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File photo of Summit Ridge on Mount McKinley. (Photo by Mike Powell/Getty Images Sport)

North America’s Tallest Peak May Be Shorter

North America’s tallest peak, Alaska’s Mount McKinley, may have been taken down a notch.

CBS Seattle–09/12/2013

File photo of a domestic cat playing.  (credit: Akimasa Harada/Getty Images)

Cat Survives 11-Story Fall While Chasing Mosquito

A house cat in Alaska learned the hard way not to chase mosquitoes after following one out a window and falling 11 stories.

09/06/2013

File photo of a volcano erupting.  (credit: RODRIGO BUENDIA/AFP/Getty Images)

Scientists Monitor Activity At Veniaminof Volcano

Scientists reported increased activity at one of Alaska’s largest volcanoes on Friday, but geologist Chris Waythomas said it was unrelated to the earthquake that shook the Aleutian Islands that morning.

08/31/2013

Glacier Bay National Park

Another Strong Quake Recorded In Alaskan Islands

Another strong earthquake has rattled a remote and sparsely populated Aleutian Island region off Alaska.

08/31/2013

File image of Anchorage, Alaska (John Moore/Getty Images)

Major Quake Recorded In Alaska’s Aleutian Islands

Officials say a magnitude 7.0 earthquake has rocked Alaska’s Aleutian Islands with a jet-like rumble that shook homes and sent residents scrambling for cover.

08/30/2013

File photo of a married same-sex couple. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/ Getty Images)

Alaska May Make Gay Partners ‘Family’

The Alaska State Personnel Board is considering including same-sex partners of state employees in the definition of “immediate family” for purposes of leave.

CBS Seattle–08/23/2013

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Oregon, Alaska Two Cheapest States To Own A Car

People in Oregon see the most financial benefits of owning a car than any other state, according to a new report.

CBS Seattle–08/22/2013

Cruise Ship

Alaska Cruise Cancellations Disrupt Vacations

Cynthia Martinez, a spokeswoman for Royal Caribbean cruises Ltd., which owns Celebrity Cruises, said passengers will get a full refund of the cruise fare paid. They also will receive certificates for future cruises.

08/22/2013

File image of cruise ship (Photo by Dylan McCord/U.S. Navy via Getty Images)

Mechanical Issue Cancels Alaska Cruise, 4 Others

Celebrity Cruises announced Tuesday it was cancelling the remainder of a seven-night cruise to Alaska, plus four additional cruises, after mechanical issues forced a ship carrying more than 3,100 passengers and crew members to return to port in Ketchikan.

CBS Seattle–08/21/2013

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Driver Of Truck That Killed 2 Teen Girls Charged

Anchorage police say the driver of a pickup truck that veered off a road and struck and killed two teenage girls has been charged with driving under the influence and second-degree murder.

08/11/2013

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