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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.

Powerful Earthquake Hits Alaska

AP | By RACHEL D'ORO and MARK THIESSEN | Posted 11.25.2014 | Green

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A powerful earthquake shook a large swath of Alaska on Thursday morning, knocking things off shelves and causing people to ...

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...

Alaska Natural Gas Pipeline Talks On Hold

AP | Posted 01.25.2012 | Green

JUNEAU, Alaska -- Federal regulators have rescheduled a meeting in Anchorage on TransCanada Corp.'s proposed Alaska natural gas pipeline project. The...

Alaska Teen Injected With Heroin Passes Away

AP | By RACHEL D'ORO | Posted 12.30.2011 | Home

ANCHORAGE, Alaska -- An Alaska teenager allegedly injected with heroin by a 26-year-old man died Thursday, almost a week after suffering the drug over...

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...

Woman Convicted Of Child Abuse After Squirting Hot Sauce Into Adopted Son's Mouth

AP | MARY PEMBERTON | Posted 10.24.2011 | Crime

ANCHORAGE, Alaska — A woman who squirted hot sauce into the mouth of her adopted Russian son for lying about getting in trouble in school was co...

Suspicious Packages Sent To Alaska Senators, Congressman

AP | DAN JOLING | Posted 10.15.2011 | Politics

ANCHORAGE, Alaska -- Suspicious packages were received through the mail Monday by Alaska's three-member congressional delegation and at least two cont...

Police: Man Severely Beat 7-Year-Old Girl Who Refused To Give Up Her Bicycle

AP | Posted 08.06.2011 | Home

ANCHORAGE, Alaska -- Police say a 7-year-old girl who refused to give up her bicycle was severely beaten by an Anchorage man who had tried to steal it...

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 f...

Alaska Earthquake 2010: Moderate Quake Shakes Anchorage, Wasilla

AP | RACHEL D'ORO | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

ANCHORAGE, Alaska — An earthquake jolted Anchorage on Monday and was felt well beyond Alaska's largest city. The 4.9 magnitude quake struck at ...

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 v...

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

Search under way in AK waters for ship passenger

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

A search has been launched in the waters of southeast Alaska and Canada for a 67-year-old woman reported missing from a cruise ship.

The passenger, who hasn't been identified, was noticed missing Wednesday morning when she didn't leave the Sapphire Princess at the Port of Vancouver, British Columbia.

The Princess Cruise liner departed Ketchikan on Monday on an Inside Passage cruise. The woman wasn't found during a search of the ship, and her personal belongings were in her state room.

The U.S. Coast Guard has sent a helicopter and boats to search from Ketchikan 86 miles south to include Dixon Entrance, Tongass Narrows and the northern end of Hecate Strait.

Canadian officials are searching from Vancouver 517 miles north to Hecate Strait.

Soldier held in Afghanistan is 23-year-old Idahoan

AP | JOHN MILLER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

A soldier from Idaho who disappeared from his base in Afghanistan has been captured, the Pentagon confirmed Sunday, a day after he was seen in a Taliban video posted online.

The Defense Department released the name of Pfc. Bowe (pronounced BOH) R. Bergdahl, 23, who was serving with an Alaska-based infantry regiment. The private was last seen walking away from his base near the border with Pakistan in an area known to be a Taliban stronghold.

Even before his name became public, two U.S. defense officials confirmed to The Associated Press that the man in that 28-minute video was the captured soldier. The video, in which Bergdahl said he was "scared I won't be able to go home," provided the first public glimpse of the missing American.

The Pentagon statement said Bergdahl's whereabouts became unknown on July 1 and his status was changed July 3 to missing-captured.

It wasn't clear who initially captured Bergdahl, but the U.S. command in Afghanistan said he was being held by the Taliban and condemned the video as a violation of international law.

Sherry Johnston, Facing Felony Drug Charges, Shouldn't Have Left Alaska To Do Tyra, Prosecutor Says

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) - The Palmer District Attorney said if he had known just why Sherry Johnston needed to travel outside Alaska he would not have ...

Indigenous Groups Hold Climate Summit in Alaska | | 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 | 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...

Ted Stevens 2014? Former Senator Files For Candidacy

AP | MARK THIESSEN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

ANCHORAGE, Alaska — Former U.S. Sen. Ted Stevens of Alaska has filed a statement of candidacy for the 2014 election, but an aide cautions agains...