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Dozens of classic Volvos -- most of them museum pieces -- pulled into Fairbanks Sunday after spending more than five weeks on the road starting in Panama.

Dermot Cole
Thomas Pynchon, one of the towering figures of American literature, debuted with a long novel, but followed it up with a short one wherein he sharpened the skills needed for later masterpieces. Philip Chavanne should consider something similar with his next outing.David A. James
One of the best things that happens out at the Alaska Botanical Garden is the annual Plastic Pot Recycling Day. This year it is going to be on Aug. 23.Jeff Lowenfels
Deep in the heart of Kenai Fjords National Park, one lodge treads lightly to give travelers an unrivaled view of the majestic glaciers, mountains and wildlife.Scott McMurren
On hurried days, with work and errands, sports practices and appointments, when busy parents come home with no plan for dinner, this quinoa and egg enchilada skillet is a lifesaver.Maya Evoy
The Anchorage coffee scene has been hot for years, but the latest trend is looking to cool things down. It's called "cold brew" and it may win over your caffeine-addicted heart.Shannon Kuhn
One of the best things that happens out at the Alaska Botanical Garden is the annual Plastic Pot Recycling Day. This year it is going to be on Aug. 23.Jeff Lowenfels
Michael and Paula Williams want to share the story of Mat-Su peonies with the world, and that calling has earned the couple the title of 2014 Alaska State Fair Farm Family.Zaz Hollander
Burgerfi, a Florida-based franchise that brands itself on hormone-free and antibiotic-free meats, craft beer and wine selections and decor that includes recycled furniture, is preparing to set up shop in the Midtown Anchorage mall, next to the SteamDot coffee shop. Devin Kelly
Congregations in Anchorage represent Greek, Russian and Antiochian Orthodox traditions, with the broader tradition of Orthodox Christianity.Chris Thompson

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Alaska should consider combined heat and power as an energy solution

OPINION: For too long, high energy costs have put strains on Alaska families and continue to push businesses from profitability toward bankruptcy. The rising price of fuel, remote locations, and lack of statewide infrastructure requires creative, reliable solutions.Greg Porter