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Alaska State Arts Council shuts down after funding loss

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The Alaska State Council on the Arts closed its doors Monday, making Alaska the only state without an arts council. Gov. Mike Dunleavy used a line-item budget veto to eliminate the council's funding of $2.8 million. Alaska lawmakers fell short…

Molly of Denali is the first national children’s TV show with an Alaska Native lead

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Show co-creator Dorothea Gillim of WGBH knew from the get-go that she wanted to make a kids show about an outdoorsy girl who lived in a more rural setting.
An unidentified couple pose for the recently painted rainbow crosswalk at the intersection of Seventh and Gold streets in August 2016.

Someday we’ll fund it: Juneauites plan to install downtown rainbow crosswalk

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A group of residents is planning to install a rainbow crosswalk in downtown Juneau — this time with the city’s blessing.
Juneau Arts and Humanities Council Education Director Stephen Qacung Blanchett of the band Pamyua shares a prayer song next to Ishmael Hope at the peaceful demonstration protesting budget cuts to the Alaska State Council on the Arts. Photo by Annie Bartholomew)

Artists call on Legislature to fund state arts council

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If the Legislature does not override the governor's veto, the Alaska State Council on the Arts will lose funding on Monday, making Alaska the only state in the U.S. without an arts council.

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