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National restaurant chains expand into Anchorage

ANCHORAGE - When the Dairy Queen opened in Anchorage in 2006, it was big news. People stood in a line that stretched for two blocks just to get an ice cream cone, and drive-thru traffic backed up just as long.
Whale Fest to touch on marine, terrestrial connections

This year's Sitka Whale Fest kicks off Thursday, Nov. 1 and will highlight and explore the emerging issues linking terrestrial and marine environments from the Gulf of Alaska to the Arctic.
Alaska Airlines to fly year-round between Hawaii, Anchorage

Alaska Airlines Inc. announced Wednesday that it plans to offer year-round direct flights between Hawaii and Anchorage, but some Alaskans are worried that the lack of competition for the route could lead to higher fares over the long term.
A woman who savors a fine wine

The temperature was close to zero Monday as I left the house to buy Sarah Palin's memoir, "Going Rogue: An American Life." The book was almost impossible to find in Anchorage before its official release Tuesday. The salesman who finally sold me one asked me to promise I wouldn't reveal his identity if he sold me a pre-publication copy.
The ultimate test of Stevens

Ted Stevens has had remarkable energy and remarkable ambition, and that has brought him remarkable success.
An 'authentic Alaskan voice' speaks to Juneau

Seth Kantner's afternoons in northwest Alaska are not those of your typical writer.
Palin is nice ? but she?s not ready

Most Alaskans like Sarah Palin. I know I do. Both as a politician and a person, there?s a lot to like.


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