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Petersburg sees increase in fentanyl-laced pills

Southeast Alaska police often find fentanyl in counterfeit blue pills which are designed to look like the prescription opioid Oxycontin.
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New Anchorage daycare teaches children in Hmong and English

Chue Hang opened the Hmoob Cultural Center of Alaska in November to help support and educate Hmong people like herself. 
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After a highly anticipated start, Kodiak’s Tanner crab season is almost over

Kodiak’s Tanner crab season started two weeks late, after the entire fleet refused to go fishing because of low prices from local processors.
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Watch: U.S. Sen. Dan Sullivan’s addresses the Alaska Legislature

U.S. Sen. Dan Sullivan is set to deliver his annual address to the Alaska Legislature at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 7.
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Alaska’s governor, lieutenant governor and top officials are in line for a pay increase

The State Officers Compensation Commission has recommended raising the governor’s annual salary from $145,000 to approximately $176,000.

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Native Americans left out of ‘deaths of despair’ research

"Deaths of despair" have affected American Indian and Alaska Native communities far more than white communities, a new study shows.
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More than 2,000 are reported dead from an earthquake that has struck Turkey and Syria

More than 2,300 were reported dead and hundreds more injured in Turkey and Syria from the quake, The Associated Press reported.
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Chinese surveillance balloon passes over Alaska, Montana

U.S. officials said the balloon flew over the Aleutian Islands and through Canada before it was spotted over Billings, Montana.


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New developments in Anchorage’s homeless services | Alaska Insight

In late February, Catholic Social Services in Anchorage will open its new 3rd Avenue Navigation Center.
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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.
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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