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Alaska lawmaker bucks party, refuses to quit amid claims - SFGate

Tue, 12/12/2017 - 23:28

SFGate

Alaska lawmaker bucks party, refuses to quit amid claims
SFGate
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — An Alaska lawmaker who has been accused by several women of inappropriate behavior refused to resign on Tuesday amid calls for him to leave his post from leaders of the House majority and the head of the state Democratic Party ...
Alaska lawmaker refuses to resign amid misconduct claimsWTOP

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This city in Alaska is warming so fast, algorithms removed the data because it seemed unreal - The Denver Post

Tue, 12/12/2017 - 21:07

The Denver Post

This city in Alaska is warming so fast, algorithms removed the data because it seemed unreal
The Denver Post
Last week, scientists were pulling together the latest data for NOAA's monthly report on the climate when they noticed something strange: One of their key climate monitoring stations had fallen off the map. All of the data for Barrow, Alaska – the ...
Scientists warn Arctic “refrigerator” is failing, with global consequencesAlaska Public Radio Network

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Solider from Alaska dies in Afghanistan - KTUU.com

Tue, 12/12/2017 - 20:23

KTUU.com

Solider from Alaska dies in Afghanistan
KTUU.com
ANCHORAGE (KTUU) A U.S. Army Alaska Soldier from Alaska died Tuesday. The military says it was "from injuries sustained in a non-combat vehicle accident in Nangarhar Province, Afghanistan." Staff Sgt. David Thomas Brabander, 24, was an airborne ...
Alaska Soldier Dies in Vehicle Crash in AfghanistanU.S. News & World Report

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Alaska Lawmaker Refuses to Resign Amid Misconduct Claims - U.S. News & World Report

Tue, 12/12/2017 - 19:07

U.S. News & World Report

Alaska Lawmaker Refuses to Resign Amid Misconduct Claims
U.S. News & World Report
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — An Alaska lawmaker who has been accused by several women of inappropriate behavior refused to resign on Tuesday amid calls for him to leave his post from leaders of the House majority and the head of the state Democratic Party ...
Westlake will not heed calls to resign over misconduct allegationsAlaska Dispatch News

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EPA Leaders From Past GOP Administrations Slam Proposed Pebble Mine In Alaska - HuffPost

Tue, 12/12/2017 - 17:08

HuffPost

EPA Leaders From Past GOP Administrations Slam Proposed Pebble Mine In Alaska
HuffPost
EPA Leaders From Past GOP Administrations Slam Proposed Pebble Mine In Alaska. “The record is clear: The Pebble Mine is fundamentally flawed ― it's the wrong mine in the wrong place.” By Nick Visser. Environmental Protection Agency via Reuters ...
Former Republican EPA chiefs blast controversial Alaska mining projectThe Hill

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Alaska Soldier Dies in Vehicle Crash in Afghanistan - U.S. News & World Report

Tue, 12/12/2017 - 15:42

Alaska Soldier Dies in Vehicle Crash in Afghanistan
U.S. News & World Report
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A 24-year-old soldier Alaska-based solder died a vehicle crash in Afghanistan. The Army says Staff Sgt. David Thomas Brabander died Monday of injuries suffered in a noncombat vehicle accident. Brabander was an airborne ...

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Unemployment insurance claims in Alaska are at 'historic lows' - Alaska Dispatch News

Tue, 12/12/2017 - 15:15

Alaska Dispatch News

Unemployment insurance claims in Alaska are at 'historic lows'
Alaska Dispatch News
While Alaska has lost jobs in the current state recession, claims for unemployment insurance have fallen to "historic lows," according to the Alaska Department of Labor and Workforce Development. Typically, the opposite is true: Claims for unemployment ...

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Reports Clear Alaska Lawmaker in Harassment Cases - U.S. News & World Report

Tue, 12/12/2017 - 14:04

U.S. News & World Report

Reports Clear Alaska Lawmaker in Harassment Cases
U.S. News & World Report
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — An Alaska lawmaker was cleared but not totally exonerated Tuesday for his actions in separate allegations of sexual and physical harassment at the state Capitol in Juneau. The Senate Rules Committee released a report from the ...
State prosecutor decides not to charge Sen. Wilson in reporter slappingAlaska Public Radio Network
Investigatior says state senator did not 'upskirt' stafferJuneau Empire

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Ravn to offer new Southwest Alaska flights - KTUU.com

Tue, 12/12/2017 - 14:03

KTUU.com

Ravn to offer new Southwest Alaska flights
KTUU.com
ANCHORAGE (KTUU) - Ravn Air Group, better known as Ravn Alaska, announced Tuesday that it is expanding its network to serve Dillingham and King Salmon, starting on Feb. 14, 2018. "We've heard the call from residents of Dillingham and King Salmon for ...
Ravn Alaska Expanding Network to Serve Dillingham and King SalmonPR Newswire (press release)
Ravn Alaska to fly between Anchorage and Bristol BayKDLG

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Walker names members of Alaska climate leadership team - Alaska Public Radio Network

Tue, 12/12/2017 - 13:15

Alaska Public Radio Network

Walker names members of Alaska climate leadership team
Alaska Public Radio Network
The team's job is to come up with recommendations for how Alaska should deal with climate change. It was created by Walker in an administrative order issued this fall. The task force is led by Lt. Governor Byron Mallott. In a statement, Gov. Walker ...
Alaska seeks input from experts, appoints climate change membersKTUU.com
Walker names members of climate change advisory panelJuneau Empire
Governor Walker Appoints Members of Climate Action for Alaska Leadership TeamAlaska Native News

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Alaska seeks input from experts, appoints climate change members - KTUU.com

Tue, 12/12/2017 - 12:11

KTUU.com

Alaska seeks input from experts, appoints climate change members
KTUU.com
Byron Mallott said Tuesday, "Their collective advice and recommendations for climate priorities, actions, and goals will provide invaluable guidance [...] to address the challenges and opportunities associated with climate change.” It still remains to ...
Walker names members of Alaska climate leadership teamKTOO
Walker names members of climate change advisory panelJuneau Empire

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In Russia, a competitor for Alaska's gasline project comes online - Alaska Public Radio Network

Tue, 12/12/2017 - 11:46

Alaska Public Radio Network

In Russia, a competitor for Alaska's gasline project comes online
Alaska Public Radio Network
Time lapse video of the Yamal LNG plant construction from Russian natural gas giant Novatek. A Russian competitor to Alaska's proposed LNG pipeline loaded its first cargo last week. The trading arm of Malaysia's Petronas bought its first shipment ...

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This city in Alaska is warming so fast, algorithms removed the data because it seemed unreal - Washington Post

Tue, 12/12/2017 - 09:51

Washington Post

This city in Alaska is warming so fast, algorithms removed the data because it seemed unreal
Washington Post
Last week, scientists were pulling together the latest data for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's monthly report on the climate when they noticed something strange: One of their key climate monitoring stations had fallen off the map ...

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Man burglarizes Alaska high school girls' locker room, fights police - KTUU.com

Tue, 12/12/2017 - 09:38

Man burglarizes Alaska high school girls' locker room, fights police
KTUU.com
KENAI, Alaska (KTUU) - After midnight on Monday, a tip came in to police in Kenai that someone was prowling around the high school in the middle of the night. Officers pulled up to Kenai Central High School to investigate, and located a 22-year-old man ...

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The parade of Baked Alaska is back on Carnival cruise ships - USA TODAY

Tue, 12/12/2017 - 08:31

USA TODAY

The parade of Baked Alaska is back on Carnival cruise ships
USA TODAY
The parade of Baked Alaska is making a comeback on Carnival cruise ships. The once-a-cruise procession of Carnival waiters carrying the classic dessert into dining rooms — a one-time staple on Carnival vessels — has reappeared on the line's 3,936 ...

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Flirting, sexting added to Alaska teachers' code of ethics - KTUU.com

Tue, 12/12/2017 - 06:49

KTUU.com

Flirting, sexting added to Alaska teachers' code of ethics
KTUU.com
FAIRBANKS, Alaska (AP) - An Alaska education commission has added flirting, sexting and inappropriate touching to the list of things that teachers are not allowed to do with students. The Fairbanks Daily News-Miner reported Sunday that the changes are ...

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Face of Defense: Recruiter Flies Around Remote Alaska to Fill Army ... - Department of Defense

Tue, 12/12/2017 - 04:41

Department of Defense

Face of Defense: Recruiter Flies Around Remote Alaska to Fill Army ...
Department of Defense
As a new recruiter working remote Alaskan villages scattered across an area larger than many U.S. states, Army Sgt. 1st Class Robert Masterman was on a path to defeat.,

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How Alaskans Eat Healthy in the Winter - Bon Appetit

Tue, 12/12/2017 - 02:38

Bon Appetit

How Alaskans Eat Healthy in the Winter
Bon Appetit
If you think you have it bad with the lack of produce at your local farmers' market in the winter, try living in Alaska. “There's literally nothing growing,” deadpans Beau Schooler, the chef/co-owner of acclaimed Juneau café, The Rookery. “Not even ...

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Alaska needs to move to renewable energy - Fairbanks Daily News-Miner

Tue, 12/12/2017 - 00:59

Alaska needs to move to renewable energy
Fairbanks Daily News-Miner
Alaska has the resources to draw power 10 months out of the year and the technology to comfortably meet at least half of our electrical and heating needs annually. If we just took a bite of this low-hanging fruit it would change the entire dynamic in ...

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Flirting, Sexting Added to Alaska Teachers' Code of Ethics - U.S. News & World Report

Mon, 12/11/2017 - 22:57

Flirting, Sexting Added to Alaska Teachers' Code of Ethics
U.S. News & World Report
An Alaska education commission has added flirting, sexting and inappropriate touching to the list of things that teachers are not allowed to do with students. Dec. 12, 2017, at 9:04 a.m.. Flirting, Sexting Added to Alaska Teachers' Code of Ethics ...

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