In the Lower 48, Amtrak is more of a leisurely ride than a handy tool for business. The rest of the world has taken a different tack: embracing rail travel as the first option for getting around the countryside. Scott McMurren
Since 1997, hotel developers from the Lower 48 have, in effect, colonized a half-mile stretch of C Street from just north of Tudor Road to International Airport Road. Two more hotels are under construction.Jeannette Lee Falsey
Despite vast improvements in safety equipment, Anchorage driving instructor Leslie Hysom says winter driving techniques haven’t changed much over the years. We showed her a 1957 public service video and asked her to rate how well the techniques drivers learned decades ago hold up today.
Alaskans remember William Seward as the secretary of state who bought Alaska for $7.2 million, but acquiring Russian claims to America's Northwest was only one of his many important achievements.Mike Dunham