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Pay Dirt or Fool's Gold? Panning in Fairbanks: To Denali and Fairbanks on the Looney Front, Part 4

Mike Arkus | Posted 08.16.2015 | Travel
Mike Arkus

Yes, we're panning for gold at Gold Dredge 8 just outside Fairbanks, and Yours Truly -- of course -- is doing it all wrong. They keep on coming over to show me how to shake the pan once I've got water in it. It seems I'm using a self-pleasuring motion instead of a full-blooded hearty to-and-fro swing.

Here's Why You Should Spend Your Summer In Alaska

The Huffington Post | Carly Ledbetter | Posted 04.25.2014 | Travel

Whenever Alaska is brought up in conversation, it's most likely linked with some Sarah Palin quip or a remark about how much your current city "feels ...

Alaska GOP Official Ms.fires -- Wants Ms. Magazine Off Shelves

Jeanne Devon (AKMuckraker) | Posted 05.05.2014 | Politics
Jeanne Devon (AKMuckraker)

A far-right elected official on the borough assembly has demanded Ms. Magazine be pulled from the shelves of a local grocery store.

Cabin Life In an Alaskan Winter

Alaska Dispatch News | Posted 01.19.2013 | Green
Alaska Dispatch News

Imagine you're sitting in a log cabin in the middle of Alaska. It's the middle of January, when temperatures routinely dip to 40 degrees below zero. It's 5 p.m. and pitch black outside.

Man Gets Trapped Climbing Tree

AP | Posted 06.21.2012 | Weird News

FAIRBANKS, Alaska -- An Alaska man had to be rescued after he climbed a tree for exercise but got stuck upside down by one leg. Fairbanks firefighter...

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...

Winter Solstice 2009: Time, Traditions, And Information On Shortest Day Of The Year

Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Winter Solstice takes place today, Dec. 21, 2009. The astronomical event takes place when the Earth tilts farthest from the sun and occurs at precisel...

Sarah Palin to Alaska: And This Bird You Cannot Change

Ross Hyzer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Ross Hyzer

Just as the cagey Poles continued to rely on horse power well into the mechanized era, so too is the continued greatness of the United States dependent on pouring money into finding and hoarding fossil fuels.

New York To Lead US In Job Losses, Only Five Cities Expected To Escape Cuts: Report

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

NEW YORK — Only five metropolitan areas in the U.S. will escape job losses this year, according to a forecast released Saturday by the U.S. Conf...