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Federal decisions on Pebble Mine and the Willow drilling project aren’t the final word

Alaska Public Media's Liz Ruskin discusses what's next for the proposed Pebble Mine and the Willow drilling project.
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Alaska senators say $1,000 increase to per student funding is ‘beginning of a conversation’

A bill introduced Wednesday proposes the highest single-year increase to the base student allocation, but some say it’s not enough.
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Douglas Island second crossing faces opposition to proposed routes through Mendenhall Wetlands

Four of eight possible locations for a second Gastineau Channel crossing pass through Juneau's Mendenhall Wetlands State Game Refuge.
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Retiring from the high court, Alaska’s chief justice defends its system of selecting judges

Members of the Senate’s coalition majority say they don’t expect changes to the system before the 2024 election, but others aren’t sure.
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Facing busier tourist seasons, Wrangell is buying high-end port-a-potties off eBay

Wrangell’s only downtown public restroom is a small brown building with just two toilets.

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A single-shot treatment to protect infants from RSV may be coming soon

Up to 80,000 children under age 5 in the U.S. are admitted to the hospital for RSV each year.
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Exxon announced record earnings. It’s bound to renew scrutiny of Big Oil.

Exxon earned nearly $56 billion in profit last year, the biggest annual profit any Western oil company has ever seen. Chevron set its own record with $35 billion in profit.
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A project collects the names of those held at Japanese internment camps during WWII

More than 125,000 Japanese Americans interned during World War II are now being recognized in the Ireichō, or the Sacred Book of Names.

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Reversing Outmigration in Anchorage | Alaska Insight

Anchorage and Alaska have seen a decade-long pattern of population decline. Birth rates are slowing, and more people are leaving the city than coming in.
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Unstable January Snowpack Causes Avalanches in Southcentral Alaska | Alaska Insight

In this episode of Alaska Insight, Lori Townsend talks with avalanche experts Elliot Gaddy, a local guide and avalanche instructor, and John Sykes, a forecaster with the Chugach National Forest Avalanche Information Center.
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Expanding renewable energy in rural Alaska | Alaska Insight

Alaskans seeking relief from high energy prices and unreliable supplies are finding success in transitioning to renewable energy. What projects are in the works, and where do opportunities exist for further development?
Above: In 2022, destination development consultant Roger Brooks presented his finding at the Anchorage Economic Forecast Luncheon about how the city could be improved to become more appealing to visitors and residents. This work has been the launching point for several initiatives around the city to increase in-migration and tourism. Madilyn Rose breaks down Brook’s recommendations to better understand how they can be applied to Anchorage.

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