Alaska, where women hear that “the odds are good but the goods are odd,” has the nation’s overall highest male-to-female ratio. But that comes with caveats.
A hot tub is a high-dollar item to buy between curly fries and the roller coaster, but salespeople swear a surprising number of fairgoers take the plunge.
Probably St. Matthew Island.
The state taxes marijuana cultivators who sell the raw product to retailers and edibles manufacturers.
While bars everywhere offer patrons snacks like pretzels and peanuts, the elaborate complimentary bar food situation seems to be an Anchorage Thing.
Anchorage doesn’t have much manufacturing, so most of the recycling in the state’s most populous city is sent to the Lower 48 by barge.
When contacted directly, the companies didn’t offer much about why they don’t have a presence in Alaska. But there are clues.
Nine years ago, Michael LeMaitre went missing running the race in Seward. No sign of him has been found, but his disappearance changed the way the race is run.
While there aren’t any natural snake populations here, people do still spot them once in a while. Could Alaska’s climate ever be hospitable enough for snakes to exist in the wild?
The shipping containers are stationed around Anchorage to monitor marine mammals during construction at the Port of Alaska.
Thirteen years after her sudden rise to notoriety, Sarah Palin is simultaneously the most famous Alaskan and nearly invisible within the state.
In the 1980s, Alaska cut its number of time zones from four to two. Now there’s Alaska Standard Time and Hawaii-Aleutian Standard Time, which means that Adak operates an hour behind the rest of the state.
A handful of islands in the Aleutians and Kodiak archipelago are home to cows, domestic and feral.
Strong winds sweep up sand from below to form the dunes.
Alaska contracts with a for-profit company that sends back to the state the majority of revenues from paid calls. The Department of Corrections says its share funds things like inmate toiletries, drug tests, food, clothing and bedding.
As Alaska gears up for the upcoming tourism season, rental cars are in short supply, thanks to a combination of global and local factors.
In the ‘70s and ‘80s, hot air balloons would take to the skies over Anchorage regularly. Could we see a revival?
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