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  1. It Looks Like a Normal Building, But Every Person in Whittier, Alaska Lives InsideRead the original story w/Photo

    15 hrs ago | TechEBlog

    On the outside, it looks like nothing special, but nearly all of the 200 residents of Whittier, Alaska all live inside the 14-story Begich Towers condominium on the edge of town. This building also houses a police station, a health clinic, a convenience store, a laundromat, and even a church in its basement.

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  2. Whittier, Alaska, A Small Town of Fewer Than 300 Residents All Living in the Same BuildingRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday | Laughing Squid

    Erika Thompson, an elementary teacher from the community of Whittier, Alaska , talks about life in a small town of fewer than 300 residents who all live in one building in a video produced by Indie Alaska . The residents live in Begisch Towers , former United States Army barracks that were converted into condos.

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  3. Where did Whittier's silver salmon go?Read the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jan 20 | Anchorage Daily News

    Anglers fishing for silvers in October 2004 at Salmon Run in Whittier had better luck than in recent years, which have seen diminishing salmon returns. Southcentral anglers used to casting a line in Prince William Sound for late-season silver salmon at the Whittier Boat Harbor, Smitty's Cove , Salmon Run or nearby say the return has sharply declined in recent years and are seeking an explanation from biologists with the Alaska Department of Fish and Game.

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  4. Welcome To Whittier, Alaska, A Community Under One RoofRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Jan 18 | WGBH

    Whittier, Alaska, is a sleepy town on the west side of Prince William Sound, tucked between picturesque mountains. But if you're picturing a small huddle of houses, think again.

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  5. Whittier, Alaska: A Small Town Inside This BuildingRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jan 8 | Neatorama

    ... Army is gone now, but the town that grew up around the small base still lives there. Almost all of the residents of Whittier, Alaska live in it, which they call Begich Towers. Inside, you can find a school, a church, shops, a police station, and a ...

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  6. Morning News Roundup: Jan. 6, 2014Read the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jan 6 | Architect Online

    ... designed by London-based architectNorman Foster, Hon. FAIA. [ Hypebeast ] Photographs of a 14-story building in Whittier, Alaska, where nearly everyone in the town lives. [ The California Sunday Magazine ] Washington, D.C.'s new mayor picked Eric ...

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  7. 'Brigadoon' of candy shops in Port Townsend has just two days left before hiatusRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 23, 2014 | Peninsula Daily News

    ... the winter months in Hawaii where they run a farm that teaches sustainable practices and another fudge shop in Whittier, Alaska. The couple isn't forthcoming about how they met, got together or their age gap: Tim is 58 and Harline is 30." "When two ...

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  8. Submarine thriller to be filmed in AlaskaRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 12, 2014 | The Wichita Eagle

    Whittier officials said Friday that three months of pre-production will begin in January, followed by three months of filming. The film is based on the 2012 novel "Firing Point" by George Wallace and Don Keith, about a standoff between American and Russian submarines.

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  9. Submarine thriller to be filmed in AlaskaRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 12, 2014 | WTOL-TV Toledo

    (AP Photo/Mark Thiessen, File). FILE - This July 9, 2012 file photo shows the tiny community of Whittier, Alaska, where most of the 180 year-round residents live in the tall condo in the back, a former Army garrison. KTUU reports about 90 percent of ...

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  10. Hello, JefflandRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 18, 2014 | Daily-Jeff.com

    This group spent the first 11 days of September in the "Last Frontier" ... Alaska. Their journey began with a seven-day cruise from Vancouver, British Columbia, to Whittier, Alaska.

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  11. Foundation funds scholarships, humanities programRead the original story

    Nov 16, 2014 | Peninsula Clarion

    ... grandson, Lawrence E. Damon, who were killed in the 1964 tidal wave, resulting from the Good Friday earthquake, at Whittier, Alaska." The second building (Phase II) at the Kenai River Campus was dedicated and named the Goodrich Building during ...

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  12. Reader takes issue with coastline letterRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 5, 2014 | Lake Cowichan Gazette

    ... from its base in Neah Bay, Wash., it was dispatched from Prince Rupert where it had delivered a barge towed from Whittier, Alaska; the regular employment of this tug. Two other ocean-going tugs are also on call in Prince Rupert. Sunday night CTV ...

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  13. Errors made in Russian container ship coverageRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 30, 2014 | Lake Cowichan Gazette

    There are those who complained that US Tugboat Barbara Foss had been dispatched from 675 kilometres away in Neah Bay, Washington, to tow the Russian MV Simushir, and asked why a tug was not available from Port Hardy or Prince Rupert. In fact, the tug was dispatched from Prince Rupert, where it had just delivered a barge towed from Whittier, Alaska; that route is the current regular employment of the tug.

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  14. Award-winning photographer featured at CDSDillon FernandoThe exhibit...Read the original story w/Photo

    Oct 30, 2014 | The Chronicle

    ... In this exhibit, Kinney combines photographs and writing to tell the story of the 200 - person fishing community of Whittier, Alaska. Specifically, Kinney focuses on how the people of Whittier identify themselves and their livelihoods within the ...

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  15. Federal Conservatives under fire after 'blind luck' keeps drifting ship afloatRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 20, 2014 | Neepawa Press

    ... said Shea. According to the U.S. company, the tug Barbara Foss usually tows a cargo barge between Prince Rupert and Whittier, Alaska, and was arriving back in Rupert when the Simushir call came in. It dropped its barge and headed out to aid the ...

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  16. BC coast dodged a bullet?Read the original story w/Photo

    Oct 21, 2014 | Castanet.net

    ... said Shea. According to the U.S. company, the tug Barbara Foss usually tows a cargo barge between Prince Rupert and Whittier, Alaska, and was arriving back in Rupert when the Simushir call came in. It dropped its barge and headed out to aid the ...

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  17. Feds under fire for 'blind luck' ship rescueRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 20, 2014 | Barriere Star Journal

    ... said Shea. According to the U.S. company, the tug Barbara Foss usually tows a cargo barge between Prince Rupert and Whittier, Alaska, and was arriving back in Rupert when the Simushir call came in. It dropped its barge and headed out to aid the ...

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  18. Only 'blind luck' kept disabled Russian freighter afloat, government critics claimRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 20, 2014 | Vancouver Sun

    ... ship. According to the U.S. company, the tug Barbara Foss usually tows a cargo barge between Prince Rupert and Whittier, Alaska, and was arriving back in Rupert when the Simushir call came in. It dropped its barge and headed out to aid the stricken ...

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  19. USCG Rescues 4 Near Whittier, AlaskaRead the original story

    Oct 8, 2014 | Marine News

    The Coast Guard rescued four hunters stranded in Blackstone Bay near Whittier Monday. A 45-foot response boat-medium crew from Station Valdez safely transported the men and towed their skiff to Whittier.

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  20. Norwegian Cruise Line's Alaska Bonus Days takes the chill out of pricesRead the original story

    Aug 21, 2014 | Examiner.com

    ... just $899 per person. Norwegian Sun offers a series of seven-day cruises from either Vancouver, British Columbia or Whittier, Alaska , and explores breathtaking destinations including the Inside Passage , Ketchikan , Juneau , Skagway , Sawyer ...

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