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Obama's fish tale: Getting salmon milt on his shoes 

updated 4:19pm

DILLINGHAM - This oh-my moment was nowhere on the official schedule for President Barack Obama's visit to Alaska: a salmon releasing milt, the sperm-containing fluid in the fish, on his shoes.

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Obama's Arctic visit spotlights tough life in Alaska

09/02/15
ANCHORAGE — With a historic visit to the Alaska Arctic, President Barack Obama was shining a spotlight Wednesday on the plight of residents in rural Alaska, where Alaska Natives and others toil ...

Whale statue breaches talks again

09/02/15

"All that most maddens and torments" the City and Borough of Juneau Assembly resurfaced at Monday night's meeting.

Assembly: No rezoning of 'Field of Fireweed'

09/02/15

The City and Borough of Juneau Assembly was busy - or busier than usual rather - during its marathon meeting, which adjourned only 30 minutes short of midnight Monday. During the meeting, the Assembly put away two long-standing issues, for now at least.

Firefighters ask Juneau to 'fill the boot'

09/02/15

Capital City Fire/Rescue will be hosting its annual "Fill The Boot" fundraiser this weekend to raise money for the Muscular Dystrophy Association.

FVF Chenega sailing for Sept. 2 cancelled

09/02/15

The Sept. 2 sailing of the Fast Vehicle Ferry Chenega has been cancelled due to heavy seas forecasted for the Chatham Strait and the South Lynn Canal, according to a press release from the Alaska Marine Highway System Tuesday.


Lab accidentally sent live anthrax to Alaska

09/02/15

The Department of Defense accidentally shipped live anthrax to Alaska, the Pentagon said Tuesday.

Chinese warships in Bering Sea as Obama visits Alaska

09/02/15

WASHINGTON - A U.S. official says five Chinese warships have moved into the Bering Sea near Alaska after participating in a naval exercise with Russia.
President Barack Obama is in northern Alaska near the Arctic Circle to discuss climate change.

Empire Editorial: Denali: A wrong made right

09/02/15

When it comes to North America’s highest peak, a wrong has finally been made right. Alaskans everywhere — from Ketchikan to Kaktovik — celebrated to the news when U.S. Department of the Interior Secretary Sally Jewell signed the name change from Mount McKinley to Denali.

 

Seahawks' Lynch may reunite with his former Bills sidekick

09/02/15

RENTON, Wash. - After being released by the Buffalo Bills, running back Fred Jackson is looking for an opportunity to reunite with former teammate Marshawn Lynch in Seattle.

Obama buys out cinnamon rolls at Anchorage cafe

09/02/15

ANCHORAGE - 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.

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Empire Editorial: Denali: A wrong made right

When it comes to North America’s highest peak, a wrong has finally been made right. Alaskans everywhere — from Ketchikan to Kaktovik — celebrated to the news when U.S. Department of the Interior Secretary Sally Jewell signed the name change from Mount McKinley to Denali.

 

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Outdoors

Alaska Science Forum: Spillways of an ancient Alaska lake

Many years ago, geologists stood on the bank of the Copper River and watched Childs Glacier thunder icebergs straight into the river. Using a little imagination, one researcher remarked how an advance of the glacier could seal off the big river.

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