Military officials unveil damage from powerful Alaska quake

U.S. 12/07/18, 19:58

Last week's magnitude 7.0 earthquake near Anchorage caused multiple problems at the sprawling Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, including damage to steel frameworks, ceilings, and sprinkler and heating systems, military officials said Friday.But as with the rest of the earthquake zone, there were no deaths, serious injuries or widespread catastrophic damage.In fact, ...

Collapsed Alaska highway ramp reopens days after quake

U.S. 12/05/18, 19:47

A collapsed highway off-ramp in Alaska's largest city that became an iconic image of the destructive force of a magnitude 7.0 earthquake has been rebuilt and opened.Alaska Department of Transportation spokeswoman Shannon McCarthy says the ramp to Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport reopened early Tuesday, less than four days after ...

Sarah Palin’s son checks into Alaska halfway house

U.S. 12/05/18, 15:52

The elder son of former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin turned himself in to an Anchorage halfway house Wednesday to begin a year in custody, following his conviction for assaulting his father.Track Palin was initially scheduled to enter the halfway house Oct. 31 after a judge decided new assault allegations disqualified ...

Alaska selfie-takers told to stay off quake-buckled road

U.S. 12/04/18, 17:36

With sizable shockwaves still emanating from last week's powerful earthquake, authorities in Alaska are urging the selfie-taking public to stay away from a road that was badly mangled.Some photos posted on social media show people even climbing into large cracks on the buckled road in Wasilla north of Anchorage, Alaska ...

Update: Federal courthouse closed in Alaska after quake

U.S. 12/03/18, 13:59

The Latest on the Alaska earthquake (all times local):9:45 a.m.A dump truck and excavator work on a temporary fix of an off ramp that collapsed after an earthquake on Friday, Nov. 30, 2018, in Anchorage, Alaska. A driver attempting to exit Minnesota Drive at International Airport Road was not injured ...

Alaska putting together pieces after massive earthquake

U.S. 12/03/18, 13:35

The supply chain of food and other goods delivered to the Port of Anchorage from the Lower 48 has not been disrupted by the powerful earthquake that caused widespread damage to roads in the Anchorage area."The ships are coming in on schedule, the supply lines are at this point uninterrupted," ...

Update: Earthquake doesn’t disrupt supply chain of goods

U.S. 12/02/18, 15:50

The Latest on the aftermath of a powerful earthquake striking near Anchorage (all times local):11:45 a.m.Delivery of food supplies, fuel and other cargo has not been interrupted after the powerful earthquake that struck Anchorage on Friday.A dump truck and excavator work on a temporary fix of an off ramp that ...

Life is slowly settling down in Alaska after major quake

U.S. 12/01/18, 23:10

Life is slowly settling down in Alaska following a powerful earthquake that rattled buildings, disrupted power and caused heavy damage to the only highway that goes north of Anchorage.A dump truck and excavator work on a temporary fix of an off ramp that collapsed after an earthquake on Friday, Nov. ...

Strict building codes helped Anchorage withstand quake

U.S. 12/01/18, 20:13

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. There's a good reason for that. A devastating 1964 Alaska earthquake — the most powerful on record in the United States — led to stricter ...

Update: Mayor: Anchorage returning to pre-quake normal

Enviroment 12/01/18, 16:28

The Latest on Alaska earthquakes (all times local): 12:30 p.m. In this photo provided by Jonathan M. Lettow, people walk along Vine Road after an earthquake, Friday morning, Nov. 30, 2018, in Wasilla, Alaska. (Jonathan M. Lettow via AP) Anchorage Mayor Ethan Berkowitz says the city is on the road to returning to ...

Alaska surveys damage from major earthquakes

U.S. 11/30/18, 23:47

Two strong earthquakes measuring 7.0 and 5.7 ripped apart highways, cracked buildings and rattled people's nerves around Anchorage.An employee walks past a damaged aisle at Anchorage True Value hardware store after an earthquake, Friday morning, Nov. 30, 2018, in Anchorage, Alaska. Tim Craig, owner of the south Anchorage store, said ...

Republican takes House race by 1 vote after recount

Politics 11/30/18, 22:04

Republican Bart LeBon has won an Alaska state House race by one vote after a ballot recount, officials said.Before Friday's recount, LeBon and Democrat Kathryn Dodge were tied with 2,661 votes apiece.Recount results showed LeBon with 2,663 votes while Dodge had 2,662 votes, after LeBon picked up two votes and ...

Powerful earthquakes buckle Alaska roads, trigger tsunami warning

U.S. 11/30/18, 14:07

Back-to-back earthquakes measuring 7.0 and 5.8 rocked buildings and shattered roads Friday morning in Anchorage, sending people running into the streets and briefly triggering a warning to residents in Kodiak to flee to higher ground for fear of a tsunami. The warning was lifted a short time later. There were no ...

Food chain disruption eyed in Hawaii whale sighting decline

U.S. 11/28/18, 16:45

Research into the decline of humpback whale sightings in Hawaii points to a food chain disruption likely caused by warmer ocean temperatures in the whales' feeding grounds in Alaska, federal officials have said.U.S. and international researchers, wildlife managers and federal officials were meeting in Tuesday and Wednesday to discuss the ...

Justices weigh free speech case involving ‘Arctic Man’ event

Politics 11/26/18, 17:05

The Supreme Court on Monday waded into a freedom of speech case resulting from an arrest at Arctic Man, a snowmobile and ski race event that draws thousands to a remote campsite in Alaska. Justices heard arguments in a case with the potential to affect people who might sue police over ...

Ash from Alaska volcano prompts aviation warning

U.S. 11/21/18, 16:52

An active Alaska volcano is ramping up, spewing ash emissions nearly 3 miles (5 kilometers) into the air.Alaska Volcano Observatory scientists said Wednesday that overnight ash emissions from Mount Veniaminof (VEN'-ee-ah-mean-off) generated an ash plume that drifted more than 150 miles (241 kilometers) to the southeast.The community of Perryville is ...

Study finds robust polar bear population in sea near Alaska

U.S. 11/15/18, 19:42

The first formal count of polar bears in waters between the United States and Russia indicates they're doing better than some of their cousins elsewhere.Polar bears are listed as a threatened species because of diminished sea ice due to climate change. But university and federal researchers estimate a robust and ...

Dunleavy taps Feige to be Alaska Natural Resources head

Business 11/14/18, 21:28

Gov.-elect Mike Dunleavy on Wednesday named a former director of Alaska's Division of Oil and Gas to be his Natural Resources commissioner.Dunleavy announced his selection of Corri Feige during a Resource Development Council conference in Anchorage in which he repeated that Alaska would be "open for business" under his administration.Dunleavy ...

Report cites weak reporting on missing, killed Native women

U.S. 11/14/18, 13:28

Numerous police departments nationwide are not adequately identifying or reporting cases of missing and murdered indigenous women and girls as concerns mount over the level of violence they often face, according to a study released by a Native American nonprofit Wednesday.The report from the Seattle-based Urban Indian Health Institute, the ...

Alaska Native summit to bring fluent speakers together

U.S. 11/09/18, 17:16

An upcoming summit will bring together the last remaining speakers of three indigenous languages of Alaska, organizers said Friday.Nearly 70 speakers of Tlingit, Haida and Tsimshian are expected to attend the three-day event in Juneau that begins Nov. 13, according to Sealaska Heritage Institute officials. The institute has counted 133 ...

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