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  • Rare Fossil Bird Deepens Mystery of Avian Extinctions Nov 13, 2018
    During the late Cretaceous period, more than 65 million years ago, hundreds of different species of birds flitted around the dinosaurs and through the forests as abundantly as they flit about our woods and fields today. But after the cataclysm that wiped out most of the dinosaurs, only one group of birds remained: the ancestors […]
  • Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill’s Dramatic Effect on Stingrays Nov 13, 2018
    It has been almost a decade since the Deepwater Horizon Oil spill. Described as the worst environmental disaster in the United States, nearly 5 million barrels of crude oil oozed into the Gulf of Mexico, severely degrading the marine ecosystem immediately surrounding the spill site and directly impacting coastal habitats along 1,773 kilometers of shoreline. […]
  • Alaska Chickadees are Brainy Birds Nov 13, 2018
    Alaska chickadees have proven themselves brainier than Colorado chickadees. A researcher at the University of California Davis once compared black-capped chickadees from Anchorage to chickadees from Windsor, Colorado, and found that the Alaska birds cached more sunflower seeds and found the seeds quicker when they later searched for them. The Alaska chickadees also had brains […]
  • FBI Reports Largest Spike in Hate Crimes Since 9/11 Nov 13, 2018
    WASHINGTON — The number of hate crime incidents reported in the United States jumped by 17 percent last year to more than 7,000 – the largest increase since 2001 when the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, led to a surge in bias-motivated crimes. The increase, reported Tuesday by the FBI, marks the third annual jump […]
  • Suicidal Woman Taken into Custody on Title 47 Hold after Allegedly Setting Fire to Home in Palmer Nov 13, 2018
    Alaska State Troopers report that they have taken a suicidal female, whose name they did not reveal, into custody after a structure fire in Palmer on Monday morning. The report of the suicidal woman went in to the AST Palmer post at 11:50 am on Monday. The caller informed troopers that the woman was also […]
  • Thieves Steal Two Trucks, Pillage Two Connexes in Houston Nov 13, 2018
    A Houston victim reported that thieves made off with a multitude of items from a property on Wilhelm Street this past weekend. Alaska State Troopers were contacted at 7:35 pm on Sunday that two connexes were pillaged and two vehicles were stolen from the Houston property. A green 1970 Ford F-250 two wheel drive truck with a missing […]
  • APD Says Spenard Holiday Inn Express Parking Lot Shooting is Drug-Related Nov 13, 2018
    Although the Anchorage Police Department have stated that they believe the incident at the Holiday Inn Express parking lot is drug related, they have not revealed any details on the shooter or the victim. Patrol officers responded to the Spenard area hotel parking lot at 4:27 pm on Monday afternoon to find a male victim in that lot […]
  • Representative Gara to be Honored Tuesday for Work to Help Alaska’s Foster Youth Nov 13, 2018
    Anchorage – Representative Les Gara (D-Anchorage) will be honored Tuesday in Washington D.C. by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services for a legislative career working on behalf of Alaska’s foster youth. Rep. Gara was nominated for a 2018 Adoption Excellence Award by long-time Alaska foster youth advocate Amanda Metivier, who founded the foster […]
  • Forecasters Warn Dry, Windy Conditions Could Fuel California Fires Nov 12, 2018
    As deadly wildfires burned at multiple sites in the western U.S. state of California, forecasters warned the dry, windy conditions fueling the fires will be in place through at least Tuesday. Thousands of fire personnel are trying to contain the Camp Fire burning north of the state capital, Sacramento, which began last week and has […]
  • Chief-Alutiiq Word of the Week-November 11th Nov 12, 2018
    Tuyuq—Chief Tuyuq ap’sgu.—Ask the chief. Classical Alutiiq society had three social classes: wealthy people, commoners, and slaves. Social positions were inherited and permanent. One’s status did not usually change during life. Alutiiq chiefs were members of the elite. They were individuals born to rich families who demonstrated their leadership abilities through generosity, bravery, and the […]

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