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Jeff Mason is a White House Correspondent for Reuters and the 2016-2017 president of the White House Correspondents’ Association. He was the lead Reuters correspondent for President Barack Obama's 2012 campaign and interviewed the president at the White House in 2015. Jeff has been based in Washington since 2008, when he covered the historic race between Obama, Hillary Clinton and John McCain. Jeff started his career in Frankfurt, Germany, where he covered the airline industry before moving to Brussels, Belgium, where he covered the European Union. He is a Colorado native, proud graduate of Northwestern University and former Fulbright scholar.

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Mar 15 2016

Dallas Seavey wins Iditarod race for third consecutive year

JUNEAU, Alaska Veteran Alaska musher Dallas Seavey claimed his third straight Iditarod Sled Dog Race title early on Tuesday morning, crossing the finish line in Nome ahead of his father, Mitch Seavey, for the second straight year.

Mar 14 2016

Repeat champ leads pack as Alaska's Iditarod dog sled race enters home stretch

JUNEAU, Alaska One musher in Alaska's grueling sled-dog race appears to stand between Dallas Seavey's third consecutive Iditarod title and a painful second place finish – his father, Mitch.

Mar 13 2016

Sled dog killed in apparent snowmobile 'attacks' at Alaska's Iditarod

JUNEAU, Alaska Alaska State Troopers on Saturday arrested a 26-year-old man in connection with attacks on two musher teams taking part in the Iditarod dog sled race that killed at least one dog and injured three others. | Video

Mar 09 2016

Three-time champion Seavey in lead halfway through Alaska's Iditarod

JUNEAU, Alaska Three-time Iditarod sled-dog racing champion Dallas Seavey became the first to reach the halfway point of the near 1,000-mile race on Wednesday.

Mar 07 2016

Dog-sled teams set off on Alaska's 1,000-mile Iditarod race

JUNEAU, Alaska Mushers and dog sled teams from around the world embark on the first leg of Alaska's grueling Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race on Sunday, starting a nearly 1,000-mile (1,609 km) journey through the state's unforgiving wilderness.

Mar 06 2016

Alaska's famed Iditarod race to start along shorter ceremonial route

JUNEAU, Alaska Alaska's famed sled-dog race is set to get underway on Saturday when dozens of mushers and dog teams from around the world begin their near 1,000-mile (1,600-km) journey through the U.S. state's frigid wilderness. | Video

Mar 06 2016

Iditarod veteran keeps on mushing despite devastating Alaska wildfire

JUNEAU, Alaska Dee Dee Jonrowe, who will start the grueling Iditarod sled-dog race through Alaska's wilderness for the 34th time this year, has long been known as a survivor, having endured a deadly car crash, cancer, frostbite and numerous injuries on the trail.

Jan 25 2016

Major earthquake in southern Alaska felt for hundreds of miles

(This January 24 story has been corrected in paragraph 6 to say Whitehorse is 600 miles east of Anchorage)

Dec 09 2015

Alaska governor, facing budget deficit, proposes state income tax

JUNEAU, Alaska Alaska Governor Bill Walker on Wednesday proposed the state's first income tax on residents in more than three decades, to help close a multibillion-dollar budget shortfall driven by plunging oil prices and a steady decline in production.

Dec 09 2015

Alaska governor, facing budget deficit, proposes state income tax

JUNEAU, Alaska, Dec 9 Alaska Governor Bill Walker on Wednesday proposed the state's first income tax on residents in more than three decades, to help close a multibillion-dollar budget shortfall driven by plunging oil prices and a steady decline in production.

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