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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
Travelers can expect 20- to 60-minute delays on the road between Anchorage and Fairbanks as the scenic George Parks Highway is expanded and improved. Megan Edge
As tourists pile into Talkeetna, business owners said they're loosing one thing -- power. As profit should be peaking, they are focused on trying to keep cold things cold and letting outsiders know a dark storefront is not necessarily a closed storefront. Megan Edge
Anchorage is not the only Alaska community that's getting great airfare deals, thanks to Delta's expansion. In fact, Fairbanks and Juneau are seeing better prices. Scott McMurren
A union representing nearly 600 workers in the Alaska Marine Highway System announced Tuesday that its members have authorized a strike should the union and state fail to agree on a new contract. Laurel Andrews
Long Alaska's second-most-populous city, Fairbanks has slipped in rank to third, trailing the geographically much-larger Juneau. Meanwhile, the Fairbanks North Star Borough is about to be overtaken by the Matanuska-Susitna Borough for that number two spot.Sean Doogan