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Rising fuel prices strain rural Alaska

Communities in rural Alaska are finding themselves especially affected by the recent steep increase in fuel prices. Fuel costs are increasing at an alarming rate nationwide, and these high prices have come at an unfortunate time for rural Alaska …

Rural America demographics at higher risk for COVID-19

A recent Vox report examined a community in rural Alaska preparing for the arrival of COVID-19. Fairbanks, Alaska is geographically isolated to a remote island. Its physical remoteness may be both a strength and a serious vulnerability.

Alaska’s wettest region now in extreme drought

According to U.S. Drought Monitor scientists, southeast Alaska’s wettest area has been in extreme drought for two years. The scientists say this is a severe dryness that has never before been registered in the area.