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Anchorage

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  • Joe Miller, Alaska's GOP front-runner, inflames readers

     
    Though Sarah Palin left Alaska at the altar when she resigned as governor, the former politician appears to still have some sway over her home state. Joe Miller, the Republican whom Palin endorsed for Alaska's Senate seat, leads in the......
  • Social media wrap: Seeing things the Russian way on Twitter

     
    Russian premier Dmitry Medvedev could learn a little Twitter technique from Arnold Schwarzenegger and Sarah Palin....
  • Five-year-old boy wins Alaska Zoo's moose-calling contest

     
    ANCHORAGE — For 5-year-old Andrew Polasky, being loud has paid off. Andrew was the winner of this weekend's moose-calling contest at the Alaska Zoo in Anchorage. He lives with his parents, Janessa and Ray, on Elmendorf Air Force Base in......
  • Shell proposes to move forward in Beaufort Sea

     
    With the BP oil well blowout in the Gulf of Mexico successfully contained, Shell Alaska announced that it has filed an application to proceed with exploratory offshore drilling in the Beaufort Sea off Alaska. The Obama administration suspendedall offshore...
  • Alaska officials consider proposal to allow trapping of black bears

     
    ANCHORAGE, Alaska — Alaska wildlife managers say they need help: A growing number of black bears are roaming the state, chowing down on too many caribou and moose and leaving too few for humans to eat. So the state is......
  • Bird populations in Alaska and Northwest experience highest recorded rate of beak abnormalities

     
    ANCHORAGE, Alaska — Scientists have observed the highest rate of beak abnormalities ever recorded in wild bird populations in Alaska and the Northwest, a study by two federal scientists said. The U.S. Geological Survey study on beak deformities in...
  • An Arctic oil spill could linger for years

     
    Almost everyone can agree that, however bad the Deepwater Horizon oil blowout in the Gulf of Mexico was, a major spill in an icy Arctic sea would be worse. How much worse? A new report commissioned by the Pew Environment......
  • Alaska Gov. Sean Parnell: 'Our state is on sound footing'

     
    Republican Gov. Sean Parnell proposes to suspend the state's eight-cent per gallon fuel tax....
  • Tongass in Alaska to get federal roadless protection

     
    The federal rule protecting the nation's last remaining stretches of roadless wilderness will apply now to the largest and grandest of the national forests under a court ruling in Alaska, which threw out the exemption granted to the Tongass National......
  • A shrinking polar bear necessity

     
    It's a tough time to be a polar bear. Mike Campbell of the Anchorage Daily News in Alaska has a report on the shrinking sea ice in the Arctic Ocean. Here's how it starts: The surface area of sea ice in the Arctic Ocean shrank this winter to one of its...
  • In rural Alaska, $8.60 for a gallon of gasoline

     
    These days, there's no shortage of information on the nation's gasoline prices. As motorists look for options as costs rise to levels not seen since the summer of 2008, publicly accessible databases can be found on sites such as the......