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What others say: One Homeless Night puts focus on local homelessness issues

...nonprofit group Fairbanks Youth Advocates, next to their facility known as The Door.During the event, participants construct makeshift structures using cardboard and spend the night in sleeping bags as a simulation of the conditions faced by the homeless...
Obama visit to Arctic spotlights tough life in Alaska

...And even more lack complete plumbing. Instead, many use the "honey bucket" system - five-gallon drums that serve as makeshift toilets are emptied into nearby sewage lagoons. Obama's goal was to showcase the havoc he says human-influenced climate...
Munchkins pickin' pumpkins

By 6 p.m. Wednesday, the makeshift pumpkin patch was cleared and hundreds of Kalifornsky Beach Elementary students flooded the playground, trying to knock over tin...
'Swank' shopping debuts in Soldotna

...gravel lot behind Pizza Boys and the Shops Around the Corner Saturday where a group of five white tents clustered around a makeshift courtyard. Ella Fitzgerald sang about bringing her sweet daddy home as dozens of shoppers moved among tables stacked with...

By FRANKLIN BRICENOLIMA, Peru - A makeshift bus carrying 52 Quechua Indians back from a party in southeastern Peru plunged off a cliff into a river, killing everyone on board...

FRANKLIN, Ind. (AP) - Sitting in a makeshift science lab, the children of military service members were able to take their minds off their parents' deployment, if only for...

...too much land here. I've gotta find a way to see more of it."Enter dog mushing. She found her first dog sled -- a makeshift contraption made of ski poles and plywood -- at a Fairbanks transfer station. Later, she bought a real sled. "I got it...
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Non-profit to provide residents relief from surface water

...fruition, was not authorized, meaning it wasn't manmade, she said.Floodwaters have carved the ditch into what has become a makeshift conveyance structure, Lipinski said. The project intends to use purposeful engineering to convey water away from infrastructure...
Legislature adjourns, convenes new session in Anchorage over minority objections

...budget because she said it does not cut government spending enough.Oral roll calls and votes were tallied by staff in the makeshift chamber rooms in the Anchorage LIO building. Legislators and staff passed microphones around during floor discussions...
Volunteers spend night out for homeless awareness

...long time since Tracyann George had to spend a night on the street, but she did it once more recently. As she crafted a makeshift shelter of cardboard boxes, she checked to make sure her 8-, 6-, 4- and 2-year-old children hadn't wandered too...


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