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  • Full Senate approves cruise ship head tax cut

    Full Senate approves cruise ship head tax cut
    The cruise industry is applauding a vote Wednesday by the state Senate. Lawmakers approved a bill to reduce the cruise head tax in a 17-3 vote. The bill would lower the tax from $46 a person to $34.50 per person, and allow further cuts for ports in...
  • Researcher leaves behind pieces of black history in Alaska

    Researcher leaves behind pieces of black history in Alaska
    African-Americans make up just 4 percent of Alaska's population -- but that doesn't mean they haven't influenced the state's course. When it comes to documenting history, it takes just one person to prove that passion goes a long way. "These are people...
  • Carrs' first black worker recalls his rise through the ranks

    Carrs' first black worker recalls his rise through the ranks
    When Alaska achieved statehood, it did so during the civil-rights movement. Alaska's first black dentist set up shop in 1958, and the state's first African-American was elected to public office in 1964. Between those two events, in 1963 Carrs was the...
  • Fund the Future winner hails from small town, but has big dreams

    Fund the Future winner hails from small town, but has big dreams
    Our Fund the Future scholarship winner this month comes from a town with a population smaller than her new science class at West High School. She's a typical teen with a lot of angst, but it seems most of that melts away when she thinks about home....
  • Alaska VA to open new Anchorage clinic Monday

    Alaska VA to open new Anchorage clinic Monday
    The Alaska Veterans Affairs Healthcare System will open the doors to its new clinic in Anchorage Monday. Construction crews spent two years assembling the 183,000-square-foot, $76 million building. The clinic, on North Muldoon Road near Elmendorf Air...
  • Veterans have new, roomy clinic in Anchorage

    Veterans have new, roomy clinic in Anchorage
    Patients and staffers at Anchorage's veterans' clinic have waited two years for this day: the opening of their new building on North Muldoon Road. The transition has been a juggling act at the old clinic on Debarr Road. Last year the clinic served...
  • Unclaimed veterans' cremains laid to rest at Fort Richardson

    Unclaimed veterans' cremains laid to rest at Fort Richardson
    Six Alaska veterans were finally put to rest at the Fort Richardson National Cemetery Wednesday. An organization called the Missing in America Project has been collecting the unclaimed cremated remains of veterans that have been left in funeral homes --...
  • Armed Forces Day marked by projects to support Alaska veterans

    Armed Forces Day marked by projects to support Alaska veterans
    Two events were held in Anchorage Saturday to celebrateĀ  Armed Forces Day, with hundreds of people coming together to hail the end of oneĀ  project and the start of another. Both the ribbon-cutting celebration for

    Survey says Mat-Su residents feel secure, oppose taxation

    Survey says Mat-Su residents feel secure, oppose taxation
    A recent survey shows how residents feel about life in the Mat-Su Valley. The 2009 Mat-Su Borough Community Survey is a joint research effort between the University of Alaska Anchorage Justice Center and the Mat-Su Borough. The annual survey's goal is...
  • Happy Bottoms cashes in on dirty bottoms

    Happy Bottoms cashes in on dirty bottoms
    A pair of Anchorage moms has found a way to improve life for new parents and make some money on the side by cleaning up the diaper business. Some may cringe when they find out how Angie Shephard and Theresa Perez earn a living. But keep in mind that...
  • Hot Career: Home Health Aide

    Hot Career: Home Health Aide
    If you are caring and compassionate and seek independence and flexible hours, a career as a Home Health Aide (HHA) may be right for you. What They Do HHAs provide personal and health-related services to home-based patients. Patients range from...