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Kirk Johnson
America’s Far North cherishes its image of wild purity in a landscape so vast it can sometimes seem barely touched by people. But the roughly 600 military installations across Alaska tell a different story.
Shelby Lum

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From Model T's to pretty pickups, hundreds of cars were parked Sunday on the Delaney Park Strip for the Jay Ofsthun Memorial Car Show and Shine. Car lovers and enthusiasts were able to talk with the owners and take pictures at the largest car show in Alaska. 
Shelby Lum
From Model T's to pretty pickups, hundreds of cars were parked Sunday on the Delaney Park Strip for the Jay Ofsthun Memorial Car Show and Shine. Car lovers and enthusiasts were able to talk with the owners and take pictures at the largest car show in Alaska. 
Kamala Kelkar
The U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Healy is the only Coast Guard ship that sails to the Arctic regularly, so it’s an invaluable resource for scientists conducting research of all kinds, from testing polar defense technology to learning about climate. Meet some of the people who turn this 16-ton science lab into the nation's most remote, self-sustaining city.
Kamala Kelkar
The U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Healy is a uniquely significant resource for the nation; it's the only vessel that provides a platform for Arctic research -- research that helps guide U.S. policies in the rapidly changing region. Research performed from the ship can help shape decisions about national security, climate change and maritime traffic. Here's what life aboard the vessel is like.
Suzanna Caldwell
Commercial setnet salmon fishermen on Alaska's Kenai Peninsula are the target of a statewide ballot initiative that would eliminate their fishery. 
Tara Young

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The 5th annual Salmonfest (formerly Salmonstock) was held in the Ninilchik fairgrounds, July 31 through August 2, 2015. With over 65 performers on four stages and headliners Emmylou Harris and and Rodney Crowell, the festival continues celebrate the most beloved of Alaskan fish, the salmon.Originally started as an event to raise awareness about the proposed Pebble Mine in the Bristol Bay region, the festival has evolved into one of Alaska's largest summer music events, with nearly 6,000 attendees over three days.Other headliners over the weekend included Karl Denson's Tiny Universe, the California Honeydrops,  the Motet, New Orleans Suspects, Cajun Country Revival, MarchFourth Marching Band, Great American Taxi and Dirty River Ramblers, as well as many Alaska acts. The change from Salmonstock to Salmonfest was made in part to reflect the change in sponsors -- from the Renewable Resources Coalition and Foundation, which had trademarked the Salmonstock name, to the Homer-based Kachemak Bay Conservation Society.Watch this video on YouTube, and be sure to subscribe to our YouTube channel for more great videos. Contact Tara Young at tara(at)alaskadispatch.com.
Bob Hallinen
Kenai Post 20 defeated Chugiak Post 33 7-6 to force a second game to determine the American Legion baseball championship team at Mulcahy Stadium on Saturday, August 1, 2015.
Tegan Hanlon
On Saturday morning, seven recent college graduates took off from Anchorage for Tokyo, where they'll prepare to teach English in towns across Japan as part of the Japan Exchange and Teaching Program.
Suzanna Caldwell,Loren Holmes
In an effort to extend his training season, defending Iditarod champion Dallas Seavey, 28, is taking climate control into his own hands. He’s equipped the trailer with a refrigerator that cools the unit down to almost freezing. In those chilly temperatures, Seavey runs almost full teams on the device for about an hour at a time.
Marc Lester
Mountain runners gathered near Palmer to compete in the 2015 Matanuska Peak Challenge on Saturday, August 1, 2015.
Shelby Lum
The 2015 Buddy Walk brought crowds to Clark Middle School to raise awareness about Down syndrome. 

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