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Anchorage Daily News

In Anchorage, Alaska, planners are rolling out a substantial new version of their zoning code, which includes some design requirements like no blank walls. Business owners are up in arms over the proposed changes.
Feb 21, 2010   Anchorage Daily News
Anchorage, Alaska recently completed a citywide bicycle master plan. Despite the costs of the projects in the plan, this oped argues it's exactly the blueprint the city needs to put into action.
May 4, 2009   Anchorage Daily News
The Alaskan government has announced plans to build wind turbines in six small villages along the state's windy western coast. Locals applaud the investment.
Jan 28, 2009   Anchorage Daily News
Greenhouse gas emissions in Fairbanks, Alaska are significantly higher than the national average, according to one report.
Oct 2, 2008   Anchorage Daily News
A decision on whether or not to swap potentially oil-rich, protected land in the Yukon Flats with private wetlands will not be reached for another year. Appraisals will be underway to determine whether or not the controversial trade is fair.
Sep 10, 2008   Anchorage Daily News
<p>Demographers are estimating that the population of Alaska will surpass 800,000 by the year 2030. The population 65 and older is expected to grow the fastest between now and then.</p>
Nov 19, 2007   Anchorage Daily News
<p>Global warming is exacerbating the erosion of the Alaskan coastline, but no agency has taken the lead in addressing the issues of land depletion and community relocation. One village's struggles may set the rule for future relocations.</p>
Sep 19, 2007   Anchorage Daily News
<p>A measure on the Alaskan ballot this October could require a local government to compensate landowners if new land use regulations hurt property values -- a measure similar to Oregon's controversial Measure 37 that is meeting similar resistance.</p>
Sep 10, 2007   Anchorage Daily News
<p>With more coffee shops per person that any other place in the United States -- Anchorage, Alaska, provides some interesting lessons about latte culture.</p>
Feb 26, 2007   Anchorage Daily News
A columnist chides Alaska's Transportation Secretary's criticism of Amtrak, saying the state has its own issues with rail service.
Jul 10, 2005   Anchorage Daily News
Alaska's capital is losing young people to Anchorage and Fairbanks, at the cost of jobs and city growth.
Jun 12, 2005   Anchorage Daily News