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Low-wage jobs unexpectedly a way of life for many

...envisioned as retirement years.They are people like Richard Wilson, 27, in Chicago. More than 2½ years ago, a Wal-Mart store manager spotted Wilson cleaning the cafeteria at Liberty University in Lynchburg, Va.A double major in biblical studies...
Wal-Mart sets date for Grand Opening

The new manager of the Kenai Wal-Mart store, Ferdinand Dominnique, addressed both Soldotna and Kenai Chambers of Commerce last week to announce that the new Super Center...
Wal-Mart opening on tap

The word is out: the new Wal-Mart store in Kenai is set to open at 7:30 a.m. on March 31...about two weeks ahead of the grand opening. * The Wal-Mart store will stock about 142,000 items. * Of those 142,000...
Lowe's, Wal-Mart plans arrive

An artist's rendering shows the front of the Wal-Mart store planned for Kenai. Giant retailers Wal-Mart and Lowe's...the progress of the work Wednesday night. The Wal-Mart store, which will face west toward Marathon Road, will include...
Fishermen protest Walmart salmon decision

ANCHORAGE - Nearly 40 Alaska fishermen protested Wednesday outside an Anchorage Wal-Mart store, upset with a decision by the company about how it buys seafood.Holding signs like "Buy American? Start with Alaska Salmon...
Food bank applauds evening of great food, great support

...Northcountry Fair, Safeway Stores, Kenai and Soldotna, Snug Harbor Seafood, 2 Sisters Alaska Seafood, Wal-Mart Store, Chefs Cheryl and Linda of The Food Bank. Many other local establishments and people donated to the event. Alaska...
Finalists chosen for 23rd Annual "Caring for the Kenai" the semi-finalist round of judging. Semi-finalist entries will be on display Saturday April 6th at the Wal-Mart store in Kenai. The CFK competition offers over $8,000 in cash awards to the best twelve proposals addressing the prompt...
Wal-Mart plan proceeding

The project manager for the proposed Wal-Mart store in Kenai stopped short Wednesday night of announcing dates for construction to begin or for the store to be open for business...
Man dies in camp behind Anchorage Wal-Mart

ANCHORAGE (AP) -- A man living in a camp behind an Anchorage Wal-Mart store was found dead last night. The man's name is being withheld until his next-of-kin is notified. Other residents of the camp...
Photo feature: Wal-Mart lends helping hand

...buyer from Bentonville, Ariz., and Linda Voorhees, Wal-Mart fashion merchandiser from Anchorage. The Wasilla Wal-Mart store donated more than $300 dollars worth of water and snacks for people at the Caribou Hills fire clean-up efforts in...


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