Honoring Alaska's WWII history

In an old Army Air Force hangar in Yakutat, Bob Miller has boxes of World War II-era letters from soldiers to loved ones.
A Day in the Life of: Poet Richard Stokes

For a long time, Richard Stokes avoided poetry, afraid of what he might say. "I think (I avoided it) because I was very timid," he said.
The story behind the return of the wood bison

The Alaska Department of Fish and Game's reintroduction of wood bison to the Lower Innoko/Yukon Rivers area has made the news lately.
Empire Editorial: Boring trumps bold in the pursit of long-term change

When you think of the Civil Rights movement of the 1960s, the first person who comes to mind is Martin Luther King Jr.
Little oil, no impact: Officials say Auke Bay unfazed by Feb. 22 spill

At this point it looks like there are no lasting negative effects in Auke Bay from the Feb. 22 Statter Harbor oil spill, say National Oceanic and Atmospheric Admistration and Coast Guard officials.
Officials expect minimal damage from Auke Bay oil spill

...damage has been found. The Coast Guard wrote in a press release Tuesday that officials from the Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation and the Coast Guard are investigating the approximately 50-100 gallons of oil spilled into the...
As Legislature enters the second half, here's a one-sentence guide to all 212 bills on its agenda

It's the start of the second half at the Alaska Capitol. Politics isn't a sport, but sports metaphors sometimes fit best.
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Responders address cleanup of North Slope spill

...and other fluids from a pipeline leak at a Hillcorp Alaska production site on the North Slope.The Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation says responders were able to reach the site at about 6 a.m. Sunday after severe blizzard conditions...
Agencies respond to Auke Bay oil spill

...Bay.The spill was reported around 7:30 p.m. Sunday. Responders from the Coast Guard and the Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation arrived on scene Sunday night and estimated a spill area of approximately 500 feet by 1,000 feet...
Where the world ends up when the ocean spits it out

Every day, debris from the 2011 Tohoku earthquake and tsunami washes up on Alaskan shores. Lost crab pots "ghost fish" on the ocean floor. Tiny pieces of plastic almost indistinguishable from sand settle into Southeast Alaskan beaches.


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