Aug 13, 2015

GSDF paratroopers join in landmark jump over Alaska

Two dozen members of the Ground Self Defense Force became the first Japanese paratroopers to take part in a training jump from an American forces plane over U.S. soil. The jump took place Wednesday over interior Alaska as paratroopers from Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson and ...

Jun 25, 2015

Wildfires blister Alaska with increased frequency, intensity

Alaska residents endure the nation’s harshest winters for the reward of beautiful summer days with sunshine that lingers until midnight. But increasingly, large wildfires have marred the pristine outdoors, filling the skies with black smoke and forcing people who live near forests to flee ...

Mar 3, 2015

Italian tourist killed by chunk of falling glacier

A 28-year-old Italian tourist was killed in Alaska when he was crushed by a chunk of ice that broke from a glacier. Alaska State Troopers said Alexander Hellweger, of Sand in Taufers in northern Italy, died on Sunday at Lake George Glacier, north of ...

Nov 13, 2014

Republican claims victory in U.S. Senate race in Alaska

Republican Dan Sullivan claimed victory on Wednesday in a tight race for the U.S. Senate in Alaska, a week after elections gave Republicans control of the Senate and strengthened their grip on the House of Representatives. Sullivan, a 49-year-old former state attorney general and ...