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Sean Parnell: Alaska's New Governor

Sean Parnell has a tough act to follow. Emerging from the wings after Alaska Governor and former GOP vice-presidential nominee Sarah Palin stepped down July 26,...

Can Ted Stevens Still Win Alaska?

Uncle Ted, the Senator with an avuncular penchant for gift-giving — $3.4 billion in federal earmarks for Alaska since 1995 alone — has been convicted of...

With Palin Away, Who'll Run Alaska?

Sarah Palin is back in Alaska on Wednesday — but she won't be staying there for long. The McCain-Palin campaign needs her star power to keep its...

Alaska's Bloggers on Sarah Palin

Gov. Sarah Palin's vice presidential candidacy has breathed new life into Alaska's local media, energizing the commentators who have been chronicling the state's...

VANISHING ALASKA

Shishmaref is melting into the ocean. Over the past 30 years, the Inupiaq Eskimo village, perched on a slender barrier island 625 miles north of Anchorage, has...

Movies: Sleepless in Alaska

No question about it: nasty, nerdy Walter Finch (Robin Williams) did it. The paperback crime novelist killed the high school girl he was "mentoring." There are...

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...

Alaska's Billion-Dollar Quandary

To a casual visitor, the chill, choppy waters of Prince William Sound show little evidence of the disaster that struck on Good Friday 1989. Nearly 11 million...

A Little Too Flaky in Alaska

NORTHERN EXPOSURE; CBS; Mondays; 10 p.m. EDT It's a little town up north, out west. Everybody knows everybody else -- and everybody else's business. Remoteness...

Environment: The Stain Will Remain On Alaska

Men toting dark green duffel bags were filing off ships in Valdez, Alaska, last week and heading toward the phones, Mike's Pizza Palace or the bar at the...

Environment: Nature Aids the Alaska Cleanup

When breaks in the stormy weather permit, cleanup crews in a bay of Alaska's Eleanor Island come ashore in landing craft meant for infantry assaults. Off Kenai...

In Alaska: Boom Times Yield to a Bitter Bust

In the Red Dog saloon in Juneau, the sawdust on the floor gets changed biweekly come fog, downpour or the occasional shard of sunlight. Behind the bar, there's a...

Environment: Alaska's Speeding Glacier

The first person to report that something was amiss was Guide Mike Branham, 40, a strapping six-footer who each spring flies a pontoon plane full of bear hunters...

In Alaska: Homesteading

"You know, we were all strangers that I morning," recalled Carol Sik, 47, as she leafed through an album of yellowing newspaper clippings. She was sitting with...

In Alaska: Where the Chili Is Chilly

In the fall of 1978, Fran Tate had the notion to open a Mexican restaurant in Barrow, Alaska. She had canvassed the town—there are, if you count the...