Alaska

AP chart shows federal food stamp participation since 1969.

House to vote on cutting back on food stamps

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Republican leaders scrambled Thursday to line up support in advance of a late-afternoon vote on legislation that would cut nearly $4 billion a year from the food stamp program, now used […]

09/19/2013

The Alaska state flag with a state map over it. (AP Photo)

Most Alaskans get $900 in oil wealth checks

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Nearly every Alaska resident will receive $900 for their share of the state’s oil wealth, a nice sum to be sure, but nowhere near the amount of the checks before the […]

09/18/2013

This undated photo released by Worthington Ford Inc. shows a photo of Cal Worthington car dealer famed for TV ads. Worthington, who built a fortune from a series of West Coast car dealerships and became a TV fixture thanks to commercials urging customers to "go see Cal," has died. He was 92. (AP Photo/Worthington Ford Inc.)

Cal Worthington, car dealer famed for TV ads, dies

LOS ANGELES (AP) — He said he would eat a bug to get you to buy a car. He promised that he would even stand upon his head until his ears were turning red if […]

09/10/2013

Cal Worthington, car dealer famed for TV ads, dies

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Cal Worthington, who built a fortune from a series of West Coast car dealerships and became a TV fixture thanks to commercials urging customers to “go see Cal,” has died. He […]

09/09/2013

In a Tuesday, Sept. 3, 2013 photo provided by Lauri Stec, shows Stubbs, a cat that has been the longtime honorary mayor of Talkeetna, recovering at the Big Lake-Susitna Veterinary Hospital from an attack by a dog last Saturday, in Big Lake, Alaska. Stubbs' owner, Lauri Stec, says the cat has been heavily sedated after suffering injuries including a fractured sternum and a punctured lung. (AP Photo/Courtesy Lauri Stec)

Alaska town roots for feline mayor attacked by dog

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — The honorary mayor of a tiny Alaska town is noticeably absent this week, when he should be hanging out at the general store or sipping his water-catnip concoctions from a wine […]

09/05/2013

Boats collide with one another after a Tsunami surge of water swept through a boat basin in Crescent City, Calif. (AP Photo/Bryant Anderson)

Report: Tsunami would swamp California’s economy

LOS ANGELES (AP) — If a monster earthquake struck off Alaska’s coast, tsunami waves would rush toward California, crippling the nation’s busiest port complex and flooding coastal communities, a report released Wednesday suggests. The potential […]

09/04/2013

Neighborhood housing in Adak, Alaska. (AP Photo/State of Alaska Division of Community & Regional Affairs)

Dozens of aftershocks expected on Alaskan island

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Dozens of noticeable aftershocks above magnitude 4.0 are expected in the remote Aleutian Island region off Alaska in the days and weeks following a major 7.0 earthquake, the Alaska state seismologist […]

08/31/2013

Neighborhood housing in Adak, Alaska. (AP Photo/State of Alaska Division of Community & Regional Affairs)

Major quake recorded in Alaska’s Aleutian Islands

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A magnitude 7.0 earthquake rocked Alaska’s Aleutian Islands with a jet-like rumble Friday that shook homes and sent residents scrambling for cover. “I heard it coming,” said Kathleen Nevzoroff, who was […]

08/30/2013

A Russian Federation Air Force SU-27 during a simulation of  a hijacking of a passenger plane over the Bering Strait near Alaska on Aug. 27, 2013. 
(AP Photo/Mark Thiessen)

Russian, NORAD forces unite for exercise

Photos from the mission OVER ALASKA (AP) — Flying at 34,000 feet over the Bering Strait, the Russian pilots had a singular focus: making sure they smoothly received the hand-off of a “hijacked” jetliner from […]

08/30/2013

Seismograph reading of an earthquake. (AP Photo)

7.0 quake recorded in Alaska’s Aleutian Islands

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A magnitude 7.0 earthquake was reported Friday morning in Alaska’s Aleutian Islands. The U.S. Geological Survey says the earthquake happened about 8:25 a.m. Alaska time, and it was centered about 55 […]

08/30/2013

Director Scott Walker (left) with Film Freak Talk Show host Leo Quinones at the KFWB studios.

‘The Frozen Ground’ interviews with Nicolas Cage and Vanessa Hudgens

The Frozen Ground is a gruesome true story about a serial killer in Anchorage, Alaska. Scott Walker wrote and directed the film. You’ll see excellent performances from Nicolas Cage, John Cusack and Vanessa Hudgens. Nic […]

08/29/2013

The Celebrity cruises ship Millennium is tied up at the Berth 3 dock, Wednesday, Aug. 21, 2013 in Ketchikan, Alaska. (AP Photo/Ketchikan Daily News, Hall Anderson)

Alaska cruise cancellations disrupt vacations

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Like so many visitors to Alaska, Phyllis McNamara was eager for a seven-day cruise along a majestic stretch of coast that is teeming with whales, bears and glaciers. But the Indianapolis […]

08/22/2013

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