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‘Alaskan Bush People’: Matt Brown Updates Fans About ‘Rough Day’ After Conversation With One of His Brothers

The Alaskan Bush People family certainly looks much different today than it did when the show first aired seven years ago. When Discovery introduced the family to viewers, the Browns were a tight-knit group that all shared a love of the wilderness and independence. However, as the years have gone by, the “Wolf Pack” has seen many changes, and not all of them were for the best.
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Good Samaritans in Alaska Help Rescue a Stranded Killer Whale

Boaters in Alaska got quite the surprise when they discovered a 20-foot-long killer whale onshore and stuck between rocks. The mammal was stranded at least four feet above the tide line, according to the New York Times. Chance Strickland, the captain of a private yacht in Alaska, soon sprang into...
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Sarah Palin teases 2022 Senate run in Alaska

Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin said she may yet jump back into politics, teasing the possibility of a Senate run in 2022 against incumbent Lisa Murkowski. “If God wants me to do it I will,” Palin told an enthusiastic audience during a discussion last week with New Apostolic Reformation leader Ché Ahn, Right Wing Watch reported.
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Orca stranded on rocks during Alaska's low tide, returns to sea

July 31 (UPI) -- A 20-foot orca that was stranded on a rocky southeast Alaskan beach floated back to sea later the same day during high tide, local officials said. The National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration said a ship off Prince of Wales Island called in the marine mammal -- also known as a killer whale -- to the U.S. Coast Guard on Thursday morning.

Alaska reports 3 more COVID-19 deaths, high case counts continue

The Alaska Department of Health and Social Services reported Friday that three Alaskans died of COVID-19 as another 585 people tested positive for the virus over the last two days. Health department data shows two of the deaths occurred in July, while the third happened in May, before the latest...

3 new deaths, 585 new COVID-19 cases reported over 2 days

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (KTUU) - The state of Alaska reported three more recent deaths of residents related to COVID-19 on Friday, as well as 585 new infections of the virus as cases continue to surge close to their peak levels of this past winter. The Alaska Department of Health and Social...

5 Amazing National Parks To Explore Near Anchorage, Alaska

TravelAwaits participates in affiliate programs with various companies. We may earn commission when you click on or make purchases via links. Alaska is home to eight gorgeous national parks. Experiencing them seems elusive to some, but what many don’t realize is that five of the eight can easily be accessed, with a bit of planning, from beautiful Anchorage — the gateway to amazing wilderness preserves and mountains.
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Alaska needs to think about the transition away from oil

Fossil fuels will be a primary source of energy for some years to come. This means that Alaska’s oil will be part of that primary source of energy over those years. However, renewable energy sources, such as onshore wind and onshore solar, have captured and will continue to capture a greater share of the energy markets.
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Alaska reports two new deaths as coronavirus surge puts every region in high alert

Alaska on Friday reported three deaths, two of them recent, as a statewide surge in COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations driven by the highly infectious delta variant continued. The state reported 585 new cases over two days, according to the Alaska Department of Health and Social Services dashboard. There were 100...
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Anchorage Wolverines look to follow junior hockey recipe for success in Alaska

Where the Aces folded, the UAA Seawolves have struggled and the original Anchorage Wolverines went extinct, Alaska’s newest hockey team has the optimism of youth. The recently formed Anchorage Wolverines joined the Fairbanks Ice Dogs and Kenai River Brown Bears in the North American Hockey League in March, and the Tier II team is hoping junior hockey will be the right fit for Alaska’s biggest city.
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For Native Alaskans, Competition Helps Preserve Traditions

The Miss World Eskimo-Indian Olympics contest is the culmination of local pageants across the state of Alaska – and the winner becomes cultural ambassador for native traditions. Following the pandemic shutdowns, the pageant came back this summer. VOA's Natasha Mozgovaya has the story.