Earthquake tests new wireless network in far-flung Alaska

U.S. 06/12/19, 23:33

The police chief of Alaska's largest city hurried out of the department's glass building after the ground began to shake. Phone lines jammed and even police radios were spotty after a major earthquake, but his cellphone was recently equipped with ...

Focus turns to investigation in deadly Alaska mid-air crash

U.S. 05/15/19, 00:01

Two sightseeing planes that crashed in Alaska collided at about the 3,300-foot (1,006-meter) level, the National Transportation Safety Board announced shortly after an elite team arrived Tuesday from Washington, D.C., to investigate the crash.The two planes collided in mid-air Monday, ...

Jail deaths highlight ongoing rural Alaska safety issues

U.S. 05/14/19, 18:29

The deaths of three people in two weeks at western Alaska jails underscore a perennial problem that rural officials have attempted to address: a lack of public safety personnel and facilities in villages.The Association of Village Council Presidents, a regional ...

Team heads to Alaska to probe sightseeing planes collision

U.S. 05/14/19, 09:30

A team of federal airplane accident investigators was expected to arrive in Alaska on Tuesday to investigate the cause of a midair collision between two sightseeing planes that killed at least four people. The four died when the floatplanes carrying cruise ...

Tick, tick, tick: Alaska braces for invading parasites

Enviroment 04/17/19, 16:20

Alaska health and wildlife officials are taking steps to track undesirable parasites showing up in the state.Researchers plan field work this summer to sample non-native ticks that could gain a foothold because of the warming climate.University of Alaska Anchorage assistant ...

High March temperatures shortened Alaska’s winter weather

U.S. 04/04/19, 14:51

Climatologists in Alaska say unusually high temperatures set records in March and likely are a reflection of the upward warming climate trend.March is normally reliable for dog mushing and cross-country skiing. However, Anchorage, Alaska's largest city, didn't record a flake ...

Frenchman maintains lead in Alaska’s Iditarod

Europe 03/09/19, 19:23

A Frenchman continues to lead this year's Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race.Nicolas Petit was the first musher Saturday to leave the checkpoint at Eagle Island, about 592 miles (953 kilometers) into the 1,000 mile (1609 kilometer) race across the Alaska ...

European mushers, Alaskan battling for Iditarod lead

Europe 03/08/19, 18:25

Two men living in Alaska but with European ties and a Fairbanks musher are battling for the lead in this year's Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race.Race leaders Nicolas Petit, a native of France, Norwegian Joar Uslom and Alaskan Jessie Royer ...

Live feeds and GPS: Rugged Iditarod has high-tech support

U.S. 03/08/19, 01:16

People are using technology to track Alaska's Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race far from the competitors tackling the off-the-grid route.Fifty-one mushers as of Friday are traveling long stretches between remote village checkpoints with no other company but the dogs pulling ...

Veteran musher Aliy Zirkle takes lead in Alaska’s Iditarod

Sports 03/06/19, 14:04

Veteran musher Aliy Zirkle is leading in Alaska's Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race.She is seeking to become the first woman to win in nearly three decades.Zirkle is a three-time second-place finisher in the 1,000-mile (695-kilometer) race.She was first to leave ...

Update: Crowds cheer kickoff of Alaska’s famed Iditarod

U.S. 03/02/19, 15:16

The Latest on Alaska's Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race (all times local):10:30 a.m.Cheering crowds lined snow-heaped streets in Alaska's largest city Saturday as hundreds of dogs and their humans kicked off the 47th running of the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog ...

Big crowds expected at kickoff of Alaska’s famed Iditarod

Sports 03/02/19, 00:41

Big crowds are expected to converge on Alaska's largest city Saturday as hundreds of dogs and their humans kickoff the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog race with a short ceremonial run along snow-heaped streets.The fan-friendly event in Anchorage brings spectators up ...

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