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7 Gray Whales Found Dead In Alaska Over Holiday Weekend, Pushing Toll To 22
The animals showed signs of emaciation, which may have been triggered by lack of food due to melting sea ice.
Scorching Temperatures Smash Records In U.S., Europe
Scientists warn that heat waves are becoming increasingly common due to human-caused climate change.
Heat Wave Hits Alaska, Worsening Wildfires
The record-breaking heat is scorching Alaska, shattering a 110-year-old record in Juneau and worsening wildfires throughout the state.
Alaska University System May ‘Never Recover’ From Governor’s Budget Cuts, Leaders Warn
The state's Republican governor has slashed 41% of the system's state appropriations -- a cut that could lead to massive layoffs and campus closures.
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Satanist's Invocation At Alaska Government Meeting Prompts Walkouts, Protests
Satanic Temple member Iris Fontana recited the words "Hail Satan" during an invocation at a meeting of the Kenai Peninsula Borough assembly.
Alaska Teens Charged With Murder After Fake Millionaire Allegedly Bribed Them
An Indiana man using a fake name and photo allegedly persuaded a teen to carry out 19-year-old Cynthia Hoffman's slaying.
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Dozens Of Starved Gray Whales Are Washing Up All Along The West Coast
"Is this the harbinger of things to come?” one ecologist asked.
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6 Dead After Alaska Floatplanes Carrying Cruise Passengers Collide Midair (UPDATE)
Several people sustained injuries, some serious, in the crash near the town of Ketchikan. One person remains unaccounted for, Princess Cruises said.
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Temperatures In Alaska And Australia Hit Record-Breaking Highs Last Month
The extreme hikes come as a new report found that Canada is warming twice as fast as the rest of the world.
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Trump Order Opening Arctic Ocean To Drilling Is 'Unlawful And Invalid,' Judge Rules
The president "exceeded his authority," a federal judge in Alaska said.
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Lisa Murkowski Is Proudly GOP. But Her Independent Streak Is Thriving.
The Alaska senator defied her party by opposing Brett Kavanaugh and Obamacare repeal. She has zero regrets.
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Father, Son Sentenced After Killing Mother Bear And Shrieking Cubs In Den
By Rachel D'Oro, AP
The female bear was wearing a wildlife study collar, which Owen Renner and his son removed and lied about.
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Escaped Rodeo Cow Is On The Lam In The Alaska Wild, And No One Can Catch Her
Her owner has tried hay, salt blocks and even drones to capture his "ghost in the darkness."
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Plan To Drill In The Arctic Refuge Is A Rush Toward Disaster, Analysis Finds
A Center for American Progress review shows the Trump administration's proposal downplays risks in Alaska’s Arctic National Wildlife Refuge.
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Trump Administration Moves Closer To Opening Arctic Refuge To Oil Drilling
Large swaths of the pristine Alaska wilderness could be leased for fossil fuel development as early as next year.
GOP Economic Outlook For Arctic Wilderness Drilling Is A ‘Pipe Dream,' Report Finds
New analysis makes a case for why oil development in Alaska's Arctic National Wildlife Refuge is a bad deal, environmentally and economically.
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The Surprising Opponents Of Criminal Justice Reform
Some Republicans refuse to let go of tough-on-crime politics.
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Why The Alaska Earthquake Didn't Claim Any Lives
It all comes down to luck and strong building codes.
Alaskan Couple Catches Moose Playing 'Ding-Dong, Ditch' At Their Door
Considering the couple is still reeling from the Nov. 30 earthquake, the wildlife visit was a bit of an aftershock of its own.
Republican Bart LeBon Wins Alaska State House Race By One Vote
By Becky Bohrer and Lisa Baumann, Associated Press
A recount of votes broke a previous tie between LeBon and Democrat Kathryn Dodge.
Photos Show Anchorage, Alaska, After Back-To-Back Earthquakes
Shattered roads and collapsed ceilings were among the damage done.
Massive Earthquake Hits Alaska, Continues To Deliver Aftershocks
The 7.0 magnitude quake struck just 10 miles from Anchorage, a city of 300,000 people.
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Powerful 7.0 Magnitude Earthquake Strikes Near Anchorage, Alaska
By Rachel D'Oro and Dan Joling, AP
Officials have lifted a tsunami warning that was issued shortly after the earthquake.
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Gov. Bill Walker Drops Out Of Alaska Gubernatorial Race Less Than 3 Weeks Before Election
The independent governor endorsed his Democratic opponent, former Sen. Mark Begich, who is now in a tight race with Republican Mike Dunleavy.
Alaska Lieutenant Governor Byron Mallott Resigns Over 'Inappropriate Comments'
His replacement, Valerie Davidson, hinted that the remarks may have had something to do with women.
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Elizabeth Warren Is Not Native American
Julian Brave NoiseCat
, Guest Writer
But her ancestry gives us an opportunity to discuss who actually is.
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