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West Coast Under Tsunami Advisory After Volcano Erupts

January 15, 2022 12:43 PM ET The entirety of the U.S. West Coast is under a tsunami advisory after the eruption of an undersea volcano off the coast of Tonga early Saturday morning.In Hawaii, Alaska and all along the Pacific Coast, residents have been asked to move away from the coastline and low lying areas…

Snowmobiles And Airplanes: Marines Go To Small Alaska Towns To Deliver Presents To Kids

A group of Marines traveled to small Alaskan towns dressed up as Santa and delivered Christmas presents to thousands of children ahead of the holidays.The Marine Corps Reserve holds an annual Toys for Tots mission in the Northwest Arctic Borough, according to a Juneau Empire report published Thursday. This year, around six Marines stationed in…

Dog Leads Hiker To Remains Of Missing Person

November 09, 2021 4:57 PM ET An Alaskan hiker took a dog out for a walk Sunday, however the pet took off and eventually led its owner to the remains of a person who had been missing for a month.The hiker stumbled upon the remains and, while it was not a whole body, there was…

FACT CHECK: Did Anchorage Daily News Publish This Article About A Man Being Arrested...

An image shared on Instagram allegedly shows an Anchorage Daily News article about a man arrested for having replicas of military bases on his Minecraft servers. Verdict: False There is no record of Anchorage Daily News publishing the article. The image has been fabricated, an editor from the publication said. Fact Check:  Minecraft is a…

Biden EPA To Block Construction Of Massive Gold Mine In Alaska

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) said Thursday it is proposing sweeping environmental protections for the Bristol Bay Watershed in southwest Alaska, a move that would block the construction of a massive gold mine.The agency announced the policy shift in a court filing earlier Thursday in response to a lawsuit filed by the mine’s opponents. The…

Thursday Evening Dispatch: Capitol Hill Bomb Threat Puts DC On Alert

Varun Hukeri General Assignment & Analysis Reporter August 19, 2021 5:57 PM ET

Native American Population Spikes By 27% As Electorate Grows More Diverse

The Native American population surged by over 27% in the last decade as the group’s numbers continue to recoup after almost being purged from the country centuries ago, according to the U.S. Census. Those who solely identify as Native American or Alaska Native increased by 27.1%, or 3.7 million people, compared to the previous census…

Alaska Republican Party Endorses Murkowski Challenger Kelly Tshibaka

The Alaska Republican Party endorsed Kelly Tshibaka, the conservative Republican candidate running against long-time incumbent Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) in Alaska’s Republican primary, the candidate announced Saturday. “I am grateful and thrilled to have the strong support of the Alaska Republican Party, which voted overwhelmingly to endorse my candidacy for the U.S. Senate,” Tshibaka said…

Former US Senator Dead At 91

Former Democratic Alaska Sen. Mike Gravel passed away Saturday, The Associated Press reported. He was 91. Gravel served in the Senate from 1969 to 1981. He was known for his protesting of the U.S. involvement in the Vietnam War, and perhaps most famously remembered for reading the Pentagon Papers into the Congressional Record, the AP…

Biden Administration Freezes Oil Leases In Alaska Refuge, Undoing Trump’s Policy

The Biden administration suspended Tuesday new oil and gas leases in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR) in Alaska, undoing one of former President Donald Trump’s most significant environmental actions during his final days in office. Two weeks before President Joe Biden took office, the Trump administration started to auction off drilling rights in the…
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