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Cartoon: Horse Race

A victory lap for political entropy.

March 28, 2016
Supporters of Democratic U.S. presidential candidate Bernie Sanders listen during a Sanders rally at Safeco Field in Seattle, Washington March 25, 2016. REUTERS/David Ryder

Bernie Sanders Wins Alaska, Washington, Hawaii Caucuses

Democratic presidential contender Bernie Sanders easily won nominating contests in Alaska, Washington and Hawaii on Saturday.

March 27, 2016

Obama’s Arctic Adventure Ends With Sinking Village, Fish Spawn

President Obama visited two remote native villages in the U.S. Arctic on Wednesday, hoping to show how climate change is affecting Americans.

September 3, 2015
giant snowball snow

Obama Opts For Optics To Show Reality Of Climate Change

The White House video team is chronicling the trip and posting updates to Facebook.

September 2, 2015
William McKinley

It’s Back To Denali, But Some McKinley Supporters May Be In Denial

The name-change has inspired some Ohio politicians to cry foul, with most saying the name-swipe has disrespected America’s 25th president.

September 1, 2015

With Glaciers As Backdrop, Obama To Use Alaska Trip To Push Climate Agenda

President Barack Obama arrived in Alaska on Monday for a three-day tour aimed at spotlighting how its melting permafrost and eroding coastlines show the United States is already being hurt by climate change.

August 31, 2015

Obama Alaska Trip Aims For ‘Punctuation Mark’ On Climate Legacy

With 16 months left in office, Obama is trying to build support for tough new rules on carbon emissions from power plants ahead of a hoped-for international climate deal later this year that could cement his legacy on the issue.

August 31, 2015
A fire fighter monitors a backfire during the Rocky Fire near Clearlake, California, August 3, 2015. REUTERS/Stephen Lam

U.S. Forest Service Says Spending More Than Half Of Budget On Fires

Since 2000, at least 10 states have had their largest fires on record, the agency said.

August 5, 2015

The 5 Worst States For Women’s Health

Five states with the highest rates of teen pregnancy, female homicide, women living in poverty, and limited health care access.

July 31, 2015

Alaskan Cruise Excursions: From Glaciers To Dog-Sledding

Juneau, the scene of Alaska’s first big gold rush in 1880, pays tribute to that wild time of dreamers and schemers by maintaining its original architecture.

June 23, 2015
World News, Cold War, Russia, Air Space, Arctic, Tin City, Alaska, Air Force

Intent Of Russian Military Aircraft Near U.S. Shores Remains Unclear

Russian fighter jets deliberately provoke Cold War tensions by flying unannounced and unwelcome through U.S. airspace.

April 7, 2015
A rainbow over the Arctic National Wildlife Reserve (Judith Slein via Flickr)

Congress: Protect Wildlife Refuge From Alaska’s Greed

Alaska has no right to balance its checkbook at the expense of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge.

March 25, 2015

Endorse This: Don Young Is No Jonathan Swift

Rep. Don Young (R-AK) is notorious for saying outrageous stuff — and he’s done it again this time.

March 6, 2015

Keeping Native Kids’ Despair At Bay In Small Alaska Town

Community outreach stems suicides while encouraging traditions among native Alaskan teens.

February 25, 2015

Federal Environmental Review Makes Arctic Drilling More Likely

A new environmental review in Alaska has conservationists furious.

February 13, 2015

Obama Plan Would Close More Of Alaskan Refuge To Oil Drilling

Environmentalists are hailing President Obama’s latest proposal.

January 26, 2015

Alaska’s Record-Warm Year In 2014 Worries Observers

Climate change has some Alaskans deeply worried about the future.

January 7, 2015

Obama Protects Alaska’s ‘Precious’ Bristol Bay From Oil, Gas Development

The president just delivered a big win for conservationists.

December 17, 2014

40 Percent Decline In Polar Bears In Alaska, Western Canada Heightens Concern

Data on polar bears’ shrinking numbers may be enough to place the bears on the endangered species list.

November 18, 2014

Shell Lawsuit Against Environmental Groups Ruled Unconstitutional

David just beat Goliath in a critical ruling for the environment.

November 13, 2014

Republican Declares Victory In Alaska Senate Race As Begich Refuses To Concede

Here’s why Senator Begich refuses to drop his re-election bid.

November 12, 2014

With GOP Likely To Pick Up Alaska, Republicans Up To 53 Senate Seats In ’15

It looks like the clock has run out on Mark Begich.

November 6, 2014

Alaska Races For Governor, Senator To Hinge On Absentee Ballots

Mark Begich and Sean Parnell aren’t ready to give up yet.

November 6, 2014

Alaska: Sullivan Holds Lead Over Begich In U.S. Senate Race

Republican Dan Sullivan looks to have the edge in Alaska.

November 5, 2014

Voting Starts In U.S. Polls Expected To Deal Rebuke To Obama

As voting draws to a close, North Carolina and New Hampshire will be two states to watch for a sense of how the chips will fall nationally.

November 4, 2014