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  • Alaska wildfire grows, spurs evacuations

    May 25, 2014 9:32 PM

    ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) - Officials say a massive wildfire burning in Alaska's Kenai Peninsula south of Anchorage has grown in windy conditions and mandatory evacuations are underway. Alaska Interagency Management Team spokeswoman Michelle Weston says 1,000 structures are in the area under evacuation, but she doesn't have a number of... more »
  • BP to pay Alaska $255M for lost oil production

    November 9, 2012 4:53 AM

    ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) - BP Exploration (Alaska) Inc. has been ordered to pay the state of Alaska $255 million for royalties on oil production lost during 2006 spills and subsequent pipeline shutdowns to replace pipe on the North Slope. The state announced the award, reached by arbitrators Oct. 31, in... more »
  • Santa's Mail Canceled

    November 20, 2009 9:04 AM

    ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) - A group of volunteer "elves" in Alaska's frigid interior has set out to save a popular holiday letter service featuring the North Pole's most beloved icon. The group is looking to counter a decision by the U.S. Postal Service to end a program begun in 1954... more »

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