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My Turn: Alaska can save Calif. from drought

...year the drought cost their economy $3 billion, and now they have pumped so much ground water that parts of the Central Valley are subsiding two feet per month, according to NASA. This has prompted emergency regulations on pumping so the agriculture...
Review: 'McFarland' tells inspiring true tale

...Bello) and their daughters, ages 10 and almost 15, move to McFarland, Calif., a farm-rich, poor town in the Central Valley. The girls hate it but it was the only place that would hire Jim to teach a couple of classes and help to coach the...
My Turn: Where will Alaska and the US be in 30 years?

...groundwater depletion and its impact on food supply, as currently circa 25 percent of U.S. food supply comes from Central Valley in California), reduced crop yields, disrupt coastal marine ecosystems and spawn more frequent intense storms and...
Cold snap felt across Rockies, Midwest

...extended period of cold weather that hasn't been seen since the late 1990s, meteorologists said.In California's Central Valley, temperatures dropped into the upper 20s overnight, not enough to cause any damage to citrus crops. Citrus farmers...
Except for wildfires, Alaska cities meet federal air standards

...found problems in 224 counties in 20 states. The counties were clustered mostly around Los Angeles, the California central valley, the Ohio River valley and major metropolitan areas such as Chicago, St. Louis, Atlanta and the mid-Atlantic...
Sports Digest

...for the 747 series on Feb. 14. Central Valley Conference lauds Lexi Garvey JUNEAU...graduate, was named to the All-Central Valley Conference women's basketball...6-21. The team competes in the Central Valley Conference, a collection of California-based...
Alaska Sports News

...the bench to average 6.8 points and 4.2 rebounds per game. She was third-leading three-point shooter in the Central Valley Conference, as she converted 33.3 percent of her long-range attempts.White was named to the All-Tournament Team...
Sequoia National Park suffers from smog problems

...are safer going to Los Angeles than Sequoia National Park," says Kevin Hall, executive director of the activist Central Valley Air Quality Coalition.But there are no special measures being taken by federal, state and local air-quality officials...
Calif. students find Palin contract in trash

...Palin also must be provided with a suite and two single rooms in a deluxe hotel near the campus in Turlock in the Central Valley. The Turlock Convention and Visitors Bureau said that would place the high-profile politician at the year-old...
CSU releases $75K Palin contract, per court order

...specified. The contract also said Palin must be provided with a suite and two single rooms in a deluxe hotel near the Central Valley campus. During her speech, her lectern must be stocked with two unopened water bottles and bendable straws. The...


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