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Death Came by Water, Then by Oil

It was Good Friday, 50 years ago on March 27, 1964, when an earthquake-spurred tsunami wiped out the Chugach village in Chenega, Alaska. Twenty-five years later, as villagers celebrated the rebuilding of their home, a wave of oil from the Exxon Valdez began to move their way.

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25 Years After Exxon Valdez, BP Was the Hidden Culprit

Two decades ago I was the investigator for the legal team that sold you the bullshit on the crackup of the Exxon Valdez. Now, on the 25th anniversary of that disaster, and four years after the Deepwater Horizon catastrophe, the Obama administration has authorized BP to resume drilling in the Gulf of Mexico—and it’s all set to happen again.

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Shell Apparently Won’t Drill in the Arctic

The giant fossil fuel corporation announced Thursday that it would shelve plans to drill in the Alaskan Arctic in 2014.

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Six States Chosen to Test Commercial Drones

The Federal Aviation Administration announced Monday that Alaska, Nevada, New York, North Dakota, Texas and Virginia have been selected to host sites for testing the commercial use of drones.

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Apple Maps: The Easiest Way to Crash Into an Airplane

The iPhone and iPad app has been known to give erroneous directions, but this month it led drivers to near-death situations. On Sept. 6 and 20, Apple maps pointed two cars to cross a runway at Alaska’s Fairbanks International Airport.

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Alaska’s Forest Fires Burn More Fiercely

Recent fires in the forests of Alaska have been the worst in 10,000 years, and they could happen more frequently elsewhere in the world.

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Obama Heckled During Speech, Warren Lands a Book Deal, and More

A look at the day’s political happenings, including why an Oklahoma senator thinks federal disaster relief to his state after a deadly tornado is unnecessary and John McCain gets all maverick-y again.

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Glaciers Are Melting Slowly but Surely

Most of the world’s glaciers are retreating more slowly than the few that are shrinking fast. But new research confirms that almost all of them are losing mass.

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Obama Weighs In On IRS Scandal, Bachmann Pushes 9/11 Pray Day, and More

A look at the day’s political happenings, including the Justice Department is caught spying on The Associated Press and a new poll shows Sarah Palin’s U.S. Senate prospects.

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Teenager Sues Alaska for Failing to Protect His Melting Home

An 18-year-old Yup’ik Eskimo who could lose his home to melting tundra is suing the state of Alaska for failing to take action on climate change.

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Alaskan Climate Team Hasn’t Met in Years

A rapid-response task force set up by former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin with the stated intent to protect the state from the worst effects of climate change hasn’t convened since March 2011, newly released documents show.

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Depression May Have Led Runner to Disaster

A newly released police report says that the Kenyan long-distance runner who lost both of his feet after spending three days in the Alaskan wilderness may have taken off to literally run away from his problems.

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The Russians Are Coming (or Not)

Correction: Back in 2007, a Russian official announced a scheme to build an underwater rail system linking Siberia to Alaska. Such a railway would require the longest tunnel ever built and expenditures of about $94 billion (by one estimate). More than four years later, the transcontinental railway was in the news again. (more)

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Palin’s Gubernatorial Emails Unleashed in Alaska

In response to Freedom of Information Act requests made by the elite liberal media, the world is now privy to reams, literally, of emails written by then-Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin during her truncated tenure in office. Let’s give them a look, shall we?

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‘Colbert Report’: Sarah Palin’s For-Profit Tour of the USA

Sarah Palin’s bus tour of key American historical sites is mystifying much of the mainstream media, but Stephen Colbert caught on to its significance immediately, asking: “Won’t you help Sarah Palin learn basic facts about U.S. history for just pennies a day?”

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Obama Caves on Domestic Oil Drilling

President Obama will instruct the Interior Department to expedite the sale of oil drilling leases in Alaska’s National Petroleum Reserve and the Gulf of Mexico, arguing that additional domestic oil production will lower gasoline prices in the long term. (more)

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Fey: No ‘Rock’ Boost From Playing Palin

She may have nailed her impersonation of Alaska’s foremost she-grizzly, Sarah Palin, and big snaps to her hairdresser while we’re at it, but Tina Fey says in her new ingeniously titled memoir, “Bossypants,” that playing Palin didn’t amount to big ratings for her main act, “30 Rock.”

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More 2012 Noises From Palin

While you’re adjusting to the notion of a possible Newt Gingrich campaign 2012 blitz, it might be time to start preparing for some Palin-for-president action as well. She hasn’t yet said she’ll make a break for the White House, but judging by this ...

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Murkowski Clears Last Hurdle to Senate Seat

Lisa Murkowski can finally make it official, as her two-month struggle to clinch her write-in victory to reclaim her Senate seat on behalf of Alaska came to an end Thursday, when her state governor and lieutenant governor signed off on the paperwork.

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President Mama Grizzly?

Could reality television be a legitimate steppingstone to the White House? Well, in at least one case—guess who?—that could be true, according to a newly released national poll of GOP voters.

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Murkowski’s Miracle on Ice

Officials are still counting and campaigns are still jockeying, but it looks like Sen. Lisa Murkowski has pulled off a minor political miracle by winning a write-in campaign after getting bounced from the GOP ticket by tea party upstart Joe Miller.

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Word of the Year: Refudiate

This year, Sarah Palin created a very memorable neologism, and now that word has become famous like its politician-turned-reality-star creator! Yes, the word voted in by the good people at the New Oxford American Dictionary is refudiate.

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Sarah Palin’s Latest Incarnation: Reality Star

Sarah Palin has been many things to many people: Vice presidential candidate to John McCain; inspirational leader to scores of She-publicans and “Mama Grizzlies,” not to mention tea partyers in Alaska and “the lower 48”; and brunt of jokes to countless others besides Tina Fey.

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Rachel Maddow Confronts Angry, Uninformed Voters

There’s nothing unfair, disrespectful or manipulative about what the MSNBC host does here. She simply asks these Joe Miller supporters in Alaska to explain why they’re so upset and ... they can’t.

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Joe Miller Drops to Third Place in Alaska Race

Alaskan underdog and U.S. Senate candidate Joe Miller scored a startling victory over incumbent Lisa Murkowski in August’s Republican primary, but in political time during an election year, August was eons ago, and now Miller needs another boost from ... (continued)

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Does a Bear Vote in the Woods?

Why Sarah Palin is no grizzly and how she and her sister travelers will wipe out the real thing.

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Brace Yourself for ‘Sarah Palin’s Alaska’

For all the gosh-darn folksiness Sarah Palin hurls in our direction, the preview for her new TLC show makes the former governor’s existence seem pretty charmed.

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‘Archie’ Gets Political With Obama and Palin

President Obama has already made a cameo on the colorful pages of “Spider-Man,” and he’s getting the comic-book treatment once again with not one, but two special editions of “Archie,” and this time, he’ll share the covers with a certain “Thrilla from Wasilla.”

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Beck and Palin, Together Again on 9/11

Fox News mainstays and tea-party superstars Glenn Beck and Sarah Palin are joining forces for a big-ticket event in Anchorage, Alaska, on Sept. 11. Ostensibly, it’s just a “coincidence” that this right-wing pep rally is happening on such an auspicious date.

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Alaska Senate Upset: Murkowski’s Out, Miller’s In

Score one, and a big one at that, for the tea party. On Tuesday, Alaska’s incumbent Republican Lisa Murkowski conceded to underdog Joe Miller in the state’s race for the U.S. Senate in November’s midterm election.

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Underdog Rides Tea Party Express in Alaska Primary

In a twist of primary fate on Tuesday, Alaskan Sen. Lisa Murkowski’s future standing was thrown into question by one Joe Miller, who built up steam for his anti-big-government cause, even in a state known for scoring major federal funding ... (continued)

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Former Sen. Ted Stevens Killed in Plane Crash

He survived one plane crash already, in 1978, but on Monday night former U.S. Sen. Ted Stevens, R-Alaska, was not so fortunate. He was one of nine people aboard a plane that went down in southern Alaska, and on Tuesday his death was confirmed.

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Lone Frenchman Fights to Save Dying Alaskan Language

It’s not entirely clear what, besides a love of linguistics and an apparently compelling documentary, spurred young Guillaume Leduey to launch a one-man campaign to resuscitate an Alaskan language, Eyak ... (continued)

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Angry Alaskan Confronts ‘Celebrity’ Palin

Here we have one Kathleen Gustafson, miffed resident of Homer, Alaska, making her displeasure with former Gov. Sarah Palin clear by invoking the Bible, calling Palin a “celebrity”—no, that’s not a compliment—and hoisting ... (continued)

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Palin’s Pitch: From Pit Bulls to ‘Mama Grizzlies’

Gone are the lipstick-wearing canines of Sarah Palin’s lyrical past—2010 is the year of the “mama grizzly” for the Alaskan She-publican and her female followers. If you haven’t seen this ad already, you can catch a glimpse of things to come ... (continued)

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Verify, Baby, Verify!

“Drill, baby, drill!” Those were the words that Sarah Palin used to electrify the 2008 Republican National Convention. But while she popularized that environment-be-damned slogan, it had already defined the eight years of oil-drilling policy that prevailed during the presidency of George W. Bush. 

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Calif. Students Dig Up Dirt on Palin Perks in Campus Trash

Dumpster diving—or the diminutive version, dustbin diving—is never a savory task, but a group of enterprising students from California State University, Stanislaus, had a tip-off before they dug around in the campus trash to find documents detailing ... (continued)

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Obama Proposes Offshore Drilling Plan

If you thought “drill, baby, drill!” was only a right-wing slogan, think again. On Wednesday, President Barack Obama outlined a plan for doing a little drilling for oil and gas off a few sections of our nation’s coastline, including the East Coast, Alaska and the Gulf of Mexico.

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Discovery Springs for ‘Sarah Palin’s Alaska’

Looks like pursuing opportunities outside her former gubernatorial post is paying off for Sarah Palin. After she shopped her pitch for an “unscripted” television show about Alaska around heathen Hollywood, a winner, Discovery Communications, appears to have pulled ahead of Palin’s other suitors ... (continued)

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Sarah Palin Shopping Alaska-Themed TV Show Around Hollywood

We keep trying to read the tea leaves each time news or rumors about Sarah Palin’s blossoming media career hit our radar—i.e., does this mean she’ll be too busy to run for, you know, president? What would it mean for her chances at the White House, for example, if she were to appear in a television show about Alaska she created with the help of reality TV megaproducer Mark Burnett?

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‘Daily Show’: Sarah Palin Should Quit (Her Day Job)

Um, what’s the deal with Sarah Palin doing standup on “The Tonight Show”? Next thing you know, she’ll be pitching her own TV show around Greater L.A. Now that would be ... oh, never mind. Jon Stewart has some advice from one seasoned comic to this particular amateur: Maybe she should quit!

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‘Family Guy’ Makes Not-So-Subtle Fun of Palin Clan

Politicians try all the time to use popular culture to their tactical advantage, but attempting to tweet their way into the hearts of Americans can invite certain pop-cultural comebacks, as a clip from Sunday’s “Family Guy” episode demonstrates.

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Palin Calls Global Warming Research ‘Snake Oil Science’

During her speech at a logging conference in Redding, Calif., on Monday, Sarah Palin criticized California’s environmental regulations, pointed to her polar-bear-related lawsuit against the federal government, and compared certain global warming research to “snake oil science.”

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Fighting a Shell Game in the Arctic

A legal challenge by environmental and indigenous Alaskan groups may dampen Shell Oil’s chances of drilling for billions of barrels of oil in the U.S. portion of the Arctic’s Chukchi Sea. It’s feared the controversial plan could spell disaster for endangered species as well as increase global warming.

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Climate Change Deniers Freeze Al Gore in Effigy

Some climate change deniers have schlepped a frozen sculpture of Al Gore to Alaska to prove that, science be damned, global warming can’t possibly be happening because “it still gets cold” in the arctic state.

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Introducing Sarah Palin, Fox News Pundit

Those who can, do, and those who can’t ... become pundits? Although she has disparaged the media many times in recent memory, former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin is joining the Murdochian empire at Fox News as a contributor and commentator, according to The Washington Post’s Howard Kurtz. (continued)

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