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After Learning About Homelessness, Kind Toddler Starts Donation Drive

The Huffington Post | Kimberly Yam | Posted 11.24.2015 | Good News

This boy was so devastated after learning about homelessness, he decided to take matters into his own hands. Patrick McClung, a 3-year-old from Ancho...

Former Massachusetts Home That Predates American Revolution Goes on Sale in Alaska

Alaska Dispatch News | Posted 06.23.2015 | HuffPost Home
Alaska Dispatch News

What is surely the oldest habitable house in Alaska, a two-and-a-half-story wood-frame structure on Campbell Lake, built around 1680, is for sale. To be clear, it hasn't always been in Alaska. For its first 300 years it stood on farmland near Plymouth, Massachusetts.

Anchorage Effort to Curb Legal Pot Use in Public Faces Backlash

Alaska Dispatch News | Posted 03.16.2015 | Politics
Alaska Dispatch News

An Anchorage Assembly ordinance that would ban consumption of marijuana in public places is under fire from pro-pot groups.

2014 May Be Anchorage, Alaska's First Year Ever With No Below-zero Temps

Alaska Dispatch News | Posted 02.28.2015 | Green
Alaska Dispatch News

The last time the official temperature in Alaska's largest city read below zero was Dec. 26, 2013, according to National Weather Service records.

Anchorage's Persistent Warm Weather so Far This Winter May Be Record Setting

Alaska Dispatch News | Posted 02.15.2015 | Green
Alaska Dispatch News

Know that squeaky sound snow makes on cold days when you walk on it? That sound has not been heard much in Anchorage this winter. That's because the sound only occurs when the temperature is lower than 14 degrees Fahrenheit.

As Alaska Legalizes Recreational Pot, Anchorage, the State's Largest City, Considers Opting Out

Alaska Dispatch News | Posted 02.14.2015 | Politics
Alaska Dispatch News

Residents will get a chance to testify Tuesday on whether the Anchorage Assembly should vote to ban commercial marijuana facilities in Alaska's largest city.

Pilot Delivers Letter To 'Heaven' For Boy's Fallen Soldier Dad

The Huffington Post | Zoe Mintz | Posted 02.01.2013 | Impact

UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 1, 2013 3:34 p.m. EST MacAidan Gallegos was just five years old when his father was killed in Afghanistan in 2009. Four year...

Gay Rights Activists Fight For Equality On The Last Frontier

Anchorage Daily News | ROSEMARY SHINOHARA | Posted 02.08.2012 | Politics

Sponsors of an initiative to extend legal protections against discrimination to gay and transgender people in Anchorage on Thursday turned in a severa...

Body Of Missing American Teacher Found In Japan

Reuters | Yereth Rosen | Posted 06.06.2011 | World

April 6, 2011 7:28:32 PM By Yereth Rosen ANCHORAGE, Alaska, April 6 (Reuters) - The body of an Anchorage teacher who went missing in Japan follo...

A tale of two rallies: Sarah Palin drops in on Wasilla crowd and Anchorage honks in protest

Alaska Dispatch News | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Alaska Dispatch News

In Wasilla on Saturday, some 300 conservatives gathered to remember the 9/11 attacks. GOP Senate candidate Joe Miller was getting the attention. But t...

Alaska's "Chronic Public Inebriates" Are People, Too

Mark Horvath | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Mark Horvath

If you add the dehumanizing experience of living without permanent shelter to severe alcohol addiction, people will drink until they die. That's what's happening in Alaska.

Palin heads to Fox News commentator job

Vail Daily. | Vail Daily | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

ANCHORAGE, Alaska - Sarah Palin is taking her conservative message to Fox News. An attorney for the former Alaska governor and Republican vice preside...

After outcry, Postal Service will resume sending letters for Santa to North Pole, Alaska

NJ.com | NJ.com | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

ANCHORAGE, Alaska -- Wide-eyed children around the world will be hearing from Santa's "elves" at the North Pole after all. During Christmas seasons fo...

Indigenous Groups Hold Climate Summit in Alaska

Dygest.net | Dygest.net | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Alaskan Inuits, Australian aborigines and Pygmies from Cameroon have a message for a warming world: native traditions can be a potent weapon against c...

Sam Stein

Palin's AG Pick Defended KKK Statue, Mocked Offended Student

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 04.14.2009 | Politics

Sarah Palin's choice for attorney general once wrote a column defending the statue of a KKK figure as an expression of free speech and mocked the psyc...

Drain, Baby Drain! 6 Million Gallons of Crude Oil at the Base of Erupting Volcano Could be Alaska's Next Exxon Valdez

Jeanne Devon (AKMuckraker) | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Jeanne Devon (AKMuckraker)

On its 20th anniversary, we all relive the human and environmental tragedy that was the Exxon Valdez oil spill. But today, right now, Alaska faces down another threat.