Alaska petition to remove some North Pacific humpback whales from endangered species list has scientific validity, say feds. (LUIS ROBAYO/AFP/Getty Images)

Feds Consider Removing Humpback Whales From Endangered Species List

A petition filed by the state of Alaska asks gov’t to remove some North Pacific humpback whales from protection under the Endangered Species Act.


Coastline of Alaska (credit: Bonnie Jo Mount/Getty Images)

Tsunami Warning Downgraded To Advisory

Residents of the city of Adak on Alaska’s Aleutian Islands evacuated the town site and gathered on a nearby hill Monday after a magnitude-8.0 earthquake prompted a tsunami warning for part of the island chain

CBS Seattle–06/23/2014

File photo of a prison cell block. (Photo by ROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images)

Convicted Alaska Killer Says He Killed 3 More

Authorities in Alaska said Friday they are investigating claims by a confessed Anchorage killer that he is responsible for three additional deaths, for a total of five victims.


File photo of a Maltese (Timothy Clary/AFP/Getty Images)

Maltese Pup Finds Lost Wallet

A 7-month-old Maltese puppy came home with an unexpected prize — a wallet its owner didn’t know was lost

CBS Seattle–06/19/2014

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Alaska Knitter ‘Yarn-Bombs’ Town For Beauty

A knitting enthusiast in southeast Alaska is “yarn-bombing” her seaside community by wrapping public poles in knitted casings, sort of like a small-town Christo let loose with doilies

CBS Seattle–06/19/2014

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Human Read Weather Reports To Be Replaced By Computers

Two outpost offices of the National Weather Service in Alaska are finally ending what has been a bygone practice for most of the nation for almost two decades — using real human voices in radio forecast broadcasts.

CBS Seattle–06/13/2014

File image of a squirrel (RONALDO SCHEMIDT/GETTY IMAGES)

Birds, Squirrels Take Toll On Juneau Power Lines

Squirrels and birds are turning the lights out on customers in Alaska’s capital.

CBS Seattle–06/13/2014

File image of a Kamchatka brown bear (Alexander Nemenov/AFP/Getty Images)

Active Bears Reported In Anchorage, Sitka

Bears are active throughout Alaska, from Anchorage to Sitka, where one was killed after attempting to break into a kitchen after the homeowner baked a pizza.

CBS Seattle–06/13/2014

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University Of Alaska Fined $127K After 12 Musk Oxen Die From Malnutrition

The University of Alaska Fairbanks has been penalized $127,100 by the U.S. Department of Agriculture after 12 musk oxen died from malnutrition at the school’s large animal research station

CBS Seattle–06/11/2014

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Mom Talking To Daughter As Teen Falls Off Cliff

A teenager was on the phone with her mother when the 18-year-old slipped down a 30-foot slope while hiking an Alaska mountain. Thankfully, the teen survived.

CBS Seattle–06/10/2014




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