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OPINION: We can’t afford to not have babies

Since Covid, numerous schools across Alaska have been permanently shuttered due to a lack of students. Some of those missing kids may be gone because their parents have chosen to homeschool them, but it might also be that there just aren’t as many children
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Losing our children: A snapshot of Alaska’s population loss

School-age children now account for just 18% of Alaskans, down from a peak of 29.2% in 1970. The population of 5 to 17-year-olds has dropped drastically since 2000 after 50 years of strong growth. The March issue of Trends, published by the State of Alaska,