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Republican Charlie Pierce, Democrat Les Gara, independent Bill Walker and Republican incumbent Mike Dunleavy

At debate Dunleavy says Alaska is better off now, while opponents paint dire picture

For only the second time time this election season, all four candidates running to be the governor of Alaska participated in a debate Wednesday night.
A sign says Anchorage School District.

Anchorage School District administrators recommend closing 6 elementary schools

Closing all six schools could save the district between $3.5 and 4 million, or around 5% of the district's expected budget deficit.
two renamed Chugach peaks

‘Yuyanq’ Ch’ex’: Chugach peaks get new Dena’ina names

North and South Yuyanq’ Ch’ex peaks, as they’ll be known from here on out, tower 5,000 feet above Turnagain Arm and are popular spots for Southcentral hikers.

Bering Sea king and snow crab seasons canceled amid population declines

For the first time ever, the Bering Sea snow crab fishery will not open for the upcoming season. The Bristol Bay red king crab fishery will also be closed for a second year in a row.
a big brown bear in the water

After fat bear fraud, 747 again crowned chunky champion

For the second time in three years, the jumbo jet-sized 747 has been crowned champion of Fat Bear Week.
Kitty Douglas selfie

Families, activists question why so many people in Alaska’s jails and prisons have died this year

Kitty Douglas is the youngest of 15 people to die in custody in Alaska this year. It's the most since 2015.
a Tlingit rapper

Tlingit hip-hop artist releases new music video featuring Nanwalek students

Arias Hoyle describes his music as Afro-Indigenous hip-hop.
A mother holding a ballon walks through a parking lot while three children in jackets ride scooters.

Anchorage gets its first snowfall of the season, making for a slick morning commute

Anchorage's first snow this year is just a few days earlier than average.
a woman holding a bottle

September storm leaves behind treasured beach finds

The remnants of Typhoon Merbok flooded homes and destroyed personal belongings across Western Alaska last month — but also left behind a few treasures.
kids playing in Newtok

Newtok residents are desperate to relocate after September storm

Newtok is among more than 40 communities in Western Alaska affected by the storm.
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.
A boy with sunglasses and a black and red sign

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.
tents outside

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.
two people talking

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.