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Tegan Hanlon is the deputy digital editor at Alaska Public Media. Reach her at thanlon@alaskapublic.org.
a house surrounded by the beginning of an approaching wave.

Dunleavy says state taking stock of damage as historic storm moves north along Alaska’s coastline

Gov. Mike Dunleavy said Saturday night that this weekend’s historic storm has impacted almost 1,000 miles of Alaska’s coastline.
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Meet 12 Iditarod dogs from Steve, who’s kind of a jerk, to Nala, the peppy cheerleader

We’ve been publishing a “dog of the day” during the Iditarod. Here’s a round-up of who we’ve met so far.
a musher with a microphone under the Iditarod burled arch

The Iditarod has a new champion: Brent Sass arrives first to Nome

The 42-year-old musher took command of this year’s race around the halfway point and never gave it up.
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‘Kind of a dream’: Brent Sass races to Nome, poised to win his first Iditarod

Brent Sass and his 11-dog team dashed out of the White Mountain checkpoint at 7:05 p.m., with just 77 miles to the finish line.
A dog looks at a connect four set

Chevelle, who loves to bark

“If the team slows down too much, then she starts barking to get them to go faster,” said Paige Drobny.

Brent Sass and his 12 dogs race out of Kaltag, holding onto Iditarod lead

Iditarod musher Brent Sass and his dog team raced out of Kaltag at 10:36 a.m. Saturday.
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Aaron Burmeister and his 13-dog team are first to McGrath

For his first-place arrival, Burmeister won a pair of locally-made musher mitts and a musher hat.
two dogs: one looking ahead and one looking back

Our favorite 30 photos from the snowy 2022 Iditarod ceremonial start

As one race fan put it, the Iditarod felt back to "normal-ish."
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The 2022 Iditarod starts this weekend. Here’s what to know.

The race, in some ways, is back to normal: Mushers are again dashing 1,000 miles to Nome.
A man in a yellow safety vest shovels snow in front of an american flag

Anchorage and Mat-Su schools close as forecast calls for more rain and snow

The Hatcher Pass Avalanche Center is also warning of “very dangerous avalanche conditions.”
A musher and dogs race to a finish line lined with people

The K300 starts Friday and it will look a bit different this year. Here’s what to know.

“It’s going to be a fast trail, that’s for sure, at least in the lower part of the river,” said the race manager.
A semitruck is overturned

Strong winds hammer Mat-Su, leading to widespread damage and power outages

The winds, reaching up to 91 mph Sunday near Palmer, flipped small planes, overturned semitrucks, toppled trees, tore off roofs and closed Mat-Su schools for at least two days.
Woman with Miss America shash is getting crowned.

Miss Alaska, Emma Broyles, is crowned Miss America

Alaskans across the state are celebrating the news that Emma Broyles, from Anchorage, was crowned Miss America Thursday night. She’s the first Miss Alaska to win the Miss America competition.
Two women take a selfie, both smiling.

Alaskans we’ve lost to COVID: Teresa Maria Pope, Chida-mom

More than 800 Alaskans have died of COVID-19 since early 2020. We asked readers and listeners to tell us about the lives of some of those people and they responded. 
An Alaska State Trooper cruiser parked on Nome’s Front Street in January 2015. (Photo by Matthew F. Smith/ KNOM)

Anchorage-based trooper arrested on multiple domestic violence assault charges

Garrett Willis, 40, lives in Wasilla and was arrested on Monday.

Alaska reports 16 recent COVID deaths, 475 new infections

State health officials have said it’s possible Alaska’s massive surge in cases is leveling off after recording record numbers of infections and hospitalizations last month and in early October. Infection numbers, however, are sill high. The state continues to have the nation's highest rate of COVID cases.
Cars in a line with a person in a blue gown talking to someone through the window

Alaska records nearly 2,800 new COVID cases over the weekend, 4 deaths

State health leaders say they’re hopeful the worst is over, but this week’s data will better reveal whether that’s true.
An emergency sign outside a hospital.

Alaska’s COVID hospitalizations, patients on ventilators climb over the weekend

Alaska reported its second-highest total of COVID-19 hospitalizations on Monday.