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Alaska’s criminal acts change over time

Mental problems, social issues, drug use, lack of education, lack of employment opportunities—all sorts of causes of crime are considered.

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Deadline looms to save home of Serum Run hero

With savage winds and the thermometer reading 80 below, Seppala had justified the faith placed in them by the organizers of the Serum Run.

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Fair opens today, runs through Sept. 3

Excitement reigns when the gates open today at the Palmer Fair, with thousands of people entering the extensive grounds.

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Growers busy reaping big crop variety

An area of particular interest at the Matanuska Experimental Station to amateur gardeners is the Cooperative Extension Service.

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Early pioneers made Alaska what she is

Sadly, too many people believe Alaska’s history began the day they came on the scene. That’s something we’d like to change, because the past has been important in building the Last Frontier to its proper place at the Top of the World.

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School bells ring here again on August 20

The Anchorage School District is preparing for an anticipated 47,516 students, a little down from last year.

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Alaska ripe for stories of supernatural

The 49th State abounds in ghost stories. They make good subject matter for those sitting around a campfire on a summer evening.

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Sunrise was briefly Alaska’s largest city

The Crow Creek Mining Co. was founded on Jan. 1, 1898, which became one of the largest mines in the Sunrise Mining District.

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What tourists need to learn about Alaska

With summer comes the tourists. A question as to what tourists would like to hear about the place they have come to see is an interesting one.

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Alaska road trips offer glimpse of past

Alaska has something for everyone. Enjoy the beautiful scenery, the people, the wildlife, and road trips on the highway.

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Road trips take you from ancient to modern spots

The Crow Creek Mine mess hall and St. Anthony Greek Orthodox Church arebut two of the places that can easily be reached through Alaska roads.

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Summer activities bring schedule-juggling woes

We all welcome summertime and the chance to get outdoors. At the same time, the variety of activities being offered bring with it the stress of fitting everything into our busy schedules. Salmon are running, the wilderness bids us to venture out and explore, the backyard hammock beckons on a sunny evening, and summer sports are in full sway.

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Summer cruises provide amazing views

Several cruise ships will dock this year in Anchorage, disgorging thousands of passengers onto the streets for a quick glimpse of the 49th State. Others tie up at Seward or Whittier, where passengers are taken by bus or train to the big city. Some Alaska tours are limited to Southeast, round-tripping from Vancouver or Seattle.

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Bingle Camp at Harding Lake popular youth spot

A number of summer camps can be found in Alaska. Kings Lake Camp at Wasilla is operated by the Salvation Army and has been in operation since about 1940. Information can be found at www.kingslakecamp.salvationarmy.org.

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May marks Attu Battle’s 75th anniversary

On May 30, 1943, a frenzied Banzai charge by Japanese troops was repulsed by U.S. and Canadian troops to end a battle begun 19 days earlier. It was to be the second bloodiest struggle in the Pacific Theater during World War II. It had the distinction of being the only battle with a foreign army to take place on American soil since the War of 1812.The 75th anniversary of the Battle of Attu has been observed this month, including reunions of Attu survivors and veterans who took part in the engagement. A national historic landmark has been created on Attu; a Peace Monument was erected by Japanese citizens to commemorate the place where some 2,900 soldiers, 2,100 of them Japanese, died.

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