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1082

The Interstate Highways in Alaska consists of a total of 1082 miles add something


1648

According to this hypothesis, in 1648 several koches of Semyon Dezhnyov's expedition came ashore in Alaska by storm and founded this settlement add something


1741

Another European contact with Alaska occurred in 1741, when Vitus Bering led an expedition for the Russian Navy aboard the "St add something


1774

Between 1774 and 1800, Spain sent several expeditions to Alaska in order to assert its claim over the Pacific Northwest add something


1778

Augustus Hervey, 3rd Earl of Bristol - Bristol Bay, the rich salmon fishing ground in southwest Alaska, was so named in honor of Hervey by Captain James Cook, who first charted the region in July 1778


1784

The first permanent European settlement was founded in 1784 add something


1789

In 1789 a Spanish settlement and fort were built in Nootka Sound add something


1795

In 1795, the First Russian Orthodox Church was established in Kodiak add something


1804

Sitka, renamed New Archangel from 1804 to 1867, on Baranof Island in the Alexander Archipelago in what is now Southeast Alaska, became the capital of Russian America add something


1830

All three of these peoples, as well as other indigenous peoples of the Pacific Northwest Coast, experienced smallpox outbreaks from the late 18th through the mid-19th century, with the most devastating epidemics occurring in the 1830s and 1860s, resulting in high fatalities and social disruption add something


1852

Ivan Goncharov - In 1852 Goncharov embarked upon a round the world tour through England, Africa, Japan, and back to Russia, on board frigate "Pallada", as the secretary of Admiral Yevfimy Putyatin, whose mission was to inspect Alaska and other Empire's outer reaches, and to establish trade relations with Japan


1867

The formal flag-raising took place at Fort Sitka on October 18, 1867 add something


1869

Joshua Slocum - His first blue-water command, in 1869, was the barque "Washington", which he took across the Pacific, from San Francisco to Australia, and home via Alaska


1884

Alaska was loosely governed by the military initially, and was administered as a district starting in 1884, with a governor appointed by the President of the United States add something


1887

The Tsimshian people came to Alaska from British Columbia in 1887, when President Grover Cleveland, and later the U.S. Congress, granted them permission to settle on Annette Island and found the town of Metlakatla add something


1890

Starting in the 1890s and stretching in some places to the early 1910s, gold rushes in Alaska and the nearby Yukon Territory brought thousands of miners and settlers to Alaska add something


1899

Louis Agassiz Fuertes - In 1899, he accompanied E. H. Harriman on his famous exploration of the Alaska coastline, the Harriman Alaska Expedition

 

Robert Ridgway - In 1899, he joined E. H. Harriman on his famous Harriman Alaska Expedition of the Alaska coastline, where he was accompanied by John Muir and a number of other naturalists and scientists, for an extended study of Alaska's coastline flora and fauna


1906

Alaska's capital, which had been in Sitka until 1906, was moved north to Juneau add something


1912

Alaska was officially incorporated as an organized territory in 1912 add something

 

Hal Roach - After an adventurous youth that took him to Alaska, Hal Roach arrived in Hollywood , California in 1912 and began working as an extra in silent films

 

The area went through several administrative changes before becoming organized as a territory on May 11, 1912 add something


1915

Built around 1915, the Alaska Railroad played a key role in the development of Alaska through the 20th century add something


1920

William Allen Egan - Thanks to the lack of driving laws in the Alaska Territory during the 1920s, Egan learned to drive at an early age, shuttling tourists around during summer months


1924

Released in 1924 by the Alaska Moving Picture Corporation, it was the only film the company made add something


1925

The "Serum Run" is another sled dog race that more accurately follows the route of the famous 1925 relay, leaving from the community of Nenana to Nome add something

 

Bob Bartlett - After graduating from the University of Alaska in 1925, Bartlett began his career in politics


1931

Wiley Post - On June 23, 1931, Post and his navigator, Harold Gatty, left Roosevelt Field on Long Island, New York in the "Winnie Mae" with a flight plan that would take them around the world, stopping at Harbour Grace, Flintshire, Hanover twice, Berlin , Moscow , Novosibirsk, Irkutsk, Blagoveshchensk, Khabarovsk, Nome where his propeller had to be repaired, Fairbanks, Alaska where the propeller was replaced, Edmonton, and Cleveland before returning to Roosevelt Field


1932

In 1932 an expedition set out from MGM's studios in Hollywood to Alaska to film what was billed as "The Biggest Picture Ever Made" add something


1933

Bob Bartlett - A reporter for the "Fairbanks Daily News" until 1933, he accepted the position of secretary to Delegate Anthony Dimond of Alaska


1935

Will Rogers - Rogers died in 1935 with aviator Wiley Post, when their small airplane crashed in Alaska

 

Wiley Post - On August 15, 1935, Post and American humorist Will Rogers were killed when Post's aircraft crashed on takeoff from a lagoon near Point Barrow in the Territory of Alaska

 

Wiley Post - The United States Congress authorized the purchase on August 24, 1935, just nine days after Post's death in Alaska


1938

Steve Cowper - "'Steve Cowper"' is an American Democratic politician who was the sixth Governor of Alaska of Alaska from 1986 to 1990


1939

Bob Bartlett - On January 30, 1939, President Franklin D. Roosevelt appointed him secretary of the Alaska Territory


1940

Wally Hickel - Born in Ellinwood, Kansas, Hickel relocated to Alaska in 1940, going into the local real estate industry

 

William Allen Egan - Following on his godfather's footsteps, Egan ran successfully as the Democratic candidate from Valdez in the Alaska Territorial House of Representatives in 1940, a post he would hold until 1945

 

Wally Hickel - While some fellow Republicans in the Alaska Territory opposed statehood, Hickel joined Democrats in calls for joining the Union during the late 1940s and into the 1950s

 

L. Ron Hubbard - The Hubbards reached Ketchikan, Alaska on August 30, 1940, after many delays following repeated engine breakdowns

 

L. Ron Hubbard - Hubbard told the "Seattle Star" in a November 1940 letter that the expedition was plagued by problems and did not get any further than Ketchikan, Alaska near the southern end of the Alaska Panhandle, far from the Aleutian Islands


1941

They have a long and storied history, but were not an official organization until 1941 add something


1943

Ted Stevens - Efforts to make Alaska a state had been going on since 1943, and had nearly come to fruition during the Truman administration in 1950 when a statehood bill passed in the U.S. House of Representatives, only to die in the Senate

 

Kermit Roosevelt - In Alaska, Roosevelt committed suicide on June 4, 1943, by a self-inflicted gunshot


1945

Bob Bartlett - Beginning in 1945, Bartlett served as the delegate from Alaska to the 79th and the six succeeding Congresses


1946

Decades later, the statehood movement gained its first real momentum following a territorial referendum in 1946 add something


1948

Michael Chabon - A hard-boiled detective story that imagines an alternate history in which Israel collapsed in 1948 and European Jews settled in Alaska, the novel was launched on May 1, 2007 to enthusiastic reviews, and spent six weeks on the "New York Times" Best Seller list


1950

Mike Gravel - He moved to Alaska in the late 1950s, becoming a real estate developer and entering politics

 

Ted Stevens - Stevens spent many years living at the Knik Arms, a six-story residential building constructed in 1950 on the western edge of downtown Anchorage, Alaska


1953

William Allen Egan - In 1953, Egan was elected to the Alaska Territorial Senate


1954

Heinrich Harrer - In 1954, Harrer made the first ascents of Mount Deborah and Mount Hunter , both in Alaska

 

Ted Stevens - In March 1954, he had drawn a line on a map indicating his opinion of the portions of Alaska which he felt ought to remain in federal hands even if Alaska were granted statehood


1955

The official state song of Alaska is "Alaska's Flag", which was adopted in 1955; it celebrates the flag of Alaska add something

 

William Allen Egan - In 1955, the Alaska Legislature ordered the creation of a constitutional convention to seek a state constitution suitable for Congressional approval


1956

Bob Bartlett - Even before statehood he was writing legislation , such as the Alaska Mental Health Enabling Act of 1956

 

Barry Goldwater - However, he rejected the wildest fringes of the anti-communist movement; in 1956, he sponsored the passage through the Senate of the final version of the Alaska Mental Health Enabling Act, despite vociferous opposition from opponents who claimed that the Act was a communist plot to establish concentration camps in Alaska

 

Mike Gravel - The Alaska Constitution as ratified in 1956 had originally placed Anchorage, Alaska in District 10, and given the community 8 seats in the House based upon the 1950 United States Census


1958

William Allen Egan - Following the end of the convention a year later, the Alaska Constitution was sent to Alaskans as part of a referendum in 1958, passing easily

 

L. David Mech - He has researched wolves since 1958 in places such as Minnesota, Canada, Italy, Alaska, Yellowstone National Park, and on Isle Royale

 

Mike Gravel - Seeing Alaska as a wide-open place with no political establishment or entrenched interests, and using the slogan "Gravel, the Roadbed to Prosperity", he ran for the territorial legislature in 1958 but lost

 

Wally Hickel - Thanks in part to his efforts, Hickel's debates with Congressional leaders led to enough initially hesitant Republicans voting in favor of the Alaska Statehood Act in 1958

 

Statehood was approved by Congress on July 7, 1958 add something

 

Ted Stevens - The Alaska Statehood Act became law with Eisenhower's signature on July 7, 1958, and Alaska formally was admitted to statehood on January 3, 1959, when Eisenhower signed the Alaska Statehood Proclamation


1959

Bob Bartlett - He labored constantly for statehood; upon Alaska's admission to the Union in 1959 he became the first senator from Alaska and served until 1968

 

Alaska was officially proclaimed a state on January 3, 1959 add something

 

It was admitted as the 49th state of the U.S. on January 3, 1959 add something

 

William Allen Egan - He served as the first Governor of the State of Alaska from January 3, 1959 to 1966, and the fourth Governor from 1970 to 1974


1960

Mike Gravel - During this time, he had become a successful real estate agent; after the 1960 election, he became a property developer in a mobile home park on the outskirts of Anchorage, Alaska

 

Mike Gravel - He ran without avail for the City Council in Anchorage, Alaska in 1960


1961

Mike Gravel - The reapportionment and redistricting proclamation of Governor William A. Egan, dated December 7, 1961, placed Anchorage, Alaska into District 8 , and given the community 14 seats in the House based upon the 1960 United States Census


1962

Mike Gravel - Gravel ran for the Alaska House of Representatives representing Anchorage, Alaska in 1962 and won


1963

Mike Gravel - Gravel served in the Alaska House of Representatives from 1963 to 1966, winning re-election in 1964

 

Mike Gravel - He served in the Alaska House of Representatives from 1963 to 1966 and became its Speaker of the House


1964

Alaska was carried by Democratic nominee Lyndon B. Johnson during his landslide election in 1964, while the 1960 and 1968 elections were close add something

 

John Draper - Draper himself entered the Air Force in 1964, and while stationed in Alaska helped his fellow servicemen make free phone calls home by devising access to a local telephone switchboard

 

Ted Stevens - Elected to the Alaska House of Representatives in 1964, he became House majority leader in his second term

 

On March 27, 1964, the massive Good Friday earthquake killed 133 people and destroyed several villages and portions of large coastal communities, mainly by the resultant tsunamis and landslides add something


1966

Mike Gravel - Gravel did not run for re-election in 1966, instead choosing to run for Alaska's seat in the U.S. House of Representatives, losing in a primary to four-term incumbent Democrat Ralph Rivers by 1,300 votes and splitting the Democratic party in the process

 

Wally Hickel - Hickel was elected as Alaska's second governor in the 1966 state general elections, defeating his Democratic rival and incumbent governor William A. Egan

 

Keith Harvey Miller - Miller was the second Lieutenant Governor of Alaska under Walter Hickel from 1966 until Hickel's resignation to become U.S. Secretary of Interior in the Cabinet of President Richard M. Nixon, on January 29, 1969, after which he succeeded to the office as the third Governor, serving until December 5, 1970


1968

The 1968 discovery of oil at Prudhoe Bay and the 1977 completion of the Trans-Alaska Pipeline System led to an oil boom add something

 

Ted Stevens - Ann Stevens recalled in 1968 that they made the move to Alaska "on a six-month trial basis

 

Steve Cowper - Cowper moved to Fairbanks, Alaska in 1968 and served as assistant district attorney for rural Alaska and Fairbanks

 

Wally Hickel - Hickel's first governorship, the second in the young state's history as well as Alaska's first Republican governorship, oversaw the discovery of oilfields at Prudhoe Bay in 1968, a factor that would prove politically decisive in later years

 

Mike Gravel - In 1968 he ran against the 81-year-old incumbent Democratic Senator Ernest Gruening, a popular former governor of the Alaska Territory who was considered one of the fathers of Alaska's statehood, for his party's nomination to the U.S. Senate

 

Ted Stevens - In 1968, Stevens ran for the Republican nomination for U.S. Senate, but lost in the primary to Anchorage, Alaska Mayor Elmer E. Rasmuson

 

Ted Stevens - In December 1968, after the death of Alaska's other senator, Democrat Bob Bartlett, Governor Wally Hickel appointed Stevens to the U.S. Senate


1969

Lewis Binford - In 1969 he decided to undertake ethnographic fieldwork among the Nunamiut in Alaska, in order to better understand the periglacial environment that Mousterian hominins occupied, and to see first hand how hunter-gatherer behavior is reflected in material remains


1970

Although in its early years of statehood Alaska was a Democratic state, since the early 1970s it has been characterized as Republican-leaning add something

 

Until construction of the Parks Highway in the 1970s, the railroad provided the only land access to most of the region along its entire route add something

 

Lowell Thomas - His son, Lowell Thomas, Jr., was a film and television producer who collaborated with his father on several projects before becoming a State Senator, and later the Lieutenant Governor of Alaska, in the 1970s


1971

Another are owned by 12 regional, and scores of local, Native corporations created under the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act of 1971 add something

 

Frank Murkowski - After a stint at Pacific National Bank and further study at Pacific Coast Banking School, Murkowski became Alaska's youngest commissioner at the time when he was appointed Commissioner of Economic Development, aged 33, and was elevated to the presidency of the Alaska National Bank of the North in 1971

 

Mike Gravel - By 1971, Gravel was urging construction of the much-argued Trans-Alaska pipeline, addressing environmental concerns by saying that the pipeline's builders and operators should have "total and absolute" responsibility for any consequent environmental damage

 

Bob Bartlett - In 1971, the state of Alaska donated a bronze statue of Bartlett to the National Statuary Hall Collection at the United States Capitol

 

Mike Gravel - In May 1971 Gravel sent a letter to Atomic Energy Commission hearings held in Anchorage, Alaska, in which he said the risk of the test was not worth taking


1972

Since 1972, however, Republicans have carried the state by large margins add something

 

Mike Gravel - He conducted an unusual campaign for the Democratic nomination for Vice President of the United States in 1972, and played a crucial role in getting Congressional approval for the Trans-Alaska pipeline in 1973

 

Dan White - White worked as a security guard at A. J. Dimond High School in Anchorage, Alaska, in 1972


1973

William Allen Egan - In the later months of 1973, President Richard Nixon signed the Trans-Alaska Pipeline Authorization Act, an act to reduce American dependence on Arab oil


1974

Steve Cowper - In 1974, Cowper was elected to the Alaska House of Representatives, where he served two terms


1975

Anchorage merged the city government with the Greater Anchorage Area Borough in 1975 to form the Municipality of Anchorage, containing the city proper and the communities of Eagle River, Chugiak, Peters Creek, Girdwood, Bird, and Indian add something


1976

The Alaska Permanent Fund is a constitutionally authorized appropriation of oil revenues, established by voters in 1976 to manage a surplus in state petroleum revenues from oil, largely in anticipation of the recently constructed Trans-Alaska Pipeline System add something


1977

Mike Gravel - Gravel helped secure a private grant to facilitate the first Inuit Circumpolar Conference in 1977, attended by Inuit representatives from Alaska, Canada, and Greenland

 

Ted Stevens - "We set Ike up quite often at press conferences by planting questions about Alaska statehood," Stevens said in the 1977 interview


1978

Ted Stevens - On December 4, 1978, the crash of a Learjet 25C at Anchorage, Alaska International Airport killed five people


1980

CDPs have not been established for these areas by the United States Census Bureau, except that seven CDPs were established for the Ketchikan-area neighborhoods in the 1980 Census , but have not been used since add something

 

Royalty revenues from oil have funded large state budgets from 1980 onward add something

 

Lisa Murkowski - After working as an attorney in the 1980s and 1990s, she was elected to the Alaska House of Representatives in 1998

 

Mike Gravel - In 1980, a new lands bill came up for consideration, that was less favorable to Alaskan interests and more liked by environmentalists; it set aside of Alaska's for national parks, conservation areas, and other restricted federal uses


1981

Frank Murkowski - He was a United States Senator from Alaska from 1981 until 2002 and the eighth Governor of Alaska from 2002 until 2006


1982

Tiffany (singer) - In 1982, Tiffany toured several cities in Alaska


1983

It was featured in the 1983 BBC television series "Great Little Railways add something

 

The 1983 Disney movie "Never Cry Wolf" was at least partially shot in Alaska add something


1985

Bill Sheffield - After leaving the position of Governor, Sheffield served as Chairman of the Board of Directors for Alaska Railroad from 1985 to 1997

 

Darren Aronofsky - During his youth, he trained as a field biologist with The School for Field Studies in Kenya in 1985 and Alaska in 1986


1986

Mike Gravel - During 1986, Gravel worked in partnership with Merrill Lynch Capital Markets to buy losses that financially troubled Alaska Native Corporations could not take as tax deductions and sell them to large national companies looking for tax writeoffs


1987

Lisa Murkowski - She failed the bar exam four times before passing it in 1987 when she became a member of the Alaska Bar Association

 

Lisa Murkowski - She was employed as an attorney in the Anchorage, Alaska District Court Clerk's office, working there from 1987 to 1989


1989

In 1989, the "Exxon Valdez" hit a reef in the Prince William Sound, spilling over of crude oil over of coastline add something

 

It was over one thousand times more powerful than the 1989 San Francisco earthquake add something

 

Lisa Murkowski - She was an attorney in private practice in Anchorage, Alaska, Alaska from 1989 to 1998


1990

In addition, Republican Governor Wally Hickel was elected to the office for a second term in 1990 after leaving the Republican party and briefly joining the Alaskan Independence Party ticket just long enough to be reelected add something

 

The Islamic Community Center of Anchorage began efforts in the late 1990s to construct a mosque in Anchorage add something

 

Wally Hickel - A blanket primary held on August 28, 1990 resulted in Arliss Sturgulewski, a member of the Alaska Senate from Anchorage, Alaska since 1979, being elected as the Republican nominee for governor of Alaska


1991

Provisions of ANCSA allowing the corporations' land holdings to be sold on the open market starting in 1991 were repealed before they could take effect add something

 

The 1991 film "White Fang", based on Jack London's novel and starring Ethan Hawke, was filmed in and around Haines add something


1992

The film, which is based on the novel of the same name, follows the adventures of Christopher McCandless, who died in a remote abandoned bus along the Stampede Trail west of Healy in 1992 add something

 

Christopher McCandless - In April 1992, McCandless hitchhiked from Enderlin, North Dakota to Fairbanks, Alaska

 

Christopher McCandless - He was last seen alive on April 28, 1992 by Jim Gallien, a local, who gave him a ride from Fairbanks, Alaska to the head of the Stampede Trail


1994

He officially rejoined the Republican party in 1994 add something

 

Steven Seagal's 1994 "On Deadly Ground", starring Michael Caine, was filmed in part at the Worthington Glacier near Valdez add something


1999

The 1999 John Sayles film "Limbo", starring David Strathairn, Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio, and Kris Kristofferson, was filmed in Juneau add something


2001

Ted Stevens - Democratic Governor Tony Knowles appointed Ben to the Alaska Senate in 2001, where he served as the president of the state senate until the fall of 2006


2002

After being elected governor in 2002, he resigned from the Senate and appointed his daughter, State Representative Lisa Murkowski as his successor add something

 

Lisa Murkowski - Her father, Frank Murkowski, was Governor of Alaska from 2002 to 2006 in addition to being her immediate predecessor in the Senate


2003

Ted Stevens - November 18, 2003, the Senator's 80th birthday, was declared Senator Ted Stevens Appreciation Day by Governor of Alaska Frank H. Murkowski


2004

She won full six-year terms in 2004, 2010 and 2016 add something

 

Rachel Corrie - In 2004, Alaska composer Philip Munger wrote a cantata about Corrie called "The Skies are Weeping", which was scheduled to premiere on April 27 at the University of Alaska Anchorage, where Munger teaches


2006

In 2006 Alaska had the highest number of pilots per capita of any U.S. state add something

 

The state's most populous city is Anchorage, home to 278,700 people in 2006, 225,744 of whom live in the urbanized area add something


2007

At , the tunnel was the longest road tunnel in North America until 2007 add something

 

The 2007 film directed by Sean Penn, "Into The Wild", was partially filmed and set in Alaska add something

 

The 2007 horror feature "30 Days of Night" is set in Barrow, Alaska, but was filmed in New Zealand add something

 

Susan Butcher - In 2007 Susan was inducted into the Alaska Sports Hall of Fame as one of the five charter members in the inaugural class

 

Lisa Murkowski - In July 2007, Murkowski stated she would sell back land she bought from Anchorage, Alaska businessman Bob Penney, a day after a Washington watchdog group filed a Senate ethics complaint against her, alleging that Penney sold the property well below market value


2008

In 2008, Democrat Mark Begich, mayor of Anchorage, defeated long-time Republican senator Ted Stevens add something

 

In 2008, Governor Sarah Palin became the first Republican woman to run on a national ticket when she became John McCain's running mate add something

 

Wally Hickel - In 2008, he called for the resignation of U.S. Senator Ted Stevens, whom he appointed to the Senate in 1968, in light of his indictment related to the alleged receipt of improper gifts from the VECO Corporation, an Alaskan construction company that works on the Alaska Pipeline

 

Susan Butcher - On March 1, 2008, Susan Butcher was honored by the State of Alaska when, just prior to the start of the 2008 Iditarod, Gov. Sarah Palin signed a bill establishing the first Saturday of every March as Susan Butcher Day. The day coincides with the traditional start of the Iditarod each year

 

Mike Gravel - Gravel defended Alaska Governor Sarah Palin after she was chosen as Republican presidential nominee John McCain's running mate in September 2008

 

Mike Gravel - Gravel was the last Democrat to represent Alaska in Congress for 28 years, until Anchorage, Alaska Mayor Mark Begich defeated Stevens, by now an aged, iconic figure who had just been convicted of seven felonies for taking unreported gifts, in a very close and protracted election result in mid-November 2008


2009

In 2009 there were 6,000 Jews in Alaska add something

 

Lisa Murkowski - The Post published a chart that showed that during Murkowski's tenure in the Senate 8 contracting share rose from a few million for Alaska Native Corporations to over six billion a year in 2009

 

The conviction was set aside in April 2009 after evidence of prosecutorial misconduct emerged add something

 

She continued to be a prominent national figure even after resigning from the governor's job in July 2009 add something


2010

In 2010, Alaska ranked as the 47th state by population, ahead of North Dakota, Vermont, and Wyoming add something

 

They broke ground on a building in south Anchorage in 2010 and were nearing completion in late 2014 add something

 

Wally Hickel - Hickel died on May 7, 2010 in Anchorage, Alaska, Alaska

 

Ted Stevens - On August 9, 2010, Stevens, along with seven other passengers including former NASA administrator Sean O'Keefe, were in a plane crash about 17 miles north of Dillingham, Alaska, while en route to a private fishing lodge

 

Ted Stevens - Several hundred people attended a memorial mass for Stevens at Holy Family Cathedral in Anchorage, Alaska on Monday, August 16, 2010


2011

GCI owns and operates what it calls the Alaska United Fiber Optic system and as of late 2011 Alaska Communications advertised that it has "two fiber optic paths to the lower 48 and two more across Alaska add something

 

In 2011 the "Anchorage Daily News" found ten set in the state add something

 

U.S. Census Bureau, Statistical Abstract of the United States: 2011 add something


2012

This seat is held by Republican Don Young, who was re-elected to his 21st consecutive term in 2012 add something


2013

According to a 2013 study by Phoenix Marketing International, Alaska had the fifth-largest number of millionaires per capita in the United States, with a ratio of 6,75 percent add something

 

Ben Potter, the University of Alaska Fairbanks archaeologist who unearthed the remains at the Upward River Sun site in 2013, named this new group Ancient Beringians add something


2014

In 2014 the Tax Foundation ranked Alaska as having the fourth most "business friendly" tax policy, behind only Wyoming, South Dakota, and Nevada add something

 

Prudhoe Bay on Alaska's North Slope is still the second highest-yielding oil field in the United States, typically producing about , although by early 2014 North Dakota's Bakken Formation was producing over add something

 

Prudhoe Bay was the largest conventional oil field ever discovered in North America, but was much smaller than Canada's enormous Athabasca oil sands field, which by 2014 was producing about of unconventional oil, and had hundreds of years of producible reserves at that rate add something

 

Major oil and gas reserves were found in the Alaska North Slope and Cook Inlet basins, but according to the Energy Information Administration, by February 2014 Alaska had fallen to fourth place in the nation in crude oil production after Texas, North Dakota, and California add something

 

In October 2014, the governor of Alaska signed a bill declaring the state's 20 indigenous languages as official languages add something


2015

Christopher McCandless - Anchorage, Alaska, reporter Craig Medred has pointed out in a January, 2015, article in the Alaska Dispatch News that mushrooms which McCandless collected, photographed and consumed may have contributed to his death

 

Alaska's voter initiative making marijuana legal took effect on February 24, 2015, placing Alaska alongside Colorado and Washington as the first three U.S. states where recreational marijuana is legal add something


2016

The first legal marijuana store opened in Valdez in October 2016 add something


2017

Lisa Murkowski - "Alaska Dispatch News", 29 July 2017


2018

Frank Murkowski - Murkowski considered attempting a return to his old job in the Alaska gubernatorial election, 2018, but ultimately decided against it