Betty Lou Michael work as the Notary Clerk for the State of Alaska. After she retired from the State, she became the dispatcher for their air-taxi service, based in Bettles, Alaska. Betty is survived by her spouse George, their 7 children, 16 grandchildren, and...
Western US hit with blast of winter weather

LOS ANGELES - A wintry blast of air brought blizzard-like conditions Monday to parts of the West after whipping up a damaging tornado in Central California and buffeting...
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My Turn: Clarifying air quality

...recent front page articles across the state regarding cruise ships and air quality that our skies were blanketed with smoke and our air wasn't fit to breathe. However, air quality over our coastal cities is not an issue despite the thousands...
Air Force picks Northrop Grumman to build next big bomber

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Air Force said Tuesday it chose Northrop Grumman...strategy by forming the backbone of the Air Force's future strike and deterrent capabilities...replace its 14 Trident submarines, and the Air Force is preparing to launch a program...
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Animal Planet introduces world to 'Dr. Dee, Alaska Vet' January of minus 17 degrees. Throw a cup of coffee in the air and it might freeze, she says. She wants her 15 employees to...and relatives to a viewing party the night the first episode airs.Reason said Thornell has been by her side during her toughest...
Winter storm warning issued for Juneau; 8-14 inches of snow expected

...showers in the Gulf of Alaska," Lam explained. At the same time, cold air is creeping south out of Interior Alaska and the Yukon."You have the cold air above the really warm air near the water," he said.In some cases, the resulting snow showers...
Putin vows to hunt down, punish those who bombed Russian jet

...saying it was punishing Moscow for its air campaign in Syria.An unusually subdued...Airbus, causing it to break apart in the air, which explains why the fuselage was scattered...radical groups.Putin said that Russia's air campaign in Syria "should not only be continued...
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More Thanksgiving travelers; don't get stuck at airport

...4 percent this Thanksgiving, to 1.4 million travelers.AIR TRAVEL TIPSSince flying can often cause the most disruptions...Airways, United Airlines and Virgin America but not for Delta Air Lines and some smaller carriers.- Check the airline's website...
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First snow tallies show effects of winter storm: 5 inches downtown, 10 in Valley

...expects heavy rain Thursday night and Friday as predominant winds shift from the northwest to the southwest, bringing warmer air. Colder weather - possibly carrying snow - is expected to return on Saturday, freezing the soggy slush into a mound of ice...
Sea chanteys add high note to WhaleFest

...compliment," said Dave Moore, who was accompanying Sineti on his school visits. Moore, a former commanding officer of Coast Guard Air Station Sitka, can attest to the value of the chanteyman from his experience as a cadet at the U.S. Coast Guard Academy at...


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