Tag: Alaska

Trump Imperils the Planet

It’s hard to believe but it was only three years ago this month — just after 7 p.m., Paris time, Dec. 12, to be precise — that delegates from more than 190 nations, clapping and cheering, whooping and weeping, rose to celebrate the Paris Agreement — the first genuinely collective […]

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Interior Dept. Moves Toward Selling Oil Leases in Arctic Refuge

Want climate news in your inbox? Sign up here for Climate Fwd:, our email newsletter. The Interior Department on Thursday took a key step toward allowing oil and gas drilling in a pristine wildlife refuge in Arctic Alaska, putting forth proposals it said would protect the animals there but that […]

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After the Earthquake, Anchorage Goes Back to School

ANCHORAGE — Monica Bradbury stood bundled in her coat in the hall of the elementary school where she was dropping off her daughters, ages 7 and 10. It was close to 9 a.m. on Monday, still coal-dark in the nation’s far north, and this was the first morning back to […]

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Donald Trump Briefed on 7.0 Alaska Earthquake

President Donald Trump has been briefed on Friday’s massive 7.0 earthquake in Alaska. Trump has been holding meetings with world leaders at the Argentina G20 summit. “The President has been briefed on the earthquake near Anchorage, Alaska, and is monitoring damage reports,” wrote Sanders. “We are praying for the safety of all Alaskans!” The President […]

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7.0 Quake Damages Sarah Palin’s Home: ‘Family Is Intact’

Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin’s family survived Friday’s 7.0 earthquake, but their home did not, Palin said after the quake. Palin asked for prayers for Alaska following Friday’s massive 7.0 earthquake. “Our family is intact – house is not…” Palin tweeted. “I imagine that’s the case for many, many others. So thankful to be safe; […]

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**LIVE UPDATES** Alaska Rocked After Major Earthquake Hits Near Anchorage

A 7.0 magnitude earthquake rocked Alaska on Friday, shaking building in Anchorage and prompting terrified residents to seek shelter under office desks. **Follow all of the events on the Breitbart News Live Wire below. All times in eastern.** 3:20 PM — Governor Walker is with the Alaska Army National Guard right now, assessing the damage in Anchorage from […]

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Donald Trump: Alaska ‘Will Never Forgive’ Lisa Murkowski for Opposing Brett Kavanaugh

President Donald Trump warned Sen. Lisa Murkowski that she might face political retribution for her decision to oppose his nominee to the Supreme Court, Judge Brett Kavanaugh. “I think she will never recover from this,” Trump said. “I think the people from Alaska will never forgive her for what she did.” The president commented about […]

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Wyoming Republicans Renominate Senator John Barrasso

Republicans in Wyoming on Tuesday renominated Senator John Barrasso, a 15-year veteran of state politics, while also weighing very different candidates in the race for governor. Mr. Barrasso, who is seeking his third term in the Senate, has managed to find a way to coexist in Mr. Trump’s Republican Party, […]

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Ransomware attack forces town’s employees to go back to typewriters

Not perfect, but it’ll do for now.Image: EITAN ABRAMOVICH/AFP/Getty Images By Stan Schroeder2018-08-02 09:08:31 UTC A borough and a town in Alaska have been hit by a devastating ransomware attack, forcing employees to completely forego computers and go back to typewriters and hand receipts.  Matanuska-Susitna (Mat-Su), a borough in the Anchorage Metropolitan Statistical Area, has […]

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Susan Collins and Donald Trump are telling the same lies about abortion and his SCOTUS nominee

Susan Collins, Trump’s new right-hand helper. Campaign Action Popular vote loser Donald Trump is very bad at not letting all the cats out of the bag. Take his bizarre and generally useless interview with Piers Morgan this weekend. In this midst of his reflections on the FANTASTIC Queen Elizabeth and discovery that “United Kingdom,” “Great […]

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Secret National Parks: An Alaska National Park as Big as Connecticut. Annual Visitors? 23,000.

Flying through Lake Clark Pass in a four-seater Cessna 206 (the fifth seat had been removed to make room for baggage), I felt like I had cheated some long-established rule: Visit a National Park on Memorial Day weekend and you’re required to sit in traffic hell for hours. But there are no roads into Lake […]

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Alaska’s last two Blockbusters are shutting down, leaving one in US

reader comments 5 Share this story On Thursday, Blockbuster Alaska announced that the rental chain’s last two Alaskan stores will shut down on Monday with liquidation sales to follow. The news means that only one Blockbuster store will remain in the United States, in Bend, Oregon. “We hope to see you at our stores during […]

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Trump’s SCOTUS pick anxious to shut down ‘free-wheeling’ granting of civil rights of previous courts

Brett Kavanaugh Campaign Action Republicans are in a bit of a bind with the nomination of Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court. On the one hand they’re insisting that the left is just being hysterical over the issue of abortion and on the other, they’re having a hard time containing their glee that this could be […]

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Abortion rights hang by a thread in Maine and Alaska

Man, that sign says it all. Campaign Action Right now there are effectively 99 members of the Senate and thus just 50 Republicans with Sen. John McCain’s (R-AZ) return uncertain and increasingly unlikely. Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and pr*sident Donald Trump need 51 votes to make Brett Kavanaugh an associate justice on the Supreme Court. […]

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Susan Collins’ and Lisa Murkowski’s legacies are riding on their Supreme Court votes

Campaign Action Republican Sens. Susan Collins and Lisa Murkowski are thus far filling their expected roles in the kabuki play that is Brett Kavanaugh’s nomination to the Supreme Court. They responded to the announcement with the expected pablum about how seriously they take their jobs and how qualified this nominee is. “Judge Kavanaugh has impressive credentials […]

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The Supreme Court is poised to make GOP gerrymandering worse. Democratic governors can fight back

Most states treat redistricting like typical legislation, meaning the governor can sign or veto the legislature’s maps; a veto will often lead to a court drawing new lines if no compromise can be reached. Some states have remedied this problem by creating independent redistricting commissions, but some farm the process out to boards filled with […]

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