ALASKA - The Salt Lake Tribune http://www.sltrib.com/feeds/topics/ALASKA News from The Salt Lake Tribune en-us webmaster@sltrib.com (Webmaster) St. George makes top 5 U.S. cities for mild weather http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58206968-78/cities-having-chance-percent.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58206968-78/cities-having-chance-percent.html.csp">St. George makes top 5 U.S. cities for mild weather</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Sheena McFarland</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-21T15:10:10.828-06:00">Updated Jul 21, 2014 03:10PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Looking to escape the sometimes harsh climes of the Wasatch Front? Move to St. George. It ranked 5th best city for mild weather lovers by Wallet Hub, who looked at which cities consumers could move to in order to protect themselves for having to pay for weather-related costs. The rankings looked at 600 of the largest U.S. cities based on the year-round weather conditions in each location. Nine key metrics (including humidity, precipitation, snowfall and likelihood of poor and extreme weather) w...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58206968@www.sltrib.com Mon, 21 Jul 2014 15:10:10 MDT Alaska’s largest paper undergoes name change http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58199384-79/alaska-news-newspaper-anchorage.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58199384-79/alaska-news-newspaper-anchorage.html.csp">Alaska’s largest paper undergoes name change</a></h4> <span class="author source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-18T17:38:01.872-06:00">Updated Jul 18, 2014 05:38PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Anchorage • Alaska’s largest newspaper will undergo a name change. The Anchorage Daily News officially becomes Alaska Dispatch News with the Sunday edition. Publisher Alice Rogoff and Editor Tony Hopfinger outlined that and other changes to advertisers during an outdoor luncheon Friday. Alaska Dispatch Publishing LLC, the parent company of the online newspaper the Alaska Dispatch, purchased the Anchorage Daily News from The McClatchy Co. for $34 million earlier this year. The newspaper’s new nam...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-581993842014-07-18T17:38:01.872-06:00" id="#license-2014-07-18T17:38:01.872-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58199384@www.sltrib.com Fri, 18 Jul 2014 17:38:01 MDT EPA proposal could block huge mine in Alaska http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58197716-79/epa-mine-pebble-alaska.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58197716-79/epa-mine-pebble-alaska.html.csp">EPA proposal could block huge mine in Alaska</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By BECKY BOHRER</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-18T11:51:57.971-06:00">Updated Jul 18, 2014 11:51AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Juneau, Alaska • The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency proposed restrictions Friday that essentially would block development of a planned massive gold-and-copper mine near the headwaters of a world premier salmon fishery in Alaska. The announcement came as the EPA was being sued by Pebble Limited Partnership, the group behind the proposed Pebble Mine, and the state of Alaska for allegedly exceeding its authority. The state and Pebble Partnership, which was created to design, permit and run th...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-581977162014-07-18T11:51:57.971-06:00" id="#license-2014-07-18T11:51:57.971-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58197716@www.sltrib.com Fri, 18 Jul 2014 11:51:57 MDT Convicted Alaska killer says he killed 3 more http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58093743-68/wade-killed-anchorage-brown.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58093743-68/wade-killed-anchorage-brown.html.csp">Convicted Alaska killer says he killed 3 more</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By RACHEL D’ORO</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-06-20T09:43:02.46-06:00">Updated Jun 20, 2014 09:43AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Anchorage, Alaska • A man convicted of murdering one woman and tampering with evidence in the homicide of a second has told an Anchorage television station he killed three other people. Joshua Wade contacted KTVA-TV several times last winter to confess the murders and said he was bargaining information with authorities to get transferred to a prison outside Alaska, the station reported late Thursday. Anchorage police did not immediately respond to the report. However, authorities had earlier sch...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-580937432014-06-20T09:43:02.46-06:00" id="#license-2014-06-20T09:43:02.46-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58093743@www.sltrib.com Fri, 20 Jun 2014 09:43:02 MDT Computers replace humans reading weather reports http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58065380-79/weather-nome-voices-alaska.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58065380-79/weather-nome-voices-alaska.html.csp">Computers replace humans reading weather reports</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By RACHEL D’ORO</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-06-13T13:05:02.419-06:00">Updated Jun 13, 2014 01:05PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Anchorage • Two outpost offices of the National Weather Service in Alaska are finally ending what has been a bygone practice for most of the nation for almost two decades — using real human voices in radio forecast broadcasts. The Nome and Kodiak offices are switching to computerized voices that nationally go by the names of Tom, Donna and, in some parts of the country, Spanish-speaking Javier. It’s an idea first hatched in the mid-1990s as part of a move to modernize the weather service, an age...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-580653802014-06-13T13:05:02.419-06:00" id="#license-2014-06-13T13:05:02.419-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58065380@www.sltrib.com Fri, 13 Jun 2014 13:05:02 MDT