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• Gorilla Fireworks: Business owner realizes wildfire danger, voluntarily closes business during busy holiday weekend. Classy.

•  Indigenous dictionary: Arctic Slope Community Foundation launches online Iñupiaq dictionary.

• Budget surplus: Riding wave of high oil prices, Alaska puts excess revenue into savings for first time in a decade.

•  UAA gymnastics: Team raises $888,000 to save program.

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• Salmon runs: Yukon River salmon runs appear dismal for second year in a row.

• Entangled whales: Report shows fishing-gear entanglements of whales increased in Alaska this last year.

•  Smoky skies: Wildfire smoke is taking its toll statewide, leading to canceled events in Fairbanks.

Sarah Erkmann Ward, Blueprint Alaska

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