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Shelters in Gambell, Savoonga, St. Michael open doors, while Golovin worries about prospect of evacuation if major flooding damages much of town's infrastructure.  Jill Burke,Craig Medred
Scientists were surprised to find such large waves in the normally placid Arctic Ocean, the Washington Post reports. They attribute them to increasingly large stretches of open water as sea ice melts.Alaska Dispatch News
Anchorage police have determined the head-on collision that killed 29-year-old Whittier resident Salafai Iosefa in March was the result of drunk driving.Alaska Dispatch News
Former Alaska governor Sarah Palin announced Sunday that she is launching Sarahpalinchannel.com, an online news site of her own.Alaska Dispatch News
Robert Friedland, a wealthy mining financier, made the comments at a natural resources conference in Vancouver Wednesday. But they come as he touts his own company's copper prospect.Alaska Dispatch News
The National Weather Service forecast several inches of snow Thursday night and Friday for parts of the Brooks Range. While the occasional light dusting of snow is common, a weather service meteorologist said, the amounts expected are unusual.Alaska Dispatch News
Although no illness has been reported, peaches, plums and other fruit sold in Alaska has been recalled due to possible listeria contamination.Alaska Dispatch News
The Air Force Times has rated Anchorage's Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson as one of the nation's best places for airmen to live and raise a family.Alaska Dispatch News
Alaska State Troopers say they found one man dead and another seriously injured early Monday morning in a residence on Pioneer Peak Drive in Wasilla.Alaska Dispatch News
Among the residents impacted by wildfires ripping across Canada's Northwest Territories is Iditarod and Yukon Quest veteran Dave Olesen, whose home was destroyed this month.Alaska Dispatch News

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