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Op-Ed: Pregnancy tests distributed like condoms in Alaska

Staff at the University of Alaska have started a new project which will place dispensers in women's restrooms that contain pregnancy tests. The initiative costs millions but some say it is worth it.
In the Media by Walter McDaniel

Alaskans sue government for vital road

King Cove - The Aleut fishing community at King Cove is suing the government to install a one-lane road to a nearby airport. Residents claim that the lack of a route has actually endangered the lives of some villagers.
In the Media by Walter McDaniel

Review: Doug Briney salutes the 'Unknown Soldier' in new country single Special

Country singer Doug Briney will release his new single "Unknown Soldier" on Monday, in honor of the Memorial Day holiday, to pay homage to the troops.
Digital Journal Report by Markos Papadatos

'Into the Wild' hunter fatally shot by police in Alaska

An Alaskan moose hunter, whose discovery of the corpse of a wanderer two decades ago helped lead to the 2007 movie "Into the Wild," has been shot and killed by police following a weekend chase thro...
In the Media by Steve Quinn (Reuters) - 1 comment

Air-mixing above Arctic ice may lead to mercury contamination

A team of NASA scientists has found that strong mixing of air above cracked Arctic sea ice actually pulls down atmospheric mercury. This could lead to increased water contamination as a result.
In the Media by Michael Thomas - 2 comments

Loss of sea ice causes 10,000 walruses to take over Alaskan coast

For generations, the Pacific walrus population has inhabited and used the sea ice offshore in the northern Chukchi Sea as platforms during their winter stay, diving on the shallow continental shelf to reach snails, crabs and worms.
In the Media by Karen Graham - 12 comments

Melting Alaska glacier reveals military plane crashed in 1952

Alaska National Guard crews discovered relics from an Air Force cargo plane that slammed into a mountain in November 1952, killing all 52 servicemen on board. More material comes up to the surface as the glacier melts, including some human remains.
In the Media by Eko Armunanto - 1 comment

Ten people die in plane crash in Alaska

Ten people are dead after a propeller-powered air taxi plane operated by Rediske Air Inc. crashed yesterday at the airport in Soldonta, Alaska.
In the Media by Valerie Benguiat - 3 comments

Man catches 200-year-old fish

On June 21, a man, from Seattle, Washington, caught a fish off the coast of Alaska. The fish may be around the age of two-hundred-years-old.
In the Media by Owen Weldon - 3 comments

Alaskan volcano shoots ash plume 5 miles into the sky

A volcano located on the Alaskan peninsula is picking up in activity. Volcano Pavlof began rumbling in May, however, shot a 5-mile plume into the sky this week disrupting smaller aircraft which had to redirect to avoid the ash.
In the Media by Leigh Goessl - 6 comments

Man in Alaska charged with DUI on shopping cart

An Alaskan man was arrested by police, who say that he was driving a motorized shopping cart while drunk, and that he was in possession of cookies and cake mix that was stolen.
In the Media by Owen Weldon

Interview with Rachele Lynae Special

Digital Journal talks life, music and future ambitions with the fast-rising young country star of whom great things are expected.
Digital Journal Report by Adrian Peel - 3 comments

Probation violator accused of raping toddler and murder

Anchorage - Jerry Andrew Active was on probation for assaulting a girl in 2009, when he allegedly raped a 2-year-old and killed her great-grand parents.
In the Media by Eric Morales

Op-Ed: NWT touts northern pipeline — Is this a viable alternative?

Yellowknife - With the Northern Gateway and Keystone pipelines facing fierce resistance, Alberta is desperate to move its diluted bitumen and the North West Territories (NWT) is promoting a northern pipeline alternative to create jobs and improve its economy.
In the Media by Karl Gotthardt - 4 comments

Man fights off bear, walks away with only minor injuries

An Alaskan man, who was with his family, ended up walking away with only minor injuries after he got into a hands-on scuffle with the animal.
In the Media by Owen Weldon - 3 comments

Alaskan town considers banning public defecation

Bethel - A rural Alaskan town, Bethel, is considering whether to borrow from state law and make it against the law for people to urinate or defecate in public.
In the Media by Owen Weldon

Republican congressman apologises for using the term wetbacks

In yet another gaffe for the Republican party, representative Don Young of Alaska, found himself apologising for a racist remark he made during a radio interview.
In the Media by Sami Zaatari - 1 comment

Unseen dangers from the Japanese tsunami may linger for decades

The debris from the tsunami which struck eastern Japan two years ago today could still be washing up on the western seaboard of Canada and the United States decades from now with, as yet, unknown consequences for marine life.
In the Media by Robert Myles - 12 comments

Viral video: Man skis through Alaskan five-storey building

Whittier - Ah Alaska covered in snow, a skier's dream, so why did one young man choose to ski through and out of a five-storey abandoned, haunted building, in Whittier?
In the Media by Eileen Kersey - 5 comments

Magnitude 6.0 earthquake recorded off Alaska coast

Port Alexander - A 6.0-magnitude earthquake has hit off the coast of Alaska on Thursday morning, according to the United States Geological Survey.
In the Media by Anne Sewell

Group denounces Alaska's Pebble Mine, citing threat to belugas

Social media activist group Fins and Fluke has joined with the EPA, the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) and Hollywood star Robert Redford, to oppose the massive Pebble Mine in Bristol Bay, Alaska.
In the Media by Elizabeth Batt - 2 comments

7.5-magnitude quake hits Alaska coast followed by tsunami warning

Craig - The coast of Alaska has experienced a 7.5-magnitude earthquake, followed by two aftershocks of 4.7 and 4.5 respectively and a tsunami warning (which has since been canceled). (Video update).
In the Media by Anne Sewell - 4 comments

Scientist who released drowning polar bear documents reprimanded

A scientist who witnessed polar bears drowning and helped to spur the global warming movement has been reprimanded for releasing government documents.
In the Media by Greta McClain - 1 comment

Climate activists block Shell headquarters with ice pyramid

London - Activists from Climate Justice Collective built an icy pyramid at Shell's London headquarters on Tuesday, in protest over Arctic oil drilling.
In the Media by Anne Sewell - 1 comment

Wreckage of 1952 plane found on Alaskan glacier

Anchorage - Debris from an airplane crash found earlier this month on an Alaskan glacier near Anchorage has now been identified as military airplane from the 1950s. The plane had been used during the days of the Korean war.
In the Media by Kevin Fitzgerald - 1 comment

Alaska's Cleveland Volcano shoots up ash cloud 35,000 feet

One of Alaska's remote volcanoes, Cleveland Volcano, awoke from slumber earlier this week, shooting an ash cloud into the air.
In the Media by Leigh Goessl

Four climbers perish in Alaska avalanche w/ update

Five climbers in Alaska's Denali National Park were swept away by an avalanche on Thursday. Today the rescue and recovery effort continues.
In the Media by Gar Swaffar - 4 comments

Pranksters promise fake Taco Bell to Alaskan town

People in a town in Alaska were pretty excited after seeing fliers announcing that a Taco Bell was going to be opening up there. It ended up being a prank though.
In the Media by Owen Weldon - 1 comment

Op-Ed: Man sues Bristol Palin after calling her mother a whore

Los Angeles - Ever notice how those on the left, the political left, would have you believe they are kinder, smarter and more tolerant of differing ideologies and cultures than more conservative-minded folks?
In the Media by Larry Clifton - 10 comments

Ted Nugent to plead guilty for illegal black bear kill in Alaska

Anchorage - Rocker and gun advocate Ted Nugent reached a plea agreement Friday after being charged with one count of transporting an illegally hunted bear.
In the Media by R. Francis Rubio - 4 comments
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Joe Miller candidate for Alaska s Senator
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Joe Miller candidate for Alaska's Senator
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The Western Buttress of Denali  also known as Mount McKinley
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The Western Buttress of Denali, also known as Mount McKinley
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A picture of the University of Alaska Kachemak Bay Campus which may be involved in the project.
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A picture of the University of Alaska Kachemak Bay Campus which may be involved in the project.
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Five Floors Of Fury: Dude skis through an abandoned five-story building in Alaska
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Five Floors Of Fury: Dude skis through an abandoned five-story building in Alaska
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Rachele Lynae
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Rachele Lynae
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Valdez  Alaska snowstorm.  January 2012.
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Valdez, Alaska snowstorm. January 2012.
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Debris from the Japanese tsunami last year.
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Debris from the Japanese tsunami last year.
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Sarah Palin
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Sarah Palin
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Digging out the boats on and off the water.  Valdez  Alaska.  Jan. 13  2012
Suzanne Hickman
Digging out the boats on and off the water. Valdez, Alaska. Jan. 13, 2012
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Volksvagen beetle of the unknown traveller from Chile in Vancouver  Canada.
Volksvagen beetle of the unknown traveller from Chile in Vancouver, Canada.
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Kodiak  Alaska
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Kodiak, Alaska
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Aerial view of Craig  Alaska.
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Aerial view of Craig, Alaska.
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Volksvagen decorations of the unknown traveller from Chile in Vancouver  Canada.
Volksvagen decorations of the unknown traveller from Chile in Vancouver, Canada.
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Large walrus on the ice. Alaska  Bering Sea
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Large walrus on the ice. Alaska, Bering Sea
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 In this house we re tigers   the unknown traveller from Chile in Vancouver  Canada.
"In this house we're tigers", the unknown traveller from Chile in Vancouver, Canada.
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Satellite image of Bering Strait. Cape Dezhnev  Russia is on the left  the two Diomede Islands are i...
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Satellite image of Bering Strait. Cape Dezhnev, Russia is on the left, the two Diomede Islands are in the middle, and Cape Prince of Wales, Alaska is on the right.
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Valdez  Alaska snowstorm. January 2012
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Valdez, Alaska snowstorm. January 2012
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