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  • Trump motorcade hit by 2×4, 5 students face charges

    02/19/2017 2:32:45 AM PST · by GonzoII · 64 replies
    AP/WFLA ^ | February 19, 2017
    WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) – Authorities say a vehicle in President Donald Trump’s motorcade was struck by a “2×4” and five middle school students are now facing charges. Palm Beach County Sheriff’s office spokeswoman Teri Barbera said in a statement Saturday that the incident happened Friday around 1:45 p.m. Officers assisting the U.S. Secret Service reported that a vehicle in the motorcade had been struck by what was believed to be a small, hard object. Several members of the motorcade returned to the scene after completing the motorcade to look for witnesses and objects along the roadway.
  • House Overturns Obama-Era Law to Protect Alaskan Bears and Wolves

    02/19/2017 2:09:45 AM PST · by GonzoII · 12 replies
    nbcnews.com ^ | Feb 18 2017 | Dakshayani Shankar
    Hunters could once again go after bears, wolves and other predators in national wildlife refuges across Alaska if an Obama-era federal law is overturned by Congress and gets the president's approval. Supporters of repealing the rule, which was issued by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service in August, got a boost Thursday when the House voted 225-193, mostly along party lines, to undo the law. Rep. Don Young, R-Alaska, is behind the resolution to strip away some of the federal government's control over Alaska's 76 million acres worth of federal wildlife refuges. Under the federal law, hunters are prohibited from...
  • Six Missing After Crab Fishing Vessel Sinks in Bering Sea

    02/13/2017 6:58:32 PM PST · by artichokegrower · 19 replies
    gCaptain ^ | February 13, 2017 | Mike Schuler
    The U.S. Coast Guard is continuing to search for the six missing crewmembers of the Seattle-based crab fishing vessel Destination, which is believed to have sunk in the Bering Sea off St. George, Alaska over the weekend. The Coast Guard said Saturday that it had launched a search after picking up an electronic position indicating radio beacon (EPIRB) alert from the fishing vessel approximately two miles northwest of St. George in the Bering Sea. The EPIRB was recovered among a debris field containing buoys, a life ring from fishing vessel Destination and an oil sheen, the Coast Guard said.
  • '9th Circus'? Scholars Say Court's Liberal Rep Is Overblown

    02/07/2017 11:16:07 AM PST · by Trump20162020 · 34 replies
    ABC News ^ | February 7, 2017 | Gene Johnson
    The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, which is weighing the appeal of President Donald Trump's executive order on immigration, is the federal appeals court conservatives have long ridiculed as the "nutty 9th" or the "9th Circus." Covering a huge swath of territory — nine western states plus Guam — the San Francisco-based court handles far more cases than any other federal appeals court, including some rulings that have invoked furor from conservatives over the years. Among them: finding that the phrase "under God" in the Pledge of Allegiance is unconstitutional, that the "don't ask, don't tell" policy on gays...
  • NAACP Chapter Led By Embezzler Is Overseen By Convicted Murderer

    02/02/2017 9:52:13 PM PST · by Strac6 · 10 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | Luke Rosiak
    A high-ranking NAACP official convicted of murder threatened to “fire back” if The Daily Caller News Foundation Investigative Group (TheDCNF) reported that a new branch president under his oversight embezzled from the previous nonprofit that he ran. Gerald Hankerson, president of the Alaska, Oregon and Washington State regional NAACP, told TheDCNF he wasn’t “authorizing” the disclosure because it “strikes a blow to the NAACP by indicating that we allow criminals at the leadership.” Hankerson himself was sentenced to life in prison for aggravated murder and spent 23 years in prison before being granted leniency because he, in the governor’s words,...
  • GOP Defectors Have Received Thousands From Teachers Union [Murkowski, Collins]

    02/01/2017 5:24:05 PM PST · by markomalley · 60 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | 2/1/17 | Bill McMorris
    The two Republicans who broke ranks with their party and announced they would vote against education secretary nominee Betsy DeVos have received thousands of dollars from the nation's largest teachers union.Sens. Lisa Murkowski (R., Alaska) and Susan Collins (R., Maine) have each benefited from contributions from the National Education Association. Collins received $2,000 from the union in 2002 and 2008, according to the Center for Responsive Politics. Murkowski, meanwhile, has received $23,500.The NEA represents 3 million members, making it the wealthiest and most influential union in the country. The NEA, along with other labor groups like the American Federation of Teachers, has waged a fierce campaign against...
  • Collins, Murkowski to vote no on education secretary nominee

    02/01/2017 8:06:35 PM PST · by mdittmar · 71 replies
    CNN ^ | February 1, 2017 | CNN
    Washington (CNN)Republican Sens. Susan Collins of Maine and Sen. Lisa Murkowski of Alaska both said Wednesday they would not vote to support Betsy DeVos, President Donald Trump's choice for education secretary. The two women are the first sitting Republican senators to publicly say they wouldn't back one of Trump's Cabinet nominees.The stunning decision from a pair of veteran Republican lawmakers puts DeVos in a tenuous position as her final vote before the Senate nears, but top Republican aides are confident she will be confirmed.
  • Susan Collins and Lisa Murkowski to vote against DeVos for Education Secretary

    02/01/2017 11:41:13 AM PST · by CedarDave · 58 replies
    Rush Limbaugh | February 1, 2017 | Rush Limbaugh
    At the end of his just-ended conversation with VP Pence, Rush informed him and the audience that Susan Collins has said she will vote against Betsy DeVos for Education secretary. Rush also reporting a second Pub senator [Alaska Senator Lisa Murkowski] would vote against her.
  • JBLM Soldiers conduct UAS training for readiness-level progression at Fort Huachuca

    Fort Huachuca, Arizona -- Col. Lonnie Hibbard, deputy commanding general for sustainment, 7th Infantry Division, visited Fort Huachuca's Hubbard Landing Zone on the East Range Jan. 19 "to see how operations are going and if there are any obstacles that would prevent training." The 14th Brigade Engineering Battalion, 2nd Stryker Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division, is stationed at Joint Base Lewis-McChord and is conducting a proficiency exercise at Fort Huachuca as they go through the steps for launching and flying the Shadow unmanned aircraft system. Hibbard explained, "The Soldiers are doing their readiness-level progression, so you have a new operator who's...
  • Prosecutors say Esteban Santiago visited 'Jihadi chat rooms' online [Islamic terror]

    01/17/2017 11:36:24 AM PST · by Beautiful_Gracious_Skies · 27 replies
    LA Times /Sun Sentinel ^ | January 17, 2017 | Paula MCMAHON
    Accused airport shooter Esteban Santiago initially blamed his actions on government mind control but later claimed he had been "on the dark web" communicating in "jihadi chat rooms," with Islamic State terrorists or sympathizers, authorities said in court Tuesday. ... Santiago, 26, practiced firing his weapon at a gun range in Alaska in the months prior to the Friday, Jan. 6 attack at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport. The semiautomatic handgun Santiago used in the attack was the same weapon that was returned to him by the Anchorage police department in December, agents testified.-snip- Agents said Santiago was released from psychiatric...
  • Florida Airport Shooter Was Convert To Islam, ...Aashiq Hammad Before Joining U.S. Army

    01/12/2017 8:01:20 PM PST · by Beautiful_Gracious_Skies · 30 replies
    IWB IInvestmentWatch ^ | January 12, 2017 | Geoffrey Grider
    [UPDATE: Tucker Carlson on Fox News (01/12/17) mentioned the fact that Judicial Watch has uncovered the Muslim online identity and postings by the shooter, Santiago-Ruiz that the media continues to ignored.] EDITOR’S NOTE: When the corrupt liberal media thought the Fort Lauderdale shooter was a vet suffering from PTSD, or a nut case from the psych ward, it was front page news... But the second word got out that he didn’t have PTSD and wasn’t crazy but ... a convert to Islam, they dropped the story like a hot potato. The Ft. Lauderdale Airport shooter is a Muslim convert who...
  • Airport shooter’s life in Alaska was falling apart, though few seemed to notice

    01/12/2017 11:00:09 AM PST · by Beautiful_Gracious_Skies · 37 replies
    The Miami Herald ^ | January 11, 2017 | Charles Rabin
    Esteban Santiago, an Iraq war veteran who for reasons still unclear shot more than a dozen random travelers in an airport 5,000 miles from his Alaska home, lived just three blocks from a popular Veterans of Foreign Wars hangout. He never visited. Santiago spent two years in Alaska, working as a security guard and National Guardsman... he didn’t make much of a mark— except with law enforcement from a string of domestic disputes with his girlfriend and mother of his infant son. But, increasingly, his life was falling apart. Last January, he was arrested after roughing up his girlfriend, accused...
  • Airport Shooter Converted to Islam, Identified as Aashiq Hammad Years Before Joining Army

    01/10/2017 1:55:24 PM PST · by jazusamo · 85 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | January 10, 2017
    The Ft. Lauderdale Airport shooter is a Muslim convert who years before joining the U.S. Army took on an Islamic name (Aashiq Hammad), downloaded terrorist propaganda and recorded Islamic religious music online, according to public records dug up by the investigative news site of an award-winning, California journalist. This is pertinent information that the Obama administration apparently wants to keep quiet, bringing up memories of the Benghazi cover up, in which the president and his cohorts knowingly lied to conceal that Islamic terrorists attacked the U.S. Special Mission in Libya. Information is slowly trickling out that links the Ft. Lauderdale...
  • Authorities: Cancelled New Year's Trip to New York for Fort Lauderdale Suspect

    01/09/2017 6:37:21 PM PST · by Beautiful_Gracious_Skies · 6 replies
    ABC News ^ | January 9, 2017-11AM | Brian Ross, Rhonda Schwartz, Josh Margolin & javier Bellido
    Esteban Santiago’s initial destination may not have been Fort Lauderdale, but New York City, where he had made a reservation to fly in on New Year’s Eve, ... But for some unknown reason, he cancelled the flight a few days later booking a one-way $278 ticket to Florida. NYC counterterrorism-officials are investigating Santiago’s plan..., whether he planned to stay in NYC or transfer to another flight. Officials believe the highly visible presence of NYPD officers ... New Year’s Eve could have been an effective deterrent. -Snip- After 34 seconds of terror, five people were killed and six injured in a...
  • FBI: Ft. Lauderdale shooting suspect left newborn in vehicle while meeting with Anchorage agents

    01/09/2017 4:04:43 PM PST · by Beautiful_Gracious_Skies · 25 replies
    WFTV- local ^ | January 8, 2017-11AM
    When 26-year-old Esteban Santiago met with FBI agents on Nov. 7 about hearing voices in his head, he left his newborn child outside in his vehicle in freezing temperatures but was not arrested, officials said Saturday.... Marlon Ritzman, special agent in charge of the FBI’s Anchorage, Alaska, office, ... “In November 2016, Mr. Santiago walked into the Anchorage FBI office to report that his mind was being controlled by U.S. intelligence agencies. ... Mr. Santiago appeared agitated, incoherent and made disjointed statements.” Santiago told agents he “did not want to hurt anyone,” but out of caution, the FBI contacted the...
  • Polar bear conservation group blasts Obama for climate alarmism: ‘Sensationalized nonsense’

    01/09/2017 2:12:20 PM PST · by Red Badger · 25 replies
    www.washingtontimes.com ^ | Monday, January 9, 2017 | By Valerie Richardson
    The Obama administration warned Monday that polar bears may disappear unless something is done about climate change, despite recent research indicating that the bears are actually thriving. In its final Conservation Management Plan, the Fish and Wildlife Service painted a grim picture for the future of the massive Arctic-dwelling mammal, warning that its fate will be determined “by our willingness and ability to address climate change.” “The current global polar bear population is estimated to be 26,000,” said the FWS press release. “If greenhouse gas emissions continue to rise at the current rates throughout the 21st century, polar bears will...
  • Accused airport shooter Esteban Santiago brought to court for hearing

    01/09/2017 8:20:13 AM PST · by Beautiful_Gracious_Skies · 57 replies
    Sun Sentinel ^ | January 9, 2017 | Paula MCMAHON
    <p>Accused airport shooter Esteban Santiago appears in court ... to face federal charges. The Iraq war veteran accused of killing five people and wounding six others in the Fort Lauderdale airport shooting is scheduled ... for a hearing ... 11 a.m. Enhanced [courthouse] security is apparent.. metal barricades ... armed federal agents and explosives-detecting dogs.</p>
  • UPDATE: FBI corrects information regarding Santiago's child. (FBI was in CYA mode)

    01/08/2017 4:36:42 PM PST · by Beautiful_Gracious_Skies · 70 replies
    Ktuu.com ^ | January 8, 2017 | Austin Baird
    The Federal Bureau of Investigation said Sunday information released by Anchorage Police Department about Santiago's child was incorrect. In a written statement, FBI spokesperson Staci Feger-Pellessie said Santiago's child was not left inside the car when Santiago came to the FBI's Anchorage office. "The child was in constant custody and care of the FBI, inside our facility, until his mother retrieved him," Feger-Pellessie said. ORIGINAL STORY: Two months before Esteban Santiago allegedly went on a deadly shooting rampage in Florida, he surrendered a gun to the Federal Bureau of Investigation in Alaska and told investigators he was "having terroristic thoughts,"...
  • Anchorage police returned gun to Florida shooting suspect after ‘mental health crisis’

    01/08/2017 9:26:23 AM PST · by Beautiful_Gracious_Skies · 42 replies
    Alaska Daily News ^ | January 7, 2017 | Annie Zak & Suzanna Caldwell
    The Anchorage man accused in the mass shooting at a Florida airport Friday did not have ties to a terrorist organization when he was investigated last year, the FBI said at a news conference Saturday in Anchorage. Law enforcement said he had exhibited mental health problems during an incident at the Anchorage FBI office that led local police to take his gun. ... the Anchorage Police Department said it later returned the gun to Esteban Santiago, 26, after the weapon had been logged into evidence for safekeeping. "I want to be clear, during our investigation, we found no known ties...
  • Esteban Santiago planned airport killings, investigators say.

    01/07/2017 7:08:33 PM PST · by Beautiful_Gracious_Skies · 99 replies
    The LA Times ^ | January 7, 2017 | PAULA MCMAHON
    Airport shooting suspect Esteban Santiago told investigators he planned the carnage and purchased a one-way ticket to Fort Lauderdale to carry it out. But it is still unclear why he came to South Florida to do it. Federal prosecutors filed court documents, ... he could face the death penalty or life in federal prison, they said. "Santiago fired approximately 10 -15 rounds ... aiming at his victims' heads ... walking while shooting in a methodical manner,... Five people died and six more suffered gunshot injuries. ... Moments later, a Broward sheriff's deputy approached Santiago, who "dropped the handgun on the...
  • Esteban Santiago: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know

    01/06/2017 1:29:39 PM PST · by iowamark · 234 replies
    Heavy.com ^ | 1/6/2016
    Esteban Santiago, reportedly a U.S. citizen with military identification, is accused of being the shooter who randomly gunned down at least 13 people at a Fort Lauderdale airport baggage claim area. MSNBC said the shooter may have retrieved a gun from his luggage after arriving on a flight and NBC News reported that the weapon may have been checked “lawfully.” The Palm Beach Post reported that the gunman may have emerged firing from a bathroom. Some reports said he traveled through Canada, but ABC News is now reporting he went from Anchorage through Minneapolis to Fort Lauderdale. 1. The Alleged...
  • EPA To Alaskans In Sub-Zero Temps: Stop Burning Wood To Keep Warm

    12/30/2016 5:25:04 PM PST · by Twotone · 121 replies
    The Federalist ^ | Dec. 30, 2016 | John Daniel Davidson
    In Jack London’s famous short story, “To Build A Fire,” a man freezes to death because he underestimates the cold in America’s far north and cannot build a proper fire. The unnamed man—a chechaquo, what Alaska natives call newcomers—is accompanied by a wolf-dog that knows the danger of the cold and is wholly indifferent to the fate of the man. “This man did not know cold. Possibly, all the generations of his ancestry had been ignorant of cold, of real cold, of cold 107 degrees below freezing point. But the dog knew; all its ancestry knew, and it had inherited...
  • Homeless in Alaska: life and death on the freezing streets

    12/25/2016 3:22:01 AM PST · by Cronos · 83 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 24 Dec 2016 | Julia O'Malley
    As soon as she glimpsed the body on the icy street, Marie Nickolai knew it was Jackie Amaktoolik. He’d been drinking outside. She wept “That’s my brother,” she said. When homeless people die in Alaska, it is often like this: outside, facilitated by a lethal combination of alcohol and cold. ...Nickolai, 42, and her stepbrother grew up among eight siblings in the remote Yupik village of New Stuyahok along the Nushagak river in western Alaska. She said it was a childhood of picking berries, hunting moose, fishing and attending the Russian Orthodox church. ..laska has some of the highest per...
  • Alaska Considers Blocking Obama’s Drilling Ban

    12/22/2016 2:10:29 PM PST · by ColdOne · 14 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 12/22/16 | Andrew Follett
    Alaskan Republican Sen. Dan Sullivan and Rep. Don Young are considering overturning President Barack Obama’s bans on new offshore oil drilling. The lawmakers could introduce legislation overturning Obama’s actions either by authorizing the incoming President-elect Donald Trump to undo any prior offshore drilling bans or simply overturning the specific bans from Obama outright. “The Congressman believes this decision can be overturned by the incoming Administration and will be encouraging President Trump to do so,” Matt Shuckerow, a spokesman for Young, told The Hill. “In addition, Congressman Young will also pursue legislation to overturn this decision.”
  • Report: Obama Will Permanently Block Arctic Drilling Before Trump Takes Office

    12/20/2016 9:15:20 AM PST · by ColdOne · 71 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 12/20/16 | Michael Bastasch
    The Obama administration will use a legal strategy crafted by environmental activists to remove sections of the Arctic and Atlantic oceans from future offshore drilling lease sales, according to two sources familiar with the plan told Bloomberg. For months, environmentalists have been urging President Barack Obama to use Section 12(a) of the Outer Continental Shelf Lands Act, a 1953 law governing offshore drilling, in a way it’s never been used before — to block offshore drilling leases in the Atlantic Ocean and the Chukchi and Beaufort seas.
  • Alaska asks suit against electors be dismissed

    12/15/2016 9:18:19 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 19 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Dec 15, 2016 9:43 PM EST | Mark Thiessen
    A Hillary Clinton supporter has sued Alaska’s three electoral college voters, trying to prevent them from casting votes for President-elect Donald Trump. Janice Park claims in her civil lawsuit filed in U.S. District Court in Anchorage that their votes will violate her Fifth Amendment right of equal protection and deny her the principle of one person, one vote. Lawyers for the state of Alaska in a late Thursday hearing said the case should be dismissed because it doesn't have merit. …
  • Obama creates 'resilience area' to protect Bering ecosystem

    12/09/2016 7:04:38 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 11 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Dec 9, 2016 9:18 PM EST | Dan Joling
    President Barack Obama responded to appeals from Alaska Native villages and gave them more of a say in the federal management of marine resources of the Bering Sea. Obama signed an executive order Friday to create a Northern Bering Sea Climate Resilience Area that will focus “locally tailored” protections on marine resources. The newly created resilience area covers 112,300 square miles and stretches from north of the Bering Strait to north of Bristol Bay. The order requires more focused federal consultation with Alaska tribes and 39 communities that line the west coast of Alaska, along with state officials. …
  • Stanford Study Reveals California Pensions Underfunded By $1 Trillion Or $93k Per Household

    12/03/2016 7:06:36 AM PST · by george76 · 72 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | Dec 2, 2016 | Tyler Durden
    Earlier today the Kersten Institute for Governance and Public Policy highlighted an updated pension study, released by the Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research, which revealed some fairly startling realities about California's public pension underfunding levels. After averaging $77,700 per household in 2014, the amount of public pension underfunding for the state of California jumped to a staggering $92,748 per household in 2015. But don't worry, we're sure pension managers can grow their way out of the problem...hedge fund returns have been stellar recently, right? Stanford University’s pension tracker database pegs the market value of California’s total pension debt at...
  • Largest all-female expedition braves Antarctica to fight inequality, climate change

    11/29/2016 9:29:09 PM PST · by Sub-Driver · 186 replies
    Largest all-female expedition braves Antarctica to fight inequality, climate change By Umberto Bacchi LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - The largest all-female expedition to Antarctica, comprising 76 scientists, is due to set sail from Argentina on Friday in a quest to promote women in science and highlight the impact of climate change on the planet. The international team will brave sub-zero temperatures to undergo a 20-day bootcamp on the frozen continent aimed at developing their leadership skills and challenging male dominance of senior scientific roles. Women make up only 28 percent of the world's researchers and are particularly under-represented at senior...
  • Anonymous Released Bill Clinton Video

    11/20/2016 4:12:13 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 23 replies
    You Tube ^ | 2/11/16 | Anonymous
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2ayHf7qbZGA
  • Obama administration bars new oil, gas exploration off Alaska

    11/18/2016 10:27:57 AM PST · by ColdOne · 42 replies
    trust.org ^ | 11/18/16 | reuters
    WASHINGTON, Nov 18 (Reuters) - The Obama administration on Friday blocked the sale of new permits to drill oil and gas in the Chukchi and Beaufort Seas off Alaska, in a win for environmental groups that had fought against development in the fragile region.
  • Doanld J. Trump May Hand Sarah Palin The Keys to Nation’s Public Lands, Wildlife

    11/14/2016 2:16:41 PM PST · by drewh · 239 replies
    ewg.org/enviroblog ^ | Monday, November 14, 2016 | By Alex Formuzis, Sr VP Communications and Strategic Campaigns
    "Drill, baby, drill!” During her bid for vice president in 2008, that was Sarah Palin's crowd-pleasing chant promoting her energy policy. Now the pithy catchphrase – and the former Alaska governor herself – could make a comeback. News reports say Palin is on President-elect Donald Trump's short list to head the Interior Department. As secretary of the interior, she'd be in charge of overseeing oil drilling, uranium mining and other energy extraction on 500 million acres of public land, including iconic national parks like the Grand Canyon. The pro-mining policies Trump and Palin could be expected to bring to Interior...
  • Alaska officer ‘ambushed’ and shot multiple times, police say

    11/13/2016 3:22:57 AM PST · by markomalley · 14 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 11/12/16 | Amy B Wang
    An Alaska police officer was “ambushed” and shot multiple times in downtown Anchorage early Saturday morning, according to the Anchorage Police Department. The officer is undergoing emergency surgery and expected to survive, while the man suspected of shooting the officer was killed at the scene, police said. “It’s horrific. It is really sad,” Anchorage Police Chief Chris Tolley said in a recorded statement about the attack, noting that he had seen video of the incident. Although the department did not release details about the wounded officer, Tolley referred to him as a man.
  • [November 12, 2016] Update: Attack on Anchorage police officer a 'clear' ambush, chief says

    <p>A gunman repeatedly shot an Alaska police officer in an ambush early Saturday morning as the officer lay on the ground near his police cruiser, Anchorage police said.</p>
  • Remarkably, Sarah Palin Plays Goldwater in Trump’s Reagan Revolution

    11/10/2016 6:33:38 PM PST · by BeadCounter · 35 replies
    Libertarian Republic ^ | Nov. 10, 2016 | Josh Guckert
    Conservative columnist George Will is often keen on saying that Barry Goldwater, the man who suffered one of the most catastrophic defeats in American political history, was actually the victor. Will often states that, “We — 27,178,188 of us — who voted for him in 1964 believe he won, it just took 16 years to count the votes.” Will is of course referring to the massive landslide which Ronald Reagan won in 1980, thus leading to a phenomenon known as the “Reagan Revolution.” Un-coincidentally, Goldwater gave Reagan his start in politics with the former’s failed presidential campaign. Reagan famously made...
  • Trump’s Transition Team Considers Sarah Palin For Possible Cabinet Spot

    11/10/2016 3:32:19 PM PST · by kevcol · 104 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | November 10, 2016 | Chris White
    President-elect Donald Trump’s transition team is seriously discussing the possibility of giving former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin a cabinet position, Politico reported Wednesday. The Trump campaign is floating the idea of tapping the former Alaskan governor as Trump’s interior secretary. Palin has made no secret about her interest in holding a position in a Trump administration.
  • Complete 2016 Alaska general election results (Democrat comes in 4th place)

    11/09/2016 10:58:13 AM PST · by Ravi · 12 replies
    ADN ^ | 11/9/16 | ADN
    Craig, Breck A. NA 2004 0.80% Gianoutsos, Ted NA 1377 0.55% Metcalfe, Ray DEM 27830 11.12% Miller, Joe LIB 73876 29.52% Murkowski, Lisa REP 110226 44.05% Stock, Margaret NA 34400 13.75%
  • Alaska Called for Donald Trump

    11/09/2016 6:50:15 AM PST · by Vigilanteman · 67 replies
    New York Times ^ | 9 November 2016 | The pundit class
    Go to this site, Politico or any of the others featuring presidential maps. They have finally called Alaska for Donald Trump, not that the result was ever in doubt, but it just shows the bile of the media. Meanwhile, Arizona is still in doubt even with Trump's solid lead. So is Michigan, Minnesota and New Hampshire, with Hillary holding a steady but still narrow lead in only the last two.And didn't Trump actually win one electoral vote in Maine's 2nd congressional district? Or is that still undecided? Maine is solid Clinton colored.Does it really kill them that much to admit...
  • Native Americans Join Coalition Seeking Federal Leases for Oil and Gas Production at Alaska’s North…

    10/31/2016 4:38:34 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 7 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | October 31, 2016 | 2:08 PM EDT | Penny Starr
    The Arctic Energy Center announced last week that a coalition of Alaskans are petitioning the federal government to grant leases for oil and gas exploration and production in and offshore of the North Slope, including the Inupiat tribe. “Arctic Iñupiat Offshore (AIO) announced today that it is joining the Arctic Coalition, a collection of 21 Alaskan and nationwide organizations that support responsible energy development in and off the coast of Alaska,” the announcement stated. “The group is calling on the Obama administration to listen to the views and perspectives of Alaska residents and keep Alaska’s Arctic offshore acreage in the...
  • WW3: 'Get ready for Russian invasion' Americans in Alaska told to prep

    10/18/2016 9:41:39 AM PDT · by grumpygresh · 173 replies
    Daily Star (UK) ^ | 10/16/16 | Rachel O'Donoghue
    An unnamed former senior military officer has apparently claimed all evidence shows Russian submarines will enter the US via the small village of Wasilla, in Alaska. According to the ex-Navy brass, the stretch of coastline is totally unprotected and would be ideal to stage an attack from. He said: “Our feeling in the Navy was that Obama had turned Alaska into a defenseless area that will serve as a forward base of operations when World War III begins. “We are the verge of being invaded from Alaska all the way down into Canada and eventually the Northwest.”
  • Trump campaign left out of Alaska voter guide

    10/18/2016 8:14:34 AM PDT · by Coronal · 17 replies
    The Hill ^ | October 17, 2016 | Reid Wilson
    Alaskans won’t find any information about Donald Trump in their voter’s guide this year, after the GOP presidential nominee's campaign failed to submit biographical data and a candidate statement. The voter guide, which hit mailboxes this weekend, includes candidate statements from Democrats Hillary Clinton and Tim Kaine, Green Party nominee Jill Stein and her running mate, Ajamu Baraka, the Constitution Party nominee and an independent candidate. But state elections officials say the Trump campaign and Libertarian nominee Gary Johnson did not submit materials ahead of an Aug. 30 deadline.
  • Alaska town votes to change its name to Inupiat Eskimo name [Barrow]

    10/14/2016 9:40:29 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 29 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Oct. 14, 2016 11:13 PM EDT | Rachel D’Oro
    Residents in the nation’s northernmost community have voted to change the name of the Alaska town to its traditional Inupiat Eskimo name. A slight majority of voters in the largely Inupiat city of Barrow approved efforts to change the community’s name to Utqiagvik (oot-GHAR-vik) in their local election Oct. 4. The vote was tight, with 381 in favor of the name change and 375 against it. “Basically, it reinforces the cultural identity of the people,” said Mayor Bob Harcharek, who is not Native. He noted that early day missionaries set up schools in the area where students were forbidden to...
  • Asian Metal Found in Alaska Reveals Trade Centuries Before European Contact

    10/02/2016 2:15:35 PM PDT · by LouieFisk · 41 replies
    http://westerndigs.org/ ^ | September 29, 2016 | Blake de Pastino
    A bronze buckle and a cylindrical metal bead found in Alaska are the first hard evidence of trade between Asia and the indigenous peoples of the North American Arctic, centuries before contact with Europeans, archaeologists say. An analysis of the artifacts has shown that they were smelted in East Asia out of lead, copper, and tin, before finding their way to an indigenous village some 700 years ago.
  • Rash of Unsolved Homicides Puts People on Edge in Anchorage (9 in 2016; possible serial killer)

    09/02/2016 3:33:04 PM PDT · by seacapn · 11 replies
    Associated Press via ABC News ^ | Sep 2, 2016, 6:07 PM ET | Rachel d'Oro
    A rash of unsolved outdoor homicides in Alaska's largest city is putting residents on edge. Altogether, the deaths of nine people who were killed on Anchorage trails, parks and isolated streets since January remain unsolved — among them three cases involving two victims each. "It's terrifying," said Jennifer Hazen, a longtime resident who lives near Valley of the Moon Park, where two people were found dead early Sunday, one of them on a park bike trail. Hazen walks in the park regularly, and finds some comfort in knowing the unsolved homicides occurred in the middle of the night when she...
  • Montana plane crash kills 'Ice Road Truckers' TV show star

    08/29/2016 9:34:10 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 20 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 8/29/2016
    <p>MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) — A plane crash in western Montana has killed a star of the History channel reality show "Ice Road Truckers" and another man.</p> <p>History spokeswoman Susan Ievoli confirmed Monday that 52-year-old Darrell Ward died Sunday in the fiery crash on the shoulder of Interstate 90, southeast of Missoula.</p>
  • Alaska Court’s Ruling on Abortion and Parental Notification Hurts Teens

    08/17/2016 6:14:33 AM PDT · by milton23 · 38 replies
    Daily Signal ^ | 8/16/16 | Jana Minich & Elizabeth Slattery
    Hillary Kieft grew worried when her daughter didn’t arrive from school on the bus as usual. After she called the school to find out what was wrong, a school nurse pulled into her driveway with the daughter (let’s call her “Kelly”) in tow. The nurse explained that she had taken Kelly for counseling after school, according to LifeNews.com, which reported on the Kieft story. But, in fact, the nurse took Kelly to have an abortion. In New Zealand—where the Kieft family lives—it is completely legal for a minor to have an abortion without her parents’ knowledge. Parents like Hillary Kieft...
  • Emails reveal Hillary’s shocking pay-for-play scheme

    08/10/2016 6:58:49 AM PDT · by george76 · 34 replies
    NY Post ^ | August 9, 2016 | Daniel Halper and Bob Fredericks
    Hillary Clinton put the State Department up for sale, with top aides pulling strings and doing favors for fat-cat donors to the Clinton Foundation — including a shady billionaire, according to smoking-gun emails released Tuesday. The stunning revelations include how wealthy contributors seeking influence or prestigious government gigs could fork over piles of cash to get access to Clinton’s inner circle, including top aides Huma Abedin and Cheryl Mills. ... Chagoury is a Lebanese-Nigerian billionaire who gave the Clinton Foundation between $1 million and $5 million. In 2009, he also pledged $1 billion to the Clinton Global Initiative. The construction...
  • Feds to Alaska: Stop killing bears and wolves on our land

    08/06/2016 6:14:30 PM PDT · by fluorescence · 55 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | August 4 | Karin Brulliard
    Alaska has long allowed authorities and hunters to kill bears and wolves on national wildlife refuges as part of what it called an “intensive predator management” program. Approved methods included shooting wolves and their pups in dens, using bait to hunt bears, killing mother bears with their cubs — and one made famous by former Alaska governor Sarah Palin: gunning down wildlife from helicopters. That’s now about to change. In defiance of several Alaska officials, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service approved regulations that ban nearly all predator hunting on national wildlife refuges that is not approved by the federal...
  • Moody’s Downgrades Alaska

    07/26/2016 6:43:39 PM PDT · by george76 · 30 replies
    Alaska’s credit rating was downgraded by Moody’s Investors Services, in the midst of its multi-billion-dollar deficit. Moody’s dropped the Last Frontier’s general obligation rating from Aa1 to Aa2. The outlook remains negative, according to the bond credit rating business. This marks the 49th State’s third credit decline from leading global credit rating agencies, that includes downgrades by Standard and Poor’s Rating Services and Fitch Ratings. ... In addition, Moody’s downgraded Alaska’s lease-appropriation bonds to Aa3 from Aa2, along with its moral obligation bonds to A1 from Aa3. These two bonds are consistently ranked one to two grades lower than the...
  • Mysterious New Whale Species Discovered in Alaska

    07/26/2016 1:44:23 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 27 replies
    Nationak Geographic ^ | JULY 26, 2016 | Craig Welch
    Scientists say a dead whale on a desolate beach and a skeleton hanging in a high school gym are a new species. Yet experts have never seen one alive.Like many good mysteries, this one started with a corpse, but the body in question was 24 feet (7.3 meters) long. The remains floated ashore in June of 2014, in the Pribilof Islands community of St. George, a tiny oasis of rock and grass in the middle of Alaska's Bering Sea. A young biology teacher spotted the carcass half-buried in sand on a desolate windswept beach. He alerted a former fur seal...