Photo: A tern for the worse for this salmon

Waterdrops fly as an Arctic tern emerges from a dive with a salmon fry at the Don Statter Boat Harbor in Auke Bay on Thursday. The terns are known for having the longest migrations known in the animal kingdom.
My Turn: Murkowski on Arctic ignorance: Let it go!

...present, 12 of the 32 observers in the Arctic Council are non-Arctic nations including China, Japan, Italy, the United Kingdom, Germany and India. The presence of, and increasing interest by, these observers should be a clear indication of the promise...
Fears mount over Palmyra as IS expands territory in Syria

...the Desert."They are the remnants of an Arab client state of the Roman Empire that briefly rebelled and carved out its own kingdom in the 3rd Century, led by Queen Zenobia, with Palmyra as its capital. Before the war, it was Syria's top tourist attraction...
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Rie Munoz' Alaska: More true than real

...of Rie Munoz' favorite pieces of her own work was "Peaceable Alaska," a painting inspired by Edward Hicks' "Peaceable Kingdom." Rie's painting, completed in 1982, shows a young boy outside at night, surrounded by wild animals and trees, with...
Is the Atlanta Hawks' sum greater than one LeBron?

...Godzilla without a head.If the Hawks lost a starter, they probably would mutate like a regenerating member of the animal kingdom - a salamander, a compost worm, a fiction-writing New England Patriots attorney.The Hawks have had four leading scorers...
Gulf leaders gather in Washington to push Obama on Iran

...bin Nayef and Deputy Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman. The president had planned to meet with Saudi King Salman, but the kingdom abruptly announced over the weekend that the monarch would no longer travel to Washington and would instead send the lower...
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Yemen's humanitarian truce barely holds as violence resumes

...accused the Houthis of violating the cease-fire by firing toward the Saudi border areas of Jizan and Najran. It said the kingdom's armed forces were exercising restraint as part of their commitment to the cease-fire.Saudi Arabia and its coalition...
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Saudi-led coalition pounds Yemen

...tanks and armored personnel carriers loaded onto giant trucks, saying they were part of a "strike force" deploying to the kingdom's border with Yemen. There have been no signs to suggest that a ground offensive was imminent, although the coalition has...
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Off the Beaten Path: The Tongass Zone

...last seen wearing board-shorts and tank tops, have sailed West. Dwarves have retreated into the depths of their mountain kingdoms. Hobbits have fenced off and dug into the Shire, hoping to keep invasive plant species out. There are no longer orcs to...
Teams ready to storm region courts

It is good to be the King.Or in this case, the Kings.But as any ruler knows, a kingdom is only as good as its court.With the invasion of Ketchikan already underway, the countryside of the Kings' city has begun...


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