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a very large brown bear in the water

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.

‘It’s a lot’: Homeless residents at Anchorage campground get ready to move out following days of uncertainty

Some say they'll go back to the Sullivan Arena shelter, which the city confirmed on Thursday would reopen.
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Anchorage protesters rally downtown, frustrated that local police still do not have body cameras

It has been about a year and a half since Anchorage voters approved buying body worn cameras for police.
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Swiss paddlers arrive in Bethel after 700-mile journey down the Kuskokwim

Thomas and Tomi Isenschmid's journey got off to a rocky start.

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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Southwest Alaska school district shifts to subsistence calendar in effort to center Yup’ik culture

The Yupiit School District serves students in Tuluksak, Akiak, and Akiachak.
damaged boats and sheds in chevak

Biden approves federal disaster declaration for Western Alaska storm

President Biden's approval of Gov. Mike Dunleavy's request comes just two days after it was made.
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Chevak rallies to repair storm-damaged subsistence gear

During a community meeting, Chevak residents said better emergency planning should be a long-term priority. For now, though, assessing damage is the focus.
a damaged house

Hooper Bay families displaced by storm seek sustainable housing

A Hooper Bay leader says federal temporary housing provided after a fire years ago was inadequate and "not meant for the Arctic."
a downed fuel tank in hooper bay

As the storm raged, a mad rush to keep the power on in Hooper Bay

Parts of Hooper Bay were without power for about 36 hours during the storm, but the situation could have been far worse — if not for the work of two local power plant operators.
damaged boats in chevak

Chevak subsistence gear ‘strewn all over the place’ by storm

Reporter Emily Schwing discusses Chevak's response to damaged boats and water contamination from last weekend's storm.
branches piled up on the beach to prevent further damage from flooding.

‘Our lives are at stake’: Shaktoolik residents seek aid to rebuild berm lost in storm

People in Shaktoolik are back in their homes after many evacuated to the school when the remnants of Typhoon Merbok hit Western Alaska over...
Napakiak flooding

Alaska can expect more big storms like September’s ex-typhoon, as ocean continues to warm

The storm that slammed into western Alaska over the weekend was the result of several factors all converging to make it so destructive, including an ocean warmed by climate change.
sand fills a home

In Golovin, Alaskans shovel sand out of their homes after historic storm

Golovin residents are in clean-up mode as their community works to restore power, phone service and clear debris. As the floodwaters recede from the...
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Dillingham’s housing crisis has teachers sleeping in the school

Dillingham’s housing shortage is acute, but it’s not unique. Across the country, people are struggling to find places they can afford to rent or buy.
floodwaters in Golovin

Historically powerful storm slams Western Alaska. Here’s what people experienced across hundreds of miles of coastline.

Forecasters have predicted it could be one of the worst storms to hit Western Alaska in recent history.
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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.
A woman in a polka-dot shirt hides a rock under a bush.

How an Anchorage woman is spreading awareness of FASD by painting rocks

Karen Lomack hopes her outreach helps inform people of how alcohol can affect pregnancy, and reduce the negative stigma of those with fetal alcohol spectrum disorders.
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Mary Peltola makes history as first Alaska Native sworn into Congress

Peltola is also the first woman to serve in Alaska’s sole U.S. House seat.
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Joe Gerace’s lies went way beyond Anchorage. Multiple government agencies investigate how they were duped.

The former Anchorage health director deceived not just the city but also a state commission, the Alaska State Defense Force and the state health department. Now they’re investigating how it happened.