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Selawik man charged with killing pregnant girlfriend

Floyd Stoney, 23, is charged with second-degree murder and manslaughter of an unborn child in the killing of 18-year-old Kierra Foxglove.
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Anchorage Assembly delays vote on using portable buildings as emergency winter shelters

The delay comes after Assembly members were told that several portable classrooms from the Anchorage School District wouldn’t be usable as shelters this winter.
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Lack of data blunted Alaska’s COVID response, New York Times investigation shows

The New York Times reporter Sharon LaFraniere, who traveled to Alaska to cover data shortfalls during the COVID-19 pandemic, says the state's problems weren’t unusual.
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Forest Service proposes young growth timber sale near Thorne Bay

The U.S. Forest Service is proposing the harvest of up to nine square miles of young growth timber on Prince of Wales Island.
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Removing debris from Juneau landslide could take days, city says

Tom Mattice, Juneau’s emergency programs manager, said one home was completely destroyed by the slide, and two more were damaged.

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Ian just shy of a Category 5 hurricane as it nears Florida

Hurricane Ian rapidly intensified as it neared landfall along Florida's southwest coast Wednesday morning, gaining top winds of 155 mph, just shy of the most dangerous Category 5 status.
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The dollar is surging. This is who gets helped – and hurt – by its newfound strength.

The U.S. dollar is the strongest it has been in 20 years. As it strengthens, other currencies — like the pound — weaken. That's good news for U.S. consumers and importers but bad news for others.
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Move over, Bruce Willis: NASA crashed into an asteroid to test planetary defense

NASA successfully crashed a spacecraft into an asteroid in a test of planetary defense. Now it will determine whether the mission was able to alter the asteroid's course.

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How a berry picker became a viral meme in Alaska | INDIE ALASKA

Indie Alaska features Hardrick's story of growing up in the racially divided South and his passion for foraging with his family in Alaska.
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Should Alaska hold a Constitutional Convention? Both sides of the question make their case | Alaska Insight

Advocates both for and against a constitutional convention discuss why they think Alaskans should or should not support the ballot question.
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A historic number of people resettled in Alaska this year. What happens once immigrants, refugees, and migrants arrive? | Alaska Insight

Every year, people resettle in Alaska after escaping conflict in other parts of the world. The reasons they left their homes and the circumstances under which they arrived may be different, but they’re all looking for the same thing – safety and security for their families.
Above: This November, Alaskans will decide whether to revamp the state’s constitution. The once-in-a-decade constitutional convention question is usually voted down by a wide margin. But this year, questions about the permanent fund dividend, Alaska’s fiscal woes, and abortion access have some saying now is the time to vote yes, while others say the document continues to serve the state well. For Alaska Public Media, Erin McKinstry explains.

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