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  • Midterm madness: the politics of snowmobiles and chickens

    With the U.S. battling militants in the Middle East and muddling through a less-than-spectacular economic recovery at home, let us pause for a moment to consider the issues of snowmobiling, errant chickens and a disputed 12-year-old paint job.
  • Bear meets salmon at Katmai National Park in Alaska

    Bear meets salmon at Katmai National Park in Alaska
    Today’s A Minute Away video, “Bears and salmon on Brooks River, Katmai, Alaska,” is a last look at one of my favorite trips in the last few years. In July, photographer Mark Boster and I went by small plane to the Brooks River in...

    Soldier's wife survives bear attack on Alaska base

    Confronted by a mother brown bear and her cubs, an Army soldier's wife in Alaska displayed "phenomenal" survival instinct by apparently playing dead, surviving scratching from the bear's claws and then walking two miles to safety, an official said. Mark...

    Alaska wildfire scorches an area larger than Chicago

    Alaska wildfire scorches an area larger than Chicago
    Hundreds of rural Alaskans remained under evacuation orders Monday after a wildfire south of Anchorage burned a swath of land bigger than Chicago. The so-called Funny River Fire has yet to hurt anybody or destroy any buildings on the Kenai Peninsula...

    Would you take a pregnancy test at a bar? Alaska hopes so

    Would you take a pregnancy test at a bar? Alaska hopes so
    Ladies, how likely would you be to take a pregnancy test in the bathroom of a bar? Bars and restaurants in Alaska are set later this year to have home pregnancy test dispensers installed in their bathrooms.  Forget all of the awkwardly comedic...