Using dipnets --€” which have nets up to 5 feet in diameter at the end --€” isn't easy, and the river can get pretty crowded. Robert Carter, a novice dipnetter, holds up the first fish he caught after a day on the Kenai River. Annie Feidt/Alaska Public Media hide caption

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Just before Alaska's Senate voted to make 20 Alaska Native languages official state languages alongside English, Rep. Charisse Millett (seated) held hands with Liz Medicine Crow. Left of them is Rep. Jonathan Kreiss-Tomkins, who introduced the bill. Skip Gray/Gavel Alaska/KTOO hide caption

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President Obama announced in early April that more than 7 million people had signed up for health insurance through the exchanges. Win McNamee/Getty Images hide caption

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Peter Lee, executive director of Covered California, unveils a marketing campaign for the exchange in Los Angeles late last year. Nick Ut/AP hide caption

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Lara Imler has tried to cancel her enrollment on HealthCare.gov, but to no avail. Annie Feidt/Alaska Public Radio Network hide caption

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Hairdresser Lara Imler used to be an accountant. She doesn't miss her old job, except for the insurance. Annie Feidt hide caption

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Interior Secretary Sally Jewell (center) gets a tour of King Cove, Alaska. Annie Feidt/Alaska Public Radio Network hide caption

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Police and emergency personnel stand near the remains of a fixed-wing aircraft that was engulfed in flames Sunday at the Soldotna Airport in Alaska. Rashah McChesney/Peninsula Clarion hide caption

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Smith talks with Dawn Dillard, 57, about a medical procedure at Providence Alaska Medical Center in Anchorage. Dillard has uterine cancer. Annie Feidt/APRN hide caption

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