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Sean Williams' sled dog team participates in the ceremonial start of the 52nd Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race in Anchorage, Alaska, on Saturday.
Mar 3, 2024
Alaska's 52nd annual Iditarod sled dog race mushes to starting line
The number of competitors this year, 38, represents one of the smallest fields going back to the first year of the race in 1973.
After a fuselage panel ripped off during an Alaska Airlines flight on Jan. 5, all Boeing 737 Max 9 planes were grounded in the United States.
Jan 12, 2024
We're stuck with the 737 Max, like it or not
The most recent incident involving a Boeing 737 Max won't stop airlines from using the craft. There simply aren't that many other options.
A Boeing 737 Max 9 plane that lost part of its fuselage midair is parked at Portland International Airport in Portland, Oregon, on Monday. The Federal Aviation Administration on Thursday announced it had opened an investigation into whether Boeing failed to ensure that the plane was safe and conformed to the design approved by the agency.
Jan 12, 2024
Boeing faces U.S. safety probe over 737 midair blowout
The investigation stems from a midair blowout of a so-called door plug on a 737 Max 9 jet operated by Alaska Airlines on Jan. 5.
Grounded Alaska Airlines Boeing 737 Max 9 airplanes on the tarmac at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport on Monday
BUSINESS / Companies
Jan 11, 2024
Boeing's latest Max problem creates more headaches for airlines
Alaska Airlines and United Airlines together have 70% of the Max 9 planes in service and have canceled hundreds of flights.
Friday's mid-air panel blowout on an Alaska Airlines flight left a gaping hole on the 737 Max 9 plane.
Jan 10, 2024
Boeing CEO admits mistakes, says mid-air blowout 'can never happen again'
Dave Calhoun tells employees that the probe on loose parts and broader checks of systems and processes will be done with 'complete transparency every step of the way."
Alaska Airlines Boeing 737 Max-9 aircraft grounded at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport (SEA) on Saturday. Alaska Airlines will ground its entire fleet of Boeing 737 Max-9 aircraft after a fuselage section in the rear part of the brand-new jet blew out shortly after takeoff last Friday.
BUSINESS / Companies
Jan 8, 2024
Boeing CEO’s comeback plan for 2024 takes a blow five days in
Alaska Airlines incident could hinder the year's manufacturing pace for 737s amid immense pressure on the planemaker to return its factories to 2019 rates.
Boeing's 737 Max 9 under construction at the company's production facility in Renton, Washington, in 2017.
Jan 6, 2024
Alaska Air grounds Boeing 737 Max 9 fleet after fuselage blowout
The airline is taking the "precautionary step” to temporarily ground the fleet of 65 planes until completion of full maintenance and inspection.
Alaska Airlines has announced that it will buy Hawaiian Airlines for $1.9 billion, consolidating its position as the nation's fifth-largest carrier if it can attain regulatory approval.
BUSINESS / Companies
Dec 5, 2023
How Alaska Airlines’ CEO landed deal to buy Hawaiian Airlines
Ben Minicucci spent six months negotiating the purchase of Hawaiian Airlines in a bid to grow his company.
Japan Times
Feb 11, 2023
U.S. downs high-altitude object over Alaska as China tensions surge
U.S. officials offered few details about the origin of the object, but said it was about the size of a car and did not appear to have the ability to maneuver.
Japan Times
WORLD / Science & Health
Oct 18, 2022
Alaska’s snow crab collapse is likely tied to climate change
Alaskan officials recently canceled the Bering Sea snow crab season for the first time ever after scientists discovered an unprecedented decline in crab numbers.
Japan Times
Feb 16, 2022
Australia's Santos cautious on Alaskan and homegrown oil projects
The caution on its growth projects came despite present demand for oil and gas in a year when energy security issues came into the spotlight.
Japan Times
Jul 30, 2021
No damage or injures reported after magnitude 8.2 earthquake jolts Alaska
The earthquake triggered a tsunami warning and evacuations in several Alaska coastal communities. Those warnings were later lifted.
Japan Times
Sep 10, 2020
Japan and U.S. to test methane hydrate extraction in Alaska
Japan and the United States will conduct a joint study to produce gas from methane hydrate, a next-generation energy resource, in permafrost in northern Alaska from next year, a Japanese government source said Wednesday.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
Apr 1, 2020
Oil worker at BP's Alaska facility tests positive for new coronavirus
A worker at BP Plc's operation in Alaska's North Slope has tested positive for the novel coronavirus that has killed more than 42,000 people worldwide, the company confirmed Tuesday.
Japan Times
Jan 18, 2020
Once-in-a-decade U.S. Census to kick off in remote Alaska Native village
This year's once-a-decade official U.S. national population count will start in a small Alaska Native village perched on the tundra overlooking the Bering Sea. Daytime temperatures will be well below freezing.
Japan Times
WORLD / Science & Health
Jan 9, 2020
Alaska had record-warm year in 2019; lower 48 states had second-wettest year
Last year was Alaska's warmest year on record and the second-wettest in the contiguous United States, according to a government report on the U.S. climate released on Wednesday.
Japan Times
WORLD / Science & Health
Dec 27, 2019
'The escalator is going up': Alaska to record its warmest year yet
Alaska is set to finish 2019 with a record average high temperature after a year of extremes ranging from a sweltering summer and rampant wildfires to vanishing sea ice and winter rains where heavy snows were once the norm.
Japan Times
WORLD / Crime & Legal
Dec 26, 2019
GOP senator 'disturbed' by party leader's cooperation with White House on impeachment trial
Republican U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski said she was "disturbed" by the Senate leader's approach to working with White House counsel on the impeachment trial of President Donald Trump, saying there should be distance between the two.
Japan Times
Nov 6, 2019
Trump administration to auction off Arctic Alaskan oil and gas sites next month
The Trump administration said on Tuesday it will be auctioning off nearly 4 million acres (1.6 million hectares) of land in Arctic Alaska for oil development next month, and it is promising much more territory will be open to development in the future.
Japan Times
Oct 12, 2019
Leaving the urban jungle for northern wilds
Having traded city life in Tokyo for the nature of Chena, Alaska, Masako Tokida says she can't imagine returning to an urban existence in Japan any more.


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