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  1. Residents of eroding village welcome Obama's attentionRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | WCAX-TV Burlington

    1, 2015, which according to National Park Service research, has retreated approximately 1.25 miles ove... ANCHORAGE, Alaska - Residents of a Native village threatened by erosion were thankful Wednesday for President Barack Obama's attention to their plight, saying they hope his visit to Alaska will help them secure funding to build a critical evacuation road to drier ground. Even with a protective ocean rock wall, the impoverished Inupiat Eskimo community of Kivalina has no more than a decade left before erosion begins to force people from their homes, said Millie Hawley, president of Kivalina's tribal council.

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  2. Shell president: 'Oil will be required for a long time'Read the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday | WCAX-TV Burlington

    President Marvin Odum gestures while speaking to The Associated Press on Tuesday, Sept. 2, 2015, in Anchorage, Alaska.

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  3. Obama paints doomsday scene of global warming in AlaskaRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Sep 1 | WCAX-TV Burlington

    President Barack Obama, center, accompanied by President of the Association of Village Council Presidents Myron Naneng, left, and Kawerak, Inc. President and CEO Melanie Bahnke, right, participates in a roundtable at the Dena'... The Supreme Court ruled against the county clerk who refused to issue gay marriage licenses, leaving her with perhaps her toughest decision yet: Hand out licenses or risk potential fines or even possible jail time. The Supreme Court ruled against the county clerk who refused to issue gay marriage licenses, leaving her with perhaps her toughest decision yet: Hand out licenses or risk potential fines or even possible jail time.

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  4. In Alaska, Obama depicts stark future without climate actionRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Aug 31 | WCAX-TV Burlington

    President Barack Obama on Sunday, Aug. 30, 2015 said he's changing the name of the tallest mountain in North America from Mount Mc... A murder charge has been dropped against an Irish nanny accused of killing a 1-year-old girl in her care after a state medical examiner reversed a finding that the child's death was a homicide caused by shaken... A lawyer for an Irish nanny who was accused of killing a 1-year-old girl in her care and served more than two years in prison only to have a murder charge against her dropped on Monday called the prosecution a "complete... Shrinking glaciers, Arctic temperatures and a mix of messy energy politics await President Barack Obama as he begins his historic trip to Alaska.

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  5. Alaska village seeks to reunite with Russian relativesRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Aug 18 | WCAX-TV Burlington

    In this Thursday, July 23, 2015 photo, Tandy Wallack discusses a project her travel company, Circumpolar Expeditions, is working on with residents of the Alaska Native village of Diomede, in Anchorage, Alaska. The residents are... .

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  6. Feds allow Shell to drill for oil in Arctic Ocean off AlaskaRead the original story

    Monday Aug 17 | WCAX-TV Burlington

    The federal government on Monday gave Royal Dutch Shell the final permit it needs to drill for oil in the Arctic Ocean off Alaska's northwest coast for the first time in more than two decades. Military contractor BAE Systems has released the names of its three employees who died when their plane collided midair with another aircraft over Southern California this weekend.

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  7. Federal report: Polar bears in peril due to global warmingRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 2, 2015 | WCAX-TV Burlington

    About a third of the world's polar bears could be in imminent danger from greenhouse... ANCHORAGE, Alaska - Polar bears are at risk of dying off if humans don't reverse the trend of global warming, a blunt U.S. government report filed Thursday said. "The single most important step for polar bear conservation is decisive action to address Arctic warming," the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service said in a draft recovery plan, part of the process after the agency listed the species as threatened in 2008.

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  8. Report: Polar bears' fate tied to reversing global warmingRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 2, 2015 | WCAX-TV Burlington

    About a third of the world's polar bears could be in imminent danger from greenhouse... The bodies of a man and woman believed to be those of a Phoenix-area couple missing for more than a week were recovered from a property near their home, and a man was arrested, authorities said Thursday. ANCHORAGE, Alaska - If humans don't reverse global warming and stop the loss of sea ice, it's unlikely polar bears will continue as a species.

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  9. Bristol Palin says she's pregnant for second timeRead the original story

    Jun 26, 2015 | WCAX-TV Burlington

    A prison guard who admitted giving two inmates tools, paint, frozen hamburger and access to a catwalk electrical box says he didn't know the killers planned to break out, and investigators say they have no... One of two convicted murderers who staged a brazen escape from an upstate maximum-security prison three weeks ago was shot and killed by a border patrol agent in a wooded area 30 miles from the prison on Friday, and the... Bristol Palin, who launched an abstinence campaign after giving birth as an unwed teenage mother, announced Thursday she is pregnant with her second child out-of-wedlock.

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  10. Recovery efforts resume Friday for 9 killed in Alaska crashRead the original story

    Jun 26, 2015 | WCAX-TV Burlington

    Officials say nine people were on a small airplane that has been found against the granite rock face of a cliff, 800 feet above a southeast Alaska lake. Alaska emergency crews will attempt Friday to recover the remains of eight cruise ship passengers and a pilot who were killed when their sightseeing plane crashed in a remote and rugged area of southeastern Alaska.

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  11. Fed agency: 9 people on plane die in crash on Alaska cliffRead the original story

    Jun 25, 2015 | WCAX-TV Burlington

    Vandals have targeted monuments dedicated to the leaders and soldiers of the Confederacy, painting the slogan "Black lives matter" on memorials in a half-dozen states where the landmarks stand tall in parks and outside... Consumers directly affected in more than 30 states are expressing relief over a Supreme Court decision upholding government financial help with insurance costs. Consumers directly affected in more than 30 states are expressing relief over a Supreme Court decision upholding government financial help with insurance costs.

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  12. Missing plane carrying 9 found on cliff-side in AlaskaRead the original story

    Jun 25, 2015 | WCAX-TV Burlington

    Prosecutors in the San Francisco Bay Area say they will lead a criminal investigation into the Berkeley balcony collapse that killed six college students. Prosecutors said Thursday they have opened a criminal investigation into a fatal California balcony collapse that could lead to involuntary manslaughter charges.

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  13. Alaska fire crews battling 2 large tundra wildfiresRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 8, 2015 | WCAX-TV Burlington

    Fire managers said Monday that weekend... . In this Sunday, June 7, 2015 photo, smoke rises from the Bogus Creek Fire, one of two fires burning in the Yukon Delta National Wildlife Refuge in southwest Alaska.

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  14. Police conclude murder-suicide in deaths of Alaska familyRead the original story

    Jun 3, 2015 | WCAX-TV Burlington

    A plaintiff suing a New Jersey nonprofit over so-called 'gay conversion' therapy says he cut off contact with his mother after being told she was the cause of his same-sex attractions. ANCHORAGE, Alaska - An Alaska man shot and killed his girlfriend, her two young daughters and the family dog in 2014 before turning a gun on himself in the woods near the family's home, authorities said Wednesday.

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  15. Alaska's popular walrus cam streams again after a decadeRead the original story w/Photo

    May 22, 2015 | WCAX-TV Burlington

    A popular webcam showing large male Pacific walruses lying on the beach is once again streaming on the ... . This May, 2015 photo provided by explore.org, shows a robotic camera that will monitor wildlife this coming summer on Round Island, Alaska.

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  16. Shell clears major US government hurdle for Arctic drillingRead the original story

    May 12, 2015 | WCAX-TV Burlington

    By MARILYNN MARCHIONE AP Chief Medical Writer A new type of blood test is starting to transform cancer treatment, sparing some patients the surgical and needle biopsies long needed to guide their... By MARILYNN MARCHIONE AP Chief Medical Writer A new type of blood test is starting to transform cancer treatment, sparing some patients the surgical and needle biopsies long needed to guide their care. Just days ahead of a planned protest of Royal Dutch Shell's Arctic drilling program in Seattle, the company on Monday cleared a major bureaucratic hurdle to drill off Alaska's northwestern coast.

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  17. Shell clears major hurdle for Arctic drillingRead the original story

    May 11, 2015 | WCAX-TV Burlington

    Four of the nearly 50 self-driving cars now rolling around California have gotten into accidents since September, when the state began issuing permits for companies to test them on public roads. Google Inc. says its self-driving cars have been in 11 minor traffic accidents since it began experimenting with the technology six years ago.

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  18. Police: Moose fatally stabbed in Alaska park; 3 men arrestedRead the original story

    Apr 29, 2015 | WCAX-TV Burlington

    Three men have been accused of stabbing a young moose to death at a popular park in Alaska's largest city, and police said witnesses reported seeing the men jumping on the animal, kicking it and attacking it... Three men have been accused of stabbing a young moose to death at a park in Alaska's largest city, and police said witnesses reported seeing the men punching the animal and running away. By TOM MURPHY AP Business Writer Your employer may one day help determine if your genes are why your jeans have become too snug.

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  19. Alaska police probe if human remains tied to missing familyRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 23, 2015 | WCAX-TV Burlington

    A Kenai police officer walks down a trail leading to a temporary camp where police and Federal Bureau of Investigations personnel Sunday, March 22, 2015 are working to identify remains of what Kenai Polic... . Investigators set up a temporary facility between Alpine Drive and Borgen Avenue on Sunday, March 22, 2015, after finding the remains of what Kenai Police believe to be a family that has been missing for ... .

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  20. Human remains found in Alaska, may be tied to missing familyRead the original story

    Mar 22, 2015 | WCAX-TV Burlington

    A solemn crowd gathered in Oso, Washington, on Sunday to honor 43 people who lost their lives a year ago in the deadliest landslide in U.S. history. A solemn crowd gathered in Oso, Washington, on Sunday to honor 43 people who lost their lives a year ago in the deadliest landslide in U.S. history.

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