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Hagel Sworn In As Defense Secretary

Hagel Sworn In As Defense SecretaryAfter a somewhat stormy debate in the Senate over his confirmation, former Sen. Chuck Hagel (R-Neb.) was sworn in Wednesday morning at the Pentagon and took over as secretary of defense.

Come Aboard! Here’s What The ‘Titanic II’ Will Look Like, Inside And Out

Come Aboard! Here’s What The ‘Titanic II’ Will Look Like, Inside And OutDeclaring it will be the safest cruise ship in the world and will have more than enough lifeboats just in case something goes wrong, the designer of what's supposed to be a replica of the Titanic has unveiled images of what the Titanic II will look like, inside and out.

Nick Golodoff, author of “Attu Boy,” dies at 77

Nick Golodoff, author of “Attu Boy,” dies at 77Nick Golodoff, author of the book Attu Boy, passed away earlier this month at the age of 77. His memoir about the World War II internment of the Aleut village by the Japanese brought attention to one of the most obscure corners of American history.

Sequester would cut NPS budget by 5 percent

Sequester would cut NPS budget by 5 percentEighty-five billion dollars in federal budget cuts are set to begin Friday.

Legislaters seek to create endowment for salmon research

Legislaters seek to create endowment for salmon researchLast year, chinook salmon runs were so weak that the Yukon and Kuskokwim Rivers, along with Cook Inlet, were designated federal disaster zones. Now, a group of legislators from those regions want to create a permanent endowment that would fund research on the fish.

Lawmaker estimates amendment will cost $60 million

A Democratic state lawmaker estimates a proposed constitutional amendment could cost the state around $60 million a year.

Alaska Dems blast witnesses on abortion bill

The state Democratic party chairman says experts scheduled to testify on an abortion bill are "extremists."

Tugs towing Shell drill vessel to Dutch Harbor

Tugs towing Shell drill vessel to Dutch HarborA Royal Dutch Shell PLC drilling barge that ran aground New Year's Eve is on the move from near Kodiak Island in Alaska to Dutch Harbor.

Housing Forum today at UAS

Tight housing market has led to changes to zoning and other regulations to encourage more development.

Coastal communities face difficulty relocating in face of climate change

Coastal communities face difficulty relocating in face of climate changeThe Yup'ik village of Newtok, situated between the Newtok and Ninglick rivers in southwest Alaska, is facing destruction.