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Tlingit master carver Tommy Joseph is prolific: He’s created nearly 20 totem poles in Sitka alone, not to mention his work around Southeast and in other parts of the state and country. His latest project is a reproduction of the “Waasgo Pole” for the Sitka National Historical Park.

An influx of empty bottles and potentially hazardous marine debris have washed up in communities across the Bering Strait region. The consensus from those involved in the cleanup process is that the debris is coming from the other side of the Strait.

Alaska’s highest court has sided with environmentalists: The state should not have turned over a swath of Southeast forestland to the Alaska Mental Health Trust for potential logging.

The case goes back to the 1990s, when a settlement directed the state to manage an approximately 3,400-acre tract on Kuiu Island for wilderness conservation and habitat.

Tribal groups question state’s lawsuit over pandemic hunting requests

Sep 1, 2020

Alaska Tribal governments and organizations are asking the State of Alaska to withdraw a lawsuit filed recently in federal court.

A restricted caribou hunt on the Nushagak Peninsula means that Manokotak has far fewer subsistence opportunities this season.

Melvin Andrew is the Tribal administrator for the Manokotak Village Council. It's the village closest to the peninsula, and he says the caribou there are integral to the village’s way of life.

Police methods questioned after Nome man arrested for disorderly conduct

Sep 1, 2020

The Nome Police Deparmtent is under scrutiny after some community members questioned why officers used force on a man who was already on the ground.

In some small coastal communities of Alaska and British Columbia, wealth is also measured by how much food you can give.

Alaska Native, Pacific Islanders are harder hit by COVID-19 in Alaska

Aug 31, 2020

Pacific Islanders and Alaska Natives in Alaska are more likely to get the coronavirus and if they do, are more likely to be hospitalized, according to state health data. 

Amid COVID-19 restrictions, far fewer Outside hunters are coming to Alaska

Aug 28, 2020

Hunting season draws thousands of Outside tourists to Alaska every year. In 2019, The Alaska Department of Fish and Game sold 15,897 non-resident hunting licenses. The department says the coronavirus pandemic has crushed demand for non-resident hunting. So far, the department has sold only a quarter of that. As of August 12, the number of non-resident licenses was at just 3,594.  

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