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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 …