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Take one picnic table. Add floats, a trolling motor and an Alaska State Troopers boating safety initiative, and what do you get? A $160 fine for the state's first licensed, seaworthy picnic table.Sean Doogan
When Alaska communication and transportation pioneer, resources consultant and general public policy activist Walter Parker died June 27, he left behind a large grieving family, legions of friends -- and a dozen huskies.Mike Dunham

Alaskans from far and near gathered in Palmer on Saturday for the 33rd annual Alaska Scottish Highland Games, complete with traditional music, dance, food, drink -- and feats of strength.

Loren Holmes
"Mike" is one of my best friends. We have known each other since college and are now in our mid-30s. From the beginning, Mike and I have had strong chemistry, but in college he was always dating "Jessica."
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
On Friday and Sunday nights for five years, salsa and other forms of dance instruction were a fixture of the dance floor of Platinum Jaxx, a now-defunct downtown Anchorage nightclub. Now members of the small but spirited Latin dance community are exploring ways to continue pursuing their passion.Devin Kelly

This year marks the sixth anniversary of the Kids' Mural, a public art installation on Elmore Road. Despite a wet, rainy day, seven kids came out to paint a colorful jungle scene.

Loren Holmes
Billed for “RV travelers,” the Anchorage School District camper host program also offers a financial leg up for participants. Devin Kelly
"Jack" and I have been dating for a little less than a year, but we have hit a major wall.Wayne and Wanda