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Hoonah, Alaska, had a population density of 0.33 people per square mile in 2019.

27 US counties with wide open spaces if you want to escape crowded cities

If you are looking to live in a place with few neighbors, these US counties are far less densely populated than most.
Customers queue to enter a Costco Wholesalers in Chingford, Britain. Parker not pictured.

A grocery store owner in a remote Alaskan town is making weekly 14-hour boat trips to Costco to restock his shelves

Toshua Parker uses a converted military landing craft to make the 50-mile Costco run, hoping that bad weather doesn't force him to turn around.
US Air Force F-22 Raptors from Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson in formation over the Joint Pacific Alaska Range Complex, July 18, 2019.

What it’s like to get up close with Russian aircraft over the Arctic, according to an F-22 pilot who’s done it

US aircraft have already scrambled three times this year to intercept Russian planes flying around Alaska — including twice in five days in March.

Joe Biden wins Alaska’s all-mail, ranked-choice Democratic primary

Alaska and Wyoming are holding their presidential primaries entirely by mail over several days to protect voters during the coronavirus outbreak.
Nearly every resident of Whittier, Alaska, lives in this 14-story building.

One Alaskan city, where almost every resident lives under the same roof, is especially vulnerable during a pandemic

In Whittier, Alaska, 80 percent of the residents live in the same building. Its city manager told Insider what social distancing looks like there.
Social distancing has been recommended by the CDC as the best way to spread the slow of coronavirus — here's a look at which states are doing it best.

Social distancing could be the best way to slow the spread of the coronavirus. Here are the 13 states practicing it the best based on smartphone locat...

A data analytics firm graded each state, from New York to Alaska, on its social distancing habits by using location tracking services on smartphones.
An Alaska Army National Guard UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter sits on packed snow about 25 miles east of Nome, Alaska, during a search and rescue mission for three Iditarod mushers, March 20, 2020.

Alaska’s Army National Guard helped rescue 3 Iditarod sled-dog teams that went into frigid Arctic floodwaters

"The paperwork was in place, the EMTs were ready to go, and the [dog] handlers showed up in minutes, and when you're wet and freezing, minutes matter."
US and Canadian aircraft intercept two Russian Tu-142 maritime reconnaissance aircraft in the Alaskan Air Defense Identification Zone on March 9, 2020.

Russian reconnaissance planes were intercepted by US and Canadian fighters as they lurked over a submarine exercise in the Arctic

The Russian planes didn't enter US airspace, but they did linger over some US attack subs in the Arctic.
Winter in Alaska.

4 children — one only 2 years old — were lost in an Alaskan blizzard for more than 27 hours but were miraculously found alive

The children were found alive 18 miles from their home in Alaska. They had gone on a snowmobile ride, but got stuck in a blizzard.
Global average temperatures from 2015 to 2019, as compared to a baseline average from 1951 to 1980.

The US saw 14 billion-dollar disasters in 2019 — the world’s second-hottest year ever

"The decade that just ended is clearly the warmest decade on record," NASA scientist Gavin Schmidt said.