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Yereth Rosen

Alaska's independent governor ends re-election bid, endorses Democrat

Oct 20 2018

ANCHORAGE, Alaska Alaska Governor Bill Walker, a political independent, halted his re-election campaign on Friday and endorsed his Democratic challenger, ending a three-way contest in which neither had appeared capable of defeating the Republican front-runner.

Alaska lieutenant governor resigns over 'inappropriate comments'

Oct 16 2018

ANCHORAGE, Alaska Alaska Lieutenant Governor Byron Mallott resigned abruptly on Tuesday in a murky scandal over admitted "inappropriate comments" as he and his running mate, Governor Bill Walker, neared the end of a tough re-election campaign.

And the fattest bear in Alaska is ... 409 Beadnose

Oct 09 2018

ANCHORAGE In an Alaska clash of tubby titans that has become a social media sensation, a shaggy, brown and possibly pregnant mother known as 409 Beadnose was crowned on Tuesday as Fattest Bear of 2018.

Oil flowing at new site within petroleum reserve in Alaska

Oct 09 2018

ANCHORAGE, Alaska Oil is flowing from a drill site in what is now the farthest-west producing site on Alaska’s North Slope, ConocoPhillips Alaska Inc said on Tuesday.

Alaska's Murkowski faces conflicting pressures at home in Kavanaugh debate

Oct 03 2018

ANCHORAGE, Alaska As a final vote nears on U.S. Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, key undecided Republican Senator Lisa Murkowski is under growing pressure from diverse groups in her home state of Alaska.

Miner, aged 18, killed in Alaska grizzly attack

Oct 01 2018

ANCHORAGE, Alaska An 18-year-old man was killed by a grizzly bear while working at a silver mine in Alaska on Monday, state troopers said, marking the second fatal mauling in the largest U.S. state this year.

Magnitude 6.4 earthquake hits Alaska's oil-producing North Slope

Aug 12 2018

ANCHORAGE, Alaska A magnitude 6.4 earthquake struck on Sunday near the native Alaskan village of Kaktovik and part of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge where the Trump administration plans to allow oil drilling, but no injuries or damage were reported.

Alaska seafood industry braces for China tariff pain

Aug 12 2018

SEWARD, Alaska Alaska fishermen are used to coping with fickle weather and wild ocean waves. Now they face a new challenge: the United States' trade war with China, which buys $1 billion in Alaskan fish annually, making it the state’s top seafood export market.

Fifth body found in crashed Alaska plane; no body recovery planned

Aug 11 2018

ANCHORAGE, Alaska A fifth body was found on Friday in the wreckage of an Alaska sightseeing plane that crashed near North America's tallest peak, leaving no doubt the pilot perished with his four Polish passengers on the steep mountainside, authorities said.

Alaska sightseeing plane crashes killing four, pilot missing

Aug 06 2018

ANCHORAGE All four Polish passengers on a sightseeing plane that crashed near North America's tallest peak in Alaska were found dead at the crash site on Monday, the National Park Service said.

World News

Trump briefed on Khashoggi murder by CIA, Pompeo

U.S. President Donald Trump, while flying to California on Saturday, was briefed on the murder of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi after a CIA assessment that Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman ordered the killing, the White House said.