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Begich Towers, home to about half the population of Whittier, gets a much-needed overhaul - 8/19/16
Alaska Dispatch News
By Mike Dunham

WHITTIER – They call Whittier "the strangest town in Alaska." The main reason for this reputation comes from the fact that about half of Whittier's residents live in a single building — Begich Towers. The 14-story structure contains condominiums, rental units, city offices, the police department, post office, a mini-market, gym, clinic, pharmacy and church.

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Fencing erected along Seward Highway after close calls between trains and trespassers - 8/4/16
Alaska Dispatch News
By Michelle Theriault Boots

The Alaska Railroad is erecting a 6-foot fence along a popular Seward Highway turnout after what the railroad says has been a summer of brazen trespassing on the tracks.

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Ahhh... Silence - 8/1/16
by Lisa Maloney

Years ago, I visited the just-opened Spencer Glacier whistle stop—accessible only by Alaska Railroad train—for a tour with Chugach Adventure Guides.

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