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Feet that a Russian tanker dubbed the Renda, trying to resupply icebound Nome, Alaska with 1.3 million gallons of fuel, progressed on Tuesday as a U.S. Coast...

Unknown Disease Killing Ringed Seals in Alaska

Scores of ringed seals along the coast of Alaska have fallen victim to a mysterious disease that has been afflicting the area since July. Ailing seals have been...

Ancient, Peculiar Clay Disks Unearthed in Alaska

Sure, archaeologists in Northwest Alaska's Noatak National Preserve expected to find plenty of rocks, everything from mundane pebbles to petroglyph-adorned...

Alaska's 'Orange Goo' Answer: Eggs

These aren't the kind of eggs you want to scramble or serve sunny side up, that much officials from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration know...

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...

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...

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...

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...