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  • 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......
  • Results of the 2011 World Beard and Moustache Championships in Norway

     
    The results of the 2011 World Beard and Moustache Championships, held Sunday in Trondheim, Norway, are in, and the biggest surprise is the dethroning of two-time Full Beard Natural champ Jack Passion by fellow American Craig "Rooty" Lundvall, top right......
  • L.A. Times to post database of Palin emails

     
    As Washington bureau reporter Matea Gold reported, the state of Alaska is scheduled to release more than 24,000 pages of Sarah Palin's emails Friday from her time as governor. The Times' Data Desk has created a database, Sarah Palin's emails:......
  • 7.4 earthquake in Alaska's Aleutian Islands triggers tsunami warning [updated]

     
    A magnitude 7.4 earthquake in the northern Pacific Ocean has triggered a tsunami warning along Alaska's Aleutian Islands. No tsunami alert was immediately issued for California and the rest of the West Coast. [Updated, 9:27 p.m.: The tsunami warning in......
  • Cheapflights.com offers list of Top 10 road trips — and there’s a Florida connection

     
    Looking to plan the ultimate¬†adventure on the road?¬†Check out www.Cheapflights.com’s list of Top 10 Road Trips Worldwide. Road tripping empowers you as a traveler with the flexibility to route – and re-route – your itinerary at any time....
  • Descendants offer stories from ill-fated Clara Nevada

    A recent column on the wreck of the steamer Clara Nevada, which went to the bottom in 1898 while returning from the Alaska gold fields with the loss of all hands and a cargo of gold dust worth $13.6 million today, brought interesting reader feedback. The...
  • Tsunami Warning Canceled After Alaska Quake

    Tsunami Warning Canceled After Alaska Quake
    ANCHORAGE, Alaska -- A major earthquake of 7.4 magnitude struck in the Pacific Ocean more than 1,000 miles west of Anchorage on Thursday, prompting a brief tsunami warning for part of the remote Aleutian Islands chain. No damage or injuries were...
  • 'Deadliest Catch' Crewman, Justin Tennison, Found Dead

    'Deadliest Catch' Crewman, Justin Tennison, Found Dead
    ANCHORAGE, Alaska -- Justin Tennison, a crewman working on one of the fishing vessels featured in the reality TV show "The Deadliest Catch" has been found dead of unknown causes in a hotel room in his hometown, police said on Wednesday. Tennison, 34, was...
  • Military Memorial Service Set For Monday For Former Area Pilot

    Military Memorial Service Set For Monday For Former Area Pilot
    A military memorial service has beens scheduled for Monday in Alaska for a former West Michigan pilot who died in a plane crash there on Tuesday. Air Force officials announced Friday night that 31-year-old fighter pilot and Air Force Capt. Jeffrey...
  • New Jersey Soldier Killed While Playing Russian Roulette

    New Jersey Soldier Killed While Playing Russian Roulette
    An Alaska-based solider is charged with murder after he gave a fellow soldier a bullet to put into a gun's empty chamber before he shot himself in the stomach in a drunken game of Russian roulette, according to court papers filed on Monday. Jacob Brouch,...