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Politics Mar 18U.S., China spar in first face-to-face meeting under Biden
In unusually pointed remarks for a staid diplomatic meeting, Secretary of State Antony Blinken and Chinese Communist Party foreign affairs chief Yang Jiechi took aim at each other's country's policies at the start of two days of talks in Alaska…
Nation Aug 24U.S. Army Corps of Engineers says Alaska mine would have adverse impacts on salmon site
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers says a proposed gold and copper mine at the headwaters of the world's largest sockeye salmon fishery in Alaska would cause "unavoidable adverse impacts."…
Arts Jul 30‘Into the Wild’ bus likely lands a home at Fairbanks museum
An infamous bus appears headed to a new home at a museum in Fairbanks after being removed from Alaska’s backcountry to deter people from making dangerous, sometimes deadly treks to visit the site where a young man documented his demise…
Nation Mar 07Iditarod looks for relevance as race across Alaska starts
Interest in the world’s most famous sled dog race has waned in recent years, in part because of smaller cash prizes that make it difficult for mushers to compete in an expensive sport. Animal rights activists also have stepped up…
Nation Jan 21Census 2020 kicks off in remote Alaskan village
The rest of the nation, including more urban areas of Alaska, begin the census in mid-March.
Nation Jan 17What you need to know before the 2020 Census starts
The 2020 Census will begin next week in rural Alaska. The Census always starts in remote parts of the nation's largest state out of tradition and necessity.
Nation May 15Alaska floatplanes collided at 3,300 feet before crashing
The two planes collided in mid-air Monday, and the Coast Guard raised the death toll to six people on Tuesday after finding the bodies of two people who had been missing.
Nation Mar 13Iditarod winner’s dog sledding passion began in childhood
Pete Kaiser became the fifth Alaska Native and first Yupik musher to win the world's most famous sled dog race.
Nation Dec 02Strict building codes helped Anchorage withstand quake
The magnitude 7.0 earthquake that rattled Alaska’s largest city cracked roads and collapsed highway ramps, but there were no reports of widespread catastrophic damage or collapsed buildings.
Nation Aug 30The Alaska town that inspired ‘Northern Exposure’ is in a battle over legal pot
Talkeetna's first marijuana retail store is causing a rift not seen in other tourist-dependent towns in this Libertarian-leaning state, where marijuana had a casual acceptance long before it became legal. But even here, like in many pot-legal states, some towns…