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Iditarod ’18 Starts With Ceremony, Song, and Protest

Three men sing on an Anchorage street holding Alaska-Native-style drums

On the streets of downtown Anchorage on Saturday was the usual throng of dog handlers, mushers, and race fans, there to see the annual Ceremonial Start of the Iditarod. New this year was the presence of a protest group from PETA, People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, which opposes the race.

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Stories of Hope and Recovery

The Nome hospital at dusk, viewed from the front, with light streaming through its windows.

Recently, a series of inspirational messages — based on the incredible biographies of Western Alaskans — have graced KNOM’s airwaves. Thanks to you, our listeners have heard powerful stories of recovery: from addiction, despair, homelessness, isolation, and other problems endemic in the region.

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