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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
Healy-based Stampede Aviation is offering flightseeing tours over the old Fairbanks city bus where Chris McCandless died -- a location later made famous by the book and subsequent movie "Into the Wild."Craig Medred
With more than two dozen climbers already on the mountain and warm weather making it possible for businesses to open earlier than usual, the season is off to a strong start in the national park surrounding North America's tallest peak.Sean Doogan

On a trip to Alaska, Lightbourn brought his Canon 5D Mark III video camera along to capture some of the the raw beauty of the wilderness he encountered. 

Tara Young
Anchorage's Luc Mehl and Derek Collins, of Jackson Hole, Wyo., made the 250-mile trek on skates, skis and foot, experiencing extremes ranging from no snow to a full-blown March storm.Dave Bendinger

Filmmaker Luc Mehl and his friend Derek Collins took 14 days to travel 250 miles on foot through southwestern Alaska's Wood-Tikchik State Park.

Tara Young
There are some good air fare deals right now -- but the really great deals are around the corner in mid-May.Scott McMurren
Beginning Saturday, Feb. 16, people will be able to drive their own cars a dozen miles into Denali National Park, opening up new recreational opportunities for skiers, snowshoers and hikers.  Sean Doogan
Even after using helicopters and explosives, DOT says the area is too dangerous for road-clearing crews.Sean Doogan