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Extreme weather in Northwest Alaska forced mid-race course changes and search-and-rescue missions.
The truck tumbled approximately 900 feet down Ballyhoo Mountain to the shoreline, police said.
OPINION: There is far more I dont know about the woman who was my grandmother, and now, I ache to go back in time and ask her many, many questions.
OPINION: Brian ODonoghues dogged persistence serves as a reminder and an inspiration to other journalists. Because that effort is needed now more than ever.
OPINION: Cut the University of Alaskas funding and you cut the states ability to rebound from hard times and re-envision an economic future.
OPINION: Mary Epperson, who passed away at 93 recently, was one of those people everyone loved -- had a 1,000-watt smile and a genuine handshake that lingered.
OPINION: Fears make us very vulnerable, and in the wrong hands, that vulnerability can cause real, lasting damage.
OPINION: Once youve made it through the earthquake in one piece, what next? Planning.
Cutting-edge research using an ocean glider zigzagging along the Arctic coast and listening for marine mammals found that most favored waters of the offshore Bering Sea currents as opposed to near-shore Arctic currents, while walrus were more prevalent.
OPINION: Alaska, we face a big problem in climate change, and adapting is going to be difficult. So let's start now.
It has been months since all eyes in America were on the village of Kivalina, but while the focus may have shifted, the need to continue improving emergency plans remains ever-present.
OPINION: The dedication and determination of most emergency responders is absolutely heroic. In rural Alaska, where traditional sources of help can be hours or days away, this heroism shines through again and again.
OPINION: Giving half of our Christmas budget away is my favorite part about the season, fulfilling long lists of expectations yet laying aside the gimmie-gimmies.
OPINION: Alaskans must keep regular, independent oversight of its police and correctional officers, and we must give our public safety professionals enough resources to do their jobs well.
OPINION: If we had any common sense, we would throw every resource we had at the feet of Alaskas biologists, scientists, researchers and those with a firm grasp on the natural world and ask them to help us face imminent changes in our environment.