Summer Solstice Brings a Day of the Sun Working Overtime

For those in the Northern Hemisphere, the astronomical beginning of summer brought more hours of daylight than during any other day of the year.

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China’s Sharp Words in Alaska Signal its More Confident Posture

The Biden administration’s strategy to curb Beijing’s behavior faces a stiff challenge as China uses its economic, diplomatic and military might to deflect criticism.

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Blinken Will Meet Chinese Officials After Asia Tour Next Week

In his first foreign trip, the secretary of state will visit Japan and South Korea before the first in-person diplomatic encounter between the United States and China in several months.

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Avalanche Kills Three Hikers in Alaska, Officials Say

The bodies of the hikers were found near Anchorage on Wednesday. An avalanche in Colorado this week also killed three people.

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Air Cargo Construction Is Booming, Thanks to Amazon

Airports across the United States are devoting more space to freight shipments as online shopping surges in the pandemic.

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Genie Chance and the Great Alaska Earthquake: An Update

The story of the biggest earthquake ever recorded in North America and the voice that gave Anchorage’s account in the aftermath.

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Anchorage Mayor Admits to ‘Inappropriate’ Relationship With TV Anchor

Mayor Ethan Berkowitz apologized for engaging in a “consensual, inappropriate messaging relationship” with a local news anchor after she posted a photo on social media.

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The Runway Lights Failed, So Villagers Used Their Headlights to Aid an Airlift

A child was waiting to be flown to Anchorage, but the pilot of a LifeMed Alaska flight could not see the runway at the airport in Igiugig, Alaska, officials said.

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Conflict Over a Rental Car Leads to Elusive A.T.M. Skimming Suspect

He had more than 20 aliases and usually wore a mask. In the end, it was losing his temper with workers at the airport that led to his arrest, prosecutors said.

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Genie Chance and the Great Alaska Earthquake

This is the story of the biggest earthquake ever recorded in North America — and the voice that held Anchorage together in the aftermath.

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This Is How You Live When the World Falls Apart

The Great Alaska Earthquake of 1964 surprised everyone by showing that natural disasters can bring out more kindness than selfishness.

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