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Alaska officials probing BP oil, gas wells at Prudhoe Bay after spill

15 Jan 2019

ANCHORAGE, Alaska Regulators in the U.S. state of Alaska will investigate all of the oil and natural gas wells operated by BP Plc at its Prudhoe Bay oil field after the release of a small amount of crude oil and gas from a well that had earlier been shut.

Magnitude 5.0 quake strikes near Anchorage, Alaska

13 Jan 2019

ANCHORAGE, Alaska A 5.0 magnitude earthquake struck near Anchorage, Alaska, on Sunday morning, the U.S. Geological Survey said, with tremors felt as far as 120 miles (193 km) southwest of the state's capital city.

Trump administration working on Arctic oil leases despite shutdown

10 Jan 2019

ANCHORAGE, Alaska Even as a partial shutdown halts the functions of many U.S. government departments, forcing the Department of the Interior to close national parks, the Trump administration is continuing to push for the expansion of oil drilling on sensitive, federally owned lands in Arctic Alaska.

Aftershocks rattle cleanup efforts after powerful Alaskan earthquake

02 Dec 2018

ANCHORAGE, Alaska Aftershocks from Friday's powerful Alaskan earthquake continued to pound the area around Anchorage on Saturday, as workers strove to patch up buckled roads and residents began cleaning up damage around their homes and businesses.

Aftershocks rattle cleanup efforts after powerful Alaskan earthquake

02 Dec 2018

ANCHORAGE, Alaska, Dec 1 Aftershocks from Friday's powerful Alaskan earthquake continued to pound the area around Anchorage on Saturday, as workers strove to repair a buckled freeway and residents began cleaning up damage around their homes and businesses.

Powerful quake rattles Anchorage, hitting roads, bridges hardest

01 Dec 2018

ANCHORAGE, Alaska A powerful earthquake jolted southern Alaska on Friday morning, buckling roads, disrupting rush-hour traffic and jamming telephone service in and around Anchorage, the state's largest city, but there were no reports of serious injuries. | Video

Alaska's independent governor ends re-election bid, endorses Democrat

20 Oct 2018

ANCHORAGE, Alaska Alaska Governor Bill Walker, a political independent, halted his re-election campaign on Friday and endorsed his Democratic challenger, ending a three-way contest in which neither had appeared capable of defeating the Republican front-runner.

Alaska's independent governor ends re-election bid, endorses Democrat

20 Oct 2018

ANCHORAGE, Alaska Alaska Governor Bill Walker, a political independent, halted his re-election campaign on Friday and endorsed his Democratic challenger, ending a three-way contest in which neither had appeared capable of defeating the Republican front-runner.

CORRECTED-UPDATE 3-Alaska's independent governor ends re-election bid, endorses Democrat

20 Oct 2018

ANCHORAGE, Alaska, Oct 19 Alaska Governor Bill Walker, a political independent, halted his re-election campaign on Friday and endorsed his Democratic challenger, ending a three-way contest in which neither had appeared capable of defeating the Republican front-runner.

Alaska lieutenant governor resigns over 'inappropriate comments'

17 Oct 2018

ANCHORAGE, Alaska Alaska Lieutenant Governor Byron Mallott resigned abruptly on Tuesday in a murky scandal over admitted "inappropriate comments" as he and his running mate, Governor Bill Walker, neared the end of a tough re-election campaign.

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