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Alaska lawmaker refuses to resign amid misconduct claims.

An Alaska lawmaker who has been accused by several women of inappropriate behavior refused to resign on Tuesday amid calls for him to leave his post from leaders of the … Click to Continue »

- Miami Herald - US

Alaska lawmaker bucks party, refuses to quit amid claims.

An Alaska lawmaker who has been accused by several women of inappropriate behavior refused to resign on Tuesday amid calls for him to leave his post from leaders of the … Click to Continue »

- Miami Herald - US

Alaska lawmaker refuses to resign amid misconduct claims.

ANCHORAGE, Alaska — An Alaska lawmaker who has been accused by several women of inappropriate behavior refused to resign on Tuesday amid calls for him to leave his post from leaders of the House majority and the head of…

- Billings Gazette - US

Alaska lawmaker refuses to resign amid misconduct claims.

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How A Former Mr. Gay India Transforms Into India’s Sexiest Drag Queen.

Drag queens may seem like an alien concept in a country like India where homosexuality is still taboo Traditional Indian dances have long seen men dress up as women and cross-dressing is rampant in mainstream Bollywood, yet when it comes to drag queens, how many names can you recollect? Subscribe to 101 India. To give you ...

- Yahoo! News - US

13 things only people who spend the winter in Alaska understand.

Picture Alaskan winters and images of dog-sledding, polar bears, and blizzards likely come to mind. That isn't entirely inaccurate , but it doesn't paint a complete picture, either. Winter in Alaska has its joys; it's also as much a harsh reality as it is a state of mind. Spending winter up north will teach you

- Matador Network - US

Internet pioneers call on Congress to save net neutrality.

An impressive list of early internet pioneers and technologists have issued an updated letter to Congress in which they urge a hard stop on Thursday's Federal Communications Commission vote to repeal net neutrality protections. SEE ALSO: Net neutrality protestors hit Verizon stores , including these two dudes in snowy ...

- Mashable! - US

How a Wayward Arctic Current Could Cool the Climate in Europe.

For millennia, the Beaufort Gyre — a massive wind-driven current in the Arctic Ocean — has been regulating climate and sea ice formation at the top of the world. Like a giant spinning top, the gyre corrals vast amounts of sea ice. Trapped in this clockwise swirl, the ice has historically had more time to thicken than it ...

- ENN - US

The Massive Energy Bill In The $1 Trillion Infrastructure Package.

The GOP tax bill working its way through Congress contains provisions that have huge ramifications for the energy industry, but legislators in Washington may not be done yet. A top Republican on energy issues, Senator Lisa Murkowski, is eyeing a sweeping piece of energy legislation for 2018. With her long-sought goal of ...

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Trump admin. aims to carve road through wilderness refuge in US first.

Far down the Alaskan peninsula, where it curves into the Bering Sea, lies the remote Izembek National Wildlife Refuge. The federally protected, 492-square-mile wilderness area is home to brown bears, caribou, wolves, and, once a year, the entire world population of black brant geese.

- CNN Top Stories - US

THAAD Can't Destroy North Korea's ICBMs .

Sebastien Roblin Security, Asia The SM-3 might be the way to beat Kim's nukes in a war.  On December 2, Reuters published an article claiming U.S. congressman Mike Rogers and Adam Smith had both suggested that the Pentagon was considering installing Terminal High-Altitude Air Defense batteries to two sites on the West ...

- The National Interest - US

On Washington: How Arctic Drilling, Stymied for Decades, Made Surprise Return in Tax Bill

Advocates of oil exploration in an Alaska wildlife refuge are taking advantage of the special rules of the tax debate to charge toward victory.

- New York Times - US

Ugly sweater craze snags early boarding on Alaska Airlines

The ugly Christmas sweater craze hasn't unraveled yet. If you fly on an Alaska Airlines, Virgin America or Horizon Air flight Dec. 15, wearing an ugly Christmas sweater will get you into the coveted early boarding group, along with active members of the military and passengers with children. As...

- Los Angeles Times - US

Northern Alaska is warming so fast, it's faking out computers.

Temperatures are rising so rapidly, the computer thought the weather station had been moved.

- Grist Magazine - US

Program helps southeast Alaska kids take flight with books

- Education Week - US

Sealaska Heritage Institute starts mixed art, math program

- Education Week - US

U of Alaska Handing Out Thousands to Top Social Justice Warriors

Top social justice warriors at the University of Alaska-Anchorage can earn thousands of dollars toward tuition, according to Campus Reform.

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Mexico Cancels Deepwater JV Tender Due To Lack Of Interest

Mexico's oil regulator canceled on Thursday an auction slated for January 31 for a joint venture with state oil company Pemex in a deepwater area containing super light crude oil, because no company had expressed interest in the tender. The auction—this time a farm-out auction—is the second oil auction to fall flat of ...

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The Energy 202: 'Large and unprecedented' Alaska oil sale falls flat as Congress readies Arctic refuge drilling

The market for land in Alaska might not be as strong as some think.

- Washington Post - US

In Alaska, an Insane Snowfall in 90 Minutes

Valdez, Alaska, is among the snowiest places in the US, receiving some 300 inches of snow per year, or a little less than an inch per day on average. But even 10 inches of snow falling in a single hour is unprecedented there. Well, it was until Wednesday. In Thompson...

- Newser - US

December route roundup: Where cruise lines are adding sailings

Expanded offerings in the Caribbean and Alaska are among recent announcements from Carnival, Royal Caribbean and other lines.        


Oil Drillers Give Cold Shoulder To Alaska Bidding Round

U.S. officials said a lease sale including newly offered lands from Arctic Alaska for oil drilling did not draw very many bids, according to a Reuters report. Seven bids were received in total, encompassing roundly 80,000 acres, which translates to less a percent of the 10.3 million acres made available in the state's ...

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Senators Warren, Merkley, and Udall Join the Gwich'in Indigenous Pray-In Against GOP Tax Bill

Indigenous Environment NetworkLeaders from the Gwich'in Nation and Inupiaq Tribe traveled from northern Alaska and the Yukon Territory in Canada today to lead a pray in against the tax bill and urge Congress to drop drilling in the Arctic from the bill. Senator Elizabeth Warren, Senator Jeff Merkley, Senator Mark Udall, ...

- Common Dreams - US

State, federal lease sales in Alaska produce contrasting results

The State of Alaska received a record $121 million in winning bids as 143 companies and investors sought leases in its annual North Slope lease sale on Dec. 6. The US Bureau of Land Management offered 900 tracts covering a record 16,100 sq miles within the National Petroleum Reserve-Alaska the same day and received 7 ...

- OGJ - US

Net neutrality protestors hit Verizon stores , including these two dudes in snowy Fairbanks, Alaska

Defenders of a free and open internet rallied in front of Verizon stores across the U.S. Thursday. The fight to save net neutrality even made it to the only Verizon store in Fairbanks, Alaska. SEE ALSO: How killing net neutrality will hurt online protests and free speech Snow didn't stop at least a couple sign-wielding ...

- Mashable! - US

The most popular grocery store in every state

FoursquareAmericans are passionate about their grocery stores. But some of the most popular chains in the nation only exist in particular regions, so it's likely you've never even heard of some of them. The mobile search-and-discovery app Foursquare put together a list of the most-visited grocery stores in each state across ...

- Business Insider - US

Democratic leaders, indigenous groups, say 'no' to Alaskan drilling

Alaskans who rely on its pristine resources for survival don't want the drilling outlined in the Republican tax bill, members of the indigenous community said.

- UPI - US

6 things reality TV gets wrong about Alaska

Funny at best, offensive at worst.

- Matador Network - US

To Avoid Fires In Flight, Airlines Move To Restrict 'Smart' Luggage

Airlines including American, Delta, and Alaska have announced restrictions on "smart luggage" due to the risk of fire caused by the lithium-ion batteries found in many of the bags.

- NPR - US

Alaskan Oil Lease Sale Brings Few Bids Despite Vast Territory Offered

An oil-and-gas lease sale that raised concerns with environmentalists due to the vast amount of acres offered in Arctic Alaska drew few bids on Wednesday, government officials said. Seven bids were received, covering about 80,000 acres - or less than 1 percent of the 10.3 million acres offered in the National Petroleum ...

- Voice of America - US

US airlines plan to enforce new rules on smart bags

Travelers looking to use their fancy new smart luggage may soon face a hard time getting the bags on a plane due to safety concerns about their batteries. According to CNN, American, Delta and Alaska Airlines have all announced that starting January...

- Engadget - US

Airlines will begin banning smart luggage in 2018

Modobag Airlines are starting to announce policies to ban smart luggage that includes non-removable lithium ion batteries on their flights. The first bans are set to go into effect on Jan. 15. American Airlines, Delta, and Alaska Airlines have announced bans so far. United and Southwest are expected to do so soon. The ...

- Business Insider - US

Report identifies ways to rejuvenate Alaska's commercial fishing fleet

A new report on Alaska's aging fishing fleet and loss of access to commercial fisheries in rural communities recommends five steps to reverse these troubling trends.

- PhysOrg - NL

Alaska oil, gas lease draws fire

Bids for oil and gas drilling in Alaska open Wednesday in what a vocal opponent of the Trump administration said was a "disgusting" climate assault.

- UPI - US

The 'Mega' Oil Field That Will Never Boom

2017 will most likely witness a continuation in the decline of conventional oil discoveries. This year has seen no major onshore discovery, pretty much all significant finds were confined to offshore areas of the Americas, where Mexico's continental shelf unearthed two highly promising formations, the Ixachi and Zama , ...

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Critics sue over mine exploration near Alaska eagle preserve

ANCHORAGE, Alaska — Four groups including an Alaska Native tribe are suing the U.S. government over mining exploration permits granted near a major southeast Alaska salmon river and bald eagle preserve.The Chilkat Indian village...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

Five Travel Stories From 2017 to Help You Escape Into the World

From the coastlines of Europe to remote Kodiak Island, Alaska, here are five of our favorite stories to help you explore the world from your comfort of your screen.

- New York Times - US

More interest from Asian economies in Alaskan LNG

A letter of intent was signed with a Japanese company to secure liquefied natural gas from a possible development in Alaska, a state pipeline company said.

- UPI - US

Alaska Native and Conservation Groups Sue Bureau of Land Management for Shortsighted Approval of Mineral Exploration

EarthjusticeAn Alaska Native Tribal Government and three conservation groups are suing the U.S. Bureau of Land Management for failing to consider the future impacts of mine development before approving an exploration plan for a hardrock mine project in the Chilkat River watershed in Southeast Alaska.

- Common Dreams - US

From the Arctic’s Melting Ice, an Unexpected Digital Hub

The receding ice has opened new passageways for high-speed internet cables. Point Hope, a gravel spit in northwest Alaska, is along one of the new routes.

- New York Times - US

Sorry, Congress, the Tongass Is Not for Sale

Sorry, Congress, the Tongass Is Not for SaleBy Tracy Coppola | Friday, December 01, 2017 A humpback whale breaches in Seymour Canal with a backdrop of Mt. Sumdum in Southeast Alaska. PHOTO BY MICHAEL PENN At 17 million acres, the Tongass National Forest in Alaska is the largest national forest in the country. Just this ...

- Earthjustice - US

Alaska's Coast Is Vanishing, 1 Storm at a Time

Ordinary storms are chipping away at coastal communities as protective sea ice disappears --

- Scientific American - US