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  • Photos: Looking like Sarah in AK

     
    Apparently, a Sarah Palin lookalike contest climaxing on Oct. 29 has become a big draw at Anchorage's Blues Central club. Go to the Anchorage Daily News site here to see some of the results. A sample: H/T Liisa.......
  • Per diems: Palin may have to pay

     
    In an item on Monday, we reported on a conversation with Alaska finance director Kim Garnero, in which she admitted that any other state employee working most of the time away from her "duty station" -- as Palin did when......
  • Alaska Sending Oil Spill Gear To Louisiana

    Alaska Sending Oil Spill Gear To Louisiana
    Cargo planes from Elmendorf Air Force Base are flying equipment to New Orleans to help clean up crude oil in the Gulf of Mexico. The Anchorage Daily News reports 250 tons of booms, skimmer boats and other equipment belonging to the Navy and the BP oil...
  • I remember when: Anchorage had a hot time celebrating Alaska's becoming a state

    Fifty years ago, in 1959, Alaska became our 49th state. At that time, I was doing hospital duty at Elmendorf Air Force Base near Anchorage. Our medic unit received an invitation (aka an order) to march in the Fourth of July parade down the main street of...
  • Multi-Media Journalist

    Multi-Media Journalist
    Mike Rockwood joined 39 News in November of 2009 as a Multi-Media Journalist. Raised in Katy, Mike is glad to be back home in the Houston area. He's a proud graduate of Katy High School and Texas A&M University. Mike comes to 39 News from WALA-TV in...
  • Alaska: Where Winters are Winters

    Alaska: Where Winters are Winters
    While Chicago gets about 38 inches of snow in an average winter, in the southern Alaska mountains, that much snow can fall in a day. Tom Skilling shares his written account of winters in Alaska, where winters truly are winters. This is Alaska most of...
  • Alaska: Tsunamis on American Shores

    Alaska: Tsunamis on American Shores
    The Lituya Bay tsunami dwarfs the Asian tsunami. It hit in 1958 and was so large, that for a time, the wave would have swamped the sears tower by almost 300 feet! The difference is, it hit in a very remote part of the world. Lituya Bay is located about...
  • Comments & Curiosities: Ow, my arteries!

    Remember 1890? Me neither. But that's how long the Orange County Fair has been around: 120 years. On Friday morning, the gates at the fairgrounds were thrown open once again and the first of a bazillion visitors rushed inside — not knowing where...
  • 6.7 Quake Shakes Alaskan Islands

    6.7 Quake Shakes Alaskan Islands
    ANCHORAGE, Alaska -- A powerful earthquake shook a remote Aleutian Island region of Alaska late Saturday, but there were no reports of damage or injury and no threat of a tsunami, officials said. The 6.7-magnitude temblor struck at 9:56 p.m. and was...
  • 6.7 Magnitude Quake Strikes Alaska Island Region

    6.7 Magnitude Quake Strikes Alaska Island Region
    A powerful earthquake shook a remote Aleutian Island region of Alaska late Saturday, but there were no reports of damage or injury and no threat of a tsunami, officials said. The 6.7-magnitude temblor struck at 9:56 p.m. and was centered in the Bering...
  • US Coast Guard Joins Search for Missing Alaska Plane

    US Coast Guard Joins Search for Missing Alaska Plane
    ANCHORAGE -- The U.S. Coast Guard launched a search plane Sunday morning to help look for a small plane missing in Alaska with four people aboard. Three of the people aboard the overdue Dehavilland Beaver float plane were identified as Katmai National...