Archive of: Alaska Features

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Building Anchorage with a green vision May Issue 5 2015

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 May Issue 4 2015

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 May Issue 3 2015

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.

Anchorage, railroad have ties that bind May Issue 2 2015

Anchorage, railroad have ties that bind

The Alaska Railroad is the tie that binds the state together. It is the reason for Anchorage. It exemplifies Alaska.

Filmmaker: ‘Anchorage Is …’ opportunity May Issue 1 2015

Filmmaker: ‘Anchorage Is …’ opportunity

Todd Hardesty sweats the small stuff. That, he argues, is what really shows a city’s character.

Bringing 100 years of Anchorage to life April Issue 4 2015

Bringing 100 years of Anchorage to life

The task: tell the century-long story of Anchorage in 124 pages. The man to do it: 50-year Anchorage resident Charles Wohlforth.

Sustainability dispute in past, Walmart launches ‘The Alaskan’ February Issue 2 2015

Sustainability dispute in past, Walmart launches ‘The Alaskan’

Walmart announced on Jan. 28 the launch of an in-store brand, The Alaskan, for sale in every Alaska Walmart Supercenter and 20 Washington stores, as well as a 14 additional products of wild Alaskan cod, salmon, rockfish, sole, and crab to its general stock. The new items are on shelves just a couple years after Alaska seafood in Walmart stores was in jeopardy following a company plan to only stock seafood products carrying the Marine Stewardship Council certification for sustainability.