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Former Florida deputy captured after 23 years as a fugitive accused of raping a 6-year-old girl

A former Florida sheriff’s deputy, who has evaded authorities for 23 years after being charged with raping a six-year-old girl, has been arrested in Alaska on identity theft charges. Joseph Keenan May, 60, who has been living under the name of his late stepbrother, Michael Camp, was arrested in his…

Remains recovered from 1952 Alaska plane crash

The remains of 17 US service members lost in a 1952 military plane crash in Alaska have been recovered more than six decades later, officials said Wednesday. Another 35 bodies are still missing and being sought at the remote crash site in the northwestern……

Alaska tribal council votes to banish sovereign citizen pair after state troopers’ slayings

An Alaska village has voted to banish two sovereign citizens after one of the men’s son was charged with fatally shooting two state troopers. Nathanial Kangas is accused of shooting to death Trooper Sgt. Patrick “Scott” Johnson and Trooper Gabriel Rich as they attempted to arrest his father May 1…

Alaska GOP candidate defends comparing unions to slavery: ‘No racial connotations’

A Republican candidate for lieutenant governor in Alaska on Wednesday insisted that slavery had “no racial connotations” in the United States after he used the term to blast unions. At a candidate forum on Monday, Anchorage Mayor Dan Sullivan had lashed out at unions when asked about his support for…

Alaska pot legalization vote pushed back to November, along with minimum wage hike

A ballot initiative that could make Alaska the third U.S. state to legalize recreational marijuana will go before voters in a general election in November rather than in August as previously scheduled, officials said on Monday. The move means that a broader swath of the public is likely to vote…

Recreational marijuana proposal to appear on Alaska ballot in August

By Steve Quinn (Reuters) – Alaska voters will decide this summer whether America’s Last Frontier will become the third U.S. state to legalize the sale and recreational use of marijuana for adults under a proposal that officially qualified on Wednesday for a statewide ballot. Alaska Lieutenant Governor Mead Treadwell formally…

More than 1,000 fish killed by Alaska summer heat wave

By Yereth Rosen ANCHORAGE, Alaska (Reuters) – Alaska’s summer heat wave has been pleasant for humans but punitive for some of its fish. Overheated water has been blamed for large die-offs of hatchery trout and salmon stocks in at least two parts of the state as hot, dry weather has…

Archeologists find 200-year old probable Inuit village in Alaska from before contact with whites

Archeologists have found a village near the Kobuk River that may pre-date any Western contact in Alaska, likely dating back to the late 1700s or early 1800s, Alaska Public Media reported on Thursday. Dr. Doug Anderson, professor of anthropology at Brown University, told the radio station, “In some other areas…

Fukishima radiation ruled out, for now, as cause of Alaska seal deaths

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (Reuters) – Preliminary tests appear to rule out radiation from Japan’s tsunami-wrecked Fukushima nuclear power plant as the cause of mysterious deaths and illness that struck scores of Alaska seals last year, federal officials said on Friday. Preliminary tests of tissue samples from animals that fell victim to…

Alaska: The Biggest Cult On Earth

What’s the craziest shit you’ve heard about Sarah Palin? Because fuck that weak shit, this is crazier. Had lunch with a couple who had just been to a law-school reunion in California (Stanford). They met a classmate who, immediately after law school, moved to Fairbanks and has practiced there ever…

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