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Ivan Hodes

Ivan Hodes is a public school teacher in the Anchorage School District, and a veteran of Operation Iraqi Freedom.

Travels in Weird Alaska: The Knik-Goose Bay Road to the Past

A large-scale map of Alaska might suggest there’s not a lot of adventuring to be done by car in our part of the state. That map would be wrong.

The Poppy’s Strange Fruit: Confronting the Opioid Crisis in Alaska

U.S. Surgeon General Vivek Murthy joined Rep. Don Young and senators Dan Sullivan and Lisa Murkowski for a day long summit on Alaska's opioid epidemic.

Alaska’s Proud Tradition of Small Game Hunting

Hunting and Alaska: two ideas, two images, that have gone together since time immemorial.

The Gift of Fly-Fishing

It's remoteness, climate, fiscal instability, and political turmoil often beg the question: Why live in Alaska? To many, the answer comes on a fishing rod.

Anchorage Remembers

A memoir, it is said, is a story from a life. A new collection of memoirs tells some of those stories about Anchorage and her diverse cast of characters.

Amundsen’s Advice: What Can Alaska Learn From Norway?

King Harald V of Norway recently visited Alaska. He came with wise words about dealing with the challenges facing an Arctic territory in a time of change.

Arctic Flaneur: Downtown Anchorage Scavenger Hunt

The "Downtown Scavenger Hunt" was a fundraising event for the United Way of Anchorage, pitting resident against resident in a battle of local knowledge.

Arctic Flaneur: Mayoral Candidates take to the Streets of Anchorage

With Tuesday's election looming, two mayoral candidates went on a walking tour of downtown to show their visions of the future Anchorage.

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