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Government surplus helped build Alaska

Fairbanks Daily News-Miner - May 21, 2017
FAIRBANKS — Since before statehood, government surplus has been instrumental in the development of Eastern Interior Alaska. The evidence of its importance, while disappearing, can still be occasionally seen across the region. For almost four decades ...

Navy to search Alaska ocean floor for WWII-era explosives

NavyTimes.com - May 20, 2017
KODIAK, Alaska — The U.S. Navy will be searching for World War II-era explosives on the ocean floor near an Alaska island in June. The Navy will be looking for any munitions and explosives that may have been left behind in the water surrounding Kodiak ...

Alaska lawmakers reject transgender man for human-rights post

The Seattle Times - May 20, 2017
JUNEAU, Alaska — The Alaska Legislature has rejected the appointment of Drew Phoenix, a transgender man, to serve on the state's human rights commission. The vote came Tuesday near the end of an hourslong joint session called to consider Gov.

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The MILEPOST® is Alaska's best known and most extensive travel guide. It was first published in 1949 as a 72-page mile-by-mile guide to the recently opened to the public Alaska (“Alcan”) Highway. The 2017 edition has more than 700 pages of detailed travel information on 30 major routes―including the Alaska Highway, which celebrates its 75th anniversary this year―and 60 side trips, totaling more than 15,000 miles of road in Alaska, Yukon, Northwest Territories, British Columbia and Alberta.
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Looking for Alaska

by: John Green
The award-winning, genre-defining debut from John Green, the #1 international bestselling author of The Fault in Our Stars

Millions of copies sold!

★ Michael L. Printz Award Winner
★ Los Angeles Times Book Prize Finalist
★ NPR's 100 Best-Ever Teen Novels
★ TIME Magazine's 100 100 Best Young Adult Books of All Time
 New York Times bestseller
 USA Today bestseller

Before. Miles “Pudge” Halter is done with his safe life at home.
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Carry On: Stan Zuray's Journey from Boston Greaser to Alaskan Homesteader

by: Tim Attewell, Stan Zuray
In 1960s inner city Boston, Stan Zuray had no future. As the Vietnam war took more and more of his friends, and many of those who returned sank further into drugs and despair, Stan looked for meaning and found nothing. His life's purpose lay thirty-three hundred miles northwest, deep in the Tozitna River Valley in the heart of Alaska's frozen interior. Deadly cold, famine, grizzly bears, and one unruly sled dog with a grudge kept Stan on the knife's edge between survival and death. Humbled by the power of nature, the Boston greaser who was destined for prison found a new life in the wild, where one mistake can prove fatal.
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Maggie Rogers - Alaska

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12 Mysterious Discoveries in Alaska

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Explore the Melting Ice Caves of Alaska’s Mendenhall Glacier

Mendenhall Glacier is a spectacular 12-mile-long glacier near Juneau, Alaska. Ice caves make up its surreal interior. Only the truly adventurous can access its ...

Wild Alaska National Geographic

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Alaska Twins Live Off the Land 150 Miles From the Nearest Store | National Geographic

Identical twins, Miki and Julie Collins have lived in the Alaska bush for more than 50 years. With their team of dogs, they run a hundred-mile trapline near Denali ...