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Despite early season salmon restrictions, Yup’ik fish camps bustle with activity as families harvest food for the winter.

Bob Hallinen,Lisa Demer

Despite early season salmon restrictions, Yup’ik fish camps bustle with activity as families harvest food for the winter.

Bob Hallinen,Lisa Demer
A series of violent, racist posts that remain on Craigslist's Fairbanks local message board -- despite a social-media movement to bring them down -- offer a glimpse into attitudes that Native leaders say aren't surprising but shouldn't be tolerated.Jill Burke
The ballot measure to repeal the state’s oil tax cut might be the thorniest issue Alaskans ever vote on -- but imagine trying to understand terms like “gross revenue exclusion” and “progressivity” in Yup’ik and other Alaska Native languages.Alex DeMarban
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on Friday said it intends to take extraordinary action to protect Bristol Bay’s world-class salmon runs and unparalleled natural habitat from destruction by the proposed Pebble mine. But the agency is stopping short of blocking the mine outright.Lisa Demer
In a decision with important implications for tribal powers in Alaska, the state Supreme Court on Friday rejected an Indian Child Welfare Act case in which the Parnell administration challenged the authority of a tribal court in order to protect the constitutional rights of a man who had brutally assaulted and kidnapped his girlfriend.   Alex DeMarban
A Fairbanks woman pleaded not guilty to stealing government and tribal funds in late June, but despite the court order barring her from positions that include the handling of money, she has held onto her rank as Healy Lake tribal chief, according to her opponents.Jerzy Shedlock
Preparation work for a Huna Tlingit tribal house at Glacier Bay National Park will begin in August, according to the National Park Service.Alaska Dispatch News
Secretary of State John Kerry Wednesday appointed Admiral Robert Papp, a former U.S. Coast Guard commandant, to the job, while former Alaska Lt. Gov. Fran Ulmer was tapped to serve as a special adviser on Arctic issues.Yereth Rosen
The discovery of a qargi -- a prehistoric communal house -- has opened an opportunity for National Park Service officials to enlist the help of locals to help uncover a piece of the region's heritage.Jillian Rogers

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