Mairiis “Mossy” Kilcher tells a story during a panel called Women Pioneers Speak on Saturday, Oct. 14, 2017 at the Homer Senior Citizens Center in Homer, Alaska. Four women whose families homesteaded in Alaska told tales of the early days to a crowd eager for stories. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)

Women pioneers talk early Alaska days

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                                Alyse Galvin, indpendent candidate for U.S. House of Representatives, right, speaks with Marilyn Orr during a “town-hall-style coffee and conversation” at 60 Degrees North Coffee and Tea on Sept. 14, 2018. Galvin is running against Republican incumbent Rep. Don Young.
Alyse Galvin announces bid for Congress

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Lawmakers talk among themselves during a break of a joint session of the Alaska Legislature Thursday, July 11, 2019, in Juneau, Alaska. Lawmakers are meeting for a second day to consider overriding Gov. Mike Dunleavy’s budget vetoes, but still don’t have the needed 45 votes as about a third of lawmakers continue to meet in Wasilla instead of Juneau. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
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A Cook Inletkeeper volunteer does stream monitoring of Fish Creek, Alaska, in this 2011 file photo. (Photo provided/Cook Inletkeeper)
Deshka River measured at record-breaking stream temperature

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Anchorage woman arrested in Anchor Point shooting

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The University of Alaska has started a new Facebook page, UA Strong, for Alaskans to follow the state budget process, and learn about the impacts of proposed cuts on the University of Alaska. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
Financial exigency delayed, but drastic changes ahead for University of Alaska

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A view of the back burning operations being conducted on the Swan Lake Fire as seen from Watson Lake in June 2019. (Courtesy Jessica St. Laurent/BLM Alaska Fire Medic)
Swan Lake Fire growth stalled

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Homer Farmers Market: New farmers learn in modern ways — and some old

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