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Alaska Tourist Train to Resume After Derailment

Alaska Tourist Train to Resume After Derailment

An Alaskan train that transports tourists is expected to resume operations Friday after a derailment that occurred on Wednesday. The rail company carries hundreds of thousands of visitors along the historic route of the Klondike Gold Rush each year. According to officials, the train derailment left 23 tourists with minor injuries. Four passenger rail cars […]

Alaska Will Vote on the Legalization of Recreational Marijuana in November

Alaska Will Vote on the Legalization of Recreational Marijuana in November

Since Colorado began selling legalized recreational marijuana January 1, 2014, and Washington followed on July 8, 2014, the rest of the country has been wondering which state will be next, and while Oregon has been on the tips of most people’s tongues, it could also be Alaska that becomes the next to capitalize on the […]

Arctic Communities May End Alcohol Bans

Arctic Communities May End Alcohol Bans

Three Arctic villages in Alaska may decide to lift the local option and end laws that ban alcohol in their communities. There are strong feelings on both sides of the argument and this movement to change local law comes on the heels of a study released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) […]

Alaska Fire Still Raging Now Monitored by Drone Aircraft

Alaska Fire Still Raging Now Monitored by Drone Aircraft

The massive wildfire raging on Alaska’s Kenai Penninsula is now being monitored by a drone aircraft called ScanEagle. The unmanned aircraft was launched by catapult on Friday to fly over the area and map fire boundaries and hot spots. It is flying its first mission over an Alaska wildfire in almost five years, after receiving permission from […]

California Woman Survived Grizzly Attack in Alaska [Video]

California Woman Survived Grizzly Attack in Alaska [Video]

A young California woman who survived a grizzly bear attack while running on a military base road near Anchorage, Alaska, has provided an interview regarding the incident. 12 days after being mauled by a bear 25-year-old Jessica Gamboa, wife of a soldier stationed at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, spoke to military officials about the attack, which she […]

Alaska Fires Spread

Alaska Fires Spread

Wildfires in Alaska’s Kenai Peninsula have spread and are currently covering 193 square miles. So far firefighters have only been able to contain 20 percent of the Funny River Fire at Soldotna, which is the most active. The fire, which is named after a local road, has continued to move through the Kenai National Wildlife […]

Climate Change Causing Glaciers Near Alaska to Shrink Rapidly

Climate Change Causing Glaciers Near Alaska to Shrink Rapidly

A new report shows that glaciers near Alaska are shrinking rapidly, and climate change is causing this substantial melt. The loss of the tens of thousands of glaciers in Alaska and neighbouring British Columbia, Canada alone is deeply worrying, according to scientists. Not only is this glacial melt accelerating, but it may spell a host […]

Petition Urges Alaska to Become Russian

Petition Urges Alaska to Become Russian

A petition appeared on the We the People feature of the White House’s website which urges people to sign so that Alaska can become Russian and go back to its roots, when the 49th state of the United States was bought from Russia for $7.2 million. According to United Press International, the application was started […]

9.2 Earthquake and Tsunami Anniversary

9.2 Earthquake and Tsunami Anniversary

At 5:36 p.m., 50 years ago, the largest earthquake ever recorded in North America (and second-largest ever recorded in the world) struck Alaska’s Prince William Sound. Today marks the anniversary of the 9.2 Great Alaska Earthquake and the tsunami that followed. The evening quake reportedly shook the ground for four to five minutes. It spawned […]

Exxon Valdez: 25 Years Ago Today

Exxon Valdez: 25 Years Ago Today

25 years ago today Alaskans and the rest of the world awoke to the news that the Exxon Valdez oil tanker was aground on Bligh Reef, gushing oil from eight ruptured cargo tanks. Eventually 11 million gallons of oil poured into Alaska’s Prince William Sound, coating 1,300 miles of coastline with gooey, sticky, tarlike black […]

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