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  • Amy Coney Barrett confirmed by 53-46 (Harris not voting)

    10/26/2020 5:19:04 PM PDT · by topher · 129 replies
    Republicans Collins, Murkowski, and Romney vote Yea. All Republicans vote yes. Kamala Harris not present and not voting. All Democrats vote No.
  • House already won? Pelosi thinks so, and reaches for more

    10/26/2020 11:13:59 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 48 replies
    AP ^ | October 26, 2020 | By LISA MASCARO
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Speaker Nancy Pelosi once predicted she’d have the 2020 House Democratic majority secured by November — of 2019. Now, days before the Nov. 3 election, she seems to have done it, and she’s expanding her reach. With control of the House hardly contested, Pelosi is working to fortify Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden and win extra House seats in case Congress is called on to resolve any Electoral College dispute with President Donald Trump. Pelosi said she feels so confident Democrats will keep the House this election, she’s already preparing to win the next one in 2022....
  • 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.
  • 7.5 Earthquake in Aleutians

    10/19/2020 3:25:16 PM PDT · by grey_whiskers · 22 replies
    The Weather Channel via twitter ^ | Oct 19, 2020 | staff
    BREAKING: M7.5 #earthquake south of the Aleutian Islands triggers #tsunami warning for parts of southern Alaska, including Kodiak, Homer.— The Weather Channel (@weatherchannel) October 19, 2020
  • RAT Mayor of Anchorage resigns!

    10/13/2020 7:17:51 PM PDT · by Bigbrown · 33 replies
    MAYOR RELEASES PRIVATE AUDIO TO DAMAGE HIS ACCUSER Mayor Ethan Berkowitz came halfway clean on Monday after admitting that he had had an inappropriate “messaging” relationship with TV reporter Maria Athens. But he didn’t come all the way clean. Instead, he asked everyone to respect his privacy. Porcaro That alleged “messaging” relationship was something Athens had never discussed last week. Her actual allegation was that the mayor had been posting lewd photos to a kiddie porn website and she said she had “reliable sources.” She was readying to go on the air with the allegations on Friday, when the station...
  • 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.
  • Alaska Supreme Court affirms ruling eliminating ballot witness requirement

    10/13/2020 4:29:21 AM PDT · by BlackFemaleArmyColonel · 14 replies
    The Hill ^ | 10/12/2020 | JOHN BOWDEN
    Alaska's Supreme Court affirmed a ruling on Monday by a lower state court that threw out a requirement for Alaskans planning to vote by mail to have their ballots witnessed and signed by a person over the age of 18. "Win for voters in Alaska! The state’s Supreme Court affirmed a preliminary injunction ELIMINATING the unconstitutional ballot witness requirement for voters. We’ll keep fighting coast to coast to protect voters from being disenfranchised amid the pandemic," wrote Kristen Clark, president of the Lawyers' Committee, on Twitter announcing the ruling. A lower court had previously ruled that enforcing such a measure...
  • "This is About Survival:" Alaska Ports Issue Plea For 2021 Cruise Season

    10/08/2020 11:38:58 AM PDT · by Capt. Tom · 16 replies
    Cruise Critic ^ | October 07, 2020 | Aaron Saunders
    After facing a devastating year that saw no cruise vessels call on ports in Alaska and British Columbia as a result of the global COVID-19 health pandemic, cities on the itineraries that rely on tourism say that having ships return in 2021 is crucial for their survival. Andrew Cremata, borough mayor for the popular Alaskan cruise port of Skagway, Alaska, remarked on the current situation faced by his town, and numerous other port of call in Southeast Alaska, during a panel discussion at the Virtual Seatrade conference Wednesday morning. "This is about survival for Skagway," said Cremata, who said that...
  • Which States Can See The Northern Lights Tonight?

    09/28/2020 1:34:58 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 35 replies
    New York Post ^ | 9/28 | Hannah Sparks
    In a rare atmospheric shift, Earth’s seasonal aurora borealis, otherwise known as the Northern Lights, will be visible to some northern states in the contiguous United States. What are the Northern Lights? The Space Weather Prediction Center (SWPC) has forecast a trend of geomagnetic storms, also called solar storms, to continue through Tuesday, September 29. These celestial weather patterns, like a shockwave of particles from the sun, bombard Earth’s magnetic shield. The interplay between those solar particles with Earth’s atoms and molecules of oxygen, nitrogen and other elements causes a dazzling dance of lights in green, indigo and violet. Where...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Brown bear breaks into Alaska Zoo, kills alpaca named Caesar

    09/23/2020 8:18:08 PM PDT · by Rebelbase · 61 replies
    Anchorage Daily News ^ | 9/23/20 | Anchorage Daily News
    A longtime Alaska Zoo resident alpaca named Caesar was killed Saturday night or Sunday morning by a wild brown bear that broke into the alpaca’s enclosure. The bear tunneled under the zoo’s perimeter fence and broke through the cedar split rail fence around the enclosure before killing Caesar, according to the zoo’s executive director, Pat Lampi.
  • 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...
  • An airplane carrying 44 people vanished in the Yukon in 1950. After 70 years, it has still not been found

    09/03/2020 8:46:54 AM PDT · by rickmichaels · 56 replies
    National Post ^ | Sept. 3, 2020 | Richard Warnica
    On January, 26,1950, Robert Espe, a master seargant in the U.S. Air Force, waved goodbye to his wife Joyce and two-year-old son Victor on a remote air field outside Anchorage, Alaska. It was a snowy day, a month out from the winter solstice. The sun rose not long before 10 a.m. and by 5 p.m. everything was black again. Joyce Espe was seven months pregnant at the time. A native of Hapur, India, she was struggling with the Alaskan winter. Along with her son and 42 others, all U.S. servicemen, she was flying from the military base in Anchorage, south...
  • American Driving through Canada to Alaska Facing $569,000 Fine for Stopping to Sightsee

    08/30/2020 3:23:28 PM PDT · by DUMBGRUNT · 69 replies
    Car and Driver ^ | 29 Aug 2020 | SEBASTIAN BLANCO
    U.S. drivers are allowed across the border right now if they're headed to Alaska, but the Canadian Pandemic Act says they'd better not dawdle on the way up. John Pennington, from Walton, Kentucky, was recently arrested in Banff for violating Canada's Quarantine Act... Pennington was allowed through the border thanks to a loophole of sorts that lets Americans drive from the Lower 48 through Canada and into Alaska (and vice versa), as long as they drive straight through, i.e., they can't go looking at the majestic Banff mountains. Canada's rules give drivers "a reasonable period" to make the drive and...
  • Sarah Palin Claims Kamala Harris ‘Prostituted’ Herself For The VP Nominee Position

    Right after Joe Biden announced Kamala Harris as his 2020 running mate, Sarah Palin wrote a surprisingly gracious note of advice to the California senator on her Instagram page. But alas, the graciousness didn’t last for long. Appearing on Tucker Carlson’s show ahead of Harris’ speech on night three of the Democratic National Convention, Palin predicted that “the media” would treat the Democratic ticket like “delicate pieces of China” compared to the way she was treated in 2008 when she was running with John McCain on the Republican ticket.
  • 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
  • Primary Night, Florida & Wyoming (open thread)

    08/18/2020 1:30:49 PM PDT · by campaignPete R-CT · 98 replies
    Self | August 18, 2020 | Self
    8-18 primaries Poll closing times below in thread WYoming US SEnate Cynthia Lummis (R) Robert Short (R) . Florida CD-15 Candidate Candidate Raised Ross Spano (R) • Incumbent $893,151 Scott Franklin (R) raised $505,906 . Florida CD-19, safe GOP, open Candidate Candidate Raised William Figlesthaler (R) $1,986,020 Dane Eagle (R) $707,727 Ford O’Connell (R) $160,371 Randy Henderson (R) $233,054 Byron Donalds (R) $773,083 Casey Askar (R) $3,656,256
  • 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...