All posts tagged "alaska"

  • In this Sunday, March 27, 2016, photo, Pavlof Volcano, one of Alaska’s most active volcanoes, erupts, sending a plume of volcanic ash into the air. The Alaska Volcano Observatory says activity continued Monday. Pavlof Volcano is 625 miles southwest of Anchorage on the Alaska Peninsula, the finger of land that sticks out from mainland Alaska toward the Aleutian Islands. (Colt Snapp via AP)
    Alaska volcano ash cloud covers 400 miles, cancels flights

    ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Strong winds Monday pushed an ash cloud from an Alaska volcano into the heart of the state, grounding flights and limiting travel to western and northern communities off the road system. Pavlof Volcano,...

    • Posted March 28, 2016
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  • In this photo taken Tuesday Jan. 26, 2016, Kent Terada shows the shaka or "hang loose" sign while sitting at Ala Moana Beach Park in Honolulu. A new study looking at the five elements of a well ordered life, such as financial security, sense of community and purpose, ranks Hawaii just ahead of Alaska. (AP Photo/Audrey McAvoy)
    Want to feel better? Move to Hawaii, Alaska

    ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — If you want to improve your sense of well-being, leave the Lower 48. A new report ranking all 50 states based on residents’ sense of well-being puts Hawaii at No. 1, followed by...

    • Posted January 28, 2016
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  • From left: Locals Kim Min-ho, Baek Pil-hyun, Baek Hye-soon, daughter Baek Seung-ri stand in front of an arch made of whale bones.
    Korea Times Project, part 2: Growing Korean American community in Alaska

    By Kim Hyung-jae BARROW, ALASKA – Alaska — the Great Land, the Last Frontier — is the unlikely home to a growing Korean American community. The Korean population here started in the 1950s and ’60s with Korean war...

    • Posted August 11, 2015
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    Good news: Postal worker rescues man who fell, lay injured for 10 days

    Much of the news we read on a daily basis can create a somewhat somber outlook on life, which is a shame because it’s not necessarily an accurate reflection of reality. Happy endings aren’t just for Hollywood...

    • Posted July 22, 2015
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    Alaska becomes 3rd state with legal marijuana

    JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — Smoking, growing and possessing marijuana becomes legal in America’s wildest state Tuesday, thanks to a voter initiative aimed at clearing away 40 years of conflicting laws and court rulings. Making Alaska the third...

    • Posted February 23, 2015
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