Tue March 27, 2012
The Two-Way

Justice Department's Handling Of Sen. Stevens Case To Be Aired On Capitol Hill

Originally published on Tue March 27, 2012 7:54 am

Former Sen. Ted Stevens, R-Alaska, in 2008.
Alex Wong Getty Images

The Justice Department's 'systematic concealment" of evidence that might have helped the late Sen. Ted Stevens, R-Alaska, defend himself in a corruption case will get a fresh airing Wednesday, when special prosecutor Henry Schuelke offers Senate testimony about his blistering 500-page report.

He's due to be before the Senate Judiciary Committee at 10 a.m. ET.

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Tue March 20, 2012

Native Alaskans Divided On State's Oil Drilling Debate

Originally published on Tue March 20, 2012 7:06 am

A drilling rig sits on Oooguruk Island off the coast of Alaska's North Slope. The 6-acre island was built by Pioneer Natural Resources so it could drill for oil on the Arctic Ocean.
Steve Quinn AP

Shell Oil plans to explore for petroleum off Alaska's north coast this summer. The native people of Alaska have a big stake in both oil revenue and environmental protection. That conflict has played out in recent trips by Inupiats to Washington, D.C., to argue their case.

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Sun March 18, 2012
Wait Wait ... Don't Tell Me!

'Mushing Mortician' Breathes Life Into Fallen Iditarod Sled Dog

Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race rookie Scott Janssen, known as the "Mushing Mortician," of Anchorage, Alaska, poses for a photo with one of his pet dogs.
Mark Thiessen AP

From our "How To Do Everything" podcast:

Scott Janssen crossed the finish line of the Iditarod sled dog race on Friday afternoon, one dog short. He had hoped Marshall, who'd been with Janssen since he was a puppy, would be there.

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Sat March 17, 2012

Weekend Audition: The Warmth of Siberia & The Honoring of the Green

ew Siberia is the latest gem by Boston-area singer/songwriter Antje Duvekot, and it is a beauty. Consisting of fresh, heartfelt, and intelligent songs with delightful melodies delicately stitched together like an unpretentious Venetian lace.

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Sat March 17, 2012

Of Huskies And Sleds

The Burled Arch in Nome, Alaska, the finish line of the Iditarod race as pictured in 2007
Anderson Wikimedia Commons

It is the beginning of March and a quiet madness sweeps parts of our country that has nothing to do with basketball. Rather, it is all about dogs, sleds and the hearty men and women who brave whatever Mother Nature has in store for them.

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