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  • Obama in Tokyo: Pacific goals pursued

     
    by Peter Nicholas TOKYO -- President Obama has touched down in Tokyo, the first stop on a week-long trip to Asia in which he will try to expand markets for U.S. exports and reestablish America's role as a leader in......
  • Alaska's request to kill wolves in wildlife refuge rejected by federal judge; issue to be revisited

     
    ANCHORAGE — A federal judge on Thursday rejected the state of Alaska's request to immediately kill seven wolves in a national wildlife refuge on Unimak Island. The state wants to remove wolves from caribou calving grounds and boost numbers for......
  • Alaska sues federal government over beluga whale population's endangered listing

     
    ANCHORAGE — The state of Alaska filed a lawsuit last Friday seeking to overturn the listing of beluga whales in Cook Inlet, home to the Port of Anchorage, as an endangered species. The lawsuit, filed in Washington, D.C., claims that......
  • Gulf oil spill: Obama names investigation panel

     
    President Obama named five panelists to a commission tasked with finding ways to avoid a repeat of the Deepwater Horizon disaster, which killed 11 men and started the nation's worst oil spill. They will be led by a former Florida......
  • Ocean currents moderate Anchorage weather

     
    FROM TODAY'S PRINT EDITIONS:Harry E. Bennett, Jr., in Baltimore, follows the highs and lows in Alaska. Last winter, he said, “I noted that the … listings had Fairbanks much colder than Anchorage. That made sense because Fairbanks is north of....
  • Palin favorite trails in Alaska primary

     
    by Mark Z. Barabak Sarah Palin has cause to celebrate after Tuesday's Republican primary in Georgia, where a timely endorsement helped lift her favored candidate into an Aug. 10 gubernatorial runoff. Closer to home, however, things aren't looking as...
  • Sarah Palin favorite for Senate faring poorly -- in Alaska

     
    Sarah Palin has cause to celebrate after Tuesday’s Republican primary in Georgia, where a timely endorsement helped lift her favored candidate into an Aug. 10 gubernatorial runoff. Closer to home, however, things aren’t looking as bright for the...
  • Fishing limits in Aleutians aim to save Steller sea lions

     
    Federal authorities have proposed shutting down fishing for cod and mackerel across more than 131,000 square miles in the western Aleutian Islands of Alaska to halt continuing declines in Steller sea lions. The measure is part of a package of......
  • Battle over Pebble Mine shifts to EPA

     
    Tribal leaders who are battling plans for Pebble Mine, a $300-billion copper, molybdemum and gold deposit at the headwaters of Bristol Bay--home of the world's biggest sockeye salmon runs--are appealing now to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency...
  • Report: Former Sen. Stevens died in crash

     
    KTUU, an NBC-affiliate station in Anchorage, is reporting that former Sen. Ted Stevens (R) has died in the crash near Dillingham in the Southwest Alaska. Dave Dittman, a former aide and longtime family friend of former Sen. Ted Stevens says......
  • Alaska otter orphan moves to new home in New York

     
    ANCHORAGE, Alaska — An orphaned sea otter from Alaska has arrived at the Wildlife Conservation Society's New York Aquarium. Director Jon Dohlin says Tazo arrived at 2 a.m. last Friday, accompanied by a keeper and a veterinarian, and "so far,......