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Virgin America will disappear into Alaska Airlines in 2019.

Virgin America, the California-based carrier with the blue mood lighting and high-tech entertainment system, will be fully absorbed by Alaska Airlines by the end of 2019 as Alaska strives to become the West Coast's dominant airline. Only three months after Alaska Airlines' parent company completed...

- Los Angeles Times - US

Congress Rolls Back Obama-Era Rule On Hunting Bears And Wolves In Alaska.

The Senate voted Tuesday to lift a 2016 ban on certain hunting practices — like trapping and aerial shooting — on national wildlife refuges there. Now the bill heads to President Trump to be signed.

- NPR - US

Alaska Airlines is killing off the Virgin America brand.

Alaska Airlines is saying farewell to the Virgin America brand sometime in 2019.

- CNNMoney - US

Alaska Airlines killing off Virgin America.

- CNN Top Stories - US

Alaska Airlines To Drop Virgin America Brand by 2019.

The big surprise would have been if Alaska Airlines kept the Virgin America brand. This isn't a big deal, and it's nice that Alaska will be upgrading many of its products in the next three years. New Wi-Fi can't come soon enough. -Brian Sumers

- Skift - US

Alaska Airlines dropping Virgin America's name and logo.

The name may be going away, but the mood lighting is here to stay. On Wednesday, three months after finishing a $2.6 billion acquisition of Virgin America, Alaska Airlines announced that the Virgin America brand will be dropped by 2019, MarketWatch reports. "While the Virgin America name is beloved to many, we concluded ...

- The Week - US

U.S. Should Increase Its Strategic Commitment to the Arctic, Says CFR Task Force.

“The United States, through Alaska, is a significant Arctic nation with strategic, economic, and scientific interests,” asserts a new Council on Foreign Relations-sponsored Independent Task Force report, Arctic Imperatives: Reinforcing U.S. Strategy on America’s Fourth Coast. With the Arctic “warming ...

- The Council on Foreign Relations - US

Look out, there's a snake by your luggage.

Anna McConnaughy was flying to Alaska's largest city when the announcement came over the intercom: a passenger on a previous flight had brought a pet snake on board.The passenger had gotten off the plane. The snake had not."The...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

Locals and transplants in Alaska.

A local Alaska chick will have her hair cut so that it looks good with or without a hat or ear saving head band on.

- Matador Network - US

Sarah Palin gets roasted online for complaining about Colin Kaepernick's donation to Meals on Wheels.

Sarah Palin complained about Colin Kaepernick's latest “political stunt” , and got absolutely roasted on social media. The failed vice presidential candidate and former half-term governor of Alaska posted a link early Wednesday to her own website, which published an article o...

- The Raw Story - US

Snoozing snake on a plane: Little boy discovers snoozing reptile on Alaska flight.

The reptile was between 4 and 5ft long and was left behind on the plane by its owner.

- IBTimes.co.uk - UK

Australia couple are 1st foreigners to own US radio stations

JUNEAU, Alaska — An Australian couple with roots in Alaska has bought more than two dozen radio stations in three states, marking the first time federal regulators have allowed full foreign ownership of U.S. radio stations.

- Billings Gazette - US

Australia couple are 1st foreigners to own US radio stations

An Australian couple with roots in Alaska has bought more than two dozen radio stations in three states, marking the first time federal regulators have allowed full foreign ownership of U.S. radio stations.

- WRAL.com - US

Oil, gas leaking from abandoned Hilcorp wellhead: Coast Guard

Hilcorp has hired contractors to clean up the spilled oil, the latest in a series of accidents in Louisiana and Alaska

- Times-Picayune - US

Australia couple are 1st foreigners to own US radio stations

An Australian couple with roots in Alaska has bought more than two dozen radio stations in three states, marking the first time federal regulators have allowed full foreign ownership of … Click to Continue

- Miami Herald - US

Australia couple are 1st foreigners to own US radio stations

JUNEAU, Alaska " An Australian couple with roots in Alaska has bought more than two dozen radio stations in three states, marking the first time federal regulators have allowed full foreign ownership of U.S. radio stations.The...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

Arctic Imperatives

The Task Force finds that Alaska and the Arctic are of growing economic and geostrategic importance and recommends actions to improve the United States’ strategic presence in the Arctic region.

- The Council on Foreign Relations - US

Pet snake left behind by passenger discovered on Alaska flight

Anna McConnaughy was flying to Alaska's largest city when the announcement came over the intercom: a passenger on a previous flight had brought a pet snake on board.

- Newsday - US

Senate votes to allow trapping, baiting and aerial shooting of Alaska grizzlies, wolves

The Senate voted Tuesday to abolish a rule restricting specific hunting practices on national wildlife refuges in Alaska - including trapping, baiting and aerial shooting - on the grounds that state officials should be able to set the terms for wildlife conservation on public land within their...

- Baltimoresun.com - US

Sarah Palin lashes out at FBI director: 'Why is tainted Comey still part of Team Trump?'

The former Alaska governor claimed 'the swamp runs deep'.

- IBTimes.co.uk - UK

That's not carry-on: Snake gets loose on Alaska flight

ANCHORAGE, Alaska " A snake carried onto a commuter airplane flying between Alaska communities caused a commotion this past weekend.Anchorage television station KTVA reports that the loose snake was...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

'Deadliest Catch': Allegations against Sig Hansen 'does not impact the show'

Discovery Channel is standing by Sig Hansen of "Deadliest Catch" after the Alaskan crab boat captain's estranged daughter accused him of sexual abuse as a toddler.

- FOX News - US

Partnership with Condor gives Alaska frequent flier members travel and mileage accrual to Europe

Alaska Airlines today announced Condor Airlines as its newest partner, giving members of its award-wining Mileage Plan more opportunities to earn and use miles on flights to Europe.

- eTurboNews - US

Trilogy pulls the trigger on high-grade copper Arctic prefeasibility study

Alaska-focused mineral explorer Trilogy Metals will undertake a prefeasibility study on the Arctic project, in Northwest Alaska – one of the highest-grade copper deposits known in the world with an average grade of 6% copper equivalent. "The PFS will demonstrate the true value of the high-grade Arctic deposit which we ...

- Mining Weekly - ZA

Asian flu strains can enter North America through Alaska, study finds

A new paper from an MIT-led team demonstrates that Alaska can offer a significant foothold for Asian flu viruses, enabling them to enter North America. The research also shows that the region serves as a fertile breeding ground for new flu strains.

- PhysOrg - NL

What's cuing salmon migration patterns?

The spring-fed water that flows through Hansen Creek in southwestern Alaska is almost always clear. Its rate and temperature stay relatively constant throughout the year. Each summer, sockeye salmon migrate through the shallow, narrow creek bed in distinct pulses, in a migration pattern common to salmon populations around ...

- PhysOrg - NL

Oil And Gas States Forced To Cut Education Spending

The oil price slump has put pressure on the budgets of the U.S. oil and coal states that have been struggling with lower energy tax revenues and difficult decisions about which public-sector financing they should reduce. Higher budget deficits have led to cuts across the board, and education has been one of the sectors on ...

- OilPrice.com - US

Skull of monster 'king' polar bear discovered in remote Alaska

A giant skull discovered in remote Alaska may belong to a mysterious ancient polar bear, referred to by natives in their stories as "king bear". The find was reported by a team led by Arctic archaeologist Dr Anne Jensen at the Alaska Marine Science Symposium last January. The skull represents the fourth largest polar bear ...

- Yahoo! News - US

Alaska sea lion study gets help from crowdsource volunteers

ANCHORAGE, Alaska — A federal wildlife agency studying the Steller sea lion decline in Alaska's Aleutian Islands is looking for help from citizen scientists. Volunteers don't need raincoats or rubber boots to pitch in, just eyeballs and a computer screen.

- Yahoo! News - US

Can crowdsourcing help save the Steller sea lions?

Alaska sea lion populations have been rebounding, but not in the isolated western Aleutian islands. NOAA's solution: Crowdsourcing research with citizen scientists.

- Christian Science Monitor - US

Estranged daughter sues 'Deadliest Catch' star Sig Hansen, alleging she was molested as a child

The estranged daughter of Alaskan crab boat captain and cable TV personality Sig Hansen alleges that her father sexually abused her as a toddler, according to interviews and court records published by the Seattle Times.

- FOX News - US

Alaska sea lion study gets help from crowdsource volunteers

ANCHORAGE, Alaska — A federal wildlife agency studying the Steller sea lion decline in Alaska's Aleutian Islands is looking for help from citizen scientists. Volunteers don't need raincoats or rubber boots to pitch in, just eyeballs and a computer screen. Fisheries researchers at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric ...

- SFGate - US

'King' polar bear skull found in northern Alaska may solve mystery

Archaeologists studying the existence of king' polar bears find information on these bears elusive. There is little information available from the indigenous people in northern Alaska.

- FOX News - US

The week's best photojournalism

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- The Week - US

Alaska sea lion study gets help from crowdsource volunteers

A federal wildlife agency studying the Steller sea lion decline in Alaska's Aleutian Islands is looking for help from citizen scientists. Volunteers don't need raincoats or rubber boots to pitch in, just eyeballs and a computer screen.

- PhysOrg - NL

Alaska sled dogs team up, pull tourists' stuck SUV from snow

Nine Alaska sled dogs mushing near a scenic river helped tourists with an SUV that was stuck in the snow, managing to pull it free last weekend.Musher Neil Eklund and his son were returning from a dogsled tour on the Chena River...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

Image of the Day

Happy St. Patrick's Day from Space.com! Astrophotographer John Chumack captured this stunning green and purple aurora over a mountain range near Fairbanks, Alaska on March 19, 2015.

- Space.com - US

Skull of monster 'king' polar bear discovered in remote Alaska

The skull belongs to a bear that would have lived around 1,300 years ago.

- IBTimes.co.uk - UK

San Diego service blooms for Alaska Airlines

Alaska Airlines announced that it is beefing up its summer schedule in San Diego, California, to various United States destinations.

- eTurboNews - US

NSF awards $5.6 million to establish new arctic Long-Term Ecological Research site

The National Science Foundation has made a $5.6 million, five-year grant to establish a Long-Term Ecological Research site along the northern Alaskan coast that will focus on the interactions between land and ocean that shape coastal ecosystems in the Arctic over different time scales. Researchers at the Beaufort Sea ...

- National Science Foundation - US

​How dependent on the gun industry is Georgia?

Georgia may home to the Smyrna, Ga.-based pistol maker Glock Inc., but that doesn't mean the state is very dependent on the gun industry. The personal finance website WalletHub reported with gun sales declining since President Donald Trump took office, it conducted an in-depth analysis of 2017's States Most Dependent on the ...

- Atlanta Business Chronicle - US

NSF awards $5.6 million to establish new arctic Long-Term Ecological Research site

The National Science Foundation has made a $5.6 million, five-year grant to establish a Long-Term Ecological Research site along the northern Alaskan coast that will focus on the interactions between land and ocean that shape coastal ecosystems in the Arctic over different time scales.Researchers at the Beaufort Sea ...

- ENN - US

Alaska sled dogs team up, pull tourists' stuck SUV from snow

FAIRBANKS, Alaska " Nine Alaska sled dogs mushing near a scenic river helped tourists with an SUV that was stuck in the snow, managing to pull it free last weekend.Musher Neil Eklund and his son were returning from a dogsled...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

Searching for polar bears on Alaska's North Slope

Armed with infrared cameras and scent-trained dogs, researchers are trying to better identify the dens of pregnant polar bears so industry can steer clear.

- UPI - US

Iditarod winner sets record for oldest, fastest musher

The musher's record-breaking victory has solidified his family's legacy in the painstaking race across the US state of Alaska. He has become the race's quickest and oldest champion at the age of 57.

- Deutsche Welle - DE

Alaska residents warned to give grumpy moose their space

Alaska wildlife officials warned people Tuesday to keep their distance from grumpy moose after two close calls this past weekend. One of the animals walked up behind a woman tending … Click to Continue

- Miami Herald - US

Airport shooting suspect in court on mental health issues

An Alaska man charged in a Florida airport shooting rampage is due in court for a hearing on his mental health problems. Attorneys for 26-year-old Esteban Santiago of Anchorage, Alaska, … Click to Continue

- Miami Herald - US

Seavey becomes oldest, fastest musher to win Iditarod

ANCHORAGE, Alaska " Mitch Seavey became the oldest and fastest musher to win the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race, in year marred by an abnormally high number of dog deaths.After bringing in his dog team off the Bering Sea ice...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

Airport shooting suspect in court on mental health issues

MIAMI " An Alaska man charged in a Florida airport shooting rampage is due in court for a hearing on his mental health problems.Attorneys for 26-year-old Esteban Santiago of Anchorage, Alaska, say he's been diagnosed with schizophrenia...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

Alaska residents warned to give grumpy moose their space

ANCHORAGE, Alaska " Alaska wildlife officials warned people to keep their distance from grumpy moose after two close calls this past weekend.One of the animals walked up behind a woman tending chickens in the city of Homer...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

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