Alaska

Fat Bear Week
US Dept of the Interior
CNN
October 09, 2019 - 6:42 am
Fat Bear Week is over and a winner has been named: 435 Holly, you glorious creature, the crown is yours. "She is fat. She is fabulous," Alaska's Katmai National Park and Preserve, which created the competition five years ago, wrote. "All hail Holly whose healthy heft will help her hibernate until...
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Rebekah Sager
September 09, 2019 - 5:05 pm
( KNX 1070 ) -- According to the Anchorage Daily News , Todd Palin has filed for divorce from his wife, the former Governor of Alaska, Sarah Palin. Palin, 55, the one-time vice-presidential candidate, has been married to husband Todd, 55, for 31 years. The court filing cites, "incompatibility of...
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Vigil outside El Paso Walmart after shooting
Mario Tama/Getty Images
AP News
September 03, 2019 - 1:23 pm
Walmart says it will discontinue the sale of handgun ammunition and also publicly request that customers refrain from openly carrying firearms in stores even where state laws allow it.
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Russian message in a bottle
Tyler Ivanoff via AP
August 19, 2019 - 10:41 am
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A man discovered a 50-year-old letter in a bottle from the Russian Navy on the shores of western Alaska. Tyler Ivanoff found the handwritten Russian letter early this month while gathering firewood near Shishmaref about 600 miles northwest of Anchorage, television station...
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"Molly of Denali"
PBS via AP
July 08, 2019 - 12:40 pm
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Princess Daazhraii Johnson grew up eating dried salmon and moose-head soup — foods labeled weird by other kids who had no understanding of her culture and traditions. Now the Fairbanks woman and other Alaska Natives are presenting their world to a general audience with "...
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Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport
Lance King/Getty Images
July 05, 2019 - 7:13 am
By Monica Garrett and Susan Scutti (CNN) — Alaska's heat wave continued through Independence Day, and in Anchorage, the temperatures shattered an all-time record. The temperature at the airport was 90 degrees Thursday, besting June 14, 1969, for the highest mark ever reached in the state, according...
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US F-22 stealth jets intercepted four Russian bombers and two Russian Su-35 fighter jets off the coast of Alaska, according to a statement from North American Aerospace Defense Command.
Sr Master Sgt ThomasMenegiun/DOD via CNN
May 21, 2019 - 4:19 pm
By Ryan Browne, CNN (CNN) - - US F-22 stealth jets intercepted four Russian bombers and two Russian Su-35 fighter jets off the coast of Alaska on Monday, according to a statement from North American Aerospace Defense Command. The Russian nuclear capable long-range bombers flew into the Air Defense...
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Moose
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May 01, 2019 - 11:03 am
JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — Politics can stink. That was the message delivered by a traveler to airport inspectors in Alaska who found moose nuggets inside his carry-on bag. KTOO Public Media reports the man told agents he collects the droppings and likes to present it "for politicians and their bleep...
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In this Feb. 26, 2019 photo is the Fritz Creek General Store, shown near Homer, Alaska.
Megan Pacer/Homer News via AP
March 01, 2019 - 6:07 pm
HOMER, Alaska (AP) — A cat named Stormy that has spent more than six years as a fixture in a remote Alaska general store is being forced out after officials notified the store owners that the cat's presence violates food safety standards. The Fritz Creek General Store near the small city of Homer...
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In this March 3, 2018, file photo, Eagle River, Alaska musher Tom Schonberger's lead dogs trot along Fourth Avenue during the ceremonial start of the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race in Anchorage, Alaska.
Michael Dinneen/AP Photo, File
March 01, 2019 - 1:38 pm
By Rachel D'Oro, Associated Press ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — The world's foremost sled dog race kicks off its 47th running this weekend as participants strive to push past a punishing two years for the sport's image. Some of the drama has been resolved for Alaska's Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race. In...
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