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Step by Step, Walkers Carry Legacy of Katie John

Step by Step, Walkers Carry Legacy of Katie John

Nearly a year after the death of Athabascan elder Katie John, known as perhaps Alaska's strongest advocate for subsistence hunting and fishing rights, her family is trying to protect her legacy with a walk more than 350 miles long.

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Veterans Try To Solve Mystery Behind Historical Artwork

When word spread that Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson's Kashim Club would be demolished in February 2014, local veterans took action to make sure two wood carvings would be preserved.

Locals in Bethel Report 'Hairy Man' Sightings

Locals in Bethel Report 'Hairy Man' Sightings

In recent weeks, a Southwest Alaska legend has shown legs -- or at least feet, if you believe those who say they've seen the Hairy Man.

American Comfort Food Moves Into West Anchorage

American Comfort Food Moves Into West Anchorage

Rustic Goat, a new restaurant in west Anchorage, opened in February.

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Distilled Spirits Business Taking Off in Haines

In this small town at the top of the Lynn Canal, tourism and fishing drive the economy, but a new microdistillery is catching on in Haines.

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A Green Patch in Anchorage that Doesn't Fade in Winter

There's a little spot in Anchorage where Alaska's winters never arrive, an oasis for people to come and enjoy.

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Homer 'Whovians' Construct Full-Size Replica of Doctor Who's TARDIS

Doctor Who is a British television series about a 900-year-old alien that travels through space and time fighting evil.

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The 'Vault': Loussac Library's Eclectic Alaska Collection

Tucked away inside the Loussac Library in Anchorage, is perhaps the library's most unheard of collection. It is known as the Vault, and holds hundreds of donated historical items-- a collection of both the rare and ordinary moments of Alaska's past.

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