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March 22, 2019

In a state where the culture of binge drinking runs deep, the problem becomes magnified in vulnerable populations like the Alaska Native community. Alcohol was first introduced to Alaska’s most remote villages in the 1880s by settlers who used it as currency. Since then, alcohol and drug use amongst Alaska Native’s has proliferated, leading t...

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 15, 2019

While playing a recurring role on Law & Order: Special Victims’ Unit, actress Mariska Hargitay became acutely aware of the staggering statistics about sexual assault, domestic violence and child abuse in the United State. She recalls receiving thousands of emails and letters from survivors who disclosed their personal stories to her. Although...

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 3, 2019

I definitely like a lot of jazz chords, but I think my main influences are Justin Vernon, Ben Howard and Tallest Man on Earth. It’s kind of a lot of white dudes with guitars which I feel kind of bad about but then again, I am a white dude with a guitar [laughs].

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.

November 15, 2018

Situated a mile and a half from a ritzy Eagle River neighborhood is a place that many Alaskans will never set foot in. Eleven log cabinesque buildings are spread across 62 acres of land—their backdrop, stunning views of snow-capped mountains. It is the kind of place that would be lovely to visit if it wasn’t surrounded by chain link fences to...

September 20, 2018

My mother got me involved with giving back though volunteering and my favorite memory was being able to help with our Kid's Vote program through Junior Achievement with Karen Davey Stewart. In her memory she inspires me to this day to continue to give back no matter where life takes me.

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.