Western Alaska

With virus funds, Newtok will build more homes in Mertarvik

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Mertarvik’s lack of a commercial airport may have already cost lives

<img data-attachment-id="196306" data-permalink="https://www.ktoo.org/2020/08/01/mertarviks-lack-of-a-commercial-airport-may-have-already-cost-lives/mertarvik-aerial-600×400/" data-orig-file="https://dailynewsalaska.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/08/mertarviks-lack-of-a-commercial-airport-may-have-already-cost-lives.jpg" data-orig-size="600,400" data-comments-opened="0" data-image-meta="{"aperture":"0","credit":"","camera":"","caption":"","created_timestamp":"0","copyright":"","focal_length":"0","iso":"0","shutter_speed":"0","title":"","orientation":"0"}" data-image-title="Mertarvik-aerial-600×400" data-image-description=" Mertarvik is a newly constructed village…

After moving to new village, Mertarvik residents say they are living healthier, more traditional lives

<img data-attachment-id="196187" data-permalink="https://www.ktoo.org/2020/07/29/after-moving-to-new-village-mertarvik-residents-say-they-are-living-healthier-more-traditional-lives/20200715_mertarvik_kbasile-901194-600×400/" data-orig-file="https://dailynewsalaska.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/after-moving-to-new-village-mertarvik-residents-say-they-are-living-healthier-more-traditional-lives.jpg" data-orig-size="600,400" data-comments-opened="0" data-image-meta="{"aperture":"0","credit":"","camera":"","caption":"","created_timestamp":"0","copyright":"","focal_length":"0","iso":"0","shutter_speed":"0","title":"","orientation":"0"}" data-image-title="20200715_Mertarvik_KBasile-901194-600×400" data-image-description=" Lena Ayuluk and her grandmother, Albertina…

Some Lower Yukon villages are going on lockdown to stop spread of COVID-19

<img data-attachment-id="195972" data-permalink="https://www.ktoo.org/2020/07/23/some-lower-yukon-villages-are-going-on-lockdown-to-stop-spread-of-covid-19/emmonak042-600×337/" data-orig-file="https://dailynewsalaska.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/some-lower-yukon-villages-are-going-on-lockdown-to-stop-spread-of-covid-19.jpg" data-orig-size="600,337" data-comments-opened="0" data-image-meta="{"aperture":"0","credit":"","camera":"","caption":"","created_timestamp":"0","copyright":"","focal_length":"0","iso":"0","shutter_speed":"0","title":"","orientation":"0"}" data-image-title="EMMONAK042-600×337" data-image-description=" The riverfront in Emmonak, Alaska (Photo…

Bethel man and 5-year-old grandchild die in boating accident

<img data-attachment-id="195640" data-permalink="https://www.ktoo.org/2020/07/15/bethel-man-and-5-year-old-grandchild-die-in-boating-accident/screen_shot_2020-07-14_at_2-59-56_pm-1-1068×611/" data-orig-file="https://dailynewsalaska.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/bethel-man-and-5-year-old-grandchild-die-in-boating-accident.png" data-orig-size="1068,611" data-comments-opened="0" data-image-meta="{"aperture":"0","credit":"","camera":"","caption":"","created_timestamp":"0","copyright":"","focal_length":"0","iso":"0","shutter_speed":"0","title":"","orientation":"0"}" data-image-title="screen_shot_2020-07-14_at_2.59.56_pm-1-1068×611" data-image-description=" David Berlin with his family. The…

Backers of Donlin Gold mine are suing the research firm that said the mine couldn’t be built

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Luxury adventure cruises to the Arctic aren’t going to happen this year either

<img data-attachment-id="178570" data-permalink="https://www.ktoo.org/2019/04/09/busiest-cruise-ship-season-ever-for-nome-expected-this-summer/crystalserenity_statue/" data-orig-file="https://dailynewsalaska.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/luxury-adventure-cruises-to-the-arctic-arent-going-to-happen-this-year-either.jpg" data-orig-size="960,720" data-comments-opened="0" data-image-meta="{"aperture":"0","credit":"","camera":"","caption":"","created_timestamp":"0","copyright":"","focal_length":"0","iso":"0","shutter_speed":"0","title":"","orientation":"0"}" data-image-title="CrystalSerenity_Statue" data-image-description=" The cruise liner Crystal Serenity anchored…

Census officials say they’ll count all rural Alaskans, but workers on the ground aren’t so sure

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