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I so badly wanted to like “Slednecks.” But there are so many structural problems that I don’t even know where to begin.Emily Fehrenbacher

'Game changer': First Native-produced video game brings culture to the console

October 31, 2014 - 4:07pm -- mdent
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It features striking artwork, a story based on old legends and a main character named Nuna who, with the help of an arctic fox, must overcome obstacles or use the assistance of mythical characters to save her village from a blizzard. The nonprofit Cook Inlet Tribal Council hopes"Never Alone" will be a cultural and economic success.

A new and sparkling remastering of "Drums of Winter," one of the most honored Alaska documentaries of all time, will debut at Bear Tooth on Monday, Nov. 3.Mike Dunham
Acting on an out-of-state tip, the Alaska Department of Revenue says, it investigated the family starring in the reality television series "Alaskan Bush People" and found the family did not meet the "physical presence requirement" to receive Permanent Fund dividends.Tegan Hanlon
MTV's latest reality show, "Slednecks," is set in Mat-Su, and some Alaskans aren't crazy about the wild antics to come. But one of the cast members says they actually held back from the true “Wasilla way.”Suzanna Caldwell

MTV's new 'Slednecks' series spotlights antics of a few Wasilla millennials

October 20, 2014 - 6:36pm -- mdent
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MTV's latest reality show has some Alaskans worried that the hijinks it shows will be an embarrassment to the state. But one of the cast members says they actually held back from the true “Wasilla way.”

The way the Discovery Channel is marketing a new show set in McCarthy called "Edge of Alaska" is rattling residents before it even airs. Zaz Hollander

After 29 years, KTUU's leading women Maria Downey and Jackie Purcell may be among the state's most recognized and respected female journalists.

A lot has changed in broadcast journalism since the mid-1980s. But in an industry known for turmoil, changing faces and a push toward younger journalists, Maria Downey and Jackie Purcell are approaching 30 years on the job at KTUU without a hint of slowing down. Sean Doogan


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