Alaska

The Alaska State Division of Elections via Facebook.

Pot petition has enough signatures to make ballot in Alaska

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Enough petition signatures have been verified to place an initiative seeking to legalize marijuana on the ballot this summer in Alaska, election officials said Tuesday. The petition has met all the […]

02/04/2014

A fan holds up a sign during the first half of an NFL wild-card playoff football game between the Green Bay Packers and the San Francisco 49ers, Sunday, Jan. 5, 2014, in Green Bay, Wis. (AP Photo/Jeffrey Phelps)

GO FIGURE: Alaska is warmer than Lower 48

WASHINGTON (AP) — America’s weather seems more than a bit upside down. The average temperature for the Lower 48 states at midmorning Wednesday was a chilly 22 degrees. At the same time, the average temperature […]

01/22/2014

In this Dec. 6, 2012 photo provided by the U.S. Department of Defense, soldiers assigned to 6th Engineer Battalion utilize snow shoes during Arctic Light Individual Training on the Bulldog Trail in sub-zero conditions at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska.  ALIT is the United States Army Alaska's Cold Weather Indoctrination program. It gives all soldiers, regardless of their job, the foundation to successfully work, train, and go to war in some of the harshest environments in the world. (AP Photo/U.S. Air Force, Justin Connaher)

Alaskans offer 5 tips on surviving below-zero temps

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Alaskans know a thing or two about handling day-to-day activities in freezing temperatures, where below-zero rarely means staying inside. While people in the Lower 48 are shivering in Alaska-like temperatures this […]

01/07/2014

This photo taken Dec. 11, 2013, in Kwethluk, Alaska, shows Santa and Mrs. Claus getting off a small airplane to visit the children at the school. (AP Photo/Mark Thiessen)

Guard brings Christmas to remote Alaska village

KWETHLUK, Alaska (AP) — The mere presence of Santa and Mrs. Claus put broad smiles on the faces of many children in this Alaskan Yup’ik Eskimo community this week, and it wasn’t just because they […]

12/13/2013

Martin Bashir (Photo by Nick Wass/Invision/AP, File)

Bashir leaves MSNBC over inflammatory remarks

NEW YORK (AP) — MSNBC host Martin Bashir resigned from the network Wednesday, nearly three weeks after making graphic remarks on his show about former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin. “I deeply regret” the comments, Bashir […]

12/04/2013

This image provided Saturday Nov. 30, 2013, courtesy of Alaska State Troopers shows the wreckage of a plane that crashed Friday near St. Marys, Alaska. Authorities said the pilot and three passengers died in this crash of the single-engine turboprop Cessna 208. Few other details, including the possible cause of the crash, are known. (AP Photo/Alaska State Troopers)

Mother on crashed plane led searchers to wreckage

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A mother on board a plane that crashed in remote southwest Alaska made a frantic phone call for help resuscitating her 5-month-old baby, then left the fatally injured boy to lead […]

11/30/2013

In this August 9, 2013 photo provided by Island Conservation, a Tufted Puffin flies over Hawadax Island, Alaska. (AP Photo/Island Conservation)

Former ‘Rat Island’ in Alaska has whole new look

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — Conservationists and federal wildlife officials are reporting success, five years after undertaking an effort to eradicate rats from a remote Alaska island. Officials with Island Conservation, The Nature Conservancy and U.S. […]

10/23/2013

Franklin (l) and Billy Graham (AP Photo)

Evangelist Billy Graham turns 95 next month

  NEW YORK (AP) — A major celebration is planned next month for the 95th birthday of the Rev. Billy Graham. Graham’s son Franklin said Tuesday that between 600 and 700 people have been invited […]

10/15/2013

This undated handout photo provided by Marinelifephotography.com shows a reef slope densely covered by soft corals in Southeast Sulawesi, Indonesia. (AP Photo/Keoki Stender, Marinelifephotography.com)

Study claims temperatures will go off the charts around 2047

WASHINGTON (AP) — Starting in about a decade, Kingston, Jamaica, will probably be off-the-charts hot — permanently. Other places will soon follow. Singapore in 2028. Mexico City in 2031. Cairo in 2036. Phoenix and Honolulu […]

10/09/2013

This Sept. 27, 2013 image provided by NOAA Fisheries shows thousands of walruses hauling out on a remote barrier island in the Chukchi Sea near Point Lay, Alaska. (AP Photo/NOAA Fisheries, Stan Churches)

10,000 walrus come ashore in northwest Alaska

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — An estimated 10,000 walrus unable to find sea ice over shallow Arctic Ocean water have come ashore on Alaska’s northwest coast. Scientists with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration on Friday […]

10/01/2013

Fairbanks International Airport, Fairbanks, Alaska located on map app.

Apple app directs drivers to Alaska airport runway

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A glitch in the Apple Maps app on newer iPhones and iPads guides people up to a runway at a major Alaska airport instead of sending them on the proper route […]

09/25/2013

Adak, Alaska shown on Google Maps.

Woman attempting solo row reaches Alaska

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A 28-year-old British adventurer became the first woman to row solo across the North Pacific Ocean Monday, arriving in Adak in Alaska’s Aleutians after 150 days and 3,750 miles at sea. […]

09/24/2013

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