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Rare Blue-Colored Red King Crab Caught in Alaska

Rare Blue-Colored Red King Crab Caught in Alaska

By Mike Fossum July 21, 2014

An exceedingly rare blue-colored red king crab was caught in Norton Sound, Alaska on the fourth of July, and ended up making its rounds as a sort of tourist attraction. Commercial crabber Frank McFarland discovered the unique crab in one …

Alaska Marijuana – It May Be Legal Soon! Alaska Marijuana – It May Be Legal Soon!

The legalization of marijuana for recreational use in Alaska is in the hands of voters now. Supporters of the ballot in Alaska delivered a petition, with over 45,000 signatures on it, to Gov. Mead Treadwell Wednesday. If the Governor’s office …

Sarah Palin Talks About the “War on Christmas” Sarah Palin Talks About the “War on Christmas”

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Sarah Palin was invited to speak at Liberty University’s final convocation of the Fall 2013 semester on Wednesday. During the visit, she spoke out on what she perceives to be a “war on Christmas” while promoting her new book. The …

Tsunami Debris Still Headed to US, Just No Island Tsunami Debris Still Headed to US, Just No Island

UPDATE: Nicholas Mallos, Ocean Conservancy’s marine debris specialist, said this with regard to clarifications from the NOAA about the reports of a “Texas-sized” island: “Following the 2011 tsunami that hit Japan a tremendous quantity of debris washed into the Pacific …

2012 FBI Stats: Tennessee is Most Violent State 2012 FBI Stats: Tennessee is Most Violent State

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24/7 Wall St.com did an analysis last week of the FBI’s recently released 2012 crime statistics, but before anyone starts hastily comparing states, it should be noted that the FBI does remind people not to compare state violence in rankings. …

Alaska Glacier Thaws, Ancient Forest Emerges Alaska Glacier Thaws, Ancient Forest Emerges

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News that will no doubt spark global warming debates, an ancient forest floor has surfaced thanks to an Alaska glacier thawing. According to Live Science, trees in the forest are at least 1,000 years old. (image) Stumps and logs coming …

Mount McKinley Height Was Incorrect Until Now Mount McKinley Height Was Incorrect Until Now

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Mount McKinley, North America’s tallest mountain peak, has now been proven to be several feet shorter than was originally estimated. In 1952, an advanced form of calculating measurements known as “photogrammetry” calculated the Alaskan peak as having a high point …

Mayor Stubbs the Cat in Critical Condition Mayor Stubbs the Cat in Critical Condition

Stubbs the Cat, honorary mayor of Talkeetna, Alaska, is in critical conditional after a weekend assassination attempt by a local dog, which was said to be a large one. Allegedly, the unleashed canine went after Stubbs, as the mayor was …

Alaska Earthquake Shakes Small Towns Alaska Earthquake Shakes Small Towns

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A magnitude 7.0 earthquake shook the small towns of the Aleutian Islands on Friday.The earthquake occured in a seismically active region, and produced aftershocks of up to 5.2 magnitude. Even though the area is known to have earthquakes now and …

Giant Pumpkin Ineligible for Alaskan Fair

This year, 2013, was going to be the year J.D. Megchelsen broke his own 2011 record for giant pumpkins in Alaska, but it seems he’ll have to wait until next year to create a new record. Megchelsen had himself a …

Spends 36 Hours in Wilderness Before Rescue

A hunter spent nearly 36 hours in the Alaskan wilderness awaiting rescue, after being mauled by a brown bear, according to the Alaska National Guard. The grizzly attack took place about 35 miles north of Anaktuvuk Pass, a small Nunamiut …

Sarah Palin PAC is Losing Money, But Why?
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Sarah Palin’s political action committee raised a little over $460,000 during the first six months of 2013. Though it may sound like a sizable amount of cash, it isn’t as much as the committee raised during the same period in …

Alaska Air Crash Kills All 10 On Board

In a tragic turn of events, a small Alaskan plane crashed at an airport in Soldotna just one day after the San Francisco crash, killing the pilot and all nine passengers on board. Soldotna is about 75 miles southwest of …

Man Lands Record-Breaker Fish: Could Be 200 Yrs Old
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It’s a real fish tale, and one that Henry Liebman’s buddies will likely never be able to top. Liebman is a real estate developer from Seattle, Washington. He likes to fish, just like lots of other guys, But Liebman headed …

200-Year-Old Rockfish Caught in Alaska
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They say that everything is bigger in Texas, but the world’s biggest rockfish was caught pretty far away from the land of spurs and cowboy hats. Henry Liebman, an Alaskan real estate developer, hooked a record-breaking beast about ten miles …

Alaska Volcano Disrupts Nearby Flights

An Alaska volcano which has been slowly erupting for the past several weeks found new vigor on Tuesday, throwing ash and glowing cinders 5 miles into the sky. Pavlof Volcano–located almost 600 miles southwest of Anchorage–erupted with such force yesterday …

Bear Mauls Man in Alaska After He Fed It BBQ
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In things-you-know-you-shouldn’t-do-but-do-anyway-and-wind-up-in-the-news news, an Anchorage, Alaska man has been treated and released from a local hospital after he was attacked by a black bear while attending a church picnic at the Eklutna Lake campground. According to an Alaska State Troopers …