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Alaska Town Submerged by 30-Mile 'Ice Jam'

Residents evacuated as homes are destroyed

(Newser) - The remote Alaska town of Galena is accustomed to spring flooding, so much so that many of its homes are built on stilts, reports the AP . But it wasn't prepared for what it faced this week: a 30-mile ice jam that literally jammed the Yukon River and unleashed intense... More »

Post-Palin Alaska Heads for Less Glitz, More Substance

(Newser) - As the spotlight follows Sarah Palin out of the Alaska governor's mansion today, a less dazzling, more conventional light shines on new governor Sean Parnell, notes an Anchorage Daily News editorial. "Expect a Parnell administration to be less People magazine, more Governing magazine. Letterman won't be interested. Ditto Politico,... More »

Palin Will Step Down

Alaska Gov. keeps her options open for 2012 presidential run

(Newser) - Sarah Palin will resign as Alaska governor July 26 rather than seek re-election next year, she said today. Giving up the governorship opens up Palin’s schedule to devote herself for a possible bid for the 2012 Republican presidential nomination, KTUU-TV reports. Lt. Gov. Sean Parnell will become governor. More »

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