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Church helps mining community evolve in dark, warming Arctic

By GIOVANNA DELL'ORTOJanuary 26, 2023 GMThttps://apnews.com/article/norway-religion-climate-mining-7ba037720afb81cf19e040e7620fc1ebLONGYEARBYEN, Norway (AP) — The warm glow of Svalbard Kirke’s lights gleams on the snow-covered mountain slope from where the church stands like a beacon over this remote Norwegian...

Dunleavy upbeat on Alaska prospects in State of State speech; Lauds past accomplishments

Gov. Mike Dunleavy shared an upbeat vision for Alaska’s future in his first State of the State address to the Legislature Monday, Jan. 23. IT was the first address in his second, and...

Hilcorp signs deal with Fairbanks gas utility to truck liquefied natural gas Prudhoe Bay, replacing LNG trucked from Mat-Su

Fairbanks’ Interior Gas Utility, or IGU, has signed agreements with Hilcorp Energy and it Harvest Alaska affiliate to truck liquefied natural gas, or LNG, from the North Slope Fairbanks to supply IGU’s customers...

Native Americans share trauma of Arizona boarding schools

LAVEEN VILLAGE, Ariz. (AP) — During seventh grade at Phoenix Indian School, Pershlie Ami signed up to go on what the school called an “outing” — promoted as opportunities for Native American students to...

Rare attack in Alaska renews interest in polar bear patrols

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — For isolated communities at the top of the world, keeping the planet’s largest land predators -- polar bears -- out of town is key to coexistence.That can mean patrolling for...

Seventeen of 20 Alaska senators are in the majority. What about the other three?

Sen. Shelley Hughes thought she’d be on the Senate Education Committee. She said Senate President Gary Stevens had asked her to be on it and she agreed.“He has a real heart for the...

Polar bear emerged unseen from snowstorm to kill mom, son

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Summer Myomick bundled her baby against the freezing winds whipping off the Bering Sea and stepped outside into a blur of blowing snow. It was a short walk from the...

Wasilla's Cathy Tilton chosen to be Speaker of the House

Rep. Cathy Tilton of Wasilla has been voted Speaker of the state House of Representatives, the first Mat-Su legislator to hold the position since Jalmar Kerttula in the 1960s.She is also the first...

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