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

Lisa Phu
- "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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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.

Minneapolis police cordoned off a section of road in north Minneapolis late Monday night after five people were shot. Doualy Xaykaothao/MPR News

5 People Shot At Site Of Black Lives Matter Protest In Minneapolis

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Police made one arrest but they were still looking for two white male suspects. Witnesses said the men opened on protesters after they were asked to leave.

More Alaska News

The Museum of the Aleutians remains temporarily closed. (Photo by Greta Mart/KUCB)

Unalaska museum closes during search for new staff

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The museum’s board of directors has decided to keep the museum closed while the board conducts a search for new staff.

View of Mendenhall Glacier in wintertime. (Creative Commons photo)

Juneau dog rescued from Mendenhall Lake ice

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An unidentified bystander walked out onto ice and entered the water to help the dog on Monday.

The Flint Hills refinery in North Pole is one of the area's largest employers. (Wikimedia Commons photo)

Tesoro to buy Flint Hills assets in Anchorage, Fairbanks

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Under the agreement, Tesoro Alaska will acquire a terminal at Fairbanks International Airport, including storage for 22,500 barrels of jet fuel.

Salmon strips fill a smoke house. A University of Washington researcher says a strong desire to pass down traditional knowledge may be related to high levels of optimism that he's found among homeless Alaska Native elders. (Creative commons photo by FairbanksMike

New processing plant prepares traditional Alaska Native food

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A nursing home in northwest Alaska just began incorporating traditional Native foods donated by hunters into the menu.

Alaska deer hunter killed in Wisconsin

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The 39-year-old Fairbanks man was deer hunting with a 35-year-old Wisconsin woman in Columbia County on Sunday.

Public access computer terminals at the new Mendenhall Valley Public Library. (Photo by Matt Miller/KTOO)

Report shows Internet connectivity gap in Alaska

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Alaska is lagging behind other states in providing what federal regulators have determined to be proper access to broadband in K-12 classrooms.

Lance Mackey, seen here before the ceremonial start in Anchorage, says this is  his last Iditarod.  (Photo By Patrick Yack/APRN)

4-time Iditarod champ Lance Mackey registers for 2016 race

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Mackey said he decided to race after consulting with his doctor. A surgery set for next month will remove a painful nail and nail bed.

The Bethel AC Quickstop. (Photo by Dean Swope/KYUK)

Liquor licenses approved in Bethel

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The board’s decision comes after a majority of Bethel voters chose to support alcohol sales in the last advisory vote. It also marks the first time liquor licenses have been approved in Bethel in four decades.