The changing climate has left Alaska communities to reckon with problems ranging from eroding shorelines and riverbanks to bacteria-infested waterways.
Local leaders say they hope it will make Metlakatla a better place to live and work.
With most ballots cast, the three incumbents have insurmountable leads, even with ranked choice sorting ahead.
Republican incumbent U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski is now ahead of GOP challenger Kelly Tshibaka by 1,658 votes, which leaves her almost certain to win reelection.
Hundreds of Indigenous peoples and allies showed up in front of the highest court in the land to show their support for the Indian Child Welfare Act.
Sen. Dan Sullivan says he was swayed by the addition of sections protecting religious organizations.
Murkowski is behind by only 565 votes. In the House race, Peltola has just over 48% of the vote, a slight increase from the last count on Nov. 10.
Donald Trump is officially running again, trying to avenge his loss to Joe Biden, even as Trump still refuses to admit he lost. Trump’s push to overturn the 2020 outcome helped spark an insurrection.
Palin called Alaska’s ranked choice voting system “unAmerican” and cast blame on fellow Republicans for splitting the vote.
Because Native children represent about 55% of all children in state custody, overturning ICWA would have huge implications for Alaska.