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US Senators Propose Bill to Improve Volcano Monitoring
JUNEAU (AP) — U.S. senators in Alaska, Washington and Hawaii have proposed legislation intended to improve volcano monitoring efforts and early warning capabilities.
The measure would put the Alaska, Cascades and Hawaiian volcano observatories into a connected system and create a 24-hour Volcan…
Hawaii, Alaska, Southwest Face Increased Wildfire Threat
Fire forecasters say Hawaii, Alaska and the Southwest will face an increased threat of wildfires this summer.
The National Interagency Fire Center released its outlook for the spring and summer on Sunday. It says most of the country will face normal or below-normal wildfire problems...
A $1900 Delivery Tip
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — More than two weeks after a church congregation in Ohio tipped a pizza delivery driver $1,000, a church in Anchorage has upped the stakes.
Anchorage television station KTVA reports that Ken Felber has been a pizza delivery driver for 14 years...
Obama Has a Weakness for Cinnamon Rolls
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — How many cinnamon rolls does it take to feed a presidential entourage? If you're President Barack Obama and you're unsure, you err on the safe side and take the whole bunch.
Obama paid a surprise visit Tuesday to Snow City Cafe, a hopping brunch spot in downto…
Man in Bear Costume Interacts With Mother Bear and Cubs.
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Alaska State Troopers want to talk to a man believed to have donned a fairly realistic bear costume to harass a sow and two cubs.
The incident happened on the Chilkoot River near Haines, Alaska, on Monday. The bears are frequent visitors to a fish weir, where pink salmo…
Legalizing Marijuana
SEATTLE (AP) — Dozens of government officials and researchers from a half-dozen U.S. states and a few countries that have legalized marijuana or are at least thinking about it are gathering in Washington state for meetings focused largely on one question: How do we know if it's working...
Airplane showcases at McAllister Museum
A Yakima-based winner of the annual STOL (short takeoff and landing) competition in Valdez, Alaska, will be featured Saturday (Aug. 18) when the McAllister Museum of Aviation again offers an aircraft showcase presentation to the public...