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Fueling Growth: Kristine McRae’s Mission to Help Small Businesses in Rural Alaska

Creating a business from the ground up can be daunting for anyone just starting out. Kristine McRae is a business advisor with the Alaska Small Business Development Center (SBDC) and she wants to help anyone dreaming of having their own thriving business. McRae grew up in Fairbanks and worked alongside her parents in their retail […]

From Lemonade Day to Mizuktata: Nome’s Cherished Community Event Evolves

2015 'Lemonade Day' in AK

Portable tables with decorations, homemade goods, and smiling faces will be scattered through town Saturday as Mizuktata returns to Nome. The event, formerly known as Lemonade Day, is one of the community’s most cherished parts of the weekend of Midnight Sun.  The first Lemonade Day was organized by Alice Bioff in 2012 along with a […]

Citing Tribes’ Rights, Kawerak and BSEG Oppose Kavanaugh

Man in dark suit stands inside the White House, looking at a folder of papers.

The Bering Sea Elders Group and Kawerak have both released public statements opposing U.S. Supreme Court justice nominee Brett Kavanaugh. The Western Alaska organizations cite what they view as threats to subsistence and other rights of Alaska Native tribes.

Fire In Little Diomede Destroys One Home

Diomede, Alaska

The fire that erupted in a home late Friday night was mostly put out within two hours, and no one was seriously injured. It’s the second major emergency for the community in less than a month.