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Alaskan youth take part in global climate action strike

Activists say millions around the world are taking part in a global climate strike Friday. And some young people in Alaska are joining in. Alaska Youth for Environmental Action has teamed up with several other climate action advocacy groups and organized a climate strike at the Cuddy Family Midtown Park in Anchorage. The event comes ahead of the U.N.’s Climate …

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First big local politics forum draws 18 of 28 candidates

Candidates for local office agreed Tuesday that people have the right to unionize, to drink clean water and breathe clean air. They agreed there’s a need to better address suicide, that first responders need more de-escalation training and that major factors associated with climate change are human caused. They disagreed on issues such as whether transgender students may use the bathroom …

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Ready or not, candidate forums signal municipal election season

A political candidate forum at noon today at the Carlson Center will focus on business and the economy. A second larger forum tonight at the JP Jones Community Development Center will spotlight issues such as climate change and equal rights. The two events kick off a series of forums involving candidates for Fairbanks North Star Borough Assembly, the Board of …