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Flyers: Getting to Know Nate Thompson

The Philadelphia Flyers made three trades on what was a rather busy deadline day. The first of those deals involved the Flyers sending a 2021 fifth-round pick to the Montreal Canadiens in exchange for forward Nate Thompson. Thompson has played for a few various teams during his professional hockey career, and I want to introduce him to those who might not know his hockey history. Junior Career and Getting Drafted Thompson was born in Anchorage, Alaska, which is home to a few other not...
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Italian Hikers Rescued in Alaska After Visiting Infamous ‘Into the Wild’ Bus

ANCHORAGE, Alaska — An Italian man suffering from frostbite and four other tourists were rescued in the Alaska wilderness after visiting an abandoned bus that’s become a lure for adventurers since it was featured in the “Into the Wild” book and movie. Alaska State Troopers say the five people were rescued Saturday from a camp they set up after visiting the dilapidated bus on the Stampede Trail near the interior town of Healy. The hikers were found 13 miles from the trailhead, according to T...
Tags: News, Uncategorized, Alaska, Belarus, Jon Krakauer, Sean Penn, Walker, Christopher McCandless, Anchorage Alaska, Denali National Park, Healy, Clay Walker, McCandless, Onetime, DeSpain, Tim DeSpain


Environmentalists Seek Endangered Species Listing for Alaska’s Freshwater Seals

(ANCHORAGE, Alaska) — The only known freshwater harbor seals in the U.S. should be listed as threatened or endangered, an environmental group said Thursday in its second petition for the animals. The Center for Biological Diversity petitioned for additional protections for the 400 harbor seals that live at Iliamna Lake in southwest Alaska. “Without Endangered Species Act protection, we risk allowing these seals to fall victim to the world’s wildlife extinction crisis,” said Kristin Carden, ...
Tags: News, Environment, Uncategorized, Alaska, Pebble, Bristol Bay, National Oceanic And Atmospheric Administration, University of Washington, Center for Biological Diversity, Anchorage Alaska, Iliamna Lake, North Pacific, NOAA Fisheries, Pebble Ltd Partnership, Iliamna, Carden


Alhambra’s Mark Keppel High wins L.A. County Academic Decathlon; Alhambra High is second

Mark Keppel High School in Alhambra was named on Friday, Feb. 6, the winner of the Los Angeles County Academic Decathlon and will take part in the statewide competition in March. The Mark Keppel team scored 53,704 points out of a possible 60,000 in the competition. The school finished second in last year’s county competition. Alhambra High School, which finished in 18th place last year’s event, made a major improvement this year, placing second with 49,469 points. LA County Superintendent of S...
Tags: News, Education, California, Sacramento, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Beverly Hills, Lausd, Local News, Los Angeles County, Torrance, Alhambra, Edgewood, Anchorage Alaska, South High School


Lawmakers demand details on decision to send 195 coronavirus evacuees to Riverside County

Citing a lack of transparency, Reps. Mark Takano, D-Riverside, and Norma Torres, D-Pomona, are calling on U.S. Air Force Secretary of State Barbara Barrett to explain why 195 Americans evacuated from the epicenter of the coronavirus outbreak in China were airlifted to March Air Reserve Base in Riverside County. In the letter, sent Saturday, Feb. 1, the lawmakers said they were not consulted on the decision to redirect the flight from Ontario International Airport to the base, nor have they heard...
Tags: News, China, Massachusetts, Department Of Defense, Sport, Public Health, Soccer, World Health Organization, State Department, Air Force, Riverside County, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, Ontario, Pomona, State, Moreno Valley


Good day for U.S. at Junior Worlds

A team effort: Maxime Germain (bib 58) placed third in the World Junior’s Youth 7.5 k sprint. (Photo: Weymuller Photography) A compelling aspect of international biathlon is the diversity of nations represented at the highest level, the International Biathlon Union World Cup. Last week in Pokljuka, 25 five teams from 25 different nations were represented in the 4 x 7.5 k mixed relay. It speaks to the broadening global appeal for the sport.  All those nations are tasked with developing athlet...
Tags: Russia, Sport, Racing, Skiing, Vermont, Burke, Army National Guard, Anchorage Alaska, Grand Rapids Minnesota, Tim Burke, Biathlon, US Biathlon, International Biathlon Union, Clare Egan, Pokljuka, Max Cobb


Hotel room shortage may have led to diversion of coronavirus evacuees from Ontario to Riverside County

Why did the federal government divert a plane full of evacuees leaving the epicenter of the deadly coronavirus in Wuhan, China, away from landing at Ontario International Airport as originally planned? A San Bernardino County official suggests it may have been the airport’s inability to provide comfortable accommodations for the 195 American passengers — most of them employees of the U.S. State Department — at temporary facilities it had set and the fact that March Air Reserve Base in Riverside ...
Tags: News, Cdc, Sport, Public Health, Soccer, State Department, Riverside County, Mike Lee, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, Wuhan, Ontario, Pomona, Moreno Valley, Lee, U S State Department, HHS


Coronavirus evacuee quarantined at March Air Reserve Base in Riverside County

A Wuhan evacuee who was on the flight that landed Wednesday, Jan. 29, at March Air Reserve Base in Riverside County has been quarantined after attempting to leave the base, Riverside County health officials said. County Health Officer Dr. Cameron Kaiser issued the order requiring the passenger to stay for the entire incubation period, up to 14 days, or until otherwise cleared, officials said in a news release Thursday, Jan. 30. The order was made because of the unknown risk the person could have...
Tags: News, China, Los Angeles, Sport, Britain, Soccer, United States, Alaska, Associated Press, Orange County, Orange, Riverside County, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, Wuhan, Ontario, Ontario International Airport


Americans evacuated from coronavirus zone in China en route to Riverside County

The chartered jet carrying more than 200 Americans airlifted from Wuhan, China, where the coronavirus outbreak began, is headed for March Air Base Reserve in Riverside County. The flight made a brief stop in Anchorage, Alaska, for refueling before departing shortly after 2 a.m. The plane is expected to touch down in Riverside County just before 8 a.m., a flight tracker shows. Originally bound for Ontario International Airport, the flight was redirected late Tuesday. Officials in Alaska said all ...
Tags: South Korea, Japan, News, California, China, Los Angeles, Sport, Public Health, Soccer, United States, Alaska, Associated Press, Orange, Riverside County, Wuhan, Southern California


5,974 coronavirus cases in China top SARS as evacuations begin

By KEN MORITSUGU BEIJING  — Countries began evacuating their citizens Wednesday from the Chinese city hardest-hit by a new virus that has now infected more people in China than were sickened in the country by SARS. The number of confirmed cases jumped to 5,974, surpassing the 5,327 in mainland China during the SARS outbreak in 2002-2003. The death toll rose to 132, which is still lower than the 348 people who were killed in China by SARS. Scientists say there are still many critical questions to...
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Virus cases in China top SARS as evacuations begin

By KEN MORITSUGU BEIJING  — Countries began evacuating their citizens Wednesday from the Chinese city hardest-hit by a new virus that has now infected more people in China than were sickened in the country by SARS. The number of confirmed cases jumped to 5,974, surpassing the 5,327 in mainland China during the SARS outbreak in 2002-2003. The death toll rose to 132, which is still lower than the 348 people who were killed in China by SARS. Scientists say there are still many critical questions to...
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Americans evacuated from coronavirus zone in China arrive in Riverside County

The chartered jet carrying more than 200 Americans airlifted from Wuhan, China, where the coronavirus outbreak began, has landed at March Air Reserve Base in Riverside County. The flight made a brief stop in Anchorage, Alaska, for refueling before departing shortly after 2 a.m. The plane touched down at 8:11 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 29, in Riverside County. Originally bound for Ontario International Airport, the flight was redirected late Tuesday. The plane has landed. pic.twitter.com/IJxqDaKSGv — ...
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Americans Trapped in Wuhan Aren’t Angry at the Chinese Government. They’re Angry at Their Own

When Justin Steece ventures out of his apartment in Wuhan, his primary worry isn’t getting sick. He’s more concerned that he might bring the deadly pneumonia-like virus circulating the city back home to his wife and newborn baby. But with supplies of infant formula getting low, Steece doesn’t have much of a choice. “He’s a very chill kid and doesn’t cry much unless he’s hungry,” Steece, 26, from Lake George, Minn., who works as a teacher in Wuhan, tells TIME. “My biggest fear is that I’ll g...
Tags: News, Minnesota, California, France, China, Uncategorized, Beijing, Infectious Disease, Wuhan, Alexandria, Wilson, South Korea Japan, U S Embassy, Jasmine, Anchorage Alaska, Reno Nev


Americans Evacuated From Wuhan Pass Coronavirus Health Screening Test Upon Return to U.S.

(ANCHORAGE, Alaska) — A plane evacuating more than 200 Americans from a Chinese city at the center of a virus outbreak continued Wednesday on to Southern California after everyone aboard passed a health screening test in Anchorage, where the aircraft had stopped to refuel. All 201 passengers had already been through two screenings in China and were screened twice more in Anchorage by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. One passenger received medical attention for a minor injury ...
Tags: South Korea, Japan, News, California, Cdc, Washington, China, Uncategorized, Los Angeles, United States, Alaska, Associated Press, State Department, Riverside County, Wuhan, Southern California


As State Department Offers U.S. Citizens Flight From Wuhan, Some Americans Choose to Stay Behind

(BEIJING) — As hundreds of Americans prepare to evacuate Wuhan, the central Chinese city at the heart of a new virus outbreak that has killed over 100, San Francisco native Doug Perez is staying behind. It’s not that he’s unconcerned. Perez, 28, and his girlfriend have hunkered down in their apartment for the past five days. They’ve argued. They’ve fretted over missed food deliveries. They’ve dubbed their Labrador, Chubby, “Apocalypse Dog,” venturing out for short walks on deserted streets ...
Tags: Health, News, China, Uncategorized, San Francisco, Earth, Beijing, Wuhan, Cincinnati, Hermione, Perez, Labrador, Ontario California, Anchorage Alaska, Alaska Department of Health and Social Services, Dickey


Dentist filmed extracting a tooth while on a hoverboard was found guilty on 46 counts

A dentist in Anchorage, Alaska, has been convicted on dozens of charges after he was filmed extracting a patient's tooth as he stood on a hoverboard, according to the Alaska Department of Law.
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A dentist was filmed extracting a tooth while on a hoverboard. He was found guilty on 46 counts

A dentist in Anchorage, Alaska, has been convicted on dozens of charges after he was filmed extracting a patient's tooth as he stood on a hoverboard, according to the Alaska Department of Law.
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Why do planes dump fuel?

A pilot will choose to dump fuel only on very rare occasions. In the case of an emergency situation the flight crew can decide to dump, dirty up the plane or land heavy. The dumped fuel evaporates before it hits the ground. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Following is a transcript of the video.  Narrator: On March 23rd, 2018, a 60-year-old woman on a flight from Shanghai to New York began having trouble breathing. When she started slipping in and out of consciousness, the p...
Tags: New York, Trends, Shanghai, Epa, Environmental Protection Agency, Faa, Boeing, British Airways, Anthony, Federal Aviation Administration, Anchorage Alaska, Embry Riddle Aeronautical University, Brickhouse, Flight Safety Foundation, Anthony Brickhouse


The Iran Plane Crash Could Be the Latest in a Long History of Accidental Shoot-Downs

A Ukrainian International Airlines flight that crashed in Iran Wednesday, killing all 176 people on board, was likely shot down by Iranian forces, U.S. intelligence suggests. While the crash of Flight 752 is a tragedy, the likely cause of the crash might not be entirely surprising, given the flurry of threats and tit-for-tat attacks exchanged between the Untied States and Iran over the last week. While civilian air travel is considered to be very safe, there is a long history of civilian ai...
Tags: New York, News, Air Travel, Navy, Russia, Israel, Uncategorized, Iran, Ukraine, United States, Egypt, Malaysia, New York Times, Netherlands, Libya, Malaysia Airlines


Ross Perot’s Forgotten Mission During the Vietnam War

Ross Perot spent December 1969 collecting postcards. As the 1960’s came to a close, Americans, whatever their political orientation, were weary – riots in the cities, the assassinations of Martin Luther King and RFK, seismic changes in the culture and 47,752 and counting Americans dead in Vietnam. Ross Perot’s politics were conservative, and he had observed with growing distaste the antics of the Vietnam War protest movement, which had grown militant in 1969. It represented everything that ...
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Why fuel dumped from a plane doesn't hit the ground

A pilot will choose to dump fuel only on very rare occasions. In the case of an emergency situation the flight crew can decide to dump, dirty up the plane or land heavy. The dumped fuel evaporates before it hits the ground. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Following is a transcript of the video.  Narrator: On March 23rd, 2018, a 60-year-old woman on a flight from Shanghai to New York began having trouble breathing. When she started slipping in and out of consciousness, the p...
Tags: New York, Trends, Shanghai, Epa, Environmental Protection Agency, Faa, Boeing, British Airways, Anthony, Federal Aviation Administration, Anchorage Alaska, Embry Riddle Aeronautical University, Brickhouse, Flight Safety Foundation, Anthony Brickhouse


U.S. Senior Nationals Skate Sprint Rundown (Updated)

  The top name on the men’s side was no surprise: Gus Schumacher. The 19-year-old from Anchorage, Alaska captured his first career Senior National Championship today in the 1.5-kilometer skate sprint in Houghton, Michigan. Schumacher (USST/AWS) qualified in second at 3:10.85, behind JC Schoonmaker (UAA) in first (3:08.88). Schumacher won the second quarterfinal, and the second semi in a smoking time of 3:04.16.  Gus Schumacher (bib 2), during the men’s skate sprint at the 2020 Senior Nat...
Tags: Sport, Canada, Racing, Skiing, Norway, Houghton, Schumacher, Anchorage Alaska, UVM, Craftsbury, Caitlin Patterson, Cendrine Browne, Houghton Michigan, Erika Flowers, Nmu, Julien Locke


Coast Guard Suspends Search For 5 Missing Fishing Boat Crew in Alaska

(ANCHORAGE, Alaska) — The search for five crew members of a sunken fishing vessel in Alaska has been suspended, the U.S. Coast Guard said. The decision came after the service said it had exhausted all leads and considered the chances for survival. Two other crew members of the Scandies Rose were rescued after the 130-foot crab fishing vessel from Dutch Harbor, Alaska, sank New Year’s Eve, the Coast Guard said. The ship’s last known position was 170 miles (270 kilometers) southwest of Kodiak...
Tags: News, Uncategorized, Alaska, Coast Guard, U S Coast Guard, Anchorage Daily News, Jayhawk, Anchorage Alaska, Dutch Harbor Alaska, Kodiak Island, Onetime, Scandies Rose, Coast Guard Rear Adm Matthew Bell, Dan Mattsen, Seattle Based Mattsen Management, Seattle Times The Coast Guard


6 Dead in Hawaii Helicopter Crash, 1 Missing as Search Continues

(HONOLULU) — The search for the final person missing after a Hawaii tour helicopter crash killed six is expected to resume Saturday depending on weather, officials said. There are no indications that anybody survived the crash, authorities said Friday night after the remains of six of the people on board were found. Authorities have not named those on board and said families are being notified. The helicopter was set to tour the rugged and remote Kauai’s Na Pali Coast, which is one of the m...
Tags: Texas, News, Uncategorized, Hawaii, Associated Press, Faa, Pacific, Pacific Ocean, Grand Canyon, Federal Aviation Administration, Kauai, Ntsb, Honolulu, National Transportation Safety Board, Coast Guard, Hawaii Department of Land and Natural Resources


More Ice And Less Snow Gets A Chilly Reception In Anchorage, Alaska

As the climate warms, recent winters in Anchorage, Alaska, have seen more ice. The trend is leading to safety concerns and new measures to cope in this city where winter is defined by snow.(Image credit: Nat Herz/Alaska's Energy Desk)
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Too Much Ice In Anchorage

Winter in Anchorage, Alaska, is defined by snow, but as the climate warms, recent winters have seen more ice. It's a trend that's led to safety concerns and new measures to cope.
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Moderate earthquake felt in Alaska’s biggest city

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Residents of Anchorage and the Matsu Valley felt a light earthquake that hit the Cook Inlet region Sunday night, the Alaska Earthquake Center said. The magnitude 4.1 earthquake hit at 6:30 p.m. and had an epicenter that was 22 miles (36 kilometers) northwest of Anchorage, the state’s biggest city. The earthquake […]
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Powerful Alaska Native corporation to leave federation

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A powerful Alaska Native corporation is withdrawing from the Alaska Federation of Natives at the end of this year, KTOO Public Media reported. Arctic Slope Regional Corp. Director of Communications Ty Hardt wrote in a statement issued Friday that the organization’s board of directors voted unanimously to end its membership in […]
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Red, White, and… Black? A Visual History of the USST Uniform, 2008–2019

From October 2010: Kikkan Randall modeling the U.S. Ski Team suit for the 2010-2011 season. Photo courtesy of the U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association. A national team uniform for cross-country skiing has to do a lot of things. At the most utilitarian level, it has to wick sweat and aid performance while an athlete pursues one of the world’s most demanding sports at temperatures between –4 F and 40, in steady snow or driving rain or anything in between. At the functional level, it has to let spe...
Tags: Japan, Usa, General, News, Sweden, Minnesota, Minneapolis, Russia, US, Sport, Photo, Getty Images, Austria, United States, Skiing, Italy


Anchorage police, FBI seek suspect in credit union robbery

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Anchorage law enforcement officers are looking for a man who robbed a credit union. Anchorage police say the unidentified man on Monday afternoon held up a branch of the Alaska USA Federal Credit Union on west 36th Avenue. The man was dressed in black and he wore a ski mask. He […]
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