Lyndsey Brollini, KTOO - Juneau

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Mock M&M election teaches Alaskans about ranked choice voting

At the mock election in Juneau, participants could only pick one M&M — that’s how Alaska’s new primary will work.
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Sealaska shareholders to decide whether to remove blood quantum requirement

If the requirement is eliminated, Sealaska estimates that about 10,000 more people would be eligible to enroll.
Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson speaking from behind a lectern

More than 50 Alaska Native tribes support Jackson for Supreme Court

Democrats on the Senate Judiciary Committee are pushing for a vote tonight on moving her nomination to the full Senate and hope to get Jackson confirmed before they go on Easter recess this weekend.

Tlingit activist recalls history of Indigenous women protecting the Tongass: ‘The momentum has only grown’

It has been 21 years since the 2001 Roadless Rule for the Tongass National Forest was first established.
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Juneau woman uses TikTok to raise awareness of her mom’s missing persons case

Tracy Day's family hasn't given up on finding out what happened to her.
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Juneau elementary staff settle into their new teaching spaces after flood

“The beauty of coming back together, no matter the space, is that everyone wants to make it work,” Riverbend Elementary School teacher Lindsay Baranovic said.
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Juneau fuel companies say weather is delaying heating oil deliveries

Juneau residents who are running out of heating oil are experiencing delays in refilling their tanks. Meanwhile temperatures are in the single digits and, with wind chill, some nights it’s dipping below zero.
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Snow and COVID surge cancels or postpones many Alaska Airlines flights in Seattle

Flight delays and cancellations have tangled travelers' plans and led to baggage confusion.
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How learning an Indigenous language leads to healing

During the pandemic, some Indigenous language learning groups saw a boost in enrollment.
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How Pel’meni dumplings became a Juneau staple and expanded beyond Southeast Alaska

The restaurant is an Alaska take on a classic Russian comfort food. It started in Juneau and recently expanded to Anchorage.

Juneau Lingít artist’s beadwork featured on Native comedy series ‘Reservation Dogs’

Lingít artist and Juneau local Kaasteen Jill Meserve recently had her beadwork featured in the Native comedy series “Reservation Dogs.” Even though there are only a handful of episodes out right now, the show is the talk of the Native community.
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Ironman triathlon is coming to Alaska for the first time with race in Juneau

The race will be on Aug. 7, 2022, and it will include a 2.4-mile swim in Auke Lake, a 112-mile bike ride and a 26.2-mile marathon in the Mendenhall Valley.
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Juneau restaurant highlights women chefs of color

Juneau Italian restaurant In Bocca Al Lupo staff wanted a dinner party. But they also wanted to highlight women chefs of color.
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One shot, one beer: A Juneau brewery’s bargain to get people vaccinated

As demand for the vaccine slows, providers are looking for creative ways to entice Alaskans to get vaccinated.
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Dunleavy signs bill protecting Unangax̂ cemetery in Funter Bay

During World War II, the U.S. government forced Unangax̂ people to live in an internment camp in Funter Bay on Admiralty Island; 30-40 people died and are buried in a cemetery there.
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First women, trans skateboarding session comes to Juneau

Around 20 women, trans and nonbinary-identifying people gathered at the Pipeline to skateboard.
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Bill protecting Unangax̂ cemetery in Southeast Alaska passes Legislature, awaits Dunleavy’s signature

When the Japanese military invaded the Aleutians during World War II, the U.S. government forced Unangax̂ people to live in two internment camps in Southeast Alaska. They were held there for two years and were not provided with basic necessities like clean water.
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Posts about missing and murdered Indigenous people disappeared from Instagram. The company says it was a mistake.

The morning after Missing and Murdered Indigenous Persons Awareness Day, Iñupiaq advocate Jacquii Lambert noticed that half of her stories she’d shared on Instagram about that day had disappeared. The company says it wasn't targeting advocates.