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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

Aug 12 2018

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

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.

Aug 12 2018

Alaska seafood industry braces for China tariff pain

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.

Aug 11 2018

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

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.

Aug 06 2018

Alaska sightseeing plane crashes killing four, pilot missing

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.

Jul 11 2018

Alaska officials still bullish on China nat gas partnership

ANCHORAGE, Alaska Alaska officials on Wednesday said they remain confident that China will help the state achieve its decades-old dream of building a pipeline to carry now-stranded natural gas from the North Slope to markets, despite growing U.S.-China trade tensions.

Jun 26 2018

Warmer waters cut Alaska's prized salmon harvest

ANCHORAGE, Alaska Warming waters have reduced the harvest of Alaska's prized Copper River salmon to just a fraction of last year's harvest, Alaska biologists say.

Jun 14 2018

Alaska taps cherished oil fund to pay state expenses

ANCHORAGE, Alaska Alaska will dip into its cherished oil wealth fund to pay for state government operations for the first time since the fund was set up in the 1970s.

Jun 07 2018

Construction planned to prepare Alaska's Arctic refuge for oil drilling

ANCHORAGE, Alaska The Trump administration said on Thursday it would spend $4 million on construction projects in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge in preparation for oil drilling in the nation's biggest wildlife park.

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.

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