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  • Wrangell (AK) search and rescue efforts continue after deadly landslide

    11/23/2023 1:30:56 AM PST · by texas booster · 10 replies
    KSTK Public Radio ^ | Nov 23 2023 | Angela Denning
    At last report, there were three confirmed fatalities in the landslide, one known survivor and three people still missing. A massive landslide took out three homes on a highway outside of Wrangell late Monday. Three people had been found dead as of Tuesday night, and search and rescue efforts continue, along with an outpouring of community aid. KTOO’s Anna Canny is in Wrangell and says the most recent update from authorities is that three people are still missing. Anna Canny: So right now, we still don’t know any of those names that have been released publicly. But we do know...
  • Passenger attempted to take control of San Francisco-bound Alaska Airlines flight before being subdued

    10/23/2023 10:59:12 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 43 replies
    KSBW ^ | Oct 23, 2023
    Privacy Notice An Alaska Airlines passenger inside the cockpit attempted to seize control of a plane headed from a Seattle airport to San Francisco on Sunday, the airline said. A pilot told air traffic controllers a person riding in the cockpit of flight 2059 attempted to turn off the aircraft's engines in flight. An airline's pilots, or pilots at other airlines, will occasionally ride a cockpit "jump seat" when traveling in an official capacity or commuting to another airport. The passenger, who has not been named, was an off-duty pilot and has been arrested by Port of Portland Police Department,...
  • Joe Biden’s war on oil and reckless economic policies have imperiled national security

    10/23/2023 7:18:19 AM PDT · by george76 · 26 replies
    New York Post ^ | Oct. 21, 2023 | Post Editorial Board
    Joe Biden’s reckless energy policies, including a relentless war on US oil, have now seriously undercut national security. To wit, the US Energy Information Agency just pegged the nation’s supply of emergency oil in the Strategic Petroleum Reserve at just 351 million barrels — about half its capacity. ... That’s the lowest the SPR has been in 40 years, providing enough to last only 17 days in a national emergency. What a time to run low! The Middle East may erupt any day, threatening oil exports from the region; Russian oil remains banned as its war in Ukraine rages on....
  • Rep. Mary Peltola’s husband was flying with 520 pounds of moose meat, antlers strapped to wing at time of fatal crash

    09/29/2023 11:44:12 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 77 replies
    New York Post ^ | Sep. 29, 2023 | Yaron Steinbuch
    The husband of Democratic Rep. Mary Peltola was ferrying more than 500 pounds of moose and antlers from a remote hunting camp in Alaska when his small plane crashed shortly after takeoff earlier this month, officials said. Eugene Peltola Jr., 57, the sole person aboard the Piper PA-18, was found conscious but died at the scene after it crashed Sept. 12 near the village of St. Mary’s, some 500 miles west of Fairbanks, the National Transportation Safety Board said in its initial report Thursday. Two days before the crash, Peltola took five hunters, a guide and equipment from Holy Cross...
  • 22 years of ‘never forget,’ Biden is spending 9/11 in . . . Alaska

    09/11/2023 4:26:19 PM PDT · by george76 · 23 replies
    New York Post ^ | Sep. 10, 2023, | Andrea Peyser
    Monday marks the 22nd anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks that brought down the World Trade Center in New York City, hit the Pentagon in Virginia and a field in Shanksville, Pa., with four jets piloted by suicidal Islamic maniacs. Nearly 3,000 human beings were murdered on the spot. More die to this day after breathing toxic fumes from 9/11-tainted air. And where is Biden spending the day? Not in New York, D.C. or Shanksville. Our 80-year-old president and First Lady Jill Biden are in Alaska — Alaska! ... Joe Biden’s diss comes at a crucial time in our nation’s...
  • Biden administration cancels state-owned oil leases in Arctic National Wildlife Refuge

    09/07/2023 11:37:40 AM PDT · by Paul R. · 28 replies
    Anchorage Daily News ^ | 9/6/2023 | Alex DeMarban, Riley Rogerson
    The Interior Department announced Wednesday it will cancel the last remaining oil leases in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge and move to restrict drilling on 13 million acres in the National Petroleum Reserve-Alaska.
  • Drill, Baby, NOT! Biden Bars Oil Exploration on 13 Million Acres of Arctic Wilderness

    09/07/2023 10:22:18 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 24 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 09/07/2023 | Rick Moran
    Joe Biden enraged environmentalists in March when he gave the go-ahead to allow the $8 billion Willow Project to drill on Arctic land. The greenies felt that Biden had betrayed a campaign promise of “no new drilling, period” on federal lands. They needn’t have worried. Biden has never wavered from his goal of destroying the fossil fuel industry, nor has he ever deviated from his position that the U.S. will be weaned off of fossil fuels even if it costs tens of thousands of jobs and an untold amount of pain to consumers. The Biden administration announced that it would...
  • Republicans Call on Biden to Veto anti-Israel Resolution at U.N.

    02/19/2023 8:39:06 PM PST · by SunkenCiv · 19 replies
    Breitbart ^ | February 19, 2023 | Deborah Brand
    Republican Congressional members have urged President Joe Biden to veto an anti-Israel resolution slated to be brought before the U.N. Security Council on Monday."As the UN Security Council once again moves to consider another one-sided, biased, anti-Israel resolution, it is imperative that the United States maintain its position that only direct negotiations between Israelis and Palestinians can yield progress," Speaker of the House Kevin McCarthy wrote in a letter to the president.The missive was co-signed by Steve Scalise, the Majority Leader and House Foreign Affairs Committee Chairman Michael McCaul."If the U.N. Security Council takes action on Monday to punish Israel,...
  • GOP Alaska Gov. Mike Dunleavy Endorses Trump for President

    08/23/2023 1:15:17 PM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 5 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 22 Aug 2023 | PAUL BOIS
    Republican Alaska Gov. Mike Dunleavy has endorsed former President Donald Trump for the 2024 nomination, becoming the third GOP governor to back him.News of Dunleavy’s endorsement came from Politico, and it will give the former president crucial support in a state that will “hold its nominating contest on the all-important ‘Super Tuesday’ primary date”:The endorsement comes as Trump expands his broad lead in support from Republican governors and federal lawmakers over his rivals in the GOP presidential primary. With Dunleavy’s backing, Trump has earned the support of three of the five Republican governors who have endorsed in the race. Trump...
  • [NO] Rank Choice Voting

    08/03/2023 11:20:56 AM PDT · by Recovering_Democrat · 19 replies
    Our Initiative to repeal Rank Choice Voting has been approved by the State of Alaska! 85% Complete, Plan to finish 6 months early on August 31st, be sure to Sign Today!!! ...Our Office is Now Open 7 Days a Week. At this time, please call before you head this way to make sure we have someone here to get your signature.
  • Alaska governor signs law championed by 2nd Amendment advocates

    07/30/2023 9:11:03 AM PDT · by CFW · 7 replies
    Just the News ^ | 7/29/23 | John Solomon
    Alaska Gov. Mike Dunleavy signed a law Saturday that blocks state and local officials from closing gun stores during declared disasters, unless all other businesses are also ordered shuttered. The legislation was championed by gun rights advocates like the National Rifle Association in response to the pandemic, which caused many businesses to be shut down. “NRA applauds @GovDunleavy for his unwavering support of our Second Amendment rights and for signing this House Bill 61, championed by Speaker Cathy Tilton, into law,” the gun rights lobby tweeted late Saturday. Dunleavy, a Republican, issued several public health disaster declarations during the COVID-19...
  • Lisa Murkowski Threatens to Leave Republican Party and Join Democrats, Several Republican Senators Including Thune, Romney, Cornyn and Young Agree

    07/18/2023 6:11:45 AM PDT · by bitt · 100 replies
    / ^ | 7/17/2023 | sundance
    For those of us who have been trying to awaken people to the true nature of Republicans in the senate, aka “the Decepticons”, the latest self-admissions are very welcome. According to interviews conducted by The Hill, several Republican senators are now saying they just cannot be members of the Republican Party if they are forced to represent the interests of the base voter. These very specifically named Republicans have always been members of the UniParty in DC; however, now they are saying “populism” amid the commonsense, America First voting base is not going to be acceptable. The senators are openly...
  • Massive volcano could erupt IMMEDIATELY after enormous 7.2-magnitude earthquake [Alaska]

    07/16/2023 9:49:14 AM PDT · by nuconvert · 107 replies
    MSN ^ | 7-16-23
    A massive 7.2 magnitude earthquake has increased the risk of a volcano in Alaska erupting imminently as the aviation level was raised to red. The Shishaldin Volcano has been spewing great plumes of ash into the air since July 11, according to the Alaska Volcano Observatory (AVO). A US Coast Guard overflight confirmed lava erupted the same day within the summit crater. The latest data from the AVO, as of just before midnight on July 15, showed frequent explosion signals are being detected, with some explosions sending plumes of ash as high as 20,000 ft above sea level.
  • M7.4 Earthquake - Alaska Peninsula

    07/16/2023 12:23:30 AM PDT · by Reno89519 · 24 replies
    USGS ^ | July 16, 2023 | USGS ENS
    M7.4, 9km depth. Tsunami Warning east toward Kodiak, etc.
  • Firearms and Ammunition

    06/23/2023 4:16:59 PM PDT · by marktwain · 34 replies ^ | Current | Alaska Fish and Game Department
    Firearms and Ammunition There are no simple answers when it comes to selecting a firearm and accompanying ammunition. How accurately you shoot is far more important than the type of rifle, cartridge, and bullet you choose. Alaska has some very large game animals, including 1600-pound mature bull moose and 1500-pound coastal brown bears. Moose or brown bear hit in the gut with a large caliber magnum rifle such as the popular .338 Winchester® Magnum is wounded and just as likely to escape as if it had been hit with a small caliber rifle such as the .243 Winchester®. The bore...
  • Jim Tweto, Star of 'Flying Wild Alaska,' Dead After Plane Crash: 'He Died Doing What He Truly Loved'

    06/20/2023 8:13:14 AM PDT · by devane617 · 17 replies
    people ^ | 06/20/2023
    Jim Tweto, 68, died June 16 in a small plane crash near the town of Shatoolik, Alaska. Entertainment Weekly reports that Jim was seen taking off in his Cessna 180 on Friday morning, and it purportedly crashed soon after. Both he and the other passenger, hunting and fishing guide Shane Reynolds, did not survive. Alaskan state troopers recovered both bodies. Jim previously appeared on Discovery Channel's Flying Wild Alaska — a documentary series about his family-run airline, Era Alaska, which transported goods to remote areas of the Bering Sea coastline. The family was based in Unalakeet, Alaska, where they worked...
  • Bandwidth Boondoggle

    06/20/2023 8:12:46 AM PDT · by FrozenAssets · 10 replies
    More than 2,600 residents from Homer to Nome will receive high speed internet access after the U.S. Department of Agriculture announced $82 million in grants for Alaska. The investment comes as a result of the Biden administration’s Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, according to a USDA release. “USDA Rural Development is working alongside Tribes, municipalities, and telecommunication companies to connect remote and rural communities to high-speed internet as quickly as we can,” USDA Alaska Director Julia Hnilicka said in the release. “I am deeply proud of the partnerships created through this incredible opportunity and humbled by the passion Alaskans have for working...
  • Many Successful Defenses Against Bear Attacks are Recorded as Harvested During Legal Hunting

    06/06/2023 10:07:11 AM PDT · by marktwain · 14 replies
    AmmoLand ^ | June 2, 2023 | Dean Weingarten
    Many successful defenses against attacks by bears on people are not recorded/reported as attacks because the bear is killed and reported as a legal hunting harvest. People who want to minimize the danger of bear attacks point out few people are killed by bears. Very few people are killed by bears because people are more effective killers than bears if people are allowed to keep and carry weapons. People have a natural affinity to keep and carry arms. The renowned bear researcher, Stephen Herrero, speculated as to why so few people are killed by black bears. Herrero, as reported in...
  • George W Bush thinks Sarah Palin is 'unqualified'

    11/05/2010 11:26:17 PM PDT · by Chet 99 · 323 replies · 1+ views
    Mr Bush has allegedly told friends that Mrs Palin is not qualified to be president and criticises John McCain for picking her as his Running Mate in 2008 "Naming Palin makes Bush think less of McCain as a man," a Republican official close to Mr Bush told the New York Daily News. "He thinks McCain ran a lousy campaign with an unqualified running mate and destroyed any chance of winning by picking Palin." Mr Bush has allegedly been disparaging about Mrs Palin in the past. Matt Latimer, former special assistant to Mr Bush, wrote in a book released last year:...
  • Sarah Huckabee Sanders 'Frontrunner' Being Considered by Ron DeSantis For VP Pick

    05/19/2023 1:05:58 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 56 replies
    Radaronline ^ | May 18 2023 | Aaron Johnson
    Ron DeSantis is determined to recruit Arkansas Governor Sarah Huckabee Sanders as his running mate before making a formal announcement on his 2024 presidential bid, sources close to his campaign told exclusively. Insiders claim that DeSantis has set his sights on the former Trump press secretary to be his VP pick after she won the race to become the state's first female governor in November, succeeding Gov. Asa Hutchinson who served in the role since 2015. "He really only has one strong choice: Sarah," the source told exclusively. "He is desperate to lock up his running mate before...