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  • Alaska's North Slope hit by strongest quake noted in region

    08/13/2018 4:37:33 AM PDT · by sodpoodle · 17 replies
    AP ^ | 8/12/2018 | not listed
    KAVIK RIVER CAMP, Alaska (AP) — Alaska's North Slope was hit Sunday by the most powerful earthquake ever recorded in the region, the state's seismologist said. At 6:58 a.m. Sunday, the magnitude 6.4 earthquake struck an area 42 miles (67 kilometers) east of Kavik River Camp and 343 miles (551 kilometers) northeast of Fairbanks, the state's second-biggest city. The U.S. Geological Survey says the earthquake had a depth of about 6 miles (9.9 kilometers.) State seismologist Mike West told the Anchorage Daily News that the earthquake was the biggest recorded in the North Slope by a substantial amount. "This is...
  • Cretaceous Alaska Was ‘Superhighway’ for Migrating Dinosaurs, Paleontologists Say

    08/08/2018 12:28:30 PM PDT · by ETL · 37 replies
    Sci-News.com ^ | Aug 8, 2018 | News Staff / Source
    Paleontologists have discovered the first North American co-occurrence of hadrosaur and therizinosaur tracks, providing more evidence that Alaska was the ‘superhighway’ for dinosaurs between Asia and western North America 65-70 million years ago (Late Cretaceous epoch). In 2012-2014, Dr. Anthony Fiorillo from the Perot Museum of Nature and Science and colleagues discovered distinct footprints in Denali National Park, central Alaska Range, that they determined to be made by therizinosaurs, unusual predatory dinosaurs thought to have become herbivores. What surprised the team most was the co-occurrence of dozens of hadrosaurs, also known as duck-bill dinosaurs. “Hadrosaurs are very common and found...
  • Candidate for Alaska House doesn't live in Alaska

    07/18/2018 1:21:16 PM PDT · by simpson96 · 28 replies
    Associated Press ^ | 7/18/2018 | Staff
    JUNEAU, Alaska — Carol Hafner is on the Democratic primary ballot for an Alaska U.S. House seat. She doesn't live in Alaska. In fact, she's never been to the state. Hafner, who listed New Jersey and South Dakota addresses in her candidate filing, says she's serious about running, though she doesn't plan to campaign in person. Democratic officials are questioning her authenticity and political affiliation. Under the U.S. Constitution, to serve in Congress one must meet age and citizenship requirements and inhabit the state at the time elected. Generally, Alaska candidates in such races are from the state. But not...
  • A brown bear killed a hiker in Eagle River. A man searching for him was mauled.

    06/21/2018 1:43:38 PM PDT · by marktwain · 34 replies
    Anchorage Daily News ^ | 20 June, 2018 | Matt Tunseth, Alaska Star - Michelle Theriault Boots, ADN
    Google Plus Print articleReddit Increase Article Font Size Decrease Article Font Size Update, 7 p.m.: WeÂ’ve posted a new story with updated information: Man killed, member of search party injured in Eagle River bear attacks â–¶ Play Update, 4:10 p.m.: What Anchorage police described as an aggressive brown bear believed to have killed an Eagle River man and suspected of badly injuring another man had not been found as of Wednesday afternoon. Biologists with the Alaska Department of Fish and Game searched for the animal earlier on Wednesday. As of 4 p.m., no one was in the field but biologists...
  • AR-15 Used to Defend Against Charging Polar Bear (2008)

    03/11/2018 12:59:31 PM PDT · by marktwain · 31 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 8 March, 2018 | Dean Weingarten
    Zeb Cadzow and Paul Herbert are experienced hunters who live north of the Arctic Circle in Fort Yukon, Alaska. In late March of 2008, residents of Fort Yukon, Alaska become concerned because a bear was not exhibiting any fear of humans near their town. Peter John originally saw the bear eating lynx carcasses near a cabin on the edge of town. People did not believe the white bear was a polar bear. Polar bears had never been seen in the area. They thought it was an albino grizzly or a grizzly bear covered with frost. The hunters, who depend for...
  • Here’s the Two Republicans Who Voted to Keep Late-Term Abortions Legal

    01/30/2018 6:33:31 PM PST · by Morgana · 25 replies
    LIFE NEWS ^ | Jan 30, 2018 | Leah Barkoukis
    While Sen. Orrin Hatch expressed his ‘shock’ Monday that most of his Democratic colleagues could vote against the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act, it wasn’t just Democrats who opposed the measure. Two Republican senators joined Democrats in voting against the 20-week abortion ban: Sens. Lisa Murkowski of Alaska and Susan Collins of Maine. Meanwhile, Sens. Joe Donnelly of Indiana, Joe Manchin of West Virginia and Bob Casey of Pennsylvania—all Democrats—voted in favor of the ban on abortions at the point which unborn babies can feel pain, with certain exceptions such as rape, incest and to save the mother’s life. With...
  • Retailers Choose Guns for Defense Against Armed Robbery

    01/28/2018 4:54:19 AM PST · by marktwain · 15 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 25 January, 2018 | Dean Weingarten
    Two retailers have chosen firearms as effective means of protecting themselves and their customers against armed robbers.One store was a pizzeria, which had the unfortunate experience of having an armed robber shot and killed by an armed employee in Amarillo, Texas. The other was a drive-thru coffee stand in Anchorage, Alaska. Two sisters own the shop. They are on the left of the photograph.The AK Sweet Cup in Anchorage, Alaska, was the victim of an armed robbery at about 4 p.m. on 8 January, 2018. The shop has a gun in the restaurant, but the employee did not feel...
  • Tsunami alert West Coast, BC, Washington, Oregon, California

    01/23/2018 3:22:06 AM PST · by ifinnegan · 52 replies
    USG ^ | 1/23/18 | USG
    WEAK51 PAAQ 231042 TSUAK1 BULLETIN Public Tsunami Message Number 3 NWS National Tsunami Warning Center Palmer AK 142 AM AKST Tue Jan 23 2018 UPDATES ------- * Revised magnitude ...THE TSUNAMI WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT... ...THE TSUNAMI WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT... Tsunami Warning in Effect for; * BRITISH COLUMBIA, The Juan de Fuca Strait coast, the outer west coast of Vancouver Island, the central coast and northeast Vancouver Island, and the north coast and Haida Gwaii * SOUTHEAST ALASKA, The inner and outer coast from The BC/Alaska Border to Cape Fairweather, Alaska (80 miles SE of Yakutat) * SOUTH ALASKA...
  • AK:1 year, 4 Months in Jail, Self Defense Shooting, Charges Dropped

    12/03/2017 6:28:37 AM PST · by marktwain · 9 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 23 November, 2017 | Dean Weingarten
    Steve Edward Hannah Steve Edward Hannah had all charges dropped against him after spending a year and four months in jail. Hannah had plead not guilty by reason of self defense in the shooting of his neighbor, Mark Edward Brochu. Brochu had gunshot wounds to his back, and was found on Hannah's property about 30 feet from Hannah's home.  Hannah had called 911 to report the shooting, and flagged down Alaska state troopers when they arrived. Neighbors said that Brochu had repeatedly been trespassing in the neighborhood. Brochu has a criminal history . Brochu assaulted an officer in 2011....
  • Shooter’s weapon described as AR-15 variant

    11/06/2017 1:29:53 PM PST · by Red Badger · 64 replies
    www.expressnews.com ^ | 11/05/2017 | By J.p. Lawrence
    The 26-year-old man who walked into a Sutherland Springs church and opened fire did so with a variant of the AR-15, a popular rifle that is based on the military’s M-16, police said Sunday. The rifle used by Devin Kelley was the Ruger AR-556, Texas Department of Public Safety Regional Director Freeman Martin said in a news conference. The AR-15 is more of a category than a specific weapon. It is known for being customizable, with hundreds of variants, each with its own characteristics. Ruger’s AR-15 variant, the AR-556, comes with a suggested retail price of $849 and weighs 6.5...
  • Island Hopping in the Aleutians with Eva Shockey

    09/28/2017 4:53:08 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 2 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 9/28/2017 | Eva Shockey
    EVA SHOCKEY’S NEW BOOK CHRONICLES A TRIUMPHANT RETURN TO ALASKA AFTER A BRUSH WITH DEATHThe three of us (arrived in) the village of Nikolski, population 18, on the island of Umnak, the third largest island in the Aleutian archipelago. From the start of the trip, the vibe was way different from that of my excursion two years earlier. There’s a stark contrast between hunting with an all-male crew and hunting with your girlfriends. Oh, we were just as serious and hard-core when we needed to be, but when we didn’t, there was a lot more laughing involved. Needless to say,...
  • Bear Kills Teen Runner: It Should Have Been a Defensive Gun Use

    06/27/2017 5:50:16 AM PDT · by marktwain · 45 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 20 June, 2017 | Dean Weingarten
    A 16-year-old was killed by a black bear on a organized race in Alaska yesterday, on 19 June, 2017.  The runner had plenty of time to use a defensive firearm.  He had called family members to text them that he was being chased by a bear. From adn.com: The runner had apparently made it to the halfway point turnaround and was on his way down when he used his phone to text a family member at 12:37 p.m. that he was being chased by a bear, Precosky said. The family member approached Precosky, who was then in the middle...
  • Gay Couples Entitled to Equal Treatment on Birth Certificates, Justices Rule

    06/26/2017 9:10:28 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 55 replies
    New York Times ^ | June 26, 2017 | Adam Liptak
    WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court on Monday reaffirmed its 2015 decision recognizing a constitutional right to same-sex marriage, ruling that states may not treat married same-sex couples differently from others in issuing birth certificates. The decision was unsigned. Justice Neil M. Gorsuch, joined by Justices Clarence Thomas and Samuel A. Alito Jr., dissented. The case concerns an Arkansas law about birth certificates that treats married opposite-sex couples differently from same-sex ones. A husband of a married woman is automatically listed as the father even if he is not the genetic parent. Same-sex spouses are not. The case, Pavan v. Smith,...
  • Alaska bear kills teen during race, troopers say

    06/20/2017 5:15:08 AM PDT · by SJackson · 34 replies
    Fox News ^ | June 19, 2017
    A 16-year old boy was mauled and killed by a black bear Sunday while running a mountain race, Alaska State Troopers said. The teenager, whose identity has not been released, was a participant in the juniors division of the Robert Spurr Memorial Hill Climb race between Anchorage and Girdwood, the Alaska Dispatch News reported. Brad Precosky, the race’s director, said the runner had apparently made it to the halfway point turnaround on Bird Ridge Trail when he texted a family member that he was being chased by a bear. The family member alerted Precosky about the text and a search...
  • Coast Guard pulls man and dog from failing duct-taped boat (in Alaska)

    06/09/2017 8:02:10 AM PDT · by Rebelbase · 38 replies
    AP via WRAL ^ | : June 9, 2017 | AP
    KTOO reports the U.S. Coast Guard picked up a 32-year-old man and his dog from an inflatable, duct-taped watercraft when it started to take on water Wednesday in Gastineau Channel near Juneau, Alaska’s capital city. The Coast Guard says in a release that the duct-taped boat was homemade.
  • FBI: Handgun Murders Dropped when These States Abolished Concealed Permit Requirements

    06/08/2017 10:31:11 AM PDT · by rktman · 24 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 6/7/2017 | AWR Hawkins
    FBI crime report figures show that Alaska, Arizona, and Wyoming–three states that abolished their concealed requirement years ago–have since witnessed a decreased in handgun murders. This runs completely counter to the left’s doom and gloom predictions whereby they claim doing away with a government-issued carry permit will mean more bad guys carrying guns, more shootings and violence, etc. FBI figures published by the NRA show that Alaska’s handgun murder rate “declined after the state enacted permitless carry in 2003.” Moreover, in the years since Alaska’s permit requirement was abolished “handgun murders have declined as a percentage of the total number...
  • Brevard maker of American-style AK-47 rifles seeks to expand

    03/20/2017 2:23:28 AM PDT · by Brad from Tennessee · 50 replies
    Orlando Sentinel ^ | March 19, 2017 | Associated Press
    PALM BAY — Just down the road from a Krispy Krunchy fried chicken store, in a nondescript Brevard County business park, a 60,000-square-foot factory produces about 2,500 AK-47 rifles a month. The Tampa Bay Times reports that Ulrich "Uli" Wiegand, a German immigrant who started the company called Inter Ordinance Inc., sees a bright future for the American-made version of the Kalashnikov, the classic Soviet-bloc weapon with the iconic banana-shaped ammo magazine. It is the world's most popular weapon. There were as many as 150 million Kalashnikovs as of 2012, according to Aaron Karp, senior consultant to the Small Arms...
  • Russian AK-107

    01/24/2017 8:37:19 AM PST · by w1n1 · 18 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 1/24/2017 | J Hines
    Considered one of the most popular counterbalance assault rifle ever developed, is also one of the most well sought after. So basically it means for those that want to shoot a fully automatic rifle with control recoil and accuracy, this is it.AK-107 Info Gas operated with a rotating bolt5.45 roundsMuzzle break up frontBolt carrier comes to the rear a gas piston with a reciprocating rod goes forward. Hooked together by two gears or a cog, this is what stops the recoil. For those that still want to know why the AK-107 has less recoil, here's another explanation when compared to...
  • [Story] of a man who works for the US Forest Service in Alaska, and his trophy bear.

    01/12/2017 3:20:37 AM PST · by Daffynition · 22 replies
    FB ^ | Jan 3, 2017 | Joseph E. Botts
    These pictures are of a man who works for the US Forest Service in Alaska, and his trophy bear. He was deer hunting last week when the large grizzly charged him from about 50 yards away. The guy emptied his 7mm Magnum semi-automatic rifle into the bear and it dropped a few feet from him. The big bear was still alive so the hunter reloaded and shot it several times in the head. The bear was just over one thousand six hundred pounds. It stood 12' 6' high at the shoulder, 14' to the top of his head. It is...
  • Anchorage police returned gun to Florida shooting suspect after ‘mental health crisis’

    01/08/2017 9:26:23 AM PST · by Beautiful_Gracious_Skies · 42 replies
    Alaska Daily News ^ | January 7, 2017 | Annie Zak & Suzanna Caldwell
    The Anchorage man accused in the mass shooting at a Florida airport Friday did not have ties to a terrorist organization when he was investigated last year, the FBI said at a news conference Saturday in Anchorage. Law enforcement said he had exhibited mental health problems during an incident at the Anchorage FBI office that led local police to take his gun. ... the Anchorage Police Department said it later returned the gun to Esteban Santiago, 26, after the weapon had been logged into evidence for safekeeping. "I want to be clear, during our investigation, we found no known ties...