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The Navy sent another carrier on a rare trip to the high north. Here’s how sailors kept it going in harsh conditions around Alaska

US Navy aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt sailed to Alaska in May for exercise Northern Edge. The carrier took part in the exercise in 2019, when it became the first carrier to do so in 10 years. The trips reflect the Navy's increasing focus on the Arctic and its efforts to get used to operating up there again. LoadingSomething is loading. ...
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I’m a teacher in a tiny Alaskan village. My class consists of 8 students and there are no sports teams or after-school clubs — here’s what my life is like.

Taryn Williams, 28, is a teacher and freelance writer based in the rural Alaskan Bush. Everything is really close by, but groceries cost more than they do in mainland US. She spends an hour cooking dinner and stays entertained by participating in local customs. See more stories on Insider's business page. LoadingSomething is loading. ...
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Alaska GOP endorses Trump-backed candidate over incumbent Sen. Lisa Murkowski in 2022 Senate race

The Alaska GOP lined up behind Kelly Tshibaka over incumbent Lisa Murkowski in the 2022 Senate race. Trump has pledged to campaign against Murkowski for her vote in support of his second impeachment. Murkowski has served in the Senate since 2002 and has not yet filed for reelection. Sign up for the 10 Things in Politics daily newsletter. The Alaska Republican Party on Saturday threw its support behind GOP Senate candidate Kelly Tshibaka in the 2022 Senate race, bypassing incumbent Sen. Lisa Murkowski.The state party backed Tshibaka over Murkowski in a 58-17 vote, according to The Hill.Tshibaka, who was endorsed by former President ...
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Mike Gravel, former Alaska Senator and Democratic presidential candidate, dies at 91

Former Sen. Mike Gravel of Alaska has died aged 91. While in office, he read into the Congressional Record 4,100 pages of the 7,000-page Pentagon Papers. Gravel launched his 2008 Democratic presidential campaign as a critic of the Iraq War. See more stories on Insider's business page. Mike Gravel, a former US senator from Alaska who read the Pentagon Papers into the Congressional Record and confronted Barack Obama about nuclear weapons during a later presidential run, has died. He was 91.Gravel, who represented Alaska as a Democrat in the Senate from 1969 to 1981, died Saturday, according to his daughter, Lynne Mosier. Gravel had b...
25 GOP-led states and one Democratic state are cutting $300 weekly federal unemployment benefits. Here are the 26 states making the cut this summer.
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25 GOP-led states and one Democratic state are cutting $300 weekly federal unemployment benefits. Here are the 26 states making the cut this summer.

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Trump backs challenger to GOP Sen. Lisa Murkowski who voted to convict him in second impeachment trial

Former President Trump has backed Kelly Tshibaka over Lisa Murkowski in the 2022 Alaska Senate race. Trump continues to smart over Murkowski voting to convict him in his second impeachment trial. Tshibaka, the former state commissioner of administration, has several Trump alums in her campaign. Sign up for the 10 Things in Politics daily newsletter. Former President Donald Trump on Friday backed a Republican challenger to GOP Sen. Lisa Murkowski in the 2022 Alaska Senate race, ramping up his campaign against the three-term incumbent who earlier this year voted to convict him in his second impeachment trial for his role in the Jan. ...
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Yukon government says it doesn’t support US permit for Arctic oil exploration

Article content continued"So, we won't be surprised if they continue that pattern of pushing development in the Arctic refuge, but we're ready for it. And at the end of the day, we hope that common sense will prevail."The US Government is “racing against the clock” with a proposal to conduct seismic testing in the refuge, which would begin on Dec. 31, he said.Boothroyd said he's concerned seismic crews could work through the end of May, when caribou are calving, and it could disturb the herd.The nearly 200,000 Porcupine caribou take part in the longest land migration on Earth, traversing over 4,000 kilometres in the Northwest Territories, Yukon and Alaska to give birth on the coastal plain of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge every year, according to the Canadian Parks and Wilderness ...