $440,000 after it entered into a now-canceled deal to purchase a former Alaska Club building to use as a homeless shelter.
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Here’s how a Bethel woman survived 2 nights on a mountainside after being charged by bears near Palmer

After getting lost on the trail, she said that she was charged by multiple bears and survived by eating last year’s cranberries.
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Jury indicts Ft. Wainwright soldier for fatal shooting of BLM protester in Texas

Some Fairbanks residents are questioning why Sgt. Daniel Perry was stationed at an Alaska military base when he was facing charges of murder in Texas.
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Kicking off a season like no other, Alaska’s first big cruise ship since 2019 is on the way

When the Serenade of the Seas ties up on Friday, it’ll be the first ship to visit Ketchikan since October 5, 2019 — 21 months ago.

At Anchorage farm, refugees in Alaska gain training and economic opportunity

The Mountain View farm took the place of a vacant parking lot. Today it’s tended by more than 20 immigrant and refugee farmers who live in Anchorage.
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After her daughter’s death by suicide at JBER, a mother presses military for reform

Carey Harris Stickford is telling the story of her daughter’s death to highlight what she sees as major lapses in the military’s response. And she wants changes to how the military handles sexual assault investigations, mental health and harassment of LGBTQ troops.
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Bronson issues directives on guns, COVID rules for city employees, finances

A new mayor took the reins of Alaska’s largest city on Thursday. Dave Bronson was officially sworn in at a breakfast ceremony at the Marriott Hotel in Downtown Anchorage.

Major flooding underway on Taku River near Juneau

The Taku River near Juneau has exceeded its major flood stage and its record high water level.
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Anchorage Mayor-elect Bronson names executive committee, led by established conservatives

Former Lieutenant Governor Craig Campbell will be chief of staff and former Assemblywoman Amy Demboski will be the municipal manager, Anchorage's mayor-elect Dave Bronson announced Monday.
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Community remembers Jaclyn Welcome, and raises awareness about homelessness

Several dozen mourners gathered in a park in Anchorage Sunday evening to remember Jaclyn Welcome, a 37-year-old woman who was fatally shot on June 20.
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State announces Kuskokwim fishing opening, but feds say it’s illegitimate

The state’s decision to announce an opener on June 28 goes against recommendations by the state’s own advisory group, which voted to oppose any openings announced by the state until the feds and a tribal commission review the king and chum salmon run on June 25.
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‘I thought my name was my number’: Survivors recount Alaska boarding school experience

The recent discovery of the remains of more than 200 Indigenous children at a residential school in Canada has prompted discussion, grief and memories of past trauma here in Alaska, where thousands of Native children were sent to boarding schools in and outside the state.
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Meet Kavitha George, Alaska Public Media’s new morning news host

Kavitha George is Alaska Public Media's former city reporter who's now taking over the morning news mic. We asked Kavitha to tell us a little bit about how she got into journalism, what it was like covering Anchorage and, of course, her strategy for fitting sleep into her new schedule.