Mark Thiessen

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Polar bear emerged unseen from snowstorm to kill mom, son

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Summer Myomick bundled her baby against the freezing winds whipping off the Bering Sea and stepped outside into a blur of blowing snow. It was a short walk from the...

FEMA's help for Alaska Natives had mistranslations, nonsense

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — After tidal surges and high winds from the remnants of a rare typhoon caused extensive damage to homes along Alaska’s western coast in September, the U.S. government stepped in to...

Santa visit brings joy to a frosty Alaska Inupiaq village

NUIQSUT, Alaska (AP) — Though the weather outside was frightful, schoolchildren in the northern Alaska Inupiac community of Nuiqsut were so delighted for a visit by Santa that they braved wind chills of 25...

Alaska asylum seekers are Indigenous Siberians from Russia

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Two Russian Indigenous Siberians were so scared of having to fight the war in Ukraine, they chanced everything to take a small boat across the treacherous Bering Sea to reach...

4-time Iditarod champion Lance Mackey dies

Lance Mackey, one of mushing's most colourful and accomplished champions who also suffered from health and drug issues, has died.The four-time Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race winner died Wednesday from cancer, his father and...

Musher Brent Sass wins his first Iditarod race across Alaska

Musher Brent Sass won the arduous Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race across Alaska on Tuesday as his team of 11 dogs dashed off the Bering Sea ice through a crowd of fans in downtown...

Alaska musher on brink of becoming Iditarod's best ever

Dallas Seavey is on the cusp of becoming mushing's greatest ever champion, but he is also secure enough in himself to say that win or lose, this year's race across Alaska will be his...

Cultural 'big deal': Seal oil makes menu at Alaska care home

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Seal oil has been a staple in the diet of Alaska’s Inupiat for generations. The oil — ever-present in households dotting Alaska coastlines — is used mainly as a dipping...

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