Alaska

News from the state of Alaska

White House drops Interior nominee after Murkowski objects

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WASHINGTON — The White House is withdrawing its planned nomination of Elizabeth Klein to become deputy secretary at the Interior Department amid opposition from...

Pandemic puts pause on on-site use for some Alaska pot shops

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JUNEAU, Alaska — Regulators amid much fanfare in early 2020 approved two cannabis lounges in Alaska, making it one of the few states where...

Forecast for spring: Nasty drought worsens for much of US

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With nearly two-thirds of the United States abnormally dry or worse, the government’s spring forecast offers little hope for relief, especially in the West...

US, China spar in first face-to-face meeting under Biden

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ANCHORAGE, Alaska — Top U.S. and Chinese officials offered sharply different views of each other and the world as the two sides met face-to-face...

Troubled US-China ties face new test in Alaska meeting

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WASHINGTON — The United States and China will face a new test in their increasingly troubled relations when top officials from both countries meet...

I like Ike, but Mike’s OK; ranked-choice voting gets a look

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FALLS CHURCH, Va. — An electoral reform that has taken root in the iconoclastic states of Maine and Alaska could be gaining traction nationwide. ...

Alaska GOP wants Murkowski to stop identifying as Republican

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ANCHORAGE, Alaska — The Alaska Republican Party previously censured U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski for voting to convict former President Donald Trump after his impeachment...

Dallas Seavey on the cusp of 5th title with Iditarod lead

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ANCHORAGE, Alaska — Dallas Seavey was leading the Iditarod on Sunday, positioning himself to tie one other musher for the most wins ever in...

Dog illness prompts former Iditarod champion to scratch

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ANCHORAGE, Alaska — One of four former champions in this year’s Iditarod quit the race Saturday, saying it was in the best interest of...

Second winter: Anchorage gets up to 18 inches of fresh snow

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ANCHORAGE, Alaska — Residents in some parts of Alaska’s largest city woke Thursday to a surprise: up to 18 new inches of snow. ...