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Special to the Los Angeles TimesAlong the Richardson Highway in the Alaskan interior, "towns" — and that's being generous — often spring up for a single purpose: to provide food, water and, of course, fuel to passing motorists. Mosquito Junction was once such a wayside. But...
Here are some tips for small-time landlords who are worried about losing tenants at a time when options for renters are greater than ever. From Multifamily Executive Magazine, these renewal tactics are aimed at professional property managers, but they...
Kaiser Health NewsMy ZIP code is a black hole for individual health insurance. That's what I recently discovered when I tried to find the coverage I want at an affordable price. What hubris I had. My story started in 2009, when my position as a journalism professor at...
Special to the Los Angeles TimesWHAT TO DO World Ice Art Championships, (907) 451-8250, http://www.icealaska.com. This year's competition is Feb. 22-March 27. Open 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily. All-day admission, $10; $5 for children 6 to 12. Season passes also available. WHERE TO STAY...
Sid Cutter, who staged a hot-air balloon rally nearly 40 years ago that evolved into an annual fall festival and helped transform Albuquerque into a capital of ballooning, has died. He was 77. Cutter died May 21 in the New Mexico city after a long battle...
Jacket CopyJon Krakauer's 1996 book "Into the Wild" told the story of Christopher McCandless, an idealistic young man driven to leave his comfortable bourgeois life behind; traveling through increasingly unpopulated areas, he sought a kind of truth, a closeness to...
Top of the TicketJoe Miller pulled off his upset Alaska primary election victory against Republican U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski in a campaign calling for more transparency in government, but Miller's operation has been less than see-through in the days since Murkowski...
GreenspaceInterior Secretary Ken Salazar is making it clear that he's in no hurry to open the door to new exploratory oil and gas drilling in the offshore Arctic -- not, he said, until more is known about the potential pitfalls.......
OutpostsWith the year ending, it is worth looking back at memorable posts of 2010. Each day this week through Friday, Outposts will recount some of the records broken, the achievements reached, the notable passings and the downright unusual during 2010......
L.A. NOWFederal authorities on Thursday were looking for victims who may have been molested by a former Fort Irwin Army soldier charged with possessing child pornography and illegal sexual contact with children. Joseph Scott Szymanski, 23, was arrested in June...
OutpostsAn Alaska angler had luck on her side recently when she landed the same 200-pound halibut not once, but twice to take top prize in a halibut fishing derby. Fairbanks resident Melody Dalbec was on a charter fishing trip June......
Top of the TicketSarah Palin has cause to celebrate after Tuesdayâs Republican primary in Georgia, where a timely endorsement helped lift her favored candidate into an Aug. 10 gubernatorial runoff. Closer to home, however, things arenât looking as bright for the...
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