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A yellow plug hangs from the front of a black truck

Anchorage offers drivers free cords, timers amid call to plug cars in

Local officials say at 20 degrees or colder, drivers should plug in cars' engine heaters to reduce both carbon monoxide and wear on vehicles.
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The rain never bothered us anyway: Ketchikan becomes Arendelle for Alaska debut of ‘Frozen’

Mayor Dave Kiffer has temporarily renamed the city in honor of the play, at the only high school in Alaska authorized to perform it.

Experts detonate historic cache of TNT discovered near Tok

Eielson Air Force Base officials say the 98 blocks of explosive were likely meant for use building the Alaska Highway, some 80 years ago.
Two young Alaska Native men hold their hands over their hearts and bow their heads.

Talk to the Tundra: How a Yup’ik Village Heals Together | INDIE ALASKA

The Yup'ik village of Toksook Bay has been grappling with grief and a lack of mental health resources for young people after they finish school.
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‘That’s how I lived’: Wrangell landslide victim says sewing materials helped her survive

Christina Florschutz says she had just taken a shower when the deadly Nov. 20 landslide swept away her home, leaving her husband missing.
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At least 3 dead in Wrangell after landslide destroys homes

Three others are still missing after a Monday landslide destroyed three houses and covered the Zimovia Highway about 11 miles from Wrangell.
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Anchorage Assembly expands winter shelter with hundreds on waitlist and snow pummeling city

The additional beds will go to the most vulnerable people on the waitlist.
A sign in a snowbank covered in snow.

Successive snow days leave Anchorage schools reliant on remote learning

Some parents, including those who have had to stay home from work, have criticized the lack of plowing and the cancellation of in-person school.
A man with orange waders takes a photo of a man holding a bag of crabs right in between two tubs filled with live crabs

Alaska crabbers get creative with pop-up sales, but industry’s fate uncertain

With the Bering Sea snow crab fishery closed for a second year, crabbers are trying to find ways to make up for lost income.
High school kids waving protest signs.

Hundreds of Mat-Su students stage walkout to protest school board decisions 

The protests follow recent controversial decisions by the board, including the removal of its student representative.
A close up of a skeleton sculpture with traditional Mexican attire for Día de Muertos on an altar.

Día de los Muertos celebration offers comfort and community connection

Día de los Muertos is a Mexican and Mexican-diaspora celebration of people who have died and Anchorage is celebrating it for the 19th year.
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State sues Anchorage homeowners over contested public access to Campbell Lake

It's the latest move in a long-running dispute over the large man-made lake in South Anchorage that is surrounded by expensive homes.
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‘Kuhaantí,’ a children’s book written entirely in Lingít, is the first of its kind in decades

“Kuhaantí” tells the story of a young orphaned girl named Saháan who is taken in by a powerful family and learns about the value of respect.
a man in a black hat

Vic Fischer, the last surviving signer of Alaska’s constitution, dies at 99

Fischer came to Alaska after serving in World War II. He served two terms in the state Senate and remained active in politics until his final months.
an older golden retriever rests on a dog bed

Sitka dog comes home after 65 days lost in the woods

Stella previously survived getting trapped in a truck that was crushed during Sitka’s deadly 2015 landslides.
a child dances with feather fans on stage

Alaska Native dance groups perform for packed crowd at Quyana Night

“We’re always happy to share the songs of our ancestors,” said Jolene John, who performed Thursday night with her dance group from Toksook Bay.
students with hats scoop salmon from a white bucket.

Alaska Native youth preserve traditions by preserving traditional food at Elders and Youth Conference

Young people from around the state learned how to filet and prepare salmon at the conference in Anchorage on Tuesday.
two people on a boat, with a fishing net

Tesla needs graphite. Alaska has plenty. But mining it raises fears in nearby villages.

Graphite is a critical ingredient in the batteries needed to power America’s electric vehicle revolution. But every ounce of it is imported. A proposed mine in a remote part of Alaska would change that. But some of the people who live nearby fear it will endanger their way of life.
a woman in a home under construction points

Alaskans can skip the down payment in this housing program. Instead, they put in sweat equity.

Families commit to work 36 hours a week building a block of homes. Their labor covers the down payments, and they get access to low-interest and subsidized mortgages.
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From a scuba trip to household bills, here’s how 8 Alaskans are spending this year’s PFD

Eligible Alaskans will see Permanent Fund dividends arrive in their bank accounts Oct. 5, with paper checks expected by Oct. 26.