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In Rural Alaska, Orthodox Christmas Melds Yup'ik and Religious Traditions

Alaska Dispatch News | Posted 03.11.2015 | Religion
Alaska Dispatch News

Under delicate snowflakes crocheted by the town mayor, beneath a grand chandelier imported from Russia, a Yup'ik priest in a remote Southwest Alaska village led parishioners in song, prayer and praise day and night this week for Orthodox Christmas, or Slaviq.

Remote Alaska High School Volleyball Team Endures rough Landing in Bush Plane En Route to State Tournament

Alaska Dispatch News | Posted 02.11.2015 | Sports
Alaska Dispatch News

The twin-engine Piper Navajo touched down -- and then the left landing gear folded, according to King Salmon airport manager Kyler Hylton, who stood watching with a fleet of fire trucks and ambulances as the aircraft approached.

Rainy, Warm November Weather Wreaks Havoc on Alaska's Kuskokwim River Ice Road

Alaska Dispatch News | Posted 01.31.2015 | Green
Alaska Dispatch News

In good winters, the Kuskokwim River ice road offers this Western Alaska hub and nearby villages 200 or more miles of smooth travel, a frozen river route with an undercurrent of danger. This may not be one of those winters.

'Alaskan Bush People' Indictments? So What? Reality TV Fakers Know No Bounds

Alaska Dispatch News | Posted 12.24.2014 | Entertainment
Alaska Dispatch News

Once there was fact, and then there was fiction, and finally along came something called reality TV to marry the two into some new, bastardized product one might just call bizzarotainment.

Rural Alaska: Rape capital of the US

Alaska Dispatch News | Posted 05.26.2013 | Crime
Alaska Dispatch News

Steubenville is a small Ohio town with a high-profile sex crime that's spawned a scandal and nationwide discussion. Two boys -- local football stars -...

Teenager's Body Found in Alaskan Village Presbyterian Church

Alaska Dispatch News | Posted 04.08.2013 | Crime
Alaska Dispatch News

Alaska State Troopers are working to figure out what killed 13-year-old Mackenzie H. Howard, a teenaged girl from the Southeast village of Kake. The t...

Thanksgiving Joy for Alaskans Who Cheated Death

Alaska Dispatch News | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Alaska Dispatch News

Seventy-one-year-old Russ Bevans from Eagles Landing along the Yentna River has a special reason to be thankful this holiday season. He is alive.

Who's The Mama Grizzly Now? National Media Goes Bushwhacking In Alaska

Alaska Dispatch News | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Alaska Dispatch News

What is it with the national media and Alaska these days? Were reporters infected with a case of Palin-steria after the national elections? Ever since...

Ted Stevens Plane Crash: How Safe Is It To Fly In Rural Alaska?

Alaska Dispatch News | Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel
Alaska Dispatch News

DILLINGHAM, Alaska -- Wild and rugged Alaska has always been a dangerous place to fly, but the people who know it best -- the pilots who daily crisscr...

Sarah Palin Isn't Alaska's First Feminist

Alaska Dispatch News | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Alaska Dispatch News

On the whole, I'd say Alaska is the kind of place where people don't tend to cling to outmoded ideas of what makes a woman a woman. Everybody looks equally silly in chest waders.

"The Hell With Sarah Palin" -- How Do Rural Alaskans Really Feel?

Jeanne Devon (AKMuckraker) | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Jeanne Devon (AKMuckraker)

Right now, there is civil disobedience on the Yukon, disaster coming this winter and seasons beyond, and the leadership that is necessary to take Alaska's fisheries back for its people is nowhere in sight.

A Cry for Help from Rural Alaska. Where Is Sarah Palin?

Jeanne Devon (AKMuckraker) | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jeanne Devon (AKMuckraker)

What is the state of Alaska doing to help its citizens as they face conditions of scarcity that are beyond what many of us can imagine? Nothing. Where is Governor Palin?