A community activist is working to transform a vacant space in the Northway Mall into a hub for urban arts education and hip-hop culture, a piece of a broader "rebranding" effort for hip-hop in the city. Devin Kelly
I got drunk, kissed and sexted my ex. Should I tell my new guy? Technically, we're not exclusive, so ...Wayne and Wanda
West High graduate Maeva Ordaz says her migrant parents' hard work and emphasis on education inspired her to pursue scholarships and compete in the national Poetry Out Loud competition.Mike Dunham
When I was introduced to Chugiak's Thillman Wallace to discuss helping with his memoir in the final months of his life, the kindred feeling was immediate. Mary Katzke
Don’t mix work with pleasure, even though sometimes it’s so darn tempting.Wayne and Wanda

This month, Anchorage hairstylist Joseph Williams is giving away free haircuts to people in need. For some, the offer seems too good to be true: “It is free. And I don’t think people can handle that,” Williams said. 

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Trapper Creek Bluegrass Festival draws crowd to 'big playground' in Alaska wilderness

May 26, 2015 - 5:20pm -- benanderson
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Trapper Creek Bluegrass Festival is as close to Burning Man as you’ll find in Alaska, drawing a crowd of counter-culture, artistically minded individuals who -- it must be said -- know their way around a hallucinogen or two.

Yurts, tents and urban suites -- Airbnb options grow in Alaska

May 24, 2015 - 7:47pm -- benanderson
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"You're on your own. Try not to die," reads one Airbnb listing near the off-the-beaten path community of McCarthy. When it comes to listings on the space-sharing site in the Last Frontier, you can go traditional -- or you can really get out there.

The winners of the 33rd annual Creative Writing Contest sponsored by the University of Alaska and Alaska Dispatch News. 

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