Tlingit elder John Martin said boarding schools "was a form of prison." (Photo by Lisa Phu/KTOO)

Tlingit elders write boarding school history for future generations

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- "We’re helping to write down the story of how boarding schools are affecting us and our families today, so that our children and grandchildren will know the history."

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How To Talk To Kids About Thanksgiving

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Thanksgiving is a holiday with a complicated history. So some teachers have developed strategies to teach it to young students.

A Russian warplane taxies at Hemeimeem airbase in Syria. Advocates say a no-fly zone would keep Syrian aircraft from attacking anti-government rebels and endangering civilians, which might allow Syrians to feel safe enough to stay put. Vladimir Isachenkov/AP

Downed Russian Military Jet Heightens Debate Over Syria No-Fly Zone

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Hillary Clinton, Marco Rubio and others are supporting the idea of a no-fly zone over Syria to try to help civilians there. But skeptics say it no longer has any relevance to today’s Syrian crisis.

Beijing's chronic high pollution has forced residents to adjust to living with the haze. China is the world's biggest greenhouse gas emitter, but until recently, the government treated air pollution and climate change as separate issues, saying climate change was a Western problem. Andy Wong/AP

China’s Greenhouse Gases Don’t Seem To Trouble Most Of Its Citizens

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The Chinese tend to ignore the dangers of global warming even though the country already suffers the consequences of pollution today and faces serious potential threats in the longer term.

A memorial to Laquan McDonald, 17, and other victims of violence is seen in April at the Sullivan House Alternative High School in Chicago. McDonald was shot 16 times by Chicago police Officer Jason Van Dyke in October 2014. Zbigniew Bzdak/TNS

First-Degree Murder Charge For Chicago Police Officer In Black Teen’s Death

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Laquan McDonald was shot 16 times in October of 2014, after he refused to follow officers’ instructions as he walked down a street with a knife.

More Alaska News

Ice on the Kuskokwim River near Galena. May 28, 3013 photo by John Madden. Courtesy Alaska National Guard.

Travel not recommended along Kuskokwim because of thin ice

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Residents are being advised not to use the Kuskokwim River in western Alaska because of thinning ice.

Heavy snow closes several highways in Fairbanks area

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The Richardson Highway was closed for about a 75-mile stretch, from Delta Junction south to Paxson, for about seven hours. Department of Transportation officials cited whiteout conditions, heavy and drifting snow and high winds when closing the road.


Anchorage teachers union Oks contract extension

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It calls for a 1 percent raise next year, a one-time $1,000 bonus for the Anchorage School District’s 3,400 educators and a modest bump in monthly insurance contributions.

Alaska wants Fairbanks area split into 2 air quality zones

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The state of Alaska is calling on the federal government to split Fairbanks and North Pole into separate smoke pollution non-attainment areas.

Not guilty plea entered in Alaska abduction, rape case

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Daniel Selovich, 37, of Manley Springs was arraigned Tuesday in Fairbanks Superior Court, where his public defender entered the plea on his behalf.

The trans-Alaska Pipeline System. (Creative Commons photo by Luca Galuzzi)

Oil companies lose trans-Alaska pipeline case

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A federal agency has barred the oil company owners of the trans-Alaska pipeline from charging higher fees for moving oil after they mismanaged a project that lasted years longer and cost millions more than anticipated.

Woman’s body found next to snowmachines on winter trail

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Alaska State Troopers on Tuesday said the body of Nicheal Snell was found Sunday on the winter trail between Kobuk and Shungnak.

Alaska beach sculptures represent emotional vulnerabilities

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Dozens of sculptures made of straw, cement, plaster and burlap are spread across an Anchorage beach in a public art installation that is focusing on mental health.