Tag Archives: Alaska

Trump Admin Plans Greatly Expanded Drilling In Alaska

The Hill reports: The Trump administration wants to open up 82 percent of an Alaska reserve for oil and gas leasing, it announced on Thursday. The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) unveiled its plan for oil and gas leasing at the National Petroleum Reserve in Alaska. The plan would allow for 18.7 million acres of the approximately 23 million acre …

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ALASKA: Court Advances Bid To Recall GOP Governor

Courthouse News reports: An Anchorage Superior Court judge on Friday directed Alaska’s Division of Elections to allow the effort to recall Governor Mike Dunleavy to proceed. Judge Eric Aarseth directed the division to distribute petition books no later than Feb. 10. Recall supporters gathered more than 49,000 signatures, nearly twice as many as the 28,501 required to submit the petition …

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Trump Orders Lift On Logging Ban In Alaska Rainforest

The Washington Post reports: The Trump administration Tuesday proposed allowing logging on more than half of Alaska’s 16.7 million-acre Tongass National Forest, the largest intact temperate rainforest in North America. President Trump instructed federal officials to reverse long-standing limits on tree cutting at the request of Alaska’s top elected officials, on the grounds that it will boost the local economy. …

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ALASKA: State GOP Cancels 2020 Presidential Primary

The Associated Press reports: The Alaska Republican Party has canceled holding a presidential primary in 2020. In a statement Saturday, the party’s State Central Committee passed a rule saying a primary “would serve no useful purpose” because Republican Donald Trump is president. Earlier this month, Republican leaders in Nevada, South Carolina and Kansas voted to scrap their presidential nominating contests …

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ALASKA: EPA Approves Mining Project In Wild Salmon Fisheries After Trump Meets With Republican Governor

CNN reports: The Environmental Protection Agency told staff scientists that it was no longer opposing a controversial Alaska mining project that could devastate one of the world’s most valuable wild salmon fisheries just one day after President Trump met with Alaska’s governor, CNN has learned. The EPA publicly announced the reversal July 30, but EPA staff sources tell CNN that …

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Warmer Than Miami: Alaska Heat Sets All-Time Record

Axios reports: Anchorage, Alaska, saw sizzling temperatures on Thursday, hitting 90ºF degrees and toppling the city’s all-time record-high temperature by 5 degrees, as well as the daily record of 77ºF for July 4, according to Weather.com. Why it matters: The Arctic region has pushed into an entirely new climate. The last 6 years have been the warmest Alaska has experienced …

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VIRAL VIDEO: Humane Society Forces Release Of Clip Showing Hunters Illegally Killing Bear And Two Cubs

Anchorage’s NBC News affiliate reports: In April of 2018, Alaskan father and son Andrew Renner, 41, and Owen Renner, 18, both of Wasilla, illegally killed a black bear sow and her two cubs on Esther Island in Prince William Sound. Video of that incident has now been made public, nearly a year later. The sow and cubs that the Renners …

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Trump To Alaska: You’ve Been Hit Hard By The Big One

Politico reports: President Donald Trump expressed his support for Alaskans affected by an earthquake on Friday, telling them to listen to emergency response personnel and calling the earthquake a “big one.” Trump has a history of comments after natural disasters that many have characterized as tone deaf or just plain weird. After Hurricane Maria, Trump and San Juan Mayor Carmen …

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Sarah Palin Reports Damaged Home After Major Quake

The San Francisco Chronicle reports: Sarah Palin and her family are safe following two intense earthquakes in Alaska, however, as she tweeted Friday, her residence is not. The U.S. Geological Survey recorded a 7.0 magnitude quake near Anchorage, Alaska, at 9:30 a.m. Friday. Five minutes later, another, measuring at 5.8, struck again nearby. According to seismologists, both earthquakes had “epicenters …

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ALASKA: Tsunami Warning After 7.0 Magnitude Quake

The Associated Press reports: A 7.0 magnitude earthquake has rocked buildings in Anchorage, the U.S. Geological Survey says. A tsunami warning has been issued 30 miles south-west of Palmer, Alaska. There are numerous reports of damage coming in. A magnitude of between 7 and 7.9 is considered a major earthquake that will cause serious damage. Terrified residents took to social …

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ALASKA: Gov Drops Reelection Bid, Endorses Democrat

The Alaska Dispatch News reports: Alaska Gov. Bill Walker announced Friday he is dropping his bid for re-election, and threw support to Democrat Mark Begich over Republican Mike Dunleavy. Walker, elected as an independent, made the surprise announcement at the Alaska Federation of Natives annual convention, three days after former Lt. Gov. Byron Mallott abruptly stepped down from both his …

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ALASKA: Track Palin To Spend One Year In Custody

The Associated Press reports: The oldest son of former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin will spend a year in custody after a judge ruled Wednesday that allegations of hitting a woman on the head disqualified him from a therapeutic program for veterans stemming from a separate assault case. Track Palin, 29, has been accused of three attacks on people close to …

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Track Palin Again Arrested For Domestic Violence

The New York Post reports: The eldest son of ex-Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin was busted for assaulting an acquaintance at his Alaska home — his third domestic violence arrest in less than three years. Track Palin, a 29-year-old Army veteran, was arrested Friday night at his Wasila home on misdemeanor charges of fourth-degree domestic-violence assault, interfering with the report of …

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Track Palin Loses Bid To Block Media From Assault Trial

Anchorage’s CBS affiliate reports: The Anchorage’s Veterans Court judge has denied Track Palin’s request to ban the media from covering his hearings, but cameras will not be allowed in the courtroom. Track Palin, the son of former Alaska Governor and nominee for vice president, Sarah Palin, is facing charges for a run-in with his father that happened in December last …

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Track Palin Seeks To Ban Media From Assault Trial

The Associated Press reports: The eldest son of former Republican vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin is seeking to bar the media from covering court hearings after he was accused of assaulting his father last year at the family home in Alaska. A lawyer for Track Palin, 29, filed a motion Friday to prohibit or limit media access to proceedings in …

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ALASKA: Anchorage Rejects Anti-Trans Initiative

I held off on reporting this earlier this week because there were still many uncounted ballots. But as of last night, we have a final result. The Anchorage Daily News reports: Anchorage voters have rejected an initiative that would have regulated access to restrooms and locker rooms by a person’s sex at birth instead of gender identity, a local version …

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Bristol Palin’s Husband Files For Divorce

People Magazine reports: Bristol Palin‘s husband Dakota Meyer has filed for divorce, PEOPLE confirms. The couple married in June 2016 and have two young daughters together, Atlee Bay, 9 months, and Sailor Grace, 2. Palin, the daughter of former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, also has a son, Tripp, 9, from a previous relationship. A source knowledgeable of the situation tells …

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ALASKA: Assault Trial Date Set For Track Palin

Anchorage’s CBS affiliate reports: Sarah Palin’s oldest son is scheduled for trial in a case accusing him of assaulting his father at the family’s Alaska home. A judge Friday set trial for the week of March 27 for Track Palin after his lawyer said the case would not be ready for a late-February trial as initially set. Palin participated in …

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ALASKA: Track Palin Pleads Not Guilty To Felony Charge

The New York Post reports: Sarah Palin’s oldest son pleaded not guilty Monday to a felony charge in the case accusing him of assaulting his father at the family’s Alaska home last month. Track Palin’s lawyer entered the plea on his behalf at his arraignment. The 28-year-old did not attend the hearing in person, but participated by phone. His parents …

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Sarah Palin Posts Happy Family Photo Showing Her Husband’s Bruised Face From The Assault By Their Son

The New York Daily News reports: Sarah Palin rang in the New Year by sharing an image of her bruised beau. The one-term Alaska governor stated on Instagram she and her family were heading out to their cabin for New Year’s Eve, her photo also featuring her daughter Piper and son Trig along with her still-injured husband, Todd. After Todd …

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