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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.

Twitter handle: @jeffmason1

Mar 23 2018

Truck wreck in underpass snarls traffic in Alaska's biggest city

ANCHORAGE, Alaska A big rig hauling a load too tall to clear an underpass rammed the structure with such force that authorities had to close a major Alaska highway for repairs, causing a disruption rarely seen in the state's largest city - traffic gridlock.

Mar 19 2018

Warmer temperatures hit oil output in Arctic Alaska: officials

ANCHORAGE, Alaska The warmest winter on record in Arctic Alaska has hit local oil production, said officials from the U.S. state, as temperatures hampered industrial machinery designed to optimize output when conditions are most frigid.

Mar 15 2018

Trump administration seeks swift action on Alaska oil leases

ANCHORAGE, Alaska The Trump administration is seeking to sell leases in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge as quickly as possible – drawing fire from opponents of drilling in the sensitive area, who are warning against a rushed process.

Mar 14 2018

Norwegian wins Iditarod sled dog race across Alaska: 9 days, 12 hours

ANCHORAGE, Alaska A Norwegian musher won the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race early on Wednesday, notching the third victory ever for his home country in the 46-year history of the annual 1,000-mile (1609-km) trek across Alaska's wilderness.

Mar 13 2018

Norwegian jumps to lead of famed Iditarod sled dog race

ANCHORAGE, Alaska A Norwegian musher was poised on Tuesday to win the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race and notch the third victory ever for his home country in 46 years of the annual 1,000-mile (1609-km) trek across Alaska's wilderness.

Mar 04 2018

Alaska's Iditarod race starts with smiles, barks and protests

ANCHORAGE, Alaska With light snow falling, spectators cheering and hundreds of dogs barking, sixty-seven mushers and their teams took off for a ceremonial 11-mile jaunt through Alaska's biggest city as the 46th Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race began Saturday in Anchorage.

Mar 01 2018

Alaska's renowned Iditarod race, mired in controversy, to start Saturday

ANCHORAGE, Ala. The world’s most famous dog race is mired in a doping scandal, under pressure from animal-rights activists and coping with a drop in revenue. Still, the show will go on: Alaska’s Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race starts on Saturday.

Jan 30 2018

Alaska becomes latest state to request limits on U.S. offshore drilling

ANCHORAGE, Alaska Alaska Governor Bill Walker said on Tuesday he has asked U.S. Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke to pare back a Trump administration plan for oil and gas leasing off the state's coast.

Jan 23 2018

Magnitude-7.9 quake off Alaska sparks brief West Coast tsunami fears

ANCHORAGE Tsunami alerts were lifted on Tuesday for the U.S. West Coast and western Canada after a magnitude-7.9 earthquake struck in the Gulf of Alaska, sending the state's coastal residents inland to seek shelter from possible tidal waves.

Jan 19 2018

Alaska oil producers focus on efficiencies, not $70 oil

ANCHORAGE, Alaska The rebound in the price of crude oil in recent months that has helped producers will be temporary, and the industry must prepare for competition from energy sources elsewhere, the head of the Alaska operations of BP Plc said at an industry conference on Friday.


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