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  • Out & About: Snowmobiler leaves mark on Iditarod

    OUTDOG – Snowmobiler Bob Jones, 72, of Kettle Falls is in Alaska today for the start of the annual Iditarod sled dog race and to bag several personal milestones: • …


  • Chilly Alaskan weather could affect Northwest

    Since Nov. 19 and 20, when temperatures were only in the 20s across the Inland Northwest, readings have climbed to above-normal levels. It was a frigid 24 degrees on Nov. …


  • Ferocious storm moves toward coastal Alaska

    An unusual Bering Sea storm packing hurricane-force winds and 35-foot waves — a type of storm not seen for decades in Alaska — moved rapidly today toward the western Alaska …


  • Seattle, Alaska vie for fishing fleet

    SEATTLE — For more than a quarter-century, three Washington-based crab boats named Bering Sea, Arctic Sea and North Sea worked harvest grounds off Alaska, then sent profits south to their …


  • Cruises destined for Alaska drop in ’11

    SEATTLE – Thousands of Alaska-bound tourists will depart from Seattle this week, heading north to relax, watch whales and hike glaciers as the cruise season picks up steam. Despite the …


  • Clark: Heartwarming tales of life on the frigid frontier

    A blizzard of arctic anecdotes blew in last week after my column on Frostbanks, I mean, Fairbanks, Alaska. Many observations were so vivid and fun that I decided to air …


  • Clark: Basking in the subzero temperatures of Fairbanks

    Wednesday morning found me in the throes of a grand funk and I don’t mean the old rock band. The cause of my depression was right outside the window: the …


  • Jetliner aborts takeoff after striking eagle

    An eagle was sucked into an engine of an Alaska Airlines jet as the aircraft was taking off from a small southeast Alaska town Sunday, causing the flight to be …


  • Alaska wolf kill blocked

    ANCHORAGE, Alaska – A federal judge on Monday denied the state of Alaska’s request for a preliminary injunction to kill wolves, a step it said was needed to protect a …


  • Spokane Valley-reared fishing guide in love with Alaska

    When Tom Belknap was growing up, two things ruled his life: a love of fishing and an expectation that he’d grow up to become a dentist in the Spokane Valley, …


  • Swarm of small quakes occurring at Alaska volcano

    A swarm of small earthquakes began Monday at a volcano near Anchorage in what scientists said was a warning that Mount Redoubt could be waking from its slumber.


  • Life in Santa’s hometown

    This season in Spokane is sprinkled with Santa sightings – at the mall, at Christmas parties, at the symphony. And on Christmas Eve, children across the city will stare at …


  • Life in Santa’s hometown

    This season in Spokane is sprinkled with Santa sightings – at the mall, at Christmas parties, at the symphony. And on Christmas Eve, children across the city will stare at …


  • Alaska diocese agrees to $10M abuse settlement

    The Catholic Diocese of Fairbanks and representatives of almost 300 alleged victims of clergy abuse have agreed on a settlement of almost $10 million.


  • Feds want to set aside Alaska land for polar bears

    SEATTLE – In what would be the largest habitat zone ever established in the U.S. to protect a species from extinction, the federal government Thursday proposed designating 200,541 square miles …


  • In resignation, some say Palin just cutting losses

    JUNEAU, Alaska – Ever since Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin returned from the presidential campaign trail, many Alaskans felt her heart wasn’t in the job. Lawmakers complained she didn’t take an …


  • Palin resigns as Alaska governor

    WASHINGTON – Sarah Palin, the Republican Alaska governor who captivated the nation with a combative brand of folksy politics, announced her resignation Friday in characteristic fashion: She stood on her …


  • If you have the means, go to Alaska

    Skwala stoneflies have become active on the Bitterroot River during the recent spurt of warmer weather, according to Pat Saffel, Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks regional fisheries manager in Missoula. …


  • Eruptions continue at Alaska volcano, disrupting flights

    Alaska’s Mount Redoubt continues its volcanic explosions, the latest sending an ash cloud 32,000 feet above sea level.


  • Mount Redoubt volcano erupts for sixth time

    Alaska’s Mount Redoubt volcano erupted Monday night for a sixth time in less than 24 hours, sending an ash plume more than 9 miles into the air in the volcano’s …


  • Palin to reimburse Alaska for family trips

    ANCHORAGE, Alaska – Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin has agreed to reimburse the state for the costs of nine trips for her children. An agreement announced Tuesday settles an ethics complaint …


  • Earthquake shakes Prince William Sound

    Several communities have reported feeling a 4.3-magnitude earthquake that struck Alaska’s Prince William Sound region. The Alaska Earthquake Information Center said Valdez and Glennallen were among communities that felt the …


  • No large energy bursts coming from Alaska volcano

    ANCHORAGE, Alaska – Groans and steam emanated from Mount Redoubt yet another day, but the volcano showed no dramatic burst of energy, geologists noted Sunday. “It looks like a volcano …


  • Scientists monitor signs of activity at Alaska volcano

    ANCHORAGE, Alaska – Geologists on Saturday spotted expanded holes in the glacier that clings to the north side of Alaska’s Mount Redoubt, and rivulets of water streaming down its side, …


  • Alaska Natives sue Jesuit order

    SEATTLE – The Jesuit order has been sued by 43 Alaska Natives who say they were sexually abused as children, and mounting evidence shows that known pedophile priests were sent …


  • Cruise lines slash prices

    ANCHORAGE, Alaska — Alaska’s tourism industry is taking a hit because of the downturn in the U.S. economy, as well as the slowdown in the economy globally.


  • Agency seeks otter habitat protection

    ANCHORAGE, Alaska – A federal agency is proposing habitat protection for Alaska sea otters in the Aleutian Islands, where numbers have dwindled by more than half in 20 years. The …


  • Comic Relief

    You’d never know from reading his comic strip that there is a sadness at the center of Chad Carpenter’s life. Carpenter is the Alaska-based cartoonist whose strip “Tundra” begins running …

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