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May 9, 2019

Imagine going to work every day knowing that there is a strong possibility that you will be assaulted—verbally, sexually or physically—and your only form of defense is a thin layer of polyester. Imagine further that despite sustaining harm, you are legally able to call the police for assistance only after you have “adequately” finished your w...

March 20, 2019

As statewide budgets are being threatened with debilitating cuts, Alaskans are questioning what the economic future will look like. For most, the future seems bleak. But hidden just beyond the proverbial storm clouds is a little economic engine that could, and it just may be the next big thing to shake up the Anchorage economy.

March 12, 2019

“There’s a lot of research out there that shows that many of the problems with recidivism can be resolved by having permanent, stable housing options,” says Wilson. “Many of the options available right now require sobriety or have a time limit which just puts people who really need help with housing back at square one. That’s why we are pushi...

January 31, 2019

In a second story office suite located in a building so plain even Siri has difficulty locating it, Jason Hodges sits on a worn leather couch. The office walls are covered in massive sticky notes adorned with numbers, phrases and colorful Venn diagrams, while the floor is inhabited by stray papers and empty boxes. Across the room, Becky Kenda...

January 24, 2019

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With UAA’s January 14 announcement that the School of Education programs had lost accreditation, the university has not had a lot to brag about of late. But there are some at the UAA that are pressing forward to field a better educational future for Alaskans.

Just two days after the announcement, the Alaska Native Science and En...

November 22, 2018

“A few years ago, a few of us ladies walked into a porn store and decided to do something a little bit better for it. So, we tore it down, and we eventually built The Writer’s Block Bookstore and Café,” joked Writer’s Block co-owner Vered Mares during her acceptance speech for ACLT’s Neighborhood Business of the Year.

September 20, 2018

Named after an inside joke involving a giant yeti costume, scare tactics and her significant other Dominic Ahumada, Yeti Dogs has become and Anchorage street corner staple. The shiny metallic beacon of lunchtime serves everything from traditional all-beef dogs to something a little more exotic.

December 14, 2017

For years, the Parachutes Teen Club and Resource Center quietly and somewhat mysteriously occupied a back corner of the Dimond Center’s 2nd floor. Unless you were between the ages of 13 and 18, what lay behind the space’s blacked out windows was inaccessible but highly sought after.