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Jean Aspen and her husband, Tom Irons, who divide their time between Homer and the Brooks Range, created a documentary about a solitary life in the wilds of Alaska that differs from a lot of Alaska reality TV in one key way: It's actually real. Dermot Cole
Nobody knows for sure how many people have gone into the wild in Alaska and never come out -- though it's clearly in the dozens, if not the hundreds. Craig Medred
Like many Arctic villages, the Brooks Range community of about 300 is in need of housing. At a recent meeting residents, engineers and officials talked about the prospect of building a new subdivision, with new streets and homes.Jillian Rogers

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

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