Giant Cabbage Weigh-Off 2013 winners (with placards, left to right): Scott Rob (92.1 pounds), Keevan Dinkel (92.3 pounds) and Brian Shunskis (77.4 pounds). The growers are joined by the cabbage fairies, a group of women who for 15 years have volunteered at the cabbage competition. Clark James Mishler/Courtesy of Alaska State Fair hide caption

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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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Forget The Fishing Boat: Alaskans Scoop Up Salmon With Dipnets

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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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The 7.5 Million Insured Through Obamacare Are Only Part Of The Story

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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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Breaking Up With HealthCare.gov Is Hard To Do

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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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Persistence Pays Off For Uninsured Alaskan

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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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Proposed Alaska Road Pits Villagers Against Environmentalists

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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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