Barge rate hikes add to rising grocery costs in Wrangell

Barge rates have gone up in the new year across Southeast Alaska. But the rising cost of hauling goods into coastal communities isn’t the only reason a trip to the grocery store might be more expensive. 

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Ketchikan Indian Community’s new president says she’ll push for greater access to traditional foods

She also plans to keep pushing for a ban on tailings dams that hold back mine waste along cross-border rivers.

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Metlakatla takes fishing rights dispute to federal appeals court

The Metlakatla Indian Community tribal government argues that a 1891 law gives its modern-day members unfettered rights to commercially fish around Ketchikan and Prince of Wales Island.

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Subsistence council calls for tighter hunting rules in rural Southeast Alaska

The regional subsistence advisory council says its proposals are responding to food security concerns from villages. 

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Dead seabirds are washing ashore in Western Alaska for the fifth straight summer

Subsistence users across the region are feeling the impacts of the die-off.

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Anchorage’s largest soup kitchen pivots to packaged meal service, with long-lasting effects

Since the pandemic began, Anchorage’s largest soup kitchen has had to overhaul how it serves residents in need of a hot meal moving from communal meals to prepackaged ones.

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