The campaign circulated a victory video featuring the jobs and hobbies of Americans from coast to coast. Set to Ray Charles’s rendition of “America the Beautiful,” the video portrayed Biden’s promise to be a president for all Americans. Across various social media platforms, it was viewed over 60 million times.

Hooper Bay Charter School to receive $500,000 in grant funds

Nov 16, 2020

The Hooper Bay Charter School opened its doors this fall to students in grades 4 through 8. Last month, the U.S. Department of Education selected HBCS to receive over $500,000 in federal grant funding.

Murkowski’s latest Pebble action disappoints mine opponents

Nov 16, 2020

Opponents of the Pebble Mine are underwhelmed by Sen. Lisa Murkowski’s latest bill to fund federal resource agencies.

Murkowski has an opportunity to erect hurdles for Pebble, as chair of the Appropriations subcommittee that writes the annual bills to sustain Interior and environmental agencies.

She released the bill Tuesday, and included a 240-word passage on Pebble in the report that interprets the spending bill.

Unalaska school hatchery revitalizes local silver salmon population

Nov 16, 2020

Around October every year for the last 19 years, Unalaska High School students have been wading into the Iliuliuk River, under science teacher Steven Gregory's guidance, to collect pairs of spawning salmon.

Last week, students in Gregory's fisheries class stretched a seine net from bank to bank, while another group waded upstream, rhythmically slapping large dip nets on the surface of the water.

Alaskans react to CNN poll labeling Native voters ‘something else’

Nov 11, 2020

Native communities in Alaska and around the country responded to a graphic in CNN’s Tuesday election coverage labeling voters that don’t identify as white, Black, Latino or Asian as “something else.”

The gaffe led to the hashtag #SomethingElse trending among Natives on social media calling out the cable news network for its ignorance. 

Refuge regulation changes go to public hearings

Nov 10, 2020

Nearly 70 people weighed in on proposed changes to Kenai National Wildlife Refuge regulations during a series of public hearings. That’s on top of more than 44,000 written comments the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has received on the matter to date.

Cruise ban ends, but the coast isn’t clear for the 2021 season in Alaska

Nov 10, 2020

The federal government released a plan for cruise ships to resume sailings in U.S. waters on Friday, but the 2021 cruise ship season in Alaska is far from a sure thing.

The federal government’s seven-month ban on cruising has officially come to an end. But that doesn’t mean the cruise industry has a clear path into Alaska next spring. 

Canada has relaxed border restrictions for residents in Hyder. The Southeast Alaska town’s only road out runs through British Columbia.

Since March, the tiny town’s 60-odd residents have been chafing under COVID-19 travel restrictions that left them largely cut off from their Canadian neighbors

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Former Vice President Joe Biden has been elected the 46th president of the United States, narrowly emerging victorious from a contentious White House campaign that stretched days past election night, as vote tallies in several swing states were slowed by an unprecedented surge in mail-in ballots.