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EPA administrator recuses himself from Pebble Mine decisions

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — The head of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency says he is recusing himself from decisions related to the proposed Pebble Mine in southwest Alaska. Andrew Wheeler, in a memo, says his former employer provided services to a client related to the Pebble project. His memo doesn’t provide details on that but […]
Tags: News, Ap, Alaska, Epa, Pebble, Pebble Mine, Northwest, U S Environmental Protection Agency, Juneau Alaska, Andrew Wheeler

23 images that show how much we've reshaped planet Earth over the last century

Human activity has drastically changed the planet, particularly since the Industrial Revolution. Deforestation and logging, human-driven climate change, and pollution are just some of the ways our species has transformed planet Earth. The consequences of those impacts are becoming increasingly clear. Ice in Greenland and Antarctica is melting rapidly, oceans are warmer than ever before, and four of the last five years were the hottest on record. Animals' natural habitats are also shrinking....
Tags: Trends, Earth, Alaska, Antarctica, Greenland, Pedersen Glacier, Muir Glacier

Groups: EPA has dragged heels on oil dispersant rules

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Environmental groups and women from Alaska and Louisiana say the Environmental Protection Agency has dragged its feet on issuing rules for oil spill dispersants, and they’re ready to sue to demand them. They say dispersants used after the Exxon Valdez and BP oil spills were worse than oil alone. But they […]
Tags: Health, News, Ap, Nation, Alaska, New Orleans, Epa, Louisiana, Environmental Protection Agency, Northwest

Alaska chief justice defends judicial nominating process

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — The Alaska Supreme Court’s chief justice says founders of the state’s constitution intended for a governor to appoint for judgeships candidates nominated by the Alaska Judicial Council. Chief Justice Joel Bolger, in recent remarks, defended the council’s process for vetting and nominating candidates after Gov. Mike Dunleavy filled one vacancy on […]
Tags: News, Ap, Alaska, Northwest, Mike Dunleavy, Juneau Alaska, Alaska Supreme Court, Alaska Judicial Council, Joel Bolger

US Naval warship visits southern Alaska port city

KETCHIKAN, Alaska (AP) — A U.S. Navy warship has docked at an Alaska port for a rare visit. The Juneau Empire reported Saturday that the USS Zumwalt docked in Ketchikan for a weekend stay beginning Saturday. Officials say the 610-footlong ship based in San Diego was scheduled to be open for public tours Sunday in […]
Tags: News, Navy, US, Ap, Alaska, San Diego, Northwest, Juneau Empire, Ketchikan, Ketchikan Alaska

Alaska man who tracks down stolen vehicles enters plea deal

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — An Alaska man has agreed to a plea deal that includes a promise to stop chasing after stolen vehicles. The Anchorage Daily News reported Saturday that 54-year-old Floyd Hall pleaded guilty to one count of reckless endangerment resulting in a 30-day suspended sentence and a $500 fine. Officials say the terms […]
Tags: News, Alaska, Northwest, Anchorage, Anchorage Daily News, Alaska AP, Floyd Hall

Search suspended for pilot missing northwest of Anchorage

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Authorities say search efforts have been suspended for a single-engine aircraft that went missing in south-central Alaska earlier this month. The Anchorage Daily News reported Saturday that 61-year-old Timothy D. Twohy has been missing since March 5 after his Cessna 172 was reported overdue northwest of Anchorage. Search officials say the […]
Tags: News, Ap, Alaska, Northwest, Anchorage, Anchorage Daily News, Cessna, Anchorage Alaska, Timothy D Twohy, Anchorage Search

Program provides free mouth guards during basketball tourney

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — Players at an annual city league-style basketball tournament in Alaska’s capital city had a chance to get something new this year: special mouth guards. Drs. Rochell Burke and Jordan White put together a program that supplied free mouth guards to any players in this year’s Gold Medal basketball tournament who wanted […]
Tags: News, Ap, Alaska, Northwest, Burke, Juneau Alaska, Jordan White

Record number of people visit national parks in Alaska

A record number of people visited Alaska's national parks in 2018, the Anchorage Daily News reports.
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Iditarod musher discounts critics after dogs refused to run

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — The Iditarod musher who was hours ahead in the Alaska wilderness race when his dogs refused to keep running dismissed critics who say he ran them too hard and chalked it up to a bad memory that spooked them.
Tags: News, Ap, Alaska, Anchorage Alaska

Port of Seattle and Washington state coalesce for sustainable aviation fuels

Port of Seattle Sustainable Aviation Fuel Summit Conference. By Fred Felleman, Port of Seattle Commissioner Special to The Digest Despite our reputation as environmentally progressive and determined protectors of the climate, Washington state has not kept up with its neighbors to the north and south when it comes to a clean fuel standard or supply. We know how to make the fuel. Washington state is home to innovative biofuel production companies. Yet, our manufacturers export their supply to Cal...
Tags: Transportation, Washington, Alaska, House, Epa, Seattle, British Columbia, Thought Leadership, Delta Air Lines, Jay Inslee, International Civil Aviation Organization ICAO, Washington State Legislature, Sea Tac Airport, California Oregon, Clean Fuel Standard, International Maritime Organization IMO

Blair Braverman And Her Dogs Finish First Attempt At Iditarod

Blair Braverman just finished her rookie attempt at the nearly 1,000-mile Iditarod race in Alaska. She sent a radio diary of the most-notable moments from her first go at the race.
Tags: News, Alaska, Blair Braverman

Huge sunfish washes up in Australia

Australia is living up to its reputation as the home of strange animals. A rare sunfish, also called Mola mola, washed ashore in South Australia, at the mouth of the Murray River, about 50 miles south of Adelaide. Linette Grzelak and her partner, Steven Jones, who discovered the animal, told Guardian Australia that they thought it was a piece of shipwreck at first. The peculiar, flat-bodied fish was about six feet long, and according to National Parks South Australia, sunfish are “the world’...
Tags: Travel, Australia, California, Fish, Alaska, Adelaide, South Australia, All, Guardian Australia, Murray River, Steven Jones, Sunfish, Mola Mola, South Australian Museum, Ralph Foster, National Parks South Australia

Hulu’s Looking For Alaska Rounds Out Cast

Hulu’s Looking For Alaska rounds out cast Almost a year after ordering the miniseries adaptation of the controversial John Green novel Looking for Alaska, Hulu has rounded out its cast with the additions of Empire‘s Denny Love, American Vandal‘s Jay Lee, Fuller House‘s Landry Bender, Medium‘s Sofia Vassilieva, Girl Meets World‘s Uriah Shelton and Riverdale‘s Jordan Connor. PB = PB || {}; PB.gptStandAlone = PB.gptStandAlone || {}; PB.gptAutoRefresh = PB....
Tags: TV, Movies, Alaska, TV News, Romania, Connor, Pbs, Hulu, John Green, Sofia, Charlie Plummer, Lee, Kevin, Shelton, Riverdale, American Library Association

State ups budget, timeline for review of Alaska ferry system

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — Gov. Mike Dunleavy’s administration is upping the budget and extending the time for a review of potential options for the future of Alaska’s ferry system. But a spokeswoman for the system, Aurah Landau, says the administration so far has not changed its position on funding to keep the ferries running while […]
Tags: News, Alaska, Northwest, Mike Dunleavy, Juneau Alaska, Aurah Landau

Bridget McCain issues rare response to Trump's criticism of her father: 'You are a child' – live

John McCain’s daughter scarcely speaks in public but tweeted in response to the US president’s most recent criticisms of her fatherSign up for the US briefing to get a fresh perspective 3.06pm GMT Beto O’Rourke’s presidential campaign is already on the wrong side of the law.The former Texas congressman hasn’t committed any campaign finance violations nor are there any intimations that he colluded with foreign powers. He did park illegally in New Hampshire though and earned a $50 ticket from ...
Tags: Texas, US, US news, Pennsylvania, US politics, New Hampshire, Maine, Alaska, New Jersey, Manchester, John Mccain, Donald Trump, Susan Collins, Trump, House Gop, Lisa Murkowski

4 ways to fight climate change and also protect states that depend on fossil fuel jobs

We can't ask these communities to trade one crisis for another. Lisa Murkowski of Alaska and Joe Manchin of West Virginia can show us the way forward.
Tags: Science, West Virginia, Alaska, Lisa Murkowski, Joe Manchin

Caution: Pricing Glitch Makes Some Travelers Pay More for Alaska’s Saver Fares in Sabre

Part of the fun that comes with having the Cranky Concierge air travel assistance business is that I get to poke around in the Sabre Global Distribution System (GDS) regularly. And that means sometimes I stumble across issues that even the airlines don’t know about. That happened earlier this week with Alaska’s Saver (Basic Economy) fares. They are, in some cases, pricing higher in Sabre than elsewhere. Sometimes, the lower fare is first being displayed but then, thanks to Alaska’s uncompeti...
Tags: Travel, Alaska, Portland, Fares, United, Expedia, Priceline, Alaska Airlines, Amadeus, Sabre, Ontario, American Delta, Joe Carson, Sabre Global Distribution System GDS, Alaskaair, United is N Delta

Iditarod champion given a hero’s welcome in Alaska hometown

BETHEL, Alaska (AP) — A city in southwest Alaska has hosted a hero’s welcome for the homegrown winner of the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race. KYUK reported Tuesday that 2019 champion musher Pete Kaiser was met by a crowd at the airport in his hometown of Bethel Monday night. The 31-year-old won the 1,000-mile (1,600-kilometer) […]
Tags: News, Ap, Alaska, Northwest, Bethel, Pete Kaiser, Bethel Alaska, KYUK

Judge delays sentencing in Alaska teen’s death

PALMER, Alaska (AP) — An Alaska judge has delayed sentencing for a man convicted in the killing of a 16-year-old high school classmate, citing concerns about the lack of a psychiatric evaluation. The Anchorage Daily News reports 19-year-old Erick Almandinger was scheduled to be sentenced this week after a Palmer jury had found him guilty […]
Tags: News, Ap, Alaska, Palmer, Northwest, Anchorage Daily News, Palmer Alaska, Erick Almandinger

Corps sees no reason now to extend Pebble comment period

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — An official with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers says the agency has not received any compelling reason to extend the 90-day comment period on a draft environmental review of a major mine project in southwest Alaska. Shane McCoy is project manager for the corps’ review of the Pebble Limited Partnership’s […]
Tags: News, Ap, Alaska, Pebble, Northwest, Corps, Juneau Alaska, Pebble Limited Partnership, U S Army Corps of Engineers, Shane McCoy

Overlooked No More: Elizabeth Peratrovich, Rights Advocate for Alaskan Natives

Peratrovich and her husband rallied Natives to ensure the passage of the 1945 Anti-Discrimination Act, the first anti-discrimination law in the United States.
Tags: News, Alaska, Discrimination, Peratrovich, Elizabeth Peratrovich, Law and Legislation, Politics And Government, Civil Rights and Liberties, Biographical Information, Past Tense

Alaska board nominee Shaw withdraws nomination

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — A former Ketchikan school board president has withdrawn his nomination for a state judicial conduct commission. Gov. Mike Dunleavy nominated Trevor Shaw for the Alaska Commission on Judicial Conduct. Shaw faced questioning over his relationship to a former Ketchikan teacher accused of sexual abuse and a recall effort. Shaw said former […]
Tags: News, Ap, Alaska, Northwest, Shaw, Mike Dunleavy, Juneau Alaska, Ketchikan, Trevor Shaw, Alaska Commission on Judicial Conduct Shaw

‘The Red Lantern’ Brings A Harrowing Tale of the Iditarod to Nintendo Switch

“The Red Lantern” is a new indie title from Timberline Studio following one young woman’s journey to participate in the Iditarod dog race. The Nintendo Switch title, revealed during Nintendo’s Spring Nindies Showcase, follows a protagonist whose “plan” is to get a van, get a sled, travel to Alaska, and then win the Iditarod race. […]
Tags: News, Alaska, Nintendo, Nintendo Switch, The Red Lantern, Timberline Studio

Wednesday Workout: The Pressure is Off Approach to Your First World Cup

Gus Schumacher during the 1.6 k classic sprint qualifier at Junior World Ski Championships in Lahti, Finland. (Photo: Doug Stephen) At eighteen-years-old, Gus Schumacher remains composed in what is a pressure cooker of endurance sport. There he was last week on his home tracks of Kincaid Park in Anchorage, AK., claiming four first place medals and providing locals a deep-well of pride. If in fact this young man is stressed before or during a race, it’d be hard to notice. And maybe part of that...
Tags: Europe, Resources, Sport, Alaska, Skiing, World Cup, Norway, Workouts, Quebec City, Anchorage, Schumacher, Anchorage AK, Kincaid Park, Lahti Finland, Wednesday Workout, Doug Stephen

It’s Springtime in the Southern Baptist Convention

The Spring Equinox today at 5:58 pm, Eastern Daylight Time. The sun is shining, the flowers are blooming and the birds are singing…the Doxology, either that or the Sevenfold Amen, except for in Nashville where something about tears and beer have to be worked into every song. The Executive Committee has a guy, the celebrated God’s Man, who will be announced March 31st and voted upon two days later at the Dallas-Ft. Worth Grand Hyatt. Plaudits to the EC leadership for not scheduling the vote on A...
Tags: Texas, Religion, Alabama, Georgia, Alaska, Dallas, Nashville, Birmingham, EC, SBC, Executive Committee, Spring Equinox, Southern Baptist, WMU, Nominating Committee, SBC Issues

Head of AK “Human Rights Comm.” Under Investigation for 1st/2nd Amendment Violations

Opinion Head of AK “Human Rights Comm.” Under Investigation for 1st/2nd Amendment Violations Arizona -( A scandal is developing in Alaska, as the head of the Human Rights Commission (HRC) has been implicated in directly chilling the exercise of the First and Second Amendments of the Constitution. Governor Dunleavy has ordered an investigation of the scandal. The head of the HRC, Marti Buscaglia, became upset over a bumper sticker on a contractor's work truck. The bumper stick...
Tags: Facebook, Guns, Department Of Defense, United States, Alaska, Arizona, HRC, Free Speech, First Amendment, Second Amendment, Dunleavy, Michael Dunleavy, Gun Rights News, Dean Weingarten, Gun Watch, University of Wisconsin Pistol Team

Weak storm hits Southern California on first day of spring

LOS ANGELES — A weak storm headed for Southern California Wednesday — the first day of spring 2019 — and was on track to arrive later than expected, and with less moisture. The storm originating in the southern gulf of Alaska should have reached Southern California Tuesday night, according to what forecasters had projected, but as of early Wednesday morning it remained parked off Northern California, said National Weather Service meteorologist Dave Bruno. “You’ll need an umbrella at some point (...
Tags: Weather, National Weather Service, News, Colorado, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Santiago, Alaska, Rain, Local News, Orange County, Nws, Southern California, Northern California, Lax

Mainer who’s fighting extradition to Alaska is due in court

AUBURN, Maine (AP) — A Maine man who is wanted in Alaska to face a murder charge is returning to court. Steven Downs, whose attorneys announced that he will fight extradition, is due Wednesday morning in Androscoggin County Superior Court. Downs is charged with the sexual assault and murder of 20-year-old Sophie Sergie at the […]
Tags: News, Ap, Maine, Alaska, Northwest, Auburn Maine, Steven Downs, Sophie Sergie, Androscoggin County Superior Court Downs

Board approves $36M plan to fix earthquake-damaged schools

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Anchorage school officials have approved a plan calling for $36.3 million to repair two schools damaged by the magnitude 7.1 earthquake that shook south-central Alaska. The Anchorage Daily News reports the school board voted Monday for the plan to fix Gruening Middle School and Eagle River Elementary, which have been closed […]
Tags: News, Ap, Alaska, Northwest, Anchorage, Anchorage Daily News, Anchorage Alaska, Gruening Middle School, Eagle River Elementary