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Washington state’s first government-sanctioned pot auction saw more than 300 pounds of marijuana sold to recreational retailers and processors for an estimated $600,000 on Saturday.  (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)

Oregon Voters Approve Recreational Marijuana

State officials will regulate the sale and taxation of cannabis products for adults 21 years of age and older.

11/04/2014

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Oregon, Alaska Are Ground Zero In Pot Fight

Backers of the legal-pot ballot measures in both states have a challenge that their predecessors in Colorado and Washington state didn’t face two years ago — increasing turnout of young voters in a midterm election.

CBS Seattle–10/30/2014

File photo of a polar bear. (credit: GUY CLAVEL/AFP/Getty Images)

Polar Bear Breaks Into Home In Alaska

Ruby Kaleak’s part-time job is keeping polar bears away from people in a village on Alaska’s Beaufort Sea coast, so she was prepared when one of the biggest bears she’s ever seen got inside a house.

10/14/2014

Sarah Palin holds her son Trig Palin as Track Palin, Bristol Palin and Willow Palin look on during day three of the Republican National Convention (RNC) at the Xcel Energy Center on September 3, 2008 in St. Paul, Minnesota. (credit: Win McNamee/Getty Images)

No Charges In Fight At Party Attended By Palins

Police in Alaska say no charges will be filed in connection with a fight that broke out at a party attended by family members of former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin.

10/09/2014

The animals are unable to find enough sea ice, where they usually rest in the Arctic Ocean. (Photo by MALTE CHRISTIANS/AFP/Getty Images)

35,000 Walrus Come Ashore In Northwest Alaska

The animals are unable to find enough sea ice, where they usually rest in the Arctic Ocean.

09/30/2014

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Powerful Earthquake Rattles Large Swath Of Alaska

A powerful earthquake shook up a large swath of Alaska on Thursday morning, including the state’s largest city.

CBS Seattle–09/25/2014

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Teen Shot During Anchorage House Party

Police said they received several 911 calls just after midnight reporting gunshots heard outside a home

CBS Seattle–09/22/2014

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Man Dies In Anchorage Hit-And-Run; Driver Arrested

Anchorage police say a 54-year-old man was struck and killed in a hit-and-run early Saturday.

09/21/2014

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Most Alaskans Get Nearly $1,900 In Oil Money

Some Alaskans choose to give part of their dividend to charitable causes through the “Pick. Click. Give.” program. This year, 26,850 recipients pledged $2.8 million to 511 nonprofit organizations

CBS Seattle–09/17/2014

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Man With Girlfriend’s Body Surrenders To Police

A 28-year-old Anchorage man told his brother he had strangled his girlfriend, and when his brother said he intended to call police, the man drove off with the body in the back seat of his car, police said Thursday.

09/11/2014

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