Border with Russia to open for Bering Strait Festival in 2022

The seven-day festival is an effort to bring together residents of the high north from both sides of the strait, some of whom are relatives, and to honor their shared culture.

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Drilling boosters, opponents consider next steps after first Arctic refuge lease sale

The state won 10-year oil leases for nine pieces of land by submitting the minimum offer: $25 an acre. But drilling for oil in the refuge is expensive, and it faces an aggressive opposition campaign.

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