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Dena’ina roots still run deep in Southcentral Alaska

Cook’s exploration left lasting impression on Alaska

Anchorage marks a hundred years, a hundred languages

Anchorage’s port of necessity

The drive along the lower Kenai Peninsula affords views few places can offer: snow-capped and active volcanoes rise above blue, fishing boat-dotted water like a defensive line collapsing on a third-string quarterback.

Anchorage & aviation: Flying through time

“Owning a Widgeon, living in Anchorage and flying in Alaska, there’s just nothing left. You just can’t get any better than that,” said George Pappas in his deliberate cadence, with the hint of a grin showing through.

Building Anchorage with a green vision

Anchorage was a dusty little town that essentially ended at 15th street when Vic Fischer arrived in 1950.

Exporting defense powered expansion

“He who holds Alaska will hold the world,” Brigadier General William Mitchell told the House Military Affairs Committee in 1935.

Oil: The business that built Anchorage, and almost broke it

Oil has made Anchorage what it is today, but it has been a wild and rocky ride at times.
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Shell drills in the Chukchi Sea

Shell drills in the Chukchi Sea

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Senate panel passes bill lifting crude oil export ban

Senate panel passes bill lifting crude oil export ban

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Judge finds Greenpeace USA in contempt, sets escalating fines for bridge protest

Judge finds Greenpeace USA in contempt, sets escalating fines for bridge protest

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Matanuska Peak’s slopes require patience, focus

Matanuska Peak’s slopes require patience, focus

Rocks — we had entered a kingdom of rocks. Rocks the size of washing machines, some as big as microwave ovens; and tucked in between, boulders the size of basketballs. As we slowly moved upward, we encountered rocks with unending surprises. Every so often, without warning and at the slightest touch, they wanted to move — eager to yield to gravity.

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Alaskan farmers face hurdles to USDA organic stamp

Alaskan farmers face hurdles to USDA organic stamp

On the surface, organic seems like a fairly simple thing to define: it’s food grown without the use of non-organic pesticides and fertilizers, right? Well, not quite. In reality, the definition used by the bulk of the gardening public is nowhere near how government agencies define it when it comes to getting certification.

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Alaska Permanent Fund Market Value
unaudited, as of Jan 12, 2012
US Bonds $6,030,500,000
US Stocks $6,224,400,000
Non US Stocks $7,151,500,000
Global Stocks $4,631,700,000
Non US Bonds $1,364,200,000
Real Estate $4,125,300,000
Cash $935,100,000
Alternatives $5,857,000,000
Real Return/External CIO $2,810,200,000
TOTAL $39,129,900,000
source: Alaska Permanent Fund Corporation
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