Positive stories from Alaska and beyond.
A South Anchorage pastry shop owner continues what her parents started more than 40 years ago.
Others include a tribal healer, an affordable housing pioneer, an educator who published an Iñupiaq language dictionary, and parents raising their children to “know who they are, where they’re from.”
Charles Seamans says his U.S. Postal Service job has been like a hobby. His connections to the Turnagain community make thoughts of retiring difficult.
With three venues and more than 25 bands and performers, the music festival in Juneau offered Native artists a platform and a place to connect.
Imperiled by climate-driven erosion, the archaeological endeavor in Southwest Alaska is heavily invested in building a new model for community partnership as researchers race to recover a wealth of ancient Yup’ik relics.
The Eagles are headed back to the Aloha State for the first time in over a decade. It’ll also mark one senior’s first time seeing many family members in nearly three years.
The intricate work of Indigenous artists from the far north represents a world of fashion “connected to our landscapes and our way of being.”
Solomon Atkinson of Metlakatla was one of the first Navy SEALs, trained astronauts Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin and was mayor of Metlakatla, among his other acts of service.
The World Eskimo-Indian Olympics, first held in 1961, tests limits of athletes’ agility, talent and resolve.
Alison Moore was stunned when more than 200 canines congregated, waiting patiently for their turn to be pet by her father.
It was a celebration of enduring culture more than 140 years after the village was devastated by the U.S. Navy shelling
During whaling season, everything else in the community pauses.
The 2023 Heart Run will take place Saturday morning at the Alaska Airlines Center in Anchorage.
Graduates walked across the stage to claim diplomas clothed in flags, headdresses, fur, beads and other elements important to their diverse heritages.
The 2023 NFL Draft weekend saw lifelong dreams of making it to the league come true for a trio of prospects who take pride in hailing from the Last Frontier.
Chelsea Jensen-Roehl remained hospitalized Thursday after a nearly eight-hour surgery to repair crushed ribs, her mother said.
The Ukrainian players who have newly arrived in Alaska come from various cities and paths in life, but soccer is a uniting and steadying force for each of them.
Nanuq, a year-old Australian shepherd, was gone nearly a month before Facebook posts helped reunite him with his family on St. Lawrence Island.
Basketball team members and parents said players’ shoes, cash and backpacks and head coach Curtis Nayokpuk’s bag were also stolen.
Less than 70 miles from finishing his first Iditarod, rookie Hunter Keefe spent the night riding out a wicked windstorm in an emergency shelter. It turned out to be the finishing touch on a race Keefe said was a “joyride all the way.”
“It shows that in some parts of rural Alaska, mushing’s not dying,” said Aniak musher Richie Diehl, who placed third after champion Ryan Redington and second-place finisher Pete Kaiser.
Redington, grandson of the Iditarod’s founder, is the first member of his family to win the race in its 51-year history. “It means everything to bring that trophy home,” he said at the finish line in Nome.
The duo from New Hampshire have trained for years and relocated to colder, snowier climates to prepare for their first run.
President Biden awarded the Medal of Honor to retired Col. Paris Davis, one of the first Black Green Berets, almost six decades after the Army lost his original 1965 nomination.
The Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta has a crop of young racers keeping veteran mushers on their toes.