Alaska

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Suspicious Object Turns Out To Be Star Wars Toy

Call Luke Skywalker for backup: Police in Juneau took a call Tuesday to check out a suspicious device spotted on the side of a road.

CBS Seattle–08/22/2014

File photo of a prison cell. (Photo by TIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP/Getty Images)

Alaska Serial Killer Robert Hansen Dies At 75

Convicted Alaska serial killer Robert Hansen, who abducted women and hunted them down in the Alaska wilderness in the 1970s as Anchorage boomed with construction of the trans-Alaska oil pipeline, died Thursday. He was 75.

08/21/2014

New study confirms the blanket of snow on arctic ice has gotten thinner over the last several decades. (Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Study: Thinning Arctic Snow Could Alter North Pole Ecosystem

Animals and plants that depend on snow cover may be affected.

08/14/2014

Authorities say 57-year-old Thea Thomas was hiking alone on the Heney Ridge Trail in the Cordova area when the bear attacked.  (San Diego Zoo via Getty Images)

Woman Drives Herself To Hospital After Being Mauled By Alaska Brown Bear

Injuries are not believed to be life-threatening.

08/13/2014

File image of a Shell truck (Photo by Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images)

Shell Oil, Alaska Natives To Share In Offshore Profits

An Alaska Native regional corporation and six Native Village corporations signed an agreement with a Shell Oil subsidiary Thursday that aims to share the profits from offshore drilling off Alaska’s northwest coast.

CBS Seattle–08/01/2014

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Top 5 American Whale-Watching Tours

You don’t have to travel the world to enjoy fabulous whale watching. Here are five of the best U.S. whale watching tours.

08/01/2014

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Acidic Seawater Poses Risks In Alaska

The release of carbon dioxide into the air from power plant smokestacks to the tailpipe on your car could pose a risk to red king crab and other lucrative fisheries in Alaska, a new report says.

CBS Seattle–07/29/2014

Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin became a household name when Sen. John McCain announced her as his surprise running mate. Palin has five children: Track, Bristol, Willow, Piper, and Trig, who was born in April 2008 with Down syndrome. (Photo credit ROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images)

Sarah Palin Launches Online Subscription Channel

The Sarah Palin Channel, which went live on Sunday, bills itself as a “direct connection” for the former Alaska governor

CBS Seattle–07/28/2014

File photo of a gavel in a courtroom. (Credit: Thinkstock)

Court Rejects Benefit Denial In Same-Sex Case

The Alaska Supreme Court on Friday rejected the denial of survivor benefits to a woman whose same-sex partner was shot to death on the job in 2011.

07/27/2014

File photo of a mountain (Photo by: Mike Powell/Getty Images)

Parents Of Son Who Died In Avalanche Are Suing Heli-Skiing Company

The parents of a 26-year-old snowboarder who died after an Alaska avalanche have filed a federal lawsuit against a heli-skiing company, alleging it failed to assess the danger in the area.

CBS Seattle–07/25/2014

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