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11 min ago | Anchorage Daily News
A giant hotspot in the North Pacific Ocean may help explain why a massive ocean sunfish was spotted in Prince William Sound this month and a skipjack tuna was caught in a gillnet weeks earlier near the mouth of Copper River, scientists say. Both species are unusual visitors to Alaska.
11 min ago | Anchorage Daily News
Prince of Wales Island is slated to get Alaska Marine Highway System ferry service next summer, but the primary goal isn't to improve transportation. The reason the ferry LeConte will start serving the island, as well as an unused ferry terminal south of Petersburg on Mitkof Island, is to bail the Department of Transportation and Public Facilities out of a tight spot and potentially save the state millions of dollars.
1 hr ago | The Wichita Eagle
Police say six people were injured, one critically, in a shooting outside a bar in Alaska, and the suspects remain at large. A group of family members and friends was outside the Kodiak Bar and Grill in Anchorage at 4:25 a.m. Sunday when one of the family members and the suspects began arguing.
The kids are back in school, and parents and teachers are once again tasked with finding them quality books to help improve their reading skills. One recent entry that fits that bill comes from Fairbanks resident Kirkpatrick Hill.
Holli Erickson talks to Pat Deis as she goes door to door in south Anchorage urging potential Mark Begich for US Senate voters to vote in the upcoming general election. Erickson works for Salmon PAC, a political action committee touting Begich's stand on salmon issues including GMO salmon and the proposed Pebble Mine.
On a Tuesday in late July, three teachers waited at the baggage claim of Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport amid cruise tourists and North Slope workers. None had yet set foot on Alaska soil outside the airport.
Project leader Dr. Rick Knecht displays a rare amber bead at the Aug. 27 show-and-tell for the Nunalleq archaeological site in Quinhagak. Village elders Joshua Cleveland, George Pleasant and Nick Mark examine woven grass items found at the site.
OPINION: Alaska's economy has been bent over an oil barrel for far too long. New industries mean more "legs" for the "stool" of Alaska's economy, and that's one of the biggest reasons Alaska should vote yes on Proposition 2. Let's face it.
Powerful aurora forecast, along with rain clouds: Two solar events that occurred Tuesday and Wednesday, should bring especially high levels of aurora activity beginning Thursday and lasting through the weekend, according to an aurora forecast from the Geophysical Institute at the University of Alaska Fairbanks. "The effects of a solar event on the 9th of September facing roughly toward Earth should reach Earth around midnight on September 11th UT," the report said.
On last night's episode of "Escaping Alaska," titled, "Makeover & Make Up," a group of young people have made a secret pact to leave Alaska and go to the lower 48. It is not customary for the indigenous younger generations to leave their homes, in fact; it is considered treason. Their English names are Tamara, Frank, Mary, Q and Nuala.
Step by step, the Alaska LNG Project is moving forward. The project made a big advance Sept.
"It is just such a massive system. It is releasing a lot of energy," Michael Lawson, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service, said.
Want to know how much tax revenue the state of Alaska stands to make if Ballot Measure 2, the initiative to legalize recreational marijuana, passes in November? Take a calculator and guess how many ounces of marijuana Alaskans will purchase in a year, then multiply that by $50. Alaska Department of Revenue Spokeswoman Lacy Wilcox said the agency is not planning to conduct a revenue forecast to estimate how much money the state would make if marijuana was legalized.
"I was privileged to be able to fly this 1929 Hamilton Metal plane last year ," said Noel "Merrill" Wien, one of 2014's Alaska Aviation Legends. "This is the type airplane that my dad bought in 1928 and made many historic flights in Alaska, including the first round trip flight between North America and Asia.
Amid a tight race for a U.S. Senate seat from Alaska, a growing proportion of Alaskans, now 59%, identify as political independents. At the same time, there are recent lows in the percentage of Alaskans identifying as Republicans and the percentage identifying as Democrats .
Delta Air Lines ended their summer run between Juneau and Seattle on August 31. An airline official says the season went well, and residents of the capital city can expect to see Delta back next year. This summer was the first time in almost 20 years when Alaska Airlines did not have a monopoly in Juneau.
Updated: Sun Sep 14, 2014 07:10 pm
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