File photo of decorative Sitka flagpoles from southeast Alaska.  (credit: Walter Bibikow/GettyImages)

Wind Storm Yields Time Capsule, Of Sorts

A 110-foot Sitka spruce flagpole that has been a downtown Anchorage landmark for decades blew down in Tuesday night’s wind storm, snapped violently at its base.


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Beam Me Up Scotty’s Ashes Take Off With First Commercial Rocket

Actor James Doohan, Star Trek’s ‘Scotty’, called the Seattle area home until his death in 2005. Today his ashes were successfully launched into space on the first commercial supply ship rocketed toward the International Space Station.