Kavitha George, Alaska Public Media - Anchorage

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Kavitha George is the host of Alaska Morning News at Alaska Public Media. She also reports on business, labor and the economy. Reach her at kgeorge@alaskapublic.org.
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Kivalina neighbors banded together to save a house from falling into the sea amid last week’s storm

Kivalina has long dealt with climate change-driven erosion. While the village didn’t feel the effects of heavy flooding, residents are wary of a future with heavy autumn storms.
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Kotzebue Sound mostly spared from storm damage

Some flooding was reported in Kotzebue and surrounding villages, but nothing close to the damage seen further south.
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What to know about Alaska’s privacy clause and its link to abortion rights

As Alaskans prepare to vote in November on whether to hold a constitutional convention, the privacy clause is a major focus.
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Can Gara or Walker unseat Dunleavy in the race for Alaska governor? Analysts say both have a tough, but possible road to victory.

In a ranked-choice election, the two progressive gubernatorial candidates are relying on each other’s second-place votes to win.

Dunleavy accused of using state funds to pay campaign staffers and violating campaign finance rules

The Alaska Public Research Interest Group and an organization called 907 Initiative filed the complaint on Tuesday with the Alaska Public Offices Commission.
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How did Peltola beat Palin? Political analysts in Alaska say ‘civility matters’

Peltola's victory against Trump-backed Republican Sarah Palin sets the stage for a contentious next few months as she and Republicans Sarah Palin and Nick Begich compete for the full two-year term that begins in January.
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Peltola’s lead widens in U.S. House race with another batch of first-place votes counted

Peltola's lead increased from 7.5% to a little over 8%, according to updated results posted late Thursday.
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The last remaining private bidder in last year’s ANWR lease sale pulls out

Knik Arm Services says it doesn’t want to wait out legal battles over development in the refuge.

Incumbents Murkowski and Dunleavy leading in Alaska primaries

U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski has a narrow lead over Kelly Tshibaka. Gov. Mike Dunleavy leads his next closest challenger by 20 points.

Sweeney files as official write-in candidate in special US House race

Republican Tara Sweeney finished fifth in the June special primary, just below the cut-off to appear on the special general election ballot.
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3 well-funded conservatives are running for Alaska governor. 1 will likely not survive the primary.

Next week’s primary election is going to pare the list of 10 gubernatorial candidates to four, and it’s unlikely that Wasilla Rep. Christopher Kurka and Kenai Peninsula Borough Mayor Charlie Pierce can both survive.
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Alaska confirms second case of monkeypox

The case count is expected to rise “steadily." However, for the general public, the risk of getting monkeypox remains relatively low.
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Alaska Airlines workers to vote on a new contract that could put them among the highest paid airline workers in the industry

IAMAW represents around 5,300 Alaska Airlines reservations and customer service agents, ramp workers and other employees. About 900 of those workers are spread out across Alaska.
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No cases of monkeypox in Alaska yet, but health officials are readying for the disease’s arrival

“We're expecting our first case any day now,” said Alaska state epidemiologist Dr. Joe McLaughlin.
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Alaskans are rethinking their spending habits as record inflation hits the state

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics measured Anchorage and Mat-Su consumer prices up more than 12% from a year ago. It’s one of the highest jumps in the nation.
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What do high oil prices mean for Alaska’s economy? We asked an economist.

After a long period of uncertainty in the industry, oil prices have topped $100 for months.
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Federal infrastructure dollars will fund an Alaska railroad bridge replacement, with more to come

A $3.1 million grant to help fund a railroad bridge replacement is the start of a "once in a generation" opportunity for infrastructure improvements in Alaska.
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Alaskans are rethinking their driving habits this summer as gas prices tick higher

Alaskans are paying around two dollars more per gallon than this time last year, and there’s no clear end in sight.
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Flying to the Lower 48 this summer? It’ll cost you. A lot.

A round trip ticket from Anchorage to Seattle in July will easily put you out $1,000.