There seems to be a growing consensus that the Republicans have a real shot at recapturing the Senate in the next midterm elections, giving them further opportunity, if not total assurance, of making President Obama’s next years in office meaningless.
ANCHORAGE, Alaska — Authorities are investigating the killings of pets at Denali National Park after the animals were bought at a pet store in Fairbanks.
KETCHIKAN — Windy weather on Thursday prompted four cruise ships to bypass Ketchikan.
Two brown bears fish for salmon at Brooks Falls at Katmai National Park and Preserve. Bear-viewing stands have been built at Brooks Falls and two other locations.
It looks like there's danger in the air for this fisherman at Katmai National Park and Preserve, but there have been only two minor mishaps between bears and people in the last 63 years.
KATMAI NATIONAL PARK AND PRESERVE, Alaska - Kim Spanjol has seen gorillas in Congo and orangutans in Borneo.
Mark Kelly target-shoots as Anders Gustafson looks downrange in Anchorage, Alaska.
ANCHORAGE, Alaska - Background checks on people who want to buy firearms at gun shows wouldn't prevent all of the nearly three dozen murders a day in America or the 10 mass shootings a year, the husband of former U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords said Tuesday.
Creek Street, once a red-light district, now features shops, galleries and restaurants.
Totems along the history walk at the Sitka National Historical Park.
A marmot scans the Mount Roberts trail landscape.
Glacier in Kenai Fjords National Park just outside Seward.
Whittier is the gateway to the fjords of Prince William Sound, and there's some good hiking.
Reindeer-dog vendors set up in Anchorage.
JUNEAU, Alaska - It's cruise season in Alaska, with more than 1 million passengers expected between April and September in port towns from Ketchikan to Seward.
How hot is it? It's so hot the Sabino Canyon glacier is receding. It's so hot my evaporative cooler evaporated. It's so hot all of the Eskimos left town. It’s so hot I couldn’t think of any more jokes so I asked my Facebook friends,”how hot is it?”
Todd Salat: "The thing just goes crazy and starts ripping across the sky, then all of a sudden you can't believe what you're seeing - ripples of light going from one horizon to the other."
It seemed like the start of a beautiful friendship last summer, when a Tucson-based mining company and an Alaska Native company signed an agreement for explaratory drilling at a huge copper and gold site.
GILBERT— One well-known Republican will not be at the Republican National Convention.