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Even for an Alaskan living in Anchorage I don’t get the sense that I am a speck on a vast landscape as often as I’d hope. I was awed and excited. As we walked, I heard “wow!” and “this is amazing” from the visitors. Alli Harvey
As additional details about the derailment emerge, the executive director of a Skagway clinic says her facility treated nearly two dozen White Pass & Yukon Route passengers for minor injuries.Megan Edge
I usually make the run to Fairbanks with a cooler full of sandwiches and snacks. But now that I looked at it, I grew curious about restaurants along the way and decided that on my return trip I would eat at some of the places I’ve passed a hundred times but never eaten at.Mike Dunham
Old-timers in Hope say the town off the Seward Highway, on the banks of Resurrection Creek, has been exploding with outsiders -- but, then, "everyone is making money" off them.Megan Edge
Some Alaska hikes prove especially memorable when, as on that particular night, location, weather, and season come together in a beautiful collaboration. But what makes any hike or climb most scenic smacks of subjectivity.Shawn Lyons
Eleven vessels sail the 3,500-mile series of routes all year, in all sorts of weather, to more than 30 terminals. Passengers rely upon the Alaska Marine Highway for everything from medical care to soccer games and family holidays. But it's a superb way to see parts of Alaska too -- without much fuss. Erin Kirkland
For nearly a century, Talkeetna's Fairview Inn has served as a mecca for locals and travelers alike. Now, for the first time in decades, the historic structure is for sale.Laurel Andrews
The state is looking at possible alternatives for the aging ferry Tustumena, a 296-foot vessel that first joined the Alaska Marine Highway System in 1964 serving ports throughout Southwest Alaska, but is running into obstacles striking a balance between seaworthiness in the rough Gulf of Alaska and maneuverability in some smaller ports.Pat Forgey

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