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Mysterious Orange Goo Washes Up on Alaska Shore

An unidentified orange substance is washing up on the shores of an isolated village in northwestern Alaska, and the only thing that investigators can say for...

The Former Alaska Governor Is Choosing Carefully

Sarah Palin had a good Tuesday night. Three of the four candidates she endorsed won, bringing her record to 8-3 overall this year. We asked Palin how she makes...

Skiing in Alaska: Sheer Heart Attack

While scientists and politicians debate the complexities of global warming, skiers and boarders have simpler concerns about the earth's weather patterns — namely...

Oil In Alaska: Spread Out and Drill

The House approved oil drilling in Alaska's Arctic National Wildlife Refuge earlier this month largely on the promise of an important number. To win moderates in...

CINEMA: Half-Baked Alaska

Steven Seagal comes to save Alaska but nearly destroys it. In On Deadly Ground, the art of moviemaking gets totaled too. In his directorial debut, this...

The Nation: Taking Over Alaska?

Alaska, the nation's last frontier, has a population of just over 300,000. Which is at least 100,000 fewer people than showed up for the Woodstock festival...

ALASKA: Dealing with a Northern Sheik

Scarcely two years ago, at the height of the excitement over the huge oil strike on Alaska's North Slope, as many as 2,000 men swarmed around two dozen...

Alaska: Denali Strikes Back

To the twelve eager mountaineers who struck out last month to climb Mount McKinley, North America's highest peak, the adventure did not seem too formidable...

Travel: By Boat to Alaska

A mother bear and her cubs cup the air in their paws, warily sniffing the scent of a passing boat. Schools of porpoises and killer whales gambol in the offshore...

ALASKA: Prisoners of Love

"This," quipped the Ketchikan Republican Club last week, "is the legislature of bingo, booze and boudoirs." But Alaska's Democratic legislature was somewhat...

ALASKA: Call of the Wild

In jukeboxes across the big, muddy, thawing Alaskan tundra last week, a top pop was Alaska, the Forty-Ninth Star, sung by Anchorage Entertainer-Bartender...

ALASKA: Sweep by the Democrats

The official ballot count was slow coming in from such out-of-the-way precincts as Nunivak Island, Pilot Point and Akutan, but long before all the outlying...

ALASKA: The Ice Lottery

"A channel has just opened up!" cried the excited announcer on station KFRV. "There's a four-foot ice jam across the river! My prediction now is it'll go...

National Affairs: A Pigeonhole for Alaska

Ever since May 1957, the bill to grant statehood to Alaska has been gathering dust in a House Rules Committee pigeonhole personally guarded by Rules Chairman...

National Affairs: Alaska's Senator?

Most Alaskans assumed that as the territory passed into statehood, Governor (by presidential appointment) Mike Stepovich, 39, would stay (by election) right...

ALASKA: They Like Mike

Among the fortune seekers who swarmed to the Yukon in the 1898 Gold Rush was one Michael Stepovich, out of the Balkans by way of Oregon. He struck it fairly...

ALUMINUM: Alcoa in Alaska

"This," said Alaska's Governor Ernest Gruening last week, "is the most important event in Alaska's history since its purchase from Russia." The event: Aluminum...

Boozeless Alaska

Alaska, one of the drinkingest spots in the world (per capita average: 3 gal. of hard liquor a year, compared to 1½ gal. in the U.S.), is drying up. It is all...