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Former Rep. Heinze dies from plane-crash injuries

ANCHORAGE - Former state Rep. Cheryll Heinze died early Wednesday from injuries she suffered in a small-plane crash in Homer that left four of her co-workers at an electric cooperative with minor injuries.
Massive landslide in Alaska sweeps over glacier

ANCHORAGE - Even by Alaska standards, the rock slide in Glacier Bay National Park was a huge event.It was a monumental geophysical event that was almost overlooked until a pilot happened to fly over where the cliff collapsed and snapped some photographs nearly a month later.When the cliff collapsed in the national park in southeast Alaska on June 11, it sent rock and ice coursing down a valley and over a lovely white glacier in what perhaps was the largest landslide recorded in North America.
Fishing for Kenai king salmon shut down

ANCHORAGE - The Kenai River should be crowded in July with sport fishermen willing to spend big on once-in-a-lifetime guided trips in hopes of catching a trophy Alaska king salmon.
Team to tackle problem of disappearing king salmon

ANCHORAGE - A team of top researchers and scientists is being formed to take a comprehensive look at why king salmon returns to Alaska's rivers are dismal again this summer, Gov. Sean Parnell announced Friday.
Shell scales back Arctic drilling plan

ANCHORAGE - Shell Oil Co. is downsizing its plan for off-shore drilling in the Arctic this year amid delays completing a spill containment barge required by the federal government, a spokesman said Tuesday.
Little Susitna River closed to silver fishing

ANCHORAGE - Silver salmon fishing is being shut down on the Little Susitna River because of another year of weak returns.
Puppy found in suitcase in Dumpster

ANCHORAGE - Dennis Preslan's gut told him something wasn't right when he saw an older-style suitcase sitting atop garbage in a trash bin. He tugged at the case, fearing what might be inside. "My curiosity got the best of me," he said.
EPA issues Shell air pollution violation notices

ANCHORAGE - Two Royal Dutch Shell PLC ships operating in the Arctic emitted excessive amounts of air pollution during drilling operations last summer off Alaska's northern coastline, according to the Environmental Protection Agency.
Baby humpback whale stranded off Hawaii beach dies

A baby humpback whale that was found floundering in shallow waters off Hawaii's Kawaikui Beach Park died after becoming separated from its mother.
2004 Iditarod champ takes lead in Alaska trek

ANCHORAGE, Alaska - A former winner of the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race took the lead early Sunday and held onto it as he pressed forward along the Bering Sea coastline. Another musher was just 15 minutes behind.


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