Federal appeals court rules Trump administration was wrong to reverse protections for Pacific walrus

Pacific walrus resting on sea ice. (Photo courtesy National Oceanic and Atmospheric Association) The U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled Thursday that the Trump … Continue reading

Anchorage clerk reports ‘unprecedented harassment’ of election workers during mayoral runoff

The Anchorage municipal clerk says there was “unprecedented harassment of election officials” during the mayoral runoff. Municipal Clerk Barbara Jones presented the report on the … Continue reading

State of Art: FORUM magazine casts a wide net to showcase Alaska culture in their spring 2021 issue

Cover of FORUM’s spring 2021 issue (courtesy image) This week on State of Art we’re learning about FORUM magazine, a quarterly publication from the Alaska … Continue reading

Tribes, Native organizations push back at institutions reluctant to help with repatriation efforts

Smithsonian’s National Museum of Natural History director Kirk Johnson, left, participated in the 2017 reburial of remains excavated in 1931. The remains of 24 villagers … Continue reading

‘We get to keep existing’: Pandemic relief fund could be lifeline for concert venues and promoters

The Fireweed Dance Theatre held their annual company performance in Sitka, but remained fully masked and allowed only a limited audience. April 24, 2021. (Berett … Continue reading

‘Thankful for everything they’ve done’: Anchorage students turn health workers’ selfies into art

Anchorage health care workers pose with the portraits of themselves on May 5, 2021 at the Alaska Native Medical Center. The portraits were created by … Continue reading