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The last time political boundaries were redrawn, Southeast lost a senator and a House member which diminished its voice in the legislature.

So there was some relief when the draft redistricting maps were published last week because the size of Southeast’s political delegation remained the same: four House members and two state Senators for next year’s election.

The City of Bethel could soon lose nearly half its police force following a new vaccine mandate. The mandate, announced on Sept. 13, gives city employees two weeks to receive their first dose of a COVID-19 vaccine. The mandate takes effect September 27. 

Hunters reflect on moose season along the Nushagak

22 hours ago

“My mom was saying that the moose probably are timing us: ‘These guys come at 7 o’clock every morning and then again at 6 p.m.’ So they probably go into the woods and hide until they know we’ve left,” said Mindy Heyano, who got a moose early in the season.

The Lower Kuskokwim School District just wrapped up a year-long effort to better protect its students from sexual abuse. 


A new University of Alaska Fairbanks study featured on the cover of the journal Science explores the life story of a woolly mammoth that lived 17,000 years ago.

The stark situation of COVID's impact on Alaska has affected the ability of the state's largest hospital to provide care for some patients.

On Wednesday, the state reported 1,068 new virus infections — a level 13% higher than last week and one shattering the state's daily case rate since the pandemic began. The highest number of cases is in Anchorage, which reported more than 470 new cases.

The American Civil Liberties Union wants a federal court to hold the city of Nome in contempt – for allegedly withholding police audits and emails in a legal case against the Nome police department. 

(Editor's note: The plaintiff’s name is publicly available via court documents. As a standard policy, KNBA does not name sexual assault survivors without their permission.)

As low Chignik salmon runs continue, people worry for their communities’ future

Sep 15, 2021

For years, residents have struggled to earn a living fishing and to put up enough fish for the winter. They worry their villages will disappear, taking with them a fishing tradition that connects their families to the region. 

CARES Act data reveals disparities in payouts to Native corporations

Sep 13, 2021

Congress set aside $8 billion for tribal entities across the country as part of the federal CARES Act. But it took a U.S. Supreme Court ruling in June to free up some of those pandemic relief funds for Alaska Native corporations.

Then, some of the village corporations got large payouts while Juneau-based Sealaska, the corporation with the most shareholders, got the least of the 13 regional corporations.

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