In a special election, the town voted 54 to 32 to overturn its current dry status.
Alaskans made their voices heard during marches in Kotzebue and Utqiaġvik protesting the death of George Floyd and police brutality nationwide, and in support of Black Lives Matter.
The 77 Swan Crew, captained by Replogle Swan Sr. and his wife, Dolly, braved uncertain traveling conditions to head northwest from Kivalina to Point Hope.
A lynx shot last last week in Kiana has tested positive for rabies. A city worker shot the animal after it was seen hanging around town and acting aggressively toward residents.
A publisher plans to remove a book from sale and has said it will review its materials and training procedures after Twitter users called out some of its content for being racist.
No injuries were immediately reported. Residents were also mourning the loss of precious pieces of local artwork and community and student awards.
Ugiaqtaq Wesley Aiken of Utqiagvik, who died Jan. 6 at the age of 92, was witness to some of the greatest political and social changes in Arctic Alaska.
The successful November hunt came later than many people in the North Slope town can remember ever bringing in a first whale.
For years, the Iñupiat History, Language and Culture Department has worked with SummitDay to preserve and digitize thousands of reels of old tape, which are relics of the old North Slope Borough television station.
Nuiqsut and Kaktovik whalers landed bowheads in late August and early September, which is typical for the region.
Organizers hope to bring greater awareness to and acknowledgment of the truths of the past and generational trauma and how they continue to impact what happens today.
“There’s something about hearing those words that speaks to our soul, that speaks to our spirit,” said Valerie Nurr’araaluk Davidson.
Crew flags waved high above the captains’ houses, a mark of pride and humility for the community.
Sea surface temperatures, one of the most significant contributors to air temperature in the area, have been well above normal this summer.
The state money pays for the base operations of the research center, including managing grants from other sources as well as a public outreach program.