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Trump will host fundraiser for Murkowski opponent

JUNEAU (AP) — Kelly Tshibaka, who is running for the Alaska U.S. Senate seat held by fellow Republican Lisa Murkowski, has announced plans for a fundraiser hosted by former President Donald Trump in February at Trump’s Mar-a-Lago club in...

 

Sen. Murkowski announces bid for reelection

WASHINGTON (AP) - Republican Sen. Lisa Murkowski, who voted to convict President Donald Trump in his second impeachment trial and had called for his resignation after the Jan. 6 insurrection,...

 

One-month trapping season set for wolves on Prince of Wales

JUNEAU (AP) — Wildlife officials have announced a one-month trapping season for wolves on and near Prince of Wales Island, despite concerns conservationists have raised about the population. A statement from the Alaska Department of Fish and Game...

 
 By Max Graham    News    November 18, 2021

Haines welcomes first Canadian visitor in almost 2 years

When Bruce Funk left his Whitehorse home at 8:30 a.m. Yukon time on Nov. 8, he didn’t expect cookies, hot chocolate, a band playing “O Canada,” news reporters, curious residents, a police escort, Haines Mayor Douglas Olerud and a gift basket al...

 

More than 100 overboard containers still missing

SEATTLE (AP) — Of the 109 cargo containers that went overboard from a cargo ship that caught fire near British Columbia last month, 105 have not been seen, according to the Canadian Coast Guard. In all, 57 tons of potassium amyl xanthate, used in...

 

Coast Guard rescues 4 after fishing boat sinks south of Sitka

A Coast Guard Air Station Sitka helicopter crew rescued four fishermen from a life raft after their 53-foot boat sank late evening Nov. 10 about 55 miles south of Sitka, 90 miles west of Wrangell. The four were in stable condition after arriving in...

 

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Polar bears at risk from disappearing Arctic sea ice

Majestic, increasingly hungry and at risk of disappearing, the polar bear is dependent on something melting away on our warming planet: sea ice. In the harsh and unforgiving Arctic, where frigid cold is not just a way of life but a necessity, the pol...

 

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