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    WASHINGTON (AP) — GOP Sen. Lisa Murkowski of Alaska says she doesn’t support taking up Supreme Court nomination so close to the election. Copyright © 2020 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, written or redistributed.
    President Donald Trump Sunday tweeted about Alaska Republican Sen. Lisa Murkowski on Sunday after she indicated that she would likely not support any Supreme Court nominee until after the election. Trump quoted a tweet from the Alaska Chamber of Commerce promoting a future event featuring Murkowski, retweeting it saying “No thanks!” Murkowski commented in August on...
    President Donald Trump took a slap at potential dissenter Republican Senator Lisa Murkowski Sunday, as he kept up his pressure campaign on his own party and prepared to nominate a Supreme Court Justice in an upended election.  The president kept his comments brief, penning a simple 'No thanks!' as he retweeted a promotion by the...
    A couple who won a remote lodge in Alaska after taking part in BBC show Win the Wilderness have seen their dream turn into a nightmare after the home's former owner refused to give it up.  Emily Padfield, 37, and her partner Mark Warner, 53, from Warwickshire, competed against five other couples to win the...
    Reuters September 20, 2020 0 Comments Republican U.S. Senator Susan Collins said on Saturday the U.S. Senate should not fill a vacancy on the Supreme Court until after the Nov. 3 presidential election, and the winner of that race should pick the nominee. Collins, who is in a tough re-election battle in Maine, said...
    ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Alaska's unemployment numbers improved in August but still remains historically high amid the coronavirus pandemic, the state's labor agency reported. In August, the state reported 37,000 fewer jobs than in the same month in 2019 for a 10.5% drop, said the Alaska Department of Labor and Workforce Development. That's an improvement...
    ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — The Matanuska-Susitna Borough Assembly in Alaska has declared a middle school damaged by an earthquake to be a fire and health hazard, paving the way for potential demolition. The Tuesday announcement came after workers hired by the borough found that Houston Middle School in the Anchorage suburb of Big Lake was...
    By MARK THIESSEN, Associated Press ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A state court judge was expected to decide Friday whether Alaska officials must reprint 800,000 general election ballots after changing how party affiliation is noted for some candidates. Election officials dropped the designator for undeclared or nonpartisant candidates if they ran and won the nomination in...
    Insider asked Michelin-starred chefs to share their favorite egg recipes, along with tips to easily re-create them.  Val Cantu's secret to the perfect scramble is a "big scoop of crème fraîche," plus an extra yolk if he's "feeling really luxurious."  Junghyun Park loves making a simple, savory soy sauce marinade for his eggs, which...
    3 people arrested in Oregon accused of setting up illegal roadblocks 15 Walmart Hacks That Take Full Advantage of Their Deals Stunning Photos Of All 62 U.S. National Parks International travel can be a magical experience, but as recent months have reminded us, there are breathtaking sites in our own backyard.  With travel restricted...
    Entertainment : * In development One of the oldest film formats on our small screen is going to experience a great novelty in its new season and it is that after learning that Concha Velasco had decided to leave permanently ‘Neighborhood cinema’ to focus on his professional career,...
    (CNN)A former dentist who was filmed extracting a patient's tooth while standing on a hoverboard has been sentenced to 12 years in jail, according to a statement from the Alaska Department of Law.Seth Lookhart, 35, was convicted on 46 felony and misdemeanor counts in January, including medical assistance fraud, scheme to defraud, illegal practice of...
    Alaskan Bush People star Matt Brown has been accused of raping two women in 2018 just days apart after he had been heavily drinking. The 37-year-old rose to fame on the Discovery Channel’s reality show which follows his family’s move to the Alaskan wilderness, but he eventually left the show due to his struggle with...
    ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Shell Offshore Inc. has submitted plans to plans to drill for oil in the waters along the National Petroleum Reserve-Alaska in the coming years. The Dutch oil industry giant applied to form the West Harrison Bay Unit to explore in state waters off the North Slope region, The Alaska Journal of...
    ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A Democratic-nominated independent candidate for the U.S. House has filed a lawsuit against the Alaska Division of Elections to block a new ballot design ahead of the November election. The lawsuit filed by Alyse Galvin opposes a change to the Alaska general election ballot eliminating a requirement for candidates to list...
    ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Shell Offshore Inc. has submitted plans to plans to drill for oil in the waters along the National Petroleum Reserve-Alaska in the coming years. The Dutch oil industry giant applied to form the West Harrison Bay Unit to explore in state waters off the North Slope region, The Alaska Journal of...
    An Alaska dentist who extracted a patient’s tooth while riding on a hoverboard has been sentenced to 12 years behind bars for that stunt and other wheel-y bad crimes. Seth Lookhart was sentenced Monday in Anchorage Superior Court on dozens of charges that stemmed from his scooting antics to Medicaid fraud and removing a patient’s teeth without...
    ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — The Alaska Democratic Party has objected to a change to the state's general election ballot under which candidates no longer are required to list their party registration. The state Democratic Party said the move is biased, lacks transparency and was disclosed days before ballots are mailed to overseas voters, The Anchorage...
    ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — An Alaska dentist convicted on 46 counts of defrauding the federal Medicaid program has been sentenced to 12 years in prison. Seth Lookhart, 35, was also filmed riding a hoverboard during a procedure on a patient who was under anesthesia, KTUU-TV reported Monday. Anchorage Superior Court Judge Michael Wolverton found Lookhart...
    ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — While western U.S. states were suffering from hazy red skies from wildfires, Alaska was dealing with an air quality problem born a century ago. Strong southerly winds picked up loose ash from a 1912 volcanic eruption, sending an ash cloud about 4,000 feet (1,219 meters) into the sky on Monday. There...
    Alaska sample ballots for 2018 and 2020 The Daily Kos Elections Morning Digest is compiled by David Nir, Jeff Singer, Stephen Wolf, Carolyn Fiddler, and Matt Booker, with additional contributions from David Jarman, Steve Singiser, Daniel Donner, James Lambert, David Beard, and Arjun Jaikumar. Primary season, which began more than six months ago on March...
    Alaska Air temporarily suspended flights into Portland, Oregon, and Spokane, Washington, over concerns about wildfire smoke blanketing the Northwest. "Across the West, fires are creating thick smoke and haze, causing very poor air quality conditions in the Portland and Spokane areas. We made the difficult decision to stop our operation so that our employees and...
    By MARK THIESSEN, Associated Press ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — While western U.S. states were suffering from hazy red skies from wildfires, Alaska was dealing with an air quality problem born a century ago. Strong southerly winds picked up loose ash from a 1912 volcanic eruption, sending an ash cloud about 4,000 feet (1,219 meters) into...
    SEATTLE (AP) — Alaska Airlines has suspended all flights in and out of Portland until 3 p.m. Tuesday as wildfire smoke inundates the region. It’s also suspending operations in Spokane and canceling some flights in Eugene, Medford, Redmond, Pasco and Walla Walla. “Across the West, fires are creating thick smoke and haze, causing very poor...
    ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Many Alaska voters are mailing absentee ballots later than a one-week deadline recommended by the U.S. Postal Service, based on an analysis of recent primary voting. A comparison of the past three statewide primaries by The Anchorage Daily News found that the state's Aug. 18 primary ballots did not arrive unusually...
    The Latest on wildfires in the U.S. West (all times local): 6 p.m. SEATTLE — Alaska Airlines, along with its regional carrier Horizon Air, has suspended all flights in and out of Portland, Oregon, and Spokane, Washington, because of wildfire smoke. The Seattle-based airline said Monday afternoon those flights would be canceled through 3...
    ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — The Anchorage School District has established a target date of Oct. 19 to bring some students back into school buildings temporarily closed because of the coronavirus. Anchorage School District Superintendent Deena Bishop said officials plan to make an announcement this week about when and how in-person schooling could begin, Alaska Public...
    ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — There were no injuries when a test rocket fired by an aerospace company crashed and exploded on a hillside on an Alaska island, officials said. The rocket operated by Astra from the nearby Pacific Spaceport Complex-Alaska crashed on Kodiak Island Friday, The Anchorage Daily News reported. The newspaper reported that Mark...
    The Arctic National Wildlife Refuge coastal plain.Lisa Hupp/USFWS For indispensable reporting on the coronavirus crisis, the election, and more, subscribe to the Mother Jones Daily newsletter.This piece was originally published in Yale Environment 360 and appears here as part of our Climate Desk Partnership. For more than three decades, the Gwich’in Native community has helped to...
    SPACE start-up Astra sees its first test rocket come crashing back to earth after flying for just 30 seconds in Alaska. The rocket - which veered off course and catapulted to the ground - was a bold new launch by California start-up Astra Space Inc. 5The 38-foot-tall rocket took off from the Pacific Spaceport Complex...
    ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Alaska's biggest city will receive federal support to aid in the suppression of a coronavirus outbreak in its homeless population. There have been 168 confirmed cases of the coronavirus in Anchorage's homeless shelters and one death as of Thursday. Roughly 100 of those cases are associated with an outbreak at the...
    JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — Two drivers are dead and four children were injured following a vehicle collision Friday on southeast Alaska's Prince of Wales Island, Alaska State Troopers said. The troopers in an online dispatch said a preliminary investigation indicated that one of the drivers, whom they identified as 35-year-old Jennifer Dietrick of Naukati, crossed...
    ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — An Alaska pilot convicted of lying to federal investigators after a fatal 2014 crash was sentenced to a 12-month prison term. Forest Kirst was found guilty of obstructing crash investigations performed by the Federal Aviation Administration and National Transportation Safety Board, The Anchorage Daily News reported. Federal judge Ralph Beistline sentenced...
    Politics threatening to derail approval of a large gold and copper mine in Alaska have Republican lawmakers worried that other mining projects around the country could face similar fates. “No president has done more for American mining and American mineral security than President Trump,” said Rep. Paul Gosar, an Arizona Republican and the chairman of...
    GLENWOOD SPRINGS, Colo. (CBS4) — On Thursday, 77 firefighters who came in from Alaska to fight the Grizzly Creek Fire near Glenwood Springs returned home. But they not get a very long break before they are deployed again. Norm McDonald, Incident Commander of the Alaska Incident Management Team, thanked the community for their support in a...
    ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Byron Mallott invited a woman to a meeting at a hotel in 2018 in which Alaska's then-lieutenant governor said he was attracted to her and expressed hope she felt the same, she told the Anchorage Daily News and ProPublica of the events that led to Mallott's resignation. Jody Potts said she...
    Two federal lawsuits were filed on Wednesday against the Trump administration over its plan to open up close to 1.6 million acres of Alaska’s Arctic National Wildlife Refuge to oil and gas development, marking the latest legal move by legislators and Native Alaskans to thwart the White House’s agenda in the refuge. One lawsuit, which...
    JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — A federal government proposal to open parts of Alaska's Tongass National Forest for commercial logging has raised protests from conservationists and questions from the timber industry. The South Revilla project near Ketchikan involves more than 7.8 square miles (20 square kilometers) of old growth forest, CoastAlaska reported Wednesday. The project is...
    The Democratic governors and attorneys general from 15 states are suing the Trump administration to stop it from allowing oil drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge along the northern coast of Alaska, which was authorized by Congress in 2017. The lawsuit joins two others filed by environmental and tribal groups, TheHill.com reported. The plan...
    A new outside group formed to support an independent candidate running against Sen. Dan SullivanDaniel Scott SullivanArmy Corps delays Pebble Mine over 'adverse impacts' and 'degradation' Sullivan wins Alaska Senate GOP primary Independent Al Gross wins Alaska Democratic Senate primary MORE (R-Alaska) appears linked to prominent Democratic super PACs in Washington, as Democrats grow increasingly...
    ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A national expert on homeless medical care says a coronavirus outbreak at an Alaska shelter maybe be part of a lack of national strategy for testing members of the homeless population. Alaska Public Media reported Tuesday that a recent outbreak at the Brother Francis Shelter in Anchorage spread to dozens of...
    FAIRBANKS, Alaska (AP) — The Alaska Court of Appeals has ruled law enforcement officers cannot use cameras and drones for aerial searches of property without a warrant. The court acknowledged police have a legal right to fly over property, but the use of observational technology violates the right to privacy guaranteed in the Alaska Constitution,...
    By BECKY BOHRER, Associated Press JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — A lawsuit filed Tuesday asks a judge to block election officials from enforcing during the COVID-19 pandemic a requirement that Alaska absentee voters have someone witness them signing their ballots. The plaintiffs are the Arctic Village Council, a tribal government; the League of Women Voters of...
    It’s a Taco Tuesday triumph! A waiter in Alaska recently became the latest recipient in an online trend that is really helping servers in the restaurant industry. Across the country, social media users rally their platforms to fundraise for massive tips. A customer surprised Angelina Backus with a $500 tip during Taco Tuesday at...
    ANCHORAGE, Alaska — It was a busy Taco Tuesday at Midnight Sun Brewing Co. in Anchorage, Alaska — a blessing these days at any restaurant — when a guy at a table with three buddies wanted to chat with their waitress. “I wasn’t totally paying attention, to be honest,” lead server Angelina Backus recalled. “And...