Alaska

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.
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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.
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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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January 19, 2019 - 5:42 pm
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Seven weeks after a massive earthquake rocked Alaska, aftershocks are still shattering 7-year-old Connor Cartwright's sense of safety. They shake the earth far less than the 7.0 magnitude quake that sent a mirror, TV and dishes crashing to the ground in the Anchorage home...
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Marijuana samples on display at MedMen in West Hollywood, California, Jan. 2, 2018. On Jan. 1, it became legal in California to sell recreational marijuana, but many shops began sales on Jan. 2.
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December 20, 2018 - 10:37 pm
JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — Alaska regulators on Thursday approved rules for onsite consumption of marijuana at specially designated shops, a significant step for the cannabis industry in the state after years of debate. The 3-2 vote by the Marijuana Control Board does not mean people can light up at...
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Alaska Earthquake
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December 01, 2018 - 6:32 pm
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Chris Riekena was driving his 7-year-old son to school when his car started acting up. As he pulled over, he realized the problem wasn't his car — it was a huge earthquake. Riekena turned around to calm his son in the back seat and when he looked forward again, the road...
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Anchorage, Alaska
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November 30, 2018 - 1:45 pm
UPDATED: 2:25 p.m. ANCHORAGE, Alaska (CBS News) — A 6.6 magnitude earthquake has rocked buildings in Anchorage, prompting people to run out of offices and seek shelter under office desks. The U.S. Geological Survey says the earthquake was centered about 7 miles north of Alaska's largest city...
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September 02, 2018 - 8:04 pm
By Rachel D'Oro ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Britt'Nee Brower grew up in a largely Inupiat Eskimo town in Alaska's far north, but English was the only language spoken at home. Today, she knows a smattering of Inupiaq from childhood language classes at school in the community of Utqiagvik. Brower even...
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In this Aug. 21, 2018, file photoSen. Susan Collins, R-Maine, speaks with reporters on an escalator at the Capitol in Washington.
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August 31, 2018 - 8:22 am
By Lisa Mascaro, AP Congressional Correspondent WASHINGTON (AP) — John McCain is being remembered as a last lion of the Senate, with few others matching his stature. But the next generation of mavericks might come from the ranks of Senate women. Susan Collins of Maine, Lisa Murkowski of Alaska,...
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Bering Strait
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August 03, 2018 - 11:06 am
MOSCOW (AP) — A U.S. citizen has been detained in Russia's Far East after accidently sailing there from Alaska on a small boat, officials said Friday. John Martin had been traveling down the Yukon River across Alaska on a one-person boat when he ended up in the open Bering Sea, said Russian Foreign...
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