Rhonda McBride, KNBA - Anchorage

Rhonda McBride, KNBA - Anchorage
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Sudden ANTHC leadership change: Valerie Davidson no longer at the helm

The news traveled fast to her old boss, former Gov. Bill Walker, who said he’s both surprised and dismayed.
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After a dozen years, statewide Yup’ik language spelling bee going strong

Yup'ik and Inupiaq spelling bees, like those held earlier this month in Anchorage, are a relatively new experience for students.

Alaska Native Heritage Center ready to rouse ‘sleeping giant’ of cultural tourism

The Anchorage-based center is one of five Indigenous groups nationwide that will receive federal money to expand cultural tourism.
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Baha’is confront religious persecution with courage in Anchorage play

"When the Moment Comes" revisits Iran's deadly crackdown on Baha'i believers in the 1980s. Star John Sharify says he lost a loved one to it.
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Asian American Pacific Islander-hosted mayoral forum marks a first for Anchorage

Seven of Anchorage's 10 candidates for mayor attended Saturday's forum, the city's first hosted by Asian American Pacific Islander groups.
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Arctic Winter Games 2024 athletes take home medals and Mat-Su memories

Alaska, with its home-team advantage, took home the most ulu medals. But the games' highest prize rewards team spirit, cooperation and fair play.
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After Brian Smith’s Anchorage murder conviction, MMIP advocates hope for change

Family members and advocates for Kathleen Henry and Veronica Abouchuk attended every day of Brian Smith's horrific trial in their deaths.

Trial of Brian Smith, accused of murdering two Alaska Native women, enters third week

Both women are from Southwest Alaska and each battled homelessness and addiction in Anchorage.
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Julie Kitka to step down as longtime head of the Alaska Federation of Natives

Kitka first joined AFN in 1984 as a special assistant for human resources.
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A moose on the loose: Combat shopping in an Anchorage Costco parking lot

Shopper Amber Rotar said the moose started showing too much interest in the bell peppers in her cart.
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Nellie Moore leaves behind a huge footprint in Native journalism

Nellie Moore was one of the first Indigenous reporters in Alaska, who could sew an atikluk as well as stitch news and information into stories that made a difference.
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Anchorage’s white raven becomes a local legend as a tracked trickster

The rare leucistic bird has its own pararazzi in Alaska's largest city, with local photographers flocking to sightings reported online.
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Remembering Gary Fife: Blazing trails for Native journalism

For more than a half century, Gary Fife fought against stereotypes and championed stories that were for, by and about Native Americans.
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Trappers and troopers alike depend on fur hats in Alaska

Fur trapper hats, part of Alaska State Trooper and police uniforms across the state, draw inspiration from the work of Alaska Native skin sewers.
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Anchorage concert lifts up voices in the struggle against homelessness

The nonprofit group Keys to Life's Winter Voices concert this month helped showcase the music of those who struggle with housing.
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Grin and baritone: Festive musicians fill Anchorage’s PAC with sound at TubaChristmas

There are no rehearsals for Anchorage TubaChristmas. It may be the only time that tuba players get their big horns out of the closet to play.
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Anchorage coffee shop owner fined for feeding moose

A biologist says rich foods can kill moose by producing gas, and cause the animals to become a hazard if they're accustomed to being fed.
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Remembering Alaska’s great communicator, Father Michael Oleksa

Archpriest Oleksa was laid to rest on Tuesday, after two days of services at St. Innocent’s Cathedral. Alaskans across the state say he touched their lives.
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Boyfriend kills Wasilla woman, boy, self in murder-suicide, troopers say

Troopers said Ryan Casey, 45, shot and killed 31-year-old Kelsey Ables and her 7-year-old son Kason at a Wasilla home Monday, then took his own life.
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Covenant House Alaska battling fentanyl crisis: 100 drug overdoses since July

Director Alison Kear says that in her 27 years at Covenant House, she’s never seen anything like the current wave of fentanyl overdoses.