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  • Alaska officials consider proposal to allow trapping of black bears

     
    ANCHORAGE, Alaska — Alaska wildlife managers say they need help: A growing number of black bears are roaming the state, chowing down on too many caribou and moose and leaving too few for humans to eat. So the state is......
  • Five-year-old boy wins Alaska Zoo's moose-calling contest

     
    ANCHORAGE — For 5-year-old Andrew Polasky, being loud has paid off. Andrew was the winner of this weekend's moose-calling contest at the Alaska Zoo in Anchorage. He lives with his parents, Janessa and Ray, on Elmendorf Air Force Base in......
  • Social media wrap: Seeing things the Russian way on Twitter

     
    Russian premier Dmitry Medvedev could learn a little Twitter technique from Arnold Schwarzenegger and Sarah Palin....
  • Fishing limits in Aleutians aim to save Steller sea lions

     
    Federal authorities have proposed shutting down fishing for cod and mackerel across more than 131,000 square miles in the western Aleutian Islands of Alaska to halt continuing declines in Steller sea lions. The measure is part of a package of......
  • Battle over Pebble Mine shifts to EPA

     
    Tribal leaders who are battling plans for Pebble Mine, a $300-billion copper, molybdemum and gold deposit at the headwaters of Bristol Bay--home of the world's biggest sockeye salmon runs--are appealing now to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency...
  • Alaska otter orphan moves to new home in New York

     
    ANCHORAGE, Alaska — An orphaned sea otter from Alaska has arrived at the Wildlife Conservation Society's New York Aquarium. Director Jon Dohlin says Tazo arrived at 2 a.m. last Friday, accompanied by a keeper and a veterinarian, and "so far,......
  • Joe Miller, Alaska's GOP front-runner, inflames readers

     
    Though Sarah Palin left Alaska at the altar when she resigned as governor, the former politician appears to still have some sway over her home state. Joe Miller, the Republican whom Palin endorsed for Alaska's Senate seat, leads in the......
  • Alaska's request to kill wolves in wildlife refuge rejected by federal judge; issue to be revisited

     
    ANCHORAGE — A federal judge on Thursday rejected the state of Alaska's request to immediately kill seven wolves in a national wildlife refuge on Unimak Island. The state wants to remove wolves from caribou calving grounds and boost numbers for......
  • Alaska sues federal government over beluga whale population's endangered listing

     
    ANCHORAGE — The state of Alaska filed a lawsuit last Friday seeking to overturn the listing of beluga whales in Cook Inlet, home to the Port of Anchorage, as an endangered species. The lawsuit, filed in Washington, D.C., claims that......
  • Gulf oil spill: Obama names investigation panel

     
    President Obama named five panelists to a commission tasked with finding ways to avoid a repeat of the Deepwater Horizon disaster, which killed 11 men and started the nation's worst oil spill. They will be led by a former Florida......
  • Sarah Palin favorite for Senate faring poorly -- in Alaska

     
    Sarah Palin has cause to celebrate after Tuesday’s Republican primary in Georgia, where a timely endorsement helped lift her favored candidate into an Aug. 10 gubernatorial runoff. Closer to home, however, things aren’t looking as bright for the...