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  • Bear Attacks & 20 Instances of .22 Rimfire Used for Survival

    10/21/2020 4:51:24 AM PDT · by marktwain · 71 replies
    AmmoLand ^ | 19 October, 2020 | Dean Weingarten
    Bella Twin Word Record Grizzly Skull killed with .22 long from a Cooey Ace 1 single shot rifle. Screenshot from North Shore Homestead video, cropped and scaled by Dean Weingarten. U.S.A. –-( researching incidents of firearms used to defend against bears, the surprising deadly potential of the common .22 rimfire cartridge becomes apparent. The most famous incident involving the .22 rimfire cartridge and bears is the 1953 world record grizzly bear. It was collected by Bella Twin of Slave Lake in Alberta Canada. From my article at On 10 May, 1953, Bella Twin was hunting small game with her...
  • Magnitude 7.5 - 67 miles SE of Sand Point (Alaska Magnitude 7.5 - 67 miles SE of Sand Point (Alaska)

    10/19/2020 3:42:55 PM PDT · by VanShuyten · 32 replies
    Alaska Earthquake Center ^ | 10/19/2020 | Alaska Earthquake Center
    This event was felt widely in Sand point, Chignik, Unalaska, Manokotak, South Naknek, and the Kenai Peninsula.
  • Anchorage Mayor Ethan Berkowitz resigns (Democrat Sex Scandal)

    10/13/2020 7:10:48 PM PDT · by AlaskaErik · 35 replies
    KTUU TV Channel 2 ^ | October 13, 2020 | Elizabeth Roman and Matt Leseman
    Anchorage Mayor Ethan Berkowitz announced his resignation at Tuesday night’s assembly meeting. Berkowitz, while not in attendance, announced his resignation through a written statement read by his chief of staff. “It is with profound sadness and humility that I resign as the mayor of the Municipality of Anchorage,” Jason Bockenstedt said on behalf of the mayor, to applause and cheers from those in attendance.
  • Sen. Collins confirms she will vote against Judge Coney-Barrett

    10/13/2020 10:19:03 AM PDT · by tsowellfan · 239 replies
    WGME ^ | Monday, October 12th 2020
    PITTSFIELD (WGME) -- Senator Susan Collins says she will vote against Judge Amy Coney-Barrett being elected to the Supreme Court. Sen. Collins releases statement on Supreme Court Vacancy "It's not a comment on her,” Collins said. “It is a comment on the process of rushing through a nomination in such a short time before a presidential election." Republican Senator Lisa Murkowski also said she will be a no vote for the same reason. To block the confirmation, two more senators would have to vote against Coney-Barrett, but Republicans have said they have the votes.
  • Lisa Murkowski Waffles — Says She will Now Meet with Trump SCOTUS Nominee Amy Coney Barrett (VIDEO)

    09/26/2020 5:01:28 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 85 replies
    GP ^ | September 26,2020 | Jim Hoft
    And Senator Lisa Murkowski then jumped in to announce she would not vote for a SCOTUS nominee until after Election Day. Murkowski represents red state Alaska but is a very weak Republican and a huge disappointment to conservatives and Trump voters. But after Judge Amy Coney Barrett was nominated by President Trump on Saturday Senator Murkowski released a statement saying she is willing to meet with Amy Coney Barrett
  • Supreme Court fight pushes Senate toward brink

    09/26/2020 9:59:05 PM PDT · by robowombat · 55 replies
    The Hill ^ | 09/26/20 01:02 PM EDT | JORDAIN CARNEY
    Supreme Court fight pushes Senate toward brink BY JORDAIN CARNEY - 09/26/20 01:02 PM EDT The burgeoning fight to fill Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg's Supreme Court seat is pouring fuel onto already simmering tensions in the Senate and threatening to fundamentally reshape the institution. Senators in both parties acknowledge the level of dysfunction in a chamber where the bulk of their time is spent processing nominations amid failures to break stalemates on pressing national issues such as coronavirus relief and police reform. “I’m praying to God that the better angels start flying with my colleagues. That’s all I can tell...
  • Palin hints at Senate run in Alaska if Lisa Murkowski opposes Trump's Supreme Court nominee

    09/26/2020 11:20:33 AM PDT · by conservative98 · 153 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | | September 26, 2020 | Andrew Mark Miller
    Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin hinted at a possible run for Lisa Murkowski's Senate seat if the senator doesn’t support President Trump’s replacement for Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg on the Supreme Court. "We sure hope that you have it within you to do the right thing this time,” Palin said to Murkowski in a series of Instagram videos posted this week. “So, you should walk back. We'll forgive you. If you can't do that, remember my house? I can see a lot of things from my house. ... Lisa, I can see 2022 from my house." "Lisa Murkowski, this is...
  • Lisa Murkowski Reverses Position on Filling SCOTUS Vacancy, Won't Rule Out Vote to Confirm

    09/23/2020 9:18:43 AM PDT · by RightGeek · 123 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 9/23/2020 | Matt Margolis
    Senator Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) made a stunning reversal of her position on filling the vacancy left by Ruth Bader Ginsburg. According to a report from Alaska Public Media, Murkowski now can’t rule out voting to confirm a nominee before the election. “I know everybody wants to ask the question, ‘will you confirm the nominee?’” she said. “We don’t have a nominee yet. You and I don’t know who that is. And so I can’t confirm whether or not I can confirm a nominee when I don’t know who the nominee is.”
  • Senator Murkowski Backtracks on RBG Vacancy, Killing Democratic Hopes Of Blocking Trump's SCOTUS Nominee

    09/23/2020 7:52:03 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 127 replies
    Townhall ^ | 09/23/2020 | Matt Vespa
    Total victory is upon us, folks. And some Republicans have managed to get on a path towards redemption with conservatives. Sen. Mitt Romney (R-UT) said he wouldn’t block the nominee. Sen. Susan Collins (R-ME) is a ‘no,’ but as we’ve said before—Maine is an oddball state. She gets a pass. Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-AK), a runner up in the biggest pain in the a** contest among the GOP, did initially say that she’s opposed to filling the Supreme Court vacancy left by Ruth Bade Ginsburg, but is now changing her tune. The last justice passed away last Friday making the...
  • Sen. Lisa Murkowski Reiterates Opposition To Confirmation Vote Before The Election

    09/20/2020 10:49:26 PM PDT · by Zhang Fei · 60 replies
    NPR ^ | Christianna Silva | Christianna Silva
    Republican Sen. Lisa Murkowski of Alaska said on Sunday that she will not support nominating a successor to Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg on the Supreme Court before the 2020 presidential election. The announcement makes her the second Senate Republican to publicly take that position. "For weeks, I have stated that I would not support taking up a potential Supreme Court vacancy this close to the election," Murkowski said in a statement. "Sadly, what was then a hypothetical is now our reality, but my position has not changed. I did not support taking up a nomination eight months before the 2016...
  • That Was Quick: Worthless RINO Lisa Murkowski Says She Will Not Vote for a SCOTUS Nominee Until After Election Day

    09/18/2020 6:19:52 PM PDT · by White Lives Matter · 78 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | September 18, 2020 | Jim Hoft
    Republicans control the US Senate and the White House and could nominate and confirm a justice by election day on November 3rd. Already tonight Minority Leader Senator Chuck Schumer announced that the vacancy “should not be filled until we have a new president.” And already Senator Lisa Murkowski announced she would not vote for a SCOTUS nominee until after Election Day.
  • Bear Spray Failure in Alaska, 46-Year-Old Killed Clearing Trail

    09/07/2020 5:55:52 AM PDT · by marktwain · 93 replies
    AmmoLand ^ | 3 September, 2020 | Dean Weingarten
    U.S.A. –-( On 29 July, 2020, Daniel Schilling went to clear trail about a mile from his cabin in Alaska. His dog returned home without him. His wife was very concerned. Searchers found his body, killed by a bear, where he was working. An empty can of bear spray, with the safety off, which had been discharged at the site, was also found. From August 6, 2020 (Anchorage) – Employees of the Alaska Department of Fish and Game (ADF&G) responded to the location of a fatal bear attack that occurred Wednesday, July 29, near the community of Hope, to...
  • Trump should allow resource development in Alaska's Pebble Mine

    08/28/2020 10:17:16 AM PDT · by rktman · 12 replies ^ | 8/28/2020 | Sandy Szwarc
    After two and a half years of review, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' Final Environmental Impact Statement was published in July. It determined that the Pebble Mine project can successfully meet strict federal regulatory and environmental standards and that the mining project would have no discernable impact on returning salmon and no affect on commercial fisheries in Bristol Bay. The mine is not at the headwaters of Bristol Bay — as is often wrongly portrayed in photographs. It's 230 miles away by river, or 100 miles by air, from Bristol Bay, and only touches three very small tributaries at...
  • Here are the races to watch in the primary election (Alaska Tuesday)

    08/18/2020 11:51:04 PM PDT · by campaignPete R-CT · 6 replies
    Alaska Public Media ^ | August 18, 2020 | Andrew Kitchenman
    The key races include two Anchorage Republicans who are caucusing with the mostly Democratic majority, instead of the all-Republican minority. They are Rep. Chuck Kopp — challenged by retired petroleum engineer Tom McKay — and Rep. Jennifer Johnston, challenged by retired oil industry worker James Kaufman. Another key House race involves another Anchorage Republican who doesn’t caucus with the minority: Rep. Gabrielle LeDoux, who’s facing military contractor David Nelson. LeDoux is also preparing for a trial on felony charges related to alleged misconduct in previous elections. LeDoux’s next court hearing is Thursday
  • Study finds racial and ethnic disparities in Covid-19 hospitalizations

    08/17/2020 12:53:53 PM PDT · by george76 · 53 replies
    MSN - CNN ^ | 8/17/2020 | Naomi Thomas,
    Black, Latino and American Indian and Alaskan Native people were disproportionately hospitalized for Covid-19, according to a new analysis of 12 states' populations published Monday in the journal JAMA Internal Medicine. ... In a nearly two-month period from late April to late June, there were 48,788 cumulative Covid-19 hospitalizations in the states that reported race and hospitalization data -- Arizona, Indiana, Kansas, Massachusetts, Minnesota, New Hampshire, Ohio, Oregon, Rhode Island, Utah, Virginia and Washington. "The share of the hospitalizations of White patients was substantially smaller vs. their share of the population in all 12 states," the authors found. The authors...
  • Interior Secretary Approves Oil Drilling in Alaska’s Arctic Refuge

    08/17/2020 12:17:02 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 45 replies
    WSJ ^ | Updated Aug. 17, 2020 2:27 pm ET | Timothy Puko
    Decision opens part of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge to drilling for the first time WASHINGTON—The Trump administration approved an oil leasing program for the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge on Monday, opening up the pristine 19-million-acre wilderness to drilling for the first time and making it difficult to unwind the decision should Democrats recapture the White House in November. Approving the program clears the way to auction oil leases “right around the end of the year,” Interior Secretary David Bernhardt said in an interview. The decision caps more than 30 years of efforts by oil companies and Alaskan leaders to...
  • Sen. Murkowski Says Confirming Supreme Court Nominee in 2020 Would Be ‘Double Standard’

    08/03/2020 6:14:16 PM PDT · by where's_the_Outrage? · 88 replies
    National Review ^ | Aug 3, 2020 | Brittany Bernstein
    Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s recent health problems have revealed a rift among Senate Republicans over what to do if a Supreme Court seat becomes vacant before the end of President Trump’s first term. While Senate majority leader Mitch McConnell (R., Ky.) has indicated his intent to fill any Supreme Court vacancies in 2020, other Republicans are more hesitant. Senator Lisa Murkowski (R., Alaska), expressed concern that confirming a Trump nominee before the end of the president’s term would create a “double standard” after Republicans in 2016 declined to appoint then-President Obama’s nominee Merrick Garland to fill the seat vacated by...
  • Eskimo Pie no more: Ice cream owners will drop 'derogatory' name

    08/03/2020 2:21:18 PM PDT · by edwinland · 135 replies
    CNN ^ | June 20, 2020 | Alta Spells and Jay Croft
    After nearly 100 years, Eskimo Pie ice cream will get a new name. "We are committed to being a part of the solution on racial equality, and recognize the term is derogatory," Elizabell Marquez, head of marketing for parent company Dreyer's Grand Ice Cream, told CNN in a statement. The chocolate-covered vanilla ice cream bar joins brands such as Aunt Jemima and Uncle Ben's in overhauling long-used names and marketing strategies considered racially offensive... The name "Eskimo" is commonly used in Alaska to refer to Inuit and Yupik people, according to the Alaska Native Language Center at the University of...
  • Alaska state lawmaker, six others killed after two planes collide in mid-air

    08/01/2020 7:08:18 AM PDT · by RandFan · 18 replies
    The Hill ^ | 08/01/20 09:59 AM EDT | BY MORGAN GSTALTER
    A state lawmaker in Alaska and six others were killed on Friday morning after two planes collided mid-air in the city of Soldotna. State Rep. Gary Knopp (R), 67, was the sole occupant of a Piper PA-12 when it collided with a single-engine de Havilland DHC-2 Beaver around 8:30 a.m. local time near the Soldotna Airport, The Anchorage Daily News reported. Six people were confirmed dead at the scene except for one person who succumbed to injuries while being transported to a hospital, according to the Alaska Department of Public Safety. The other plane is designed with pontoons to make...
  • Lincoln Project targets Senate races in Alaska, Maine, Montana with $4M ad buy

    07/29/2020 10:44:19 AM PDT · by RandFan · 35 replies
    The Hill ^ | July 29 | BY JULIA MANCHESTER
    The Lincoln Project, a GOP anti-Trump group, on Wednesday launched a $4 million ad buy targeting Senate contests in Maine, Alaska and Montana. The buy, which was first reported by Axios, will air for seven to 10 days in key markets in the three states. The ads in Alaska and Maine express support for challengers to Republican incumbent Sens. Steve Daines (Mont.) and Dan Sullivan (Alaska). The spots are dubbed "Real" in Alaska and "Strong" in Montana. The group endorsed Democrat Al Gross in its ad in Alaska ahead of the state's Democratic and independent primary on Aug. 18. Meanwhile,...