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  • Chinese president makes Anchorage stopover, meets Gov. Walker and takes in some sights

    04/08/2017 11:30:55 AM PDT · by libh8er · 18 replies
    ADN ^ | 4.8.2017 | Jeannette Lee Falsey
    Chinese President Xi Jinping made a surprise visit to Alaska on Friday evening, catching a seafood dinner in Anchorage, meeting with Gov. Bill Walker, and taking in a sightseeing moment in Turnagain Arm before returning to the sky again in his Boeing 747 for the journey back to Beijing. Xi's rest stop in Anchorage broke up his trip home following meetings with President Donald Trump at Trump's Mar-a-Lago country club in Florida and an earlier visit to Finland. The Alaska stop underscored the significance of the Arctic to China's long-term economic interests. For the Alaskans, trade and one of the...
  • Recalling Alaska's most notorious drunken moose, the street-smart Buzzwinkle

    02/14/2017 7:00:46 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 3 replies
    Every autumn in recent years our boreal neighbors in Sweden and Norway have regaled the rest of the world with tales of drunken moose. In most of the stories, the moose have gotten smashed eating fermented apples, the active ingredient in applejack. Recently, near Stockholm, a "mob of boozed-up moose" threatened a homeowner, daring him to step into his own garden. The online magazine Slate called the news brief issued by Radio Sweden "the best thing on the Internet today." Sweden and Norway have lots of moose and loads of apple trees. Alaska has fewer moose and a paucity of...
  • Alaska officer ‘ambushed’ and shot multiple times, police say

    11/13/2016 3:22:57 AM PST · by markomalley · 14 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 11/12/16 | Amy B Wang
    An Alaska police officer was “ambushed” and shot multiple times in downtown Anchorage early Saturday morning, according to the Anchorage Police Department. The officer is undergoing emergency surgery and expected to survive, while the man suspected of shooting the officer was killed at the scene, police said. “It’s horrific. It is really sad,” Anchorage Police Chief Chris Tolley said in a recorded statement about the attack, noting that he had seen video of the incident. Although the department did not release details about the wounded officer, Tolley referred to him as a man.
  • Rash of Unsolved Homicides Puts People on Edge in Anchorage (9 in 2016; possible serial killer)

    09/02/2016 3:33:04 PM PDT · by seacapn · 11 replies
    Associated Press via ABC News ^ | Sep 2, 2016, 6:07 PM ET | Rachel d'Oro
    A rash of unsolved outdoor homicides in Alaska's largest city is putting residents on edge. Altogether, the deaths of nine people who were killed on Anchorage trails, parks and isolated streets since January remain unsolved — among them three cases involving two victims each. "It's terrifying," said Jennifer Hazen, a longtime resident who lives near Valley of the Moon Park, where two people were found dead early Sunday, one of them on a park bike trail. Hazen walks in the park regularly, and finds some comfort in knowing the unsolved homicides occurred in the middle of the night when she...
  • Obama: Climate Deniers Who Ignore Science Are on ‘Their Own Shrinking Island’

    09/01/2015 2:27:11 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 108 replies
    Brietbart ^ | September 1, 2015 | Pam Key
    Monday night at the GLACIER Conference in Anchorage, AK, President Barack Obama attempted to isolate those who question whether climate change is man-made saying they are “on their own shrinking island.” Obama said, “We know human activity is changing the climate that is beyond dispute. Everything else is politics.” [Snip] "The time to plead ignorance is surely past.”
  • In Alaska, Obama depicts stark future without climate action

    08/31/2015 11:35:08 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 24 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Sep 1, 2015 2:22 AM EDT | Josh Lederman
    Submerged countries, abandoned cities and floods of refugees await the world barring urgent action on climate change, President Barack Obama warned Monday, painting a doomsday scenario as he opened a historic visit to Alaska. In a bid to further his environmental legacy, Obama brought the power of the presidential pulpit to Anchorage and called on other nations to take swift action as negotiations for a global climate treaty near a close. His speech to an Arctic climate summit set the tone for a three-day tour of Alaska that will put the state’s liquefying glaciers and sinking villages on graphic display....
  • (D'Rat) Berkowitz headed to victory over Demboski in runoff race for (Anchorage) mayor

    05/06/2015 12:39:59 AM PDT · by balch3 · 10 replies
    Anchorage Daily News ^ | May 6, 2015 | Devin Kelly
    Ethan Berkowitz headed to victory with a big lead over opponent Amy Demboski in the Anchorage mayoral runoff election Tuesday night. With 93 percent of the vote counted, Berkowitz had nearly 60 percent of the vote to Demboski’s 41 percent, a margin that was insurmountable. Berkowitz had held a commanding lead over Demboski throughout the counting Tuesday night. As his margin over Demboski held strong, Berkowitz stood on a chair at his campaign party in a downtown restaurant to wild applause and waving signs. He asked his supporters’s to continue to help after the night’s celebration to work on unifying...
  • 'Eyeball' man sentenced for shooting officer

    01/03/2015 11:58:23 PM PST · by Libloather · 35 replies
    MSN ^ | 1/03/15
    **SNIP** Tattoos of skulls cover Barnum's head, which didn't go unnoticed in court. "I'd like you to take a look at Mr. Barnum," Mew said. "He has the right to do this to himself and to express himself. We can't sentence him for that, but I think we can consider a guy's attitude and his behavior." But when Barnum took the stand, he was reflective about what happened. "I'm humbled by what the chief said. I was out there pretty much running crazy," Barnum told the court. "Everybody knows that I'm not the nicest guy. I understand that what I...
  • Heading to Anchorage Alaska. Any Freeper hangouts?

    03/26/2014 10:16:42 PM PDT · by An American in Turkiye · 10 replies
    An American in Turkiye
    I am retiring 1 September from the USAF. My wife has 7 years left as an ICU nurse. Just found out she has orders to Elmendorf AFB! We are super excited! Any FReeper hangouts there? Any incoming advice, i.e housing market, awesome places to check out, best salmon fishing, hiking trails, etc? I am currently at Travis AFB, California. So happy to leave this screwed up blue state and move to a red one.
  • Couple return home from cinema to find their grandparents murdered and a naked man......

    05/27/2013 5:39:26 PM PDT · by Morgana · 62 replies
    Mail online ^ | Leon Watson
    FULL TITLE: Couple return home from cinema to find their grandparents murdered and a naked man sexually abusing their daughter, 2, after he was released from jail for IDENTICAL attack four years ago A couple returned home from the cinema to find a naked man had beaten their grandparents to death and was raping their two-year-old daughter. Touch Chea, 71, and his wife, Sorn Sreap, 73, were found dead in Anchorage, Alaska, on Saturday night from significant blunt force injuries. Police said both Sreap and the toddler were raped. Officers arrested Jerry Andrew Active, 24, as he fled the east...
  • Police: Koenig's body found in Matanuska Lake

    04/03/2012 8:58:38 AM PDT · by AngelesCrestHighway · 26 replies
    Anchorage Daily News ^ | 04/02/12 | LISA DEMER and MICHELLE THERIAULT BOOTS
    A law enforcement dive team on Monday discovered what authorities believe to be the body of Samantha Koenig -- the 18-year-old abducted from a Midtown Anchorage coffee stand on Feb. 1, Anchorage Police Chief Mark Mew said. It's a grim development in a kidnapping case that gripped Anchorage for two months. The body was found in Matanuska Lake, off the Glenn Highway, Mew said. An autopsy will be conducted to confirm the identity, he said. "Investigators believe that Samantha died within hours of the abduction, and we are continuing to investigate these facts," Mew said, reading from a written statement...
  • Former ‘sorority girl’ off to the convent (Catholic Caucus)

    10/16/2011 1:38:30 PM PDT · by NYer · 12 replies
    cna ^ | October 16, 2011 | Rashae Ophus Johnson
    Anchorage, Alaska, Oct 16, 2011 / 01:16 pm (CNA).- As young girls, Anastasia Kenney and her little sister played Mass. They cloaked their heads in a white curtain, draped accordingly as a bridal veil or a nun’s habit, and served crackers and grape juice to each other as they pretended to receive Holy Communion.Some 30 years later, Kenney is moving into a convent and aspiring to wear a white habit in earnest.The religious vocation startled even her.“I was horrified! I was the least nunnish person I knew,” said Kenney, 35, of her initial inclination. “I thought the last group of...
  • Fire Island wind power sale to Chugach OK'd

    10/12/2011 5:16:09 AM PDT · by thackney · 8 replies
    Anchorage Daily News ^ | October 11th, 2011 | SEAN COCKERHAM
    Regulators have approved a deal for Chugach Electric Association to buy Fire Island wind power, a move that should allow Cook Inlet Region Inc. to go ahead and build a windmill farm on the island. There's been talk of building wind turbines on Fire Island, about three miles offshore from Kincaid Park on Anchorage's western tip, since the early 1990s. Now it looks like it's finally going to happen. "We expect that as soon as the ice is off the inlet in April we'll start mobilizing construction equipment out there. We expect first power sometime in September 2012," CIRI spokesman...
  • More [U.S. Dept of] Interior Scientists Are Taking Heat

    09/21/2011 5:32:01 PM PDT · by WilliamIII · 5 replies
    New York Times ^ | Sept 22, 2011 | Felicity Barringer
    Scores of scientists work for the Interior Department on issues involving birds and bees, foxes and foxgloves, and all manner of other species and their habitats. But in the eyes of the general public they tend to be virtually anonymous, at best names in italics at the end of a Federal Register notice. Nonetheless, a spotlight has been trained recently on a few department employees: some National Park Service scientists at Point Reyes National Seashore on California’s northern coast, and an Arctic wildlife biologist working for the Anchorage office of the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management. And this week, two...
  • New conservative talk in Youngstown OH (also Anchorage AK)

    12/29/2010 9:12:02 AM PST · by raccoonradio · 3 replies · 3+ views
    Taylor on ^ | 12/29/10 | Tom Taylor
    Youngstown used to have two adult standards stations. Now – none. First, Clear Channel’s WNIO announced it will soon become “Sports Radio 1390”, and now Cumulus re-purposes WSOM, Salem, OH (600) to conservative talk. The new lineup? TRN’s American’s News In the Morning, Glenn Beck, Michael Savage, Dennis Miller, Jason Lewis and Rusty Humphries. Anchorage (AK) also has a new talk station, though it’s not all-conservative. “Fox News Talk 1020” adds in some of the progressive talk of sister KUDO (1080), which is temporarily silent. Fox News Talk 1020 is KOAN, the former KABA, which has been dark since September...
  • 'Corrupt Bastards'

    11/01/2010 7:24:32 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 29 replies
    IBD Editorials ^ | November 1, 2010 | Investors Business Daily staff
    Bias: Caught with their mikes and mouths open, people at an Alaskan TV station say they were only joking about making up stories about the GOP Senate candidate. Sarah Palin's not laughing, and neither are we. Like methane bubbling up from the bottom of a swamp, every so often we get glimpses of the overwhelming liberal bias that dominates America's newsrooms, nationally and locally. Such was the case when a call from Anchorage CBS affiliate KTVA to the Joe Miller campaign failed to disconnect and some revelatory comments were recorded. KTVA general manager Jerry Bever acknowledged in a statement that...
  • 4.9 Earthquake - Anchorage, AK

    09/20/2010 3:16:08 PM PDT · by commish · 15 replies
    Alaska EarthQuake center ^ | 20 Sep 2010 | Self
    Local Date: Monday September 20th, 2010 Local Time: 01:24 PM AKDT Universal Time: 09/20/2010 21:24:25.093 UTC Magnitude: 4.92 ML Latitude: 61.1293 Longitude: -150.2360 Depth: 25 miles (41 km) Author: UAF:natasha 13 miles (21 km) WSW of Anchorage 17 miles (27 km) WSW of Elmendorf AFB 20 miles (32 km) WSW of Fort Richardson 25 miles (40 km) NW of Hope 26 miles (42 km) WSW of Eagle River 31 miles (49 km) E of Tyonek 31 miles (50 km) SW of Chugiak 39 miles (62 km) WNW of Girdwood 41 miles (65 km) SW of Wasilla 43 miles (69 km)...
  • Governor Palin Is Not Receiving a Fee For Speaking at the 9/11 Event in Anchorage

    09/09/2010 5:27:41 PM PDT · by onyx · 20 replies · 1+ views
    Conservatives4Palin ^ | Thursday, September 9, 2010 | By Ian Lazaran
    In case you were wondering, Governor Palin is not receiving any fee to speak at the 9/11 event in Anchorage. Here's a statement from Glenn Beck's spokesperson: Glenn had always intended to donate the speaking fee from the event on Saturday, September 11th in Alaska to Special Operations Warrior Foundation. Governor Palin is not and was never going to receive a fee for introducing Glenn at this event. The event organizer says that "the date is purely coincidental and was originally scheduled for a week earlier." Note: Donations to the Special Operations Warrior Foundation can be made here".
  • Moderate 4.3 earthquake shakes Anchorage

    06/15/2010 11:03:31 PM PDT · by americanophile · 9 replies · 304+ views
    Washington Post ^ | June 16, 2010 | AP
    ANCHORAGE, Alaska -- The Alaska Earthquake Information Center says a moderate quake with a preliminary magnitude of 4.3 has been felt in Anchorage. The quake was recorded Tuesday at 6:03 p.m. local time. No damage has been reported. The temblor was centered 45 miles east-northeast of Talkeetna in central Alaska at a depth of about 26 miles. Talkeetna is about 85 miles north of Anchorage.
  • After two police shootings, "Cops vs. Cons" hits a sour note

    06/15/2010 11:14:37 AM PDT · by skeptoid · 1 replies · 183+ views
    Anchorage Daily News ^ | June 14, 2010 | Julia O'Malley
    A day or so after Anchorage Police Department officer Jean Mills was shot and seriously injured by former convict Kenneth Robinson in East Anchorage, I noticed a sign in the median of Fireweed Lane promoting an upcoming cagefight. The theme: cops vs. cons. The idea was that law enforcement officers with mixed martial arts training were going to get into a hexagon and fight with former convicts.