Adelyn Baxter, KTOO - Juneau

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Cama-i dancers

After a decade away, dancers from St. Mary’s return to Cama-i

This year's Cama-i was the first full-scale festival since 2019.
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Ironman Alaska canceled for the next 2 years

Liz Perry, president and CEO of Travel Juneau, said the Ironman Alaska triathlon organizer called her to say that the decision arose from economic concerns like inflation and the potential for a recession. 
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Weiss to resign as Juneau superintendent: ‘The last years have been intense’

Juneau School District Superintendent Bridget Weiss has announced that she plans to resign at the end of the school year.
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AFN arts market reconvenes for in-person celebration of Alaska Native craftsmanship

For Indigenous artists from across the state and Outside, last weekend's Alaska Federation of Natives convention in Anchorage was a welcome return to the market circuit.
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Bingo night is back at Juneau’s Filipino Community Hall, and as popular as ever

Regular bingo nights have started up again at the Filipino Community Hall in downtown Juneau after a two-year hiatus. On a recent Thursday evening, the bingo hall was buzzing.
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2 propositions still too close to call following preliminary results in Juneau election

Two propositions, repealing mandatory disclosure of Juneau real-estate sale prices and authorizing borrowing to build a new City Hall, could be decided by fewer than 40 votes.
Alaska Quilt

Hometown Alaska: Meet the Log Cabin Quilters and find out what they do with all the quilts they create

With winter coming on, maybe you need a cozy, creative activity you can do with friends that adds up to something beautiful? Today's Hometown Alaska introduces the Anchorage Log Cabin Quilters Guild. Their unjuried...
marijuana

Hometown Alaska: What’s new 7 years after voters said yes to legal marijuana

So, here’s one new thing: This fall, UAA, our hometown university campus, is offering its first marijuana information class, open to students and community members. How and why did the university decide now was...
Interior: An empty classroom

Talk of Alaska: Back to school amid hiring shortages

After two years of pandemic interruptions, many districts are hopeful for consistent in-person instruction. But a shortage of teachers, bus drivers and other staff is creating a stressful start to the school year for administrators and parents alike.
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Talk of Alaska: Why are fewer people staying in Alaska long term?

Thousands of people move in and out of Alaska every year. But people who moved to Alaska in recent years are not staying as long as they used to.
a firetruck outside of an apartment

3 people die in Bethel apartment fire

The fire broke out at an Association of Village Council Presidents Regional Housing Authority apartment complex.

Line One: Mental Health Mosaics – Houselessness and crisis response

During the third installment of Mental Health Mosaics on Line One, we learn about the intersections of houselessness and mental health through the stories of two individuals.
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Talk of Alaska: Alaskans prepare for the primary election

Whether you’re excited or dismayed with the change, Alaskans will have their first experience with the state's new ranked choice voting method on August 16 for the special U.S. House race.

Line One: Mental Health Mosaics — Racism and mental health

On the second installment of Out North's Mental Health Mosaics, we hear from community members about the ways that racism and discrimination affect mental health.

Talk of Alaska: Strengthening Indigenous food systems while highlighting local cuisine

For Indigenous chefs, reviving traditional harvest and preparation techniques is a mission to both create healthier bodies and healthier, more vibrant connections to family and community.

International conflicts drive increase in refugees, others arriving in Alaska

Refugee Assistance and Immigration Services typically works with about 150 new arrivals per year. This year, it enrolled more than 275 people so far.  

Talk of Alaska: Resources for refugees and new arrivals in Alaska

Every year, people from all over the world arrive in Alaska to escape conflict at home. Many of them have language barriers, and need assistance to find housing and jobs to build a new life.

Talk of Alaska: Food security for urban and rural Alaskans amid rising prices and fewer fish

High prices at the gas pump and the grocery store are putting pressure on Alaskans just as federal COVID relief programs are coming to an end.
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New Ted Stevens Center for Arctic Security Studies opens at JBER

A new regional center will focus on Arctic security and connecting military and civilian stakeholders in the region. 
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Talk of Alaska: Anchorage’s new Ted Stevens Center for Arctic Security Studies

A new Department of Defense regional center for security studies based at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson in Anchorage will track the region’s shifting priorities and changing climate.