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More than 100 people move to Sullivan Arena homeless shelter after city closes Centennial Campground

Anchorage homelessness coordinator Alexis Johnson says roughly 100 people are still staying at Centennial Campground.
A group of preschoolers sits in a circle singing Alutiiq songs.

Alaska News Nightly: Monday, October 3, 2022

The Kodiak Fishery debates kick off tonight with some key candidates missing. Another storm heads to some communities affected by last month's flooding. And a new generation of Kodiak Alutiiq speakers is keeping the language alive.
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Whale Pass residents seek last-minute halt to state timber sale near town

They’re concerned the clear cuts could hurt the town’s tourism industry and make landslides more likely.
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Federal and state disaster relief money is available for Western Alaska communities. Here’s how to apply.

Eligible individuals, homeowners and business owners can receive aid.
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It’s that time of year again: Katmai’s Fat Bear Week is back

The competition began in 2014, and has grown into a national phenomenon.

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North Korea fires a ballistic missile over Japan

North Korea launched an intermediate-range ballistic missile on Tuesday that flew over Japan for the first time in five years, the South Korean government said, triggering alerts across Japan.
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The hidden faces of hunger in America

More than 1.2 million people struggled to put food on the table at some point last year in the Washington, D.C. region. Tens of millions more are struggling across the country.

Climate change makes storms like Ian more common

Storms like Hurricane Ian, which was just shy of a Category 5 hurricane when it barreled into Florida, are more likely because of human-caused climate change.

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Infusing language and culture into Alaska education | Alaska Insight

September 30th-Orange Shirt Day is an annual remembrance of the boarding school era on Native people when children were torn away from their families. What does it mean to decolonize education?

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.
Above: Half of the people whose first language is Kodiak Alutiiq have died over the last few years. The Sun’aq tribe estimates that fewer than 20 remain. It is a heavy blow to the endangered language. But that’s not stopping new speakers from learning Alutiiq and passing along a distinct culture and worldview to the next generations. From Kodiak, Claire Stremple and Valerie Kern bring us this story.

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