Aggregated Alaska News Articles
- Cow on the lam: rodeo cow loose in Anchorage, Alaska for 6 months
A rodeo cow named Betsy has evaded capture for 6 months as she wanders the trails of Alaska's biggest city, the cow's owner said.
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation. Tue, 15 Jan 2019 16:53:10 EST.
- Alaskan Way Viaduct teardown expected to take six months
The 65-year-old viaduct will be removed one frame at a time, starting at the top deck.
Marc Stiles. American City Business Journals. Tue, 15 Jan 2019 14:00:00 +0000.
- Alaska Air's Traffic and Load Factor Decline in December
Sluggish demand for air travel leads to a decrease in Alaska Air's (ALK) December traffic. Load factor declines as traffic deterioration was more than capacity decline.
Zacks Equity Research. Zacks. Tue, 15 Jan 2019 13:18:00 GMT.
- Alaska officials probing BP oil, gas wells at Prudhoe Bay after spill
Regulators in the U.S. state of Alaska will investigate all of the oil and natural gas wells operated by BP Plc at its Prudhoe Bay oil field after the release of a small amount of crude oil and gas from a well that had earlier been shut.
Reuters. Mon, 14 Jan 2019 22:58:43 -0500.
- Alaska Airlines plans to hire 3,000 in 2019
The hiring will include a a broad range of frontline jobs across the airline's operations, including pilots, aircraft mechanics and maintenance technicians and flight attendants.
Andrew Mcintosh. American City Business Journals. Mon, 14 Jan 2019 22:07:11 +0000.
- 'I Can See' America From Here: Bleak Life In Russia's Chukotka
Daily life can be a real slog for residents of Chukotka, Russia's easternmost region, a frozen wasteland within sight of Alaska. Current Time correspondent Vadim Kondakov takes a look at what locals have to do to survive.
Radio Liberty. Mon, 14 Jan 2019 16:38:00 +0000.
- Magnitude 5.0 quake strikes near Anchorage, Alaska
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (Reuters) - A 5.0 magnitude earthquake struck near Anchorage, Alaska, on Sunday morning, the U.S. Geological Survey said, with tremors felt as far as 120 miles (193 km) southwest of the state's capital city.
Yahoo. Sun, 13 Jan 2019 14:40:24 -0500.
- Magnitude 5.4 quake strikes near Anchorage, Alaska: USGS
A 5.4 magnitude earthquake struck near Anchorage, Alaska, on Sunday, the U.S. Geological Survey said. There were no immediate reports of damage or casualties.
Reuters. Sun, 13 Jan 2019 12:05:55 -0500.
- Viaduct starts coming down, bit by bit
The Alaskan Way Viaduct closed permanently Friday night, with hundreds of drivers stopping on the roadway to take pictures and say goodbye. Saturday morning the teardown began.
Ellen Banner. Seattle Times. Sat, 12 Jan 2019 21:34:02 -0800.
- Sunset-gazers make their way onto closed Alaskan Way Viaduct as officials warn of danger
The viaduct and all of its entrances are closed to all vehicular traffic and pedestrian access.
Lynda V. Mapes. Seattle Times. Sat, 12 Jan 2019 20:11:05 -0800.
Alaska Population Trends and Information Resources
The U. S. Census Bureau estimates the population of Alaska as follows:
|Date||Estimated Population||Yearly % Change|
|July 1, 2016||741,894||0.57|
|July 1, 2015||737,709||0.14|
|July 1, 2014||736,705||-0.02|
|July 1, 2013||736,879||0.79|
|July 1, 2012||731,089||1.16|
|July 1, 2011||722,713||1.22|
|July 1, 2010||714,031|| |
According to the 2010 census, the population of Alaska was 710,231.
In 2008, the estimated population of Alaska was 686,293, whereas
in 2006, the population of Alaska was about 676,301.
For detailed, up-to-date information about Alaska's demographics,
visit the U.S. Census Bureau's
QuickFacts about Alaska
web page. For maps of Alaska,
visit this Alaska Map
The photograph above shows the state capitol building
in Juneau, Alaska.
Alaska newspaper publishers
are listed here, along with their
addresses, phone numbers, and website links;
names, descriptions, and
website links are listed on this page.
More information about Alaska
can be found here.
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