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Competing For Trash: The Hidden Landfills Of The Columbia River Gorge

Northwest News Network | Sept. 24, 2017 11:45 a.m.

Every weekday, 50 to 60 semi-trucks pull off the interstate at Arlington, Oregon, and head up to the Columbia Ridge Landfill with Portland's garbage. Seattle and Kitsap County's also goes there, but by train.

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Strange Sea Creatures Near Alaska Baffle Scientists

AP | July 3, 2017 1:15 p.m. | Juneau, Alaska

Scientists are trying to figure out why strange sea creatures that resemble large pink thimbles are showing up on the coast of southeast Alaska.

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Alaska Airlines Offers Charter Flight For Solar Eclipse Chasers

AP | June 26, 2017 12:34 p.m. | Portland

Alaska Airlines is offering a charter flight over the Pacific Ocean this Aug. 21 that will allow select passengers to view the astronomical event from the sky.

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Magnitude-6.2 Earthquake Rattles Corner Of Canada, Alaska

AP | May 1, 2017 7:34 a.m. | Anchorage, Alaska

The U.S. Geological Survey says a magnitude-6.2 earthquake has rattled the corner of British Columbia, near the boundary with Alaska.

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Horizon To Offer Direct Flight From Portland To Sun Valley

OPB | July 16, 2016 3:23 p.m. | Ketchum, Idaho

Horizon Air, a subsidiary of Alaska Airlines, will offer a direct flight between the central Idaho resort city of Sun Valley and Portland, Oregon, starting this winter.

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Passenger's Quest For Beer Forced Flight To Divert, Feds Say

AP | May 11, 2016 11:14 a.m. | Portland

A passenger who authorities say forced an Alaska Airlines flight to be diverted after he didn't get a beer has pleaded not guilty in Portland, Oregon, to a charge of interfering with a flight crew.

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Alaska Air Upbeat After First Justice Department Meeting About Virgin Takeover

Northwest News Network | April 21, 2016 3:15 p.m.

Alaska Airlines executives sounded upbeat after their first meeting with antitrust regulators about Alaska's proposed acquisition of rival Virgin America.

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Alaska Airlines Hoping To Translate Loyalty To Virgin America

AP | April 4, 2016 6:26 a.m.

Alaska Airlines says the deal will expand its route network to include 1,200 daily departures. The airline is currently the sixth-largest U.S. carrier by traffic and serves 90 destinations in the U.S., Canada and Mexico.

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Alaska Airlines Could Start Flying To Cuba As Soon As This Summer

AP | March 2, 2016 3:46 p.m. | Seattle

In its application to the U.S. Department of Transportation, Alaska is requesting to operate two daily nonstop flights to Havana using a Boeing 737, which carries 181 passengers.

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Poor Start To Whale Watching Season

OPB | Dec. 28, 2015 11:55 a.m. | Portland

Winter storms and rain have reduced visibility at the coast this season — meaning the whale watching hasn’t been so good.

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Alaska Airlines Sees Mishandled Bags Incidents Rise

Northwest News Network | Oct. 22, 2015 3:45 p.m.

Seattle-based Alaska Airlines has fallen to worst among the U.S. mainline carriers for mishandled bags.

Fish & Wildlife | News | Environment

Further Investigation Planned In Whale Deaths In Alaska

AP | Aug. 21, 2015 7:32 a.m.

A federal agency announced plans Thursday for a more intense investigation into what caused the deaths of 30 large whales in the western Gulf of Alaska since May.

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Feds Allow Shell To Drill For Oil in Arctic Ocean

AP | Aug. 17, 2015 12:13 p.m. | Anchorage, Alaska

The federal government on Monday gave Royal Dutch Shell the final permit it needs to drill for oil in the Arctic Ocean off Alaska's northwest coast for the first time in more than two decades.

Environment

Could Seattle's Tunnel Deliver Salmon Salvation?

KUOW | April 1, 2015 12:02 a.m. | Seattle

Seattle's Alaskan Way Viaduct Tunnel project is more than a year behind schedule. As local frustration mounts, one engineering firm has a fresh idea that could mean good news for urban salmon recovery.

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Sandhill Crane Migrations Revealed by Satellites

OPB | Nov. 6, 2014 1 a.m.

Satellite tracking reveals sandhill cranes can fly 35mph and cover 250 miles in a day.

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Alaska Native Artists Showcase Compelling Work In 'This Is Not A Silent Movie'

OPB | Feb. 10, 2014 midnight

This Is Not A Silent Movie showcases four contemporary Alaska native artists. The exhibition is on display at the Museum of Contemporary Craft in Portland.