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November 24, 2020 / This week from The Signal

All the latest news and information from around Alaska.

The artwork of Juneau-based Tlingit artist Rico Lanáat’ Worl, who is the founder of Trickster Company, will be featured on a new postage stamp set for distribution next year. (Story by Henry Leasia / KHNS - Haines)

But first… 

I knew that the Guardian Flight story wasn't going to have a  happy ending, but I had hoped for many months that the federal investigation would have provided some closure, some explanation, some resolution. Instead, it kind of tore me apart.

I didn't know Stacie Morse, the pregnant ER nurse who was killed in the plane crash along with the pilot and the paramedic on board. But, I did meet her once, when she took care of me in the recovery room after an emergency c-section. Hers was the first face I saw after meeting my son for the first time. And I'm sure she was just doing her job, piling warm blankets on my body that was convulsing with cold as the anesthesia wore off and feeding me ice chips at the same time because my mouth was so dry it felt like it was stuffed with straw. I'm sure this stuff is standard procedure, but to me it felt like love.

She died on her way to care for someone else who likely would have remembered her gestures for the rest of their life. 

This is such a precarious time for doctors and nurses and paramedics and caretakers of all kinds. I am especially thankful for their service right now -- for their grand lifesaving operations as well as their very small gestures of care.

-- Jennifer Pemberton, KTOO Managing Editor

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With ANWR back in the news, here's a throwback to 2016 when the newly-formed Alaska's Energy Desk made this little explainer video about what was at stake in the refuge right after Trump was elected.

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I lost my mom to COVID-19. Don't let the holidays steal yours
This is a beautiful and sobering story from Emily McCarty, a reporter for Crosscut in Washington state.
 
KTOO Public Media would like to acknowledge the L'eeneidí and the Wooshkeetaan of the Áak’w Khwáan. Our broadcast studios are on their ancestral homeland. Our building sits on fill that was once tideland and part of what is called the Indian Village. The families of the Juneau Indian Village, like their ancestors, cherish and depend upon their immediate connection to the waterfront. KTOO is working to lift up Tlingit voices and the Tlingit language. Please excuse us for our mistakes, and gunalchéesh for your patience as we learn.

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