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Alaska: State of the United States of America
Alaska is a U.S. state on the northwest extremity of the country's West Coast, just across the Bering Strait from Asia. An exclave of the U.S., it borders the Canadian province of British Columbia and territory of Yukon to the east and southeast and has a maritime border with Russia's Chukotka Autonomous Okrug to the west. To the north are the Chukchi and Beaufort seas of the Arctic Ocean, while the Pacific Ocean lies to the south and southwest.


GOP Sen. Lisa Murkowski Tells Trump To Start Transition [Video]

GOP Sen. Lisa Murkowski Tells Trump To Start Transition

On Sunday, Alaska Sen. Lisa Murkowski of Alaska said Pres. Donald Trump should begin the transition process to President-elect Joe Biden. "President Trump has had the opportunity to litigate his..

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Trump admin races to sell Alaska oil leases [Video]

Trump admin races to sell Alaska oil leases

U.S. President Donald Trump's administration on Monday issued a request to energy companies to identify what specific land areas in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge should be offered for sale,..

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GOP Rep. Don Young Called COVID-19 The 'Beer Virus.' Now, He Has It [Video]

GOP Rep. Don Young Called COVID-19 The 'Beer Virus.' Now, He Has It

Alaska Rep. Don Young is the longest-serving current member of the US Congress. Young has previously called the novel coronavirus COVID-19 the 'beer virus,' and said claims of its severity were..

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How U.S. Senate control may come down to Georgia [Video]

How U.S. Senate control may come down to Georgia

[NFA] The control of the Senate hangs in the balance as two races in Georgia could head to a runoff, in a general election that has produced extremely close results. Gavino Garay reports.

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Alaskans Head For Higher Ground Under Tsunami Evacuation Orders [Video]

Alaskans Head For Higher Ground Under Tsunami Evacuation Orders

A 7.5 earthquake that struck near Sand Point, Alaska, on Monday has triggered a tsunami warning. CNN reports the warning was for the Alaska Peninsula and South Alaska, by the National Tsunami Warning..

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Six People Missing After Heavy Rains Cause Mudslides in Alaska

The landslides crushed at least four houses in Haines, Alaska, which is home to about 2,500 people about 90 miles north of Juneau, according to the Alaska Department of Public Safety. - Published

Coronavirus updates: Gov. Ron DeSantis says Florida schools to stay open in 2021; Alaska's largest city tightens restrictions; 268K US death

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Climate change: The woman watching the ice melt from under her feet

For thousands of years Inupaiq people have relied on the land in Alaska but now climate change is threatening their entire way of life.
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Permit Denied for Pebble Mine Project in Alaska

The Army Corps of Engineers denied a permit for the proposed Pebble Mine project, saying it was “contrary to the public interest.” - Published

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climate change is intensifying the tsunami threat in alaska
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Timelapse shows sunset before 'Polar Night' brings 66 days of darkness to city in Alaska

Watch the final sunset in Utqiaġvik, a city on the northern tip of Alaska, before the "polar night" brings over two months of darkness. - Published

Trump administration looking to sell drilling rights in Arctic National Wildlife Refuge

The Trump administration is looking to greenlight a consequential drilling project in Alaska before the Biden administration takes over. Oil and gas firms are bidding on the chance to secure drilling..
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The sun has set on 2020 in this Alaskan town. 'Polar night' brings 66 days of near-darkness in America's northernmost town.

The National Weather Service in Fairbanks on Wednesday said the sun will not rise again until Jan. 23 in Utqiaġvik, formerly known as Barrow. - Published

As Grassley Tests Positive for Coronavirus, Virus Threatens to Stall Work in Congress

Two of the oldest members of Congress, Senator Charles E. Grassley of Iowa and Representative Don Young of Alaska, now have the virus, underscoring the risks on Capitol Hill. - Published

'I don't need your instruction': Sens. Sherrod Brown and Dan Sullivan argue over wearing masks

The back-and-forth started on the Senate floor when Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, asked Sen. Dan Sullivan, R-Alaska, to put on a mask. - Published

Coronavirus updates: Hawaii 'clarifies' statewide mask mandate; Alaska loses over 3,000 gas and oil jobs amid pandemic; 247K US deaths

Hawaii, Iowa issue statewide mask mandates. Alaska has lost over 3,000 oil, gas jobs. Washington state wedding leads to outbreak. Latest COVID news. - Published

Jetliner hits brown bear while landing in Alaska

Kills it but cub that was with it wasn't hurt, officials said. It wasn't clear how they got on the runway.
CBS News - Published

Trump administration pushes to sell Alaska oil leases pre-Biden inauguration

trump administration pushes to sell alaska oil leases pre-biden inauguration
(Reuters) - The Trump Administration will take key steps to finalize a sale of oil drilling leases in the sensitive Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR) in Alaska...
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‘Are We Getting Invaded?’ U.S. Boats Faced Russian Aggression Near Alaska

Russia has escalated its provocative encounters in the North Pacific this year, harassing boats in U.S. fishing waters and sending bombers toward Alaska’s shores. - Published

US election: Ivanka Trump roasted over double standards in Alaska election call

us election: ivanka trump roasted over double standards in alaska election call
Ivanka Trump is being roasted for double standards after she celebrated a late election result that went her father's way.The state of Alaska is notoriously slow to count, but nobody really expected..
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Alaskan Don Young Prevails Over Serious Challenge, Easily Winning a 25th Term

Alyse Galvin, an independent, fell short in her bid to oust the dean of the House, who found himself vulnerable amid economic woes and President Trump’s troubles in Alaska. - Published

Challenge to Obamacare, states' vote count, Eta's potential path: 5 things to know Tuesday

The Supreme Court will weigh the latest challenge to Obamacare, Alaska will start counting absentee votes and more news to start your Tuesday. - Published

Coronavirus updates: President-elect Joe Biden to announce COVID task force; Global infections surpass 50M; Air Force-Wyoming game canceled

President-elect Joe Biden will take different approach to virus. Anchorage, Alaska, restrictions start Monday. US nears 10M cases. Latest COVID news. - Published

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Moose Goes Toe-to-Toe with Chill Dog in Alaska Encounter

Chilling in the yard with your dog is different, and dangerous, in Alaska -- where an aggressive moose can show up and charge at man's best friend!!! Brody is the pooch in this video, and you can hear.. - Published

Austin Quinn-Davidson is the first woman and openly gay mayor of Alaska's largest city. She hopes to be an inspiration, too.

Austin Quinn-Davidson was sworn in Friday, replacing Ethan Berkowitz, who resigned after admitting to "unacceptable" relationship with TV anchorwoman. - Published

Murkowski, in a Turnabout, Says She Will Vote to Confirm Barrett

The iconoclastic Alaska Republican said she remained opposed to filling the Supreme Court seat so close to an election but could not hold that against a qualified nominee. - Published

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Voters in Florida and Alaska received threatening ‘vote for Trump’ emails.

People in Florida and Alaska reported receiving menacing and deceptive emails that used false claims about public voting information to threaten voters: “Vote for Trump on Election Day or we will.. - Published

U.S. fighter jets intercept Russian bombers near Alaska

U.S. fighter jets intercepted four Russian military aircraft in international airspace near Alaska, NORAD said.
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Alaska’s Melting Ice Could Trigger Mega-Tsunami, Scientists Warn

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An from a group of scientists to the Alaska Department of Natural Resources contains a warning that a landslide may be about to occur in Prince William Sound, with the potential to trigger the largest..
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'It was a pretty good shaker': Alaska, Hawaii under tsunami advisory after 7.5 magnitude earthquake in Pacific Ocean

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Powerful Alaska earthquake triggered tsunami warning

A 7.5 magnitude earthquake struck off the Alaska Peninsula, triggering a tsunami warning in the region that has since been downgraded to an advisory. CBS Los Angeles has the latest.
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A reported 7.5 magnitude earthquake off the Alaska Peninsula today prompted tsunami warnings for a vast swath of communities, leading some schools to evacuate and send students to higher..
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A 30-Mile Canoe Trip Through Alaska’s Tongass National Forest

The Honker Divide Canoe Route draws intrepid travelers through the world’s largest intact temperate rainforest. But the lifting of logging restrictions may indelibly alter its character. - Published

Big Oil's answer to melting Arctic: cooling the ground so it can keep drilling

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The oil company ConocoPhillips had a problem. It wanted to pump 160,000 more barrels of oil each day from a new project on Alaska’s North Slope. But the fossil fuels it and others produce are leading..
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Alaska's new climate threat: tsunamis linked to melting permafrost

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In Alaska and other high, cold places around the world, new research shows that mountains are collapsing as the permafrost that holds them together melts, threatening tsunamis if they fall into the..
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Anchorage chooses first woman, openly gay acting mayor

Austin Quinn-Davidson is set to make local history in Anchorage, Alaska as the city's new acting mayor, starting next week. - Published

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'We don't think it's a hoax': Only three counties in American haven't had COVID-19 cases. How did they avoid the virus?

Esmeralda County in Nevada, Loving County in Texas and Skagway in Alaska have had no COVID-19 cases. But that doesn't mean they haven't been impacted. - Published

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Trump administration advances plan to cut protections for largest national forest

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The effort to open the Alaskan wilderness area, the nation’s largest national forest, has been in the works for about two years. - Published

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Grizzly bear kills hunter in largest U.S. national park, first-of-its-kind attack

The incident is the first known bear mauling fatality in Alaska's Wrangell-St. Elias National Park and Preserve's 40-year history. - Published

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