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The economic benefits of reduced-scale energy projects scattered around Alaska are obvious, and for most there is little environmental impact. Small, local energy projects also would enhance the rural lifestyle instead of degrading it.John Schandelmeier
A survey conducted earlier this summer in the DeLong and Schwatka mountains by federal Park Service and state Fish and Game officials observed 102 sheep; just one was a full-curl ram and only two were lambs.Jillian Rogers
In a Q&A with Alaska Dispatch News, "Yukon Men" star Stan Zuray talks about what the experience is really like for those who throw their hats into the Alaska reality TV ring -- and about life in the village of Tanana, which has had more than its fair share of heartache this year.Kyle Hopkins
Veterinarians haul surgical equipment by boat and plane and operate in village kitchens and tribal courtrooms, providing a free service aimed at reducing the countless unwanted dogs in remote villages where there is no veterinary care and police are frequently forced to kill strays. Kyle Hopkins
A new teacher at Meade River School wondered what it would take to recycle abandoned soda cans. It turns out, not too much, with help and support from students and locals.Jillian Rogers
The Northwest Arctic community voted 60 to 47 in favor of keeping a ban on alcohol. Petitioners had proposed a city-run package store similar to one recently opened in Kotzebue.Jillian Rogers
New research finds that reduced ice cover is stimulating a new phenomenon in the Arctic -- extra blooms of phytoplankton occurring in the fall, just before freeze-up, in addition to the usual springtime blooms.Yereth Rosen

After the military vacated its Whittier station in 1960, maintenance to the hulking Buckner Building ceased. All that remains today is a seven-story skeleton of toxic, dangerous and rusting debris that sparks imagination and conversation among visitors.

Erik Hill

Archaeologists are unearthing a trove of material -- and knowledge of the past -- from an ancient Yup’ik settlement in Southwest Alaska. 

Erik Hill,Lisa Demer

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