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  1. Troopers: Man hit by train while walking on tracks near SewardRead the original story

    Sunday Jul 24 | Anchorage Daily News

    ... when he was struck," the dispatch said. The McKinley Explorer train, which transports tourists from Seward to Whittier, was traveling northbound when it struck the man, who had been walking on the tracks with his dog, according to Tim Sullivan, ...

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  2. A third of North American birds at risk, 3-country study findsRead the original story w/Photo

    May 18, 2016 | CTV

    ... to meet that goal. In this Thursday, Jan. 7, 2016 file photo, dead common murres lie washed up on a rocky beach in Whittier, Alaska. (AP / Mark Thiessen)

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  3. Get it while it's cold: Touring Prince William Sound glaciers by kayakRead the original story w/Photo

    May 10, 2016 | Anchorage Daily News

    ... Blackstone Bay via water taxi, a 40-foot landing craft operated by Lazy Otter Charters out of the little seaport of Whittier, which averages 185 inches of precipitation a year. In Anchorage, 65 miles to the west, locals joke that the "weather is ...

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  4. First Sunday At The Packing HouseRead the original story w/Photo

    May 9, 2016 | The Hartford Courant

    ... "The Irish songs always try to tell a story." The most memorable song by far was Prout's thoughtful ballad about Whittier, Alaska, a small town up north isolated by storms and impassable roads. Prout's skill on the violin perfectly complemented his ...

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  5. An Entire Town in Alaska Lives Under One RoofRead the original story w/Photo

    May 6, 2016 | Conde Nast Traveler

    The town of Whittier, Alaska , sits on the shore of Prince William Sound an hour southeast of Anchorage, backed by the glistening peaks and glaciers of the Chugach Mountains. It's a small community of about 220 people who, like those in many other small Alaska wilderness towns, huddle together for warmth in the long, dark, freezing winters.

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  6. Girdwood considers Trooper offerRead the original story

    May 6, 2016 | APRN

    Girdwood's board of supervisors has been offered another option for law enforcement in the Anchorage suburb. Residents of the community voted last month to pay extra property taxes for police protection, because state budget cuts are forcing the Alaska State Trooper post in Girdwood to shut down on July 1. The board of supervisors has explored a plan to use officers from nearby Whittier to patrol Girdwood, although no firm agreement is in place yet.

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  7. Walters, Richard B. "Dick"Read the original story w/Photo

    Apr 23, 2016 | The News-Messenger

    ... Walters. Dick served as a Corporal in the United States Army from May 26, 1953 until May 25, 1955 stationed in Whittier, Alaska. He married Ruth Boss on October 15, 1955.Dick was owner and President of Fremont Boiler Works. He was a charter member ...

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  8. This year's weird Alaska winter should make us very, very nervous.Read the original story w/Photo

    Apr 19, 2016 | High Country News

    In January, strong storms swept over 8,000 dead seabirds ashore in the Prince William Sound port town of Whittier, Alaska, with thousands more in other locations. In February, an impressive seven feet of rain battered the shrinking face of the nearby Portage Glacier.

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  9. Correction: Alaska Bird Deaths storyRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 28, 2016 | NewsOK.com

    ... bird expert, David Irons, in early January found thousands of carcasses near the Prince William Sound community of Whittier. By mid-March, 36,000 dead birds had been counted. Researchers have not determined a cause for the deaths, and so far they ...

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  10. Biologists document seabird die-off at Alaska national parkRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 24, 2016 | Newsday

    In this Jan. 7, 2016, photo, dead common murres lie on a rocky beach in Whittier, Alaska. Federal scientists in Alaska are looking for the cause of a massive die-off of one of the Arctic's most abundant seabirds, the common murre.

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  11. Here's what it's like to visit Whittier, Alaska - the 'town under one roof'Read the original story w/Photo

    Mar 24, 2016 | Silicon Alley Insider

    Whittier, Alaska, is a small, remote town 60 miles south of Anchorage that is commonly referred to as the "town under one roof." How small is Whittier? About 217 people live there, and it's accessible only by boat or a one-way, one-lane tunnel.

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  12. Seabird die-off takes twist with carcasses in Alaska lakeRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 17, 2016 | Seattle Post-Intelligencer

    ... a common murre during a ... more FILE - In this Jan. 7, 2016 file photo, dead common murres are on a rocky beach in Whittier, Alaska. The massive die-off of a widely distributed North Pacific seabird continues to surprise federal scientists. The ...

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  13. Seabird die-off takes twist with carcasses in Alaska lakeRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 17, 2016 | Norwalk Citizen News

    ... a common murre during a ... more FILE - In this Jan. 7, 2016 file photo, dead common murres are on a rocky beach in Whittier, Alaska. The massive die-off of a widely distributed North Pacific seabird continues to surprise federal scientists. The ...

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  14. Campers trashing Prince William Sound threaten its future as wildernessRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 17, 2016 | Anchorage Daily News

    ... it could recommend to Congress. Since 2000, when the state punched a highway through the railroad tunnel to Whittier, boat traffic and recreation in the Sound have increased dramatically. Janka said he once could enter favorite coves to anchor with ...

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  15. Anchorage Residents Convene to Protect the ChugachRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 19, 2016 | Sierra

    ... Glacier Highway Road that connects the Portage Glacier area to the Chugach National Forest and the nearby city of Whittier to the Seward Highway. The Chugach is in a unique predicament because not one of its five million acres is permanently ...

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  16. Alaska seabird die-off investigation hindered by data gapsRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 5, 2016 | CBC News

    In this Jan. 7 photo, dead common murres lie washed up on a rocky beach in Whittier, Alaska. Federal scientists in Alaska are looking for the cause of a massive die-off of one of the Arctic's most abundant seabirds, the common murre.

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  17. Data gaps hinder explanation for Alaska seabird die-offRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 4, 2016 | SFGate

    In this Thursday, Jan. 7, 2016 file photo, dead common murres lie washed up on a rocky beach in Whittier, Alaska. A federal scientist seeking reasons for a massive die-off of one of the most abundant seabirds in Alaska, the common murre, suggests a close look at their relationship to some of the ocean's smallest creatures, zooplankton, that may be affected by warming water.

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  18. Massive Bird Die-Off Puzzles Alaska ScientistsRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 3, 2016 | Criminal Report Daily

    ... do they seem a bit slow on the uptake? Nearly 8,000 common murres ( Uria aalge ) were found along the shores of Whittier, Alaska, in early January. Over the New Year's holiday, Alaska experienced four days of gale-force winds from the southeast that ...

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  19. Massive Bird Die-Off Puzzles Alaskan ScientistsRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 1, 2016 | Live Science

    ... leaving scientists concerned and confused. Nearly 8,000 common murres ( Uria aalge ) were found along the shores of Whittier, Alaska, in early January. Over the New Year's holiday, Alaska experienced four days of gale-force winds from the southeast ...

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  20. Alaskan scientist thinks seabird die-off related to algal bloomsRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 28, 2016 | CBC News

    Dead common murres lie on a rocky beach in Whittier, Alaska, in this image from Jan. 7, 2016. Bruce Wright, a senior scientist Aleutian Pribilof Islands Association, has been studying paralytic shellfish poisoning in Alaska since 2006.

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