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The home that mushers Susan Butcher and David Monson shared in Fairbanks was built with the layout of a cabin in mind. The kitchen, living room, and dining room all form one large space, where all of the activity happens.

Tara Young
After their home burned down in 2009, a family on Alaska's Kenai Peninsula has spent their first successful winter in their Earthship -- a house built from recycled or sustainable materials.Ben Anderson

Kelly Hagelund and Willow King take us on a tour of their Earthship located in the Southcentral Alaska town of Kasilof.

Loren Holmes
Palmer resident Mike Chmielewski and his wife live in a home in Palmer's Historic District that has a construction date that precedes the second World War.Stephen Nowers,Ben Anderson
Curt and Cindee Karns' award-winning, energy efficient home recycles its own water and waste.Stephen Nowers
Stephen Haycox and Dagmar Phillips' house incorporates a 1939 downtown Anchorage log cabin into an updated, expanded design.Stephen Nowers,Maia Nolan-Partnow
Craftsman Mark Wedekind has transformed his Airport Heights home from a cookie-cutter one-story to a custom dream home.Stephen Nowers,Maia Nolan-Partnow

Stephen Haycox and Dagmar Phillips' house incorporates a 1939 downtown Anchorage log cabin into an updated, expanded design.

Alaska Dispatch

Craftsman Mark Wedekind has transformed his Airport Heights home from a cookie-cutter one-story to a custom dream home.

Alaska Dispatch
Outside, Jill Smythe's Valley of the Moon home looks just like every other condominium on the block. Inside, however, it's a study in reinvention.Maia Nolan-Partnow,Stephen Nowers

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Lawmakers should end Alaska courts' experiment in public shaming

OPINION: The rationalization for keeping dismissed criminal charges public is the very reason they need to be kept confidential: Too many people are not willing to believe that someone charged with a crime can be innocent. But hundreds of people are acquitted or have their cases dismissed each year.Marcelle McDannel