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2010-04-28 13:28:24

New research indicates that one of the largest fresh-water floods in Earth's history happened about 17,000 years ago and inundated a large area of Alaska that is now occupied in part by the city of Wasilla, widely known because of the 2008 presidential campaign. The event was one of at least four "megafloods" as Glacial Lake Atna breached ice dams and discharged water. The lake covered more than 3,500 square miles in the Copper River Basin northeast of Anchorage and Wasilla. The megaflood...

2009-11-16 07:15:00

WASILLA, Alaska, Nov. 16 /PRNewswire/ -- Lifelong learning advocate and longtime resident of Wasilla, Alaska, Charles D. Hayes wants the world to know that not all Wasilla residents are Sarah Palin fans. Author of numerous books upholding the value of self-education, Hayes says many of us are embarrassed by former Governor Palin's vacuous chatter about subjects she clearly has no knowledge of. In his view, an American life, the subtitle of Palin's memoir, should be about more than...

2009-10-20 04:00:00

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 20 /PRNewswire/ -- According to a fallacious diary, penned by satirist Joey Green, when Republican Vice Presidential candidate Sarah Palin stepped inside the voting booth in her hometown of Wasilla, Alaska, on election day last year, she cast her vote for Barack Obama. "Sarah Palin's Secret Diary," a "genuine imitation" of the former Alaska governor's private journal, also reveals that Palin seriously asked the producers of "Saturday Night Live" if she could waterboard...

2009-01-03 22:05:11

Plans for a big celebration of 50 years of Alaska statehood scheduled for Saturday in Wasilla were postponed due to bone-chilling temperatures, organizers said. Plans call for the festival to go forward next Saturday, but only if the temperature rises to at least 10 degrees below zero. That might seem cold to people in the Lower 48 but is considerably warmer than the minus-25 cold currently blanketing the Anchorage area. Plans include a bonfire and sledding. Wasilla, an Anchorage suburb, is...

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2008-12-27 14:30:00

A 2009 calendar focused on Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin is the top office product supply item being sold on Amazon.com, figures indicate. The Los Angeles Times reported Friday the calendar produced by a former deputy mayor of Wasilla, the Alaskan city where Palin previously served as mayor, has edged out a pair of scissors for the company's top office sales spot. Exact sales numbers were not reported. Former Wasilla official Judy Patrick created the Palin calendar for the new year using...

2008-12-15 08:37:00

WASILLA, Ala., Dec. 15 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Acting Special Agent in Charge Douglas R. Dawson, Seattle Field Division, of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) today announced that agents from the Anchorage Field Office joined the Wasilla Bible Church arson investigation. On Dec. 13, 2008, the Central Mat-Su Fire Department and the Alaska State Fire Marshals Office contacted ATF Anchorage Field Office and requested assistance in investigating the fire that...

2008-11-21 12:20:20

Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin saved one turkey from becoming Thanksgiving dinner but that goodwill didn't extend to others in the flock. Palin, the Republican Party vice presidential candidate, issued the traditional pardon for a bird named Thanksgiving at the Triple D Farms in Wasilla, New York's Daily News reported Friday. However, while Palin was on camera for an interview, a man working on the farm could be seen leading another bird to slaughter in the background. Palin declined an offer to...

2008-11-04 15:25:00

Republican U.S. vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin said Tuesday she hopes "to wake up as vice president-elect" to get to work for the nation. After voting near her home in Wasilla, Alaska, Palin declined to tell reporters for whom she voted. "Now, tomorrow (Wednesday), I hope and pray, I believe that I'll be able to wake up as vice president-elect and be able to get to work, in a transition mode, with president-elect John McCain," Palin said. "And I do recognize that this is an...

2008-10-02 09:00:11

By Sharon Theimer and Brett J. Blackledge Associated Press WASILLA, Alaska -- Sarah Palin and her husband have pieced together a uniquely Alaskan income that reached comfortably into six figures even before she became governor, capitalizing on valuable fishing rights, a series of land deals and a patchwork of other ventures to build an above-average lifestyle. Add up the couple's 2007 income and the estimated value of their property and investments and they appear to be worth at least...


Word of the Day
malpais
  • The ragged surface of a lava-flow.
'Malpais' translates from Spanish as 'bad land.'