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  1. Laura and the Killed Men launch multistop Alaska tourRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jul 20 | Anchorage Daily News

    From Boston to Pocatello, Idaho, to the infamous World's Fair Hotel in Chicago, the song titles dot a musical map through territory and time. The record, "Everchanging Trail," was the result of a 12,000-mile tour the Tuscon, Arizona-based band embarked on last summer.

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  2. As Airbnb continues to grow, Alaska hotels are waryRead the original story

    Saturday Jul 9 | Anchorage Daily News

    Meredith Simpson has her cozy one-bedroom home in Mt. View listed on Airbnb for peer-to-peer vacation rentals.

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  3. Plane piloted by Alaska Dispatch News owner crashes in Halibut CoveRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Jul 4 | Anchorage Daily News

    The National Transportation Safety Board's Alaska office chief Clint Johnson said witnesses reported the single-engine plane struck a tree. The plane, a float-equipped Cessna 206, then crashed into the water and sustained substantial damage, Johnson said.

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  4. Slugging it out in SitkaRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Jul 3 | Anchorage Daily News

    This town has many attractions: all that Russian heritage, Native culture, shopping and eating, art and music, scenery, and, of course, boating and hiking. On a recent visit to take in the Sitka Summer Music Festival, I discovered something new - an 8-mile trail through woods behind town.

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  5. Hearing what we want to hearRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jun 30 | Anchorage Daily News

    Harry D. Reynolds probably first burst upon Alaska in 1902. A booster/promoter of the first order, he visited Alaska's governor that summer, John G. Brady, in Sitka, then the capitol.

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  6. Want to park a tiny house in Anchorage? It might be hard to find a spaceRead the original story

    Jun 25, 2016 | Anchorage Daily News

    Brian and Deborah Schaffer downsized from their full-sized family home last year and moved into this tiny house after their youngest son graduated from high school. The home is temporarily at Mirror Lake Middle School in Peters Creek while the Schaffers provide security for the school district.

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  7. Come up with a great Alaska street name, then prepare to battle thievesRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 24, 2016 | Anchorage Daily News

    Stubborn German Court, Hobgoblin Lane, Four Wheel Drive, At Your Own Risk Road: Alaska is home to unique and sometimes cheeky street names. In Alaska, "people tend to make stuff up a little bit more a I don't know, maybe even have more of a sense of humor," said Bill Witte, a geographic information system specialist with the Fairbanks North Star Borough's emergency operations, who manages the address database in the Interior city.

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  8. Take a tour of the only cruise ship regularly scheduled to dock in Anchorage this summerRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 13, 2016 | Anchorage Daily News

    The Holland America cruise ship MS Maasdam docked at the Port of Anchorage for the second time on Monday, June 13, 2016. The cruise ship is 722 feet long and can carry around 1,260 passengers and 580 crew.

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  9. Cutting Southcentral boaters' hydrocarbon pollution by offering discountsRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 10, 2016 | Anchorage Daily News

    Boaters from Homer to the Mat-Su can help protect salmon and other aquatic creatures while nabbing discounts from popular businesses. A pilot program launched this spring is an offshoot of Cook Inletkeeper's Clean Boating program that began in the Mat-Su five years ago.

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  10. First writer selected for new Storyknife fellowshipRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 9, 2016 | Anchorage Daily News

    Kim Steutermann Rogers of Hawaii will be the first writer to receive a one-month residency at Storyknife Writers Retreat in Homer. The brainchild of Alaska author Dana Stabenow, Storyknife offers women writers a month of respite where they can concentrate on their craft.

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  11. Rig's woes confirmed fishermen's fears, and lawmakers kept Kachemak Bay pristineRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 4, 2016 | Anchorage Daily News

    No place in Alaska is more beautiful than Kachemak Bay. Its pristine beauty was threatened in 1973 when Gov. Bill Egan authorized the state Department of Natural Resources to hurriedly issue oil and gas leases in the middle of a highly productive king crab fishery.

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  12. Outdoors digest: Hefty halibut landed in ValdezRead the original story

    May 31, 2016 | Anchorage Daily News

    As two of Alaska's premier halibut fishing derbies head into their second month, big fish are finally beginning to show - and a third tournament joined the crowd. At the Valdez Halibut Derby, which offers a $15,000 cash prize for the largest flatfish caught this summer, Fairbanks angler David Jamison forged a substantial lead with his 253-pounder caught Sunday aboard the Nanatuk.

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  13. Slow start for Southcentral halibut derbiesRead the original story

    May 24, 2016 | Anchorage Daily News

    Nearly two weeks after its kickoff, the Homer Jackpot Halibut Derby hasn't had a single fish turned in as strong Kachemak Bay winds have kept some charter boats in port. In addition to $10,000 for the summer's biggest fish, the 31st Homer derby has tagged more 100 fish in Kachemak Bay, including the GCI flatfish worth $50,000 to the angler with a derby ticket who lands it.

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  14. Hammond didn't want oil drilling in Kachemak Bay, but he wanted the issueRead the original story

    May 24, 2016 | Anchorage Daily News

    On Wednesday May 25 Homer will celebrate the 40th anniversary of the state's repurchase of the oil and gas leases that once threatened Kachemak Bay. Charles Wohlforth's recent commentary about saving Kachemak Bay was characteristically well-written and highly informative.

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  15. Here's how dramatically Kenai Peninsula has changed in the last 50 yearsRead the original story

    May 20, 2016 | Anchorage Daily News

    Larger than West Virginia, the Kenai Peninsula has the best of Alaska: coastal rainforests, two icefields, majestic deepwater fiords and a sapphire river home to the largest king salmon ever caught. It also has some of the best-documented changes of any geographic feature in Alaska, enough that a biologist now sees the peninsula evolving into a human-driven system.

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  16. As season cranks up, new restrictions greet Alaska halibut anglersRead the original story

    May 19, 2016 | Anchorage Daily News

    As another halibut fishing season cranks up with the opening of the months-long Homer Jackpot Halibut Derby, Southcentral charter boat anglers who pursue Alaska's hefty and tasty flatfish face another year of restrictions - more restrictive rules that will affect such popular ports as Homer, Seward, Whittier and Kodiak, or what federal officials call Area 3A. Among them: It's worth noting that halibut caught on private boats without a guide "will not accrue toward the annual limit," according to a description of the regulations in the Federal Register.

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  17. How an oil industry fiasco saved Kachemak Bay 40 years agoRead the original story w/Photo

    May 16, 2016 | Anchorage Daily News

    History sometimes branches in a moment that changes everything after. That happened 40 years ago this month, when an oil rig got hopelessly stuck in the mud in Kachemak Bay, near Homer, and had to be blasted free with explosives.

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  18. California writer does Homer justice in satisfying new novelRead the original story w/Photo

    May 15, 2016 | Anchorage Daily News

    A reader opening this novel finds that one of the two principal characters is named Kachemak and a map depicts the land forms and communities - some renamed and others not - of an easily identified southern Kenai Peninsula. A town remarkably like Homer, but named Caboose, has a spit of its own.

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  19. Value of Kachemak Bay to shorebirds gets a boost with designationRead the original story w/Photo

    May 13, 2016 | Anchorage Daily News

    The estuaries, shores, sloughs and tidal areas of Kachemak Bay have joined the prestigious Western Hemisphere Shorebird Reserve Network , a partnership between the government and private enterprises that designates important shorebird areas in an effort to boost public awareness. There are 90 sites in 14 countries worldwide, including four others in Alaska - Copper River Delta, Kvichak Bay, Nushagak Bay and the Yukon Delta.

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  20. Two Alaska lawmakers say they're seeing light at the end of the Legislature's tunnelRead the original story w/Photo

    May 12, 2016 | Anchorage Daily News

    Alaska lawmakers are drawing closer to an oil tax deal that could pass the House with support from the Republican-led majority and Democratic minority, with a vote on the legislation coming as soon as Friday. House Minority Democrats have been meeting this week with members of a majority faction that includes Reps.

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