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  1. 5 things about Obama's move to protect refuge from drillingRead the original story w/Photo

    16 hrs ago | Greenwich Citizen

    A herd of musk ox graze in an area of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge in Alaska, known as Area 1002, in this undated file photo. President Barack Obama waded into a decades-long fight over drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge in January 2015, announcing that his administration would pursue a wilderness designation for 12.28 million acres, barring drilling in most of the South Carolina-sized refuge.


  2. 5 things about Obama's move to protect refuge from drillingRead the original story w/Photo

    16 hrs ago | The Beaumont Enterprise

    ... drilling in most of the South Carolina-sized refuge. Obama's plans will require congressional approval. But if the Alaska delegation is any hint as to where things are headed, his proposal is going nowhere in a Republican-controlled Congress. On ...


  3. Like Media, White House Misleads on Arctic National Wildlife RefugeRead the original story w/Photo

    17 hrs ago |

    Just days after Republican Senator Lisa Murkowski, Alaska, introduced a bill to permit oil drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge , President Barack Obama announced his plan to designate millions of acres of ANWR in a way that bans drilling. Obama announced on January 25 that his administration would seek wilderness status for parts of the ANWR including coastal plains, according to Reuters .


  4. Juneau sets new January record for rainfallRead the original story

    17 hrs ago | KFQD-AM Anchorage

    January is becoming something of rainy affair in Alaska's capital. The Juneau Empire reports a record was set for the month of January with 11.29 inches of precipitation measured at the city's airport.


  5. Conservation Groups, Native Organizations Celebrate Wilderness...Read the original story

    18 hrs ago | PressReleasePoint

    In a significant moment for the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, today the Obama administration became the first in history to make a Wilderness recommendation for the Refuge's Coastal Plain as part of its preferred alternative in its final Comprehensive Conservation Plan and Wilderness Review. "The coastal plain's wildlife, wilderness, adventure-oriented recreation, and Alaska Native cultural and subsistence values are incomparable, and it deserves the strongest protection possible," said .


  6. Obama Limits on Arctic Drilling Angers Alaska LawmakersRead the original story

    18 hrs ago | The Washington Post

    ... at a time when it's already getting battered by the price fall. "The administration has effectively declared war on Alaska," Senator Lisa Murkowski, the new chairman of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, said at a news conference ...


  7. Troopers: Man charged with DUI after hitting ATV carrying 4 kidsRead the original story w/Photo

    18 hrs ago | Anchorage Daily News

    A Lower Kalskag man has been arrested on multiple charges including assault and driving under the influence after the SUV he was driving collided with a four-wheeler carrying four juveniles, according to Alaska State Troopers. Village resident Billy Williams, 47, was arrested on four counts of third-degree assault, criminal mischief, DUI and driving with a suspended or revoked license, troopers said.


  8. Alaska tribe criticizes Walker for support of reserve drilling planRead the original story w/Photo

    18 hrs ago | HeraldNet

    Leaders of an Alaska tribal government are criticizing Gov. Bill Walker for promoting a ConocoPhillips petroleum drilling project within the National Petroleum Reserve-Alaska that they say will hurt subsistence fish and wildlife resources. The tribe for the North Slope village of Nuiqsut says it was not consulted before Walker threw his support behind ConocoPhillips' proposed Greater Moose's Tooth Unit 1 development in the 36,000-square-mile NPRA, the Alaska Dispatch News reported.


  9. While Alaska's Interior enters a deep freeze, Southeast sets warmth, rainfall recordsRead the original story w/Photo

    18 hrs ago | Anchorage Daily News

    Temperatures across Alaska's Interior plunged deep into negative digits Sunday night, with Fairbanks hitting 41 degrees below zero and nearby Eielson Air Force base seeing the mercury drop to 45 below, according to a special weather statement from the National Weather Service. Temperatures at weather stations in the Interior ranged from minus 38 at Delta Junction and Fort Wainwright to minus 51 at Huslia and Bettles, the two coldest stations listed by the weather service.


  10. Family expects Anchorage toddler injured in alleged assault to make full recoveryRead the original story w/Photo

    18 hrs ago | Anchorage Daily News

    An Anchorage toddler who was severely injured in an alleged mid-January assault was expected to be released from the hospital Monday and make a full recovery, according to family. The child's grandmother, Verna Berry-Brandon, said Monday that the 2-year-old boy was being released from the Alaska Native Medical Center around noon.


  11. Gas Prices Force Alaska Governor to Make Hard ChoicesRead the original story w/Photo

    18 hrs ago | News Max

    Consumers may not cheer the news that after falling every month since July, the slide in gas prices may be nearing an end, but one person certainly is Alaska Gov. Bill Walker. "In the past 10 days, the wholesale prices that gasoline marketers and retailers pay are up.


  12. Two Indicted After Break-In at Sand Point Post OfficeRead the original story w/Photo

    18 hrs ago | APRN

    ... and processes have changed and doors have become locked now. And it shouldn't have to be that way in Sand Point, Alaska." "It's pretty well known that in our small communities, the post office is a center of community life," Courter says. "It's ...


  13. White House Tells Alaskan Senator to Chill Out on ANWRRead the original story

    19 hrs ago | Bloomberg

    On Sunday, Murkowski fired off a blistering critique of the president's proposal to designate large swaths of the Arctic National Wildlife Reserve as wilderness, thereby preventing it from being available for oil drilling, which she characterized as a "stunning attack on our sovereignty," and vowed that Alaska would "fight back with every resource at our disposal." A day later, Murkowski ratcheted up the rhetoric even further at a press conference in Washington, saying that the Obama administration "had effectively declared war on Alaska."


  14. Sailing to Alaska to relax, but learning a little on the wayRead the original story w/Photo

    19 hrs ago | SFGate

    This July 30, 2014 photo shows Margerie Glacier, one of many glaciers that make up Alaska's Glacier Bay National Park. Some ships take scenic cruises through the park as part of their tours of the Inside Passage.


  15. Obama proposes new wilderness designations in Alaska - Mon, 26 Jan 2015 PSTRead the original story w/Photo

    19 hrs ago | The Spokesman-Review

    ... to drill for oil in the coastal plain, a move that could irreparably damage this ecological treasure and harm the Alaska Native communities who still depend on the caribou for subsistence," the White House said in a statement as Obama embarked on a ...


  16. NASA Brings Earthquake Monitoring to Ketchikan, AlaskaRead the original story w/Photo

    20 hrs ago | US News & World Report

    It's not quite rocket science, but close enough, and closer to home - students in the Tribal Scholars Program began cutting-edge earthquake monitoring research in a partnership with NASA this past week. It's part of a new project called the Global Earthquake Forecasting System, where high school students maintain and interpret data with the goal of identifying early earthquake signals.


  17. Why One Church Works Entirely by PhoneRead the original story w/Photo

    20 hrs ago |

    Modern conveniences like cellphones and the Internet increasingly make living in rural Alaska less rural and decidedly more intriguing. With small villages scattered across the largest state connected by frozen roads and air travel, Alaskans are innovative in many ways.


  18. Laine Welch: 'Miraculous' salmon sperm; Iceland's value-addsRead the original story w/Photo

    20 hrs ago | Anchorage Daily News

    ... could someday replace the hazardous chemicals that are currently used to extract rare earth elements. And take note Alaska: the Japanese researchers said that before salmon milt can replace industrial pollutants, "cooperation from commercial ...


  19. Waterfall Resort Announces Availability of Bonus Halibut TagsRead the original story w/Photo

    20 hrs ago | PRWeb

    Waterfall Resort , the most popular fishing lodge in Alaska, is raising the bar for the 2015 season by offering a Bonus Halibut Tag program. Novice and experienced anglers alike will now have the opportunity to bring home twice the Halibut during daily-guided fishing excursions.


  20. Obama's wildlife plan renews drilling debateRead the original story w/Photo

    21 hrs ago | WPTV Local News

    ... million acres of land are at the heart President Obama's new plan to safeguard the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge in Alaska. (Video via The White House ) "My Department of Interior has put forward a comprehensive plan to make sure that we're ...