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4,422. Alaska: The Alcan Highway complete, part of a 16,000 mile road – the world’s longest drivable route, running the length of the Americas: the Pan American highway. (Humanity & Alaska & Road) Mankind: The Story of All of Us XII
17,160. It’s America’s final frontier. Home to 160,000,000 acres of unspoiled wilderness. But here there is a force more deadly than nature. The mean streets of Anchorage are the real wild west. Every day Anchorage gets more dangerous, and Crips don’t die – they multiply. (Gangstas & Alaska & Crips) Gangland s5e1: Ice Cold Killers, History 2009
17,161. The notorious Crips from LA have migrated to the northern tip of America. (Gangstas & Alaska & Crips) ibid.
17,162. Even the youngest arm themselves. (Gangstas & Alaska & Crips) ibid.
17,163. What the Hamo tribe lacked in numbers they made up for in brute force. By the winter of 1992 there were about fifty Crips in Anchorage in half a dozen cliques, but there was just one gang everyone wanted to beat: the Hamo tribe. And because of their imposing size there was only one way to do it. (Gangstas & Alaska & Crips) ibid.
17,164. The Hamo tribe set up a pipeline between California and Alaska. (Gangstas & Alaska & Crips) ibid.
17,165. Alaskan Crips are known not only for the price of their dope but also for its quality. (Gangstas & Alaska & Crips) ibid.
17,166. A new super-gang began forming ... the Soulja Crew. (Gangstas & Alaska & Crips) ibid.
43,797. Alaska is home to the biggest drug problem in America. Its remote location means vast profits for traffickers. On the streets of Anchorage violent gangs fight for control of the drugs trade. But one of the biggest killers in Alaska is illicit alcohol. (Drugs & Alaska & Gangstas: Alaska) Drugs Inc: Alaska Heroin Rush
43,798. Local drug dealers set prices high. (Drugs & Alaska & Gangstas: Alaska) ibid.
43,799. 20,000 people - almost 3% of Alaska's population - are now addicted to opiates. (Drugs & Alaska & Gangstas: Alaska & Heroin) ibid.
43,800. Heroin withdrawal symptoms include muscle cramps, nausea and in extreme cases even death. (Drugs & Alaska & Gangstas: Alaska & Heroin) ibid.
43,801. Heroin can be smoked, snorted or injected. (Drugs & Alaska & Gangstas: Alaska & Heroin) ibid.
43,802. Heroin wraps the user in a blissful state of relaxation. (Drugs & Alaska & Gangstas: Alaska & Heroin) ibid.
43,803. Crack smokers can experience a temporary state of full blown paranoid psychosis. (Drugs & Alaska & Gangstas: Alaska & Crack Cocaine) ibid.
43,804. Since the late eighties Crack has become a powerful force in Alaska's urban underworld. (Drugs & Alaska & Gangstas: Alaska & Cocaine) ibid.
43,805. In 2011 Anchorage police identified over 125 criminal street gangs. Their main source of income is narcotics. (Drugs & Alaska & Gangstas: Alaska) ibid.
43,806. Powerfully addictive with a short and expensive high, Crack is a drug-dealer's dream. (Drugs & Alaska & Gangstas: Alaska & Crack Cocaine) ibid.
43,807. Alcohol is ripping native Alaska apart. (Drugs & Alaska & Gangstas: Alaska & Alcohol) ibid.
43,808. 85% of Domestic Violence in Alaska is alcohol related. (Drugs & Alaska & Gangstas: Alaska & Domestic Violence & Alcohol) ibid.
43,809. 75% of Alaskans have experienced domestic violence. Rape is 2.5 times above national average. (Drugs & Alaska & Gangstas: Alaska & Domestic Violence) ibid.
43,810. 60% of homeless people end up on the street because of addiction. (Drugs & Alaska & Gangstas: Alaska & Homelessness & Addiction) ibid.
73,461. 20,000 people, almost 3% of Alaska's population are now addicted to opiates. (Drugs & Heroin & Alaska) Drugs Inc: Best in the Business
48,480. Prudhoe Bay [Alaska]: In March 2006 a hole in one of BP’s pipes dumped over two hundred thousand gallons of crude oil into this Artic wilderness. The prosecuting attorney said that BP cut corners with disastrous consequences. British Petroleum Alaska pled guilty to a criminal violence of the Clean Water Act and was fined £20 million. But it hasn’t held them back in Alaska. (Oil & Alaska) Greg Palast, Dispatches: BP: In Deep Water, 2011
48,481. BP had not checked the integrity of its pipes for eight years. A US Congressional Committee claimed that a mountain of evidence showed BP’s cost-cutting on maintenance caused the oil spill in Alaska. (Oil & Alaska) ibid.
52,281. A high-flying mystery: a giant bird ... This massive mix of bird and reptile is believed by many Native Americans living in the wilds of Alaska to be a monstrous winged creature that they call the Thunderbird ... Very recent sightings of this ominous bird are coming out of the village of Manokotak, three hundred miles of Anchorage. (Bird & Alaska) Destination Truth: Haunted Lost City & Thunderbird s3e7
52,705. Here the glaciers marched right down to the sea ... Alaska, he wrote, is Nature’s own reservation, and every lover of wildness will rejoice with me that by kindly frost it is so well preserved. (Parks & Glacier & Alaska) Ken Burns, The National Parks: Colter’s Hell 1871-1890
125,266. ‘The Iditarod is the most famous annual event in Alaska’ … ‘The superbowl of our sport’ … (Lose & Alaska) Losers s1e6: Aliy
125,267. ‘I am the mom of quite a few Alaskan huskies.’ (Lose & Alaska) ibid. Aliy
125,268. 1000 miles: 8-10 day event. (Lose & Alaska) ibid. caption
129,259. In 1964 two crewmen about an Alaskan freighter captured on film the eruption of a giant earthquake … As the earth trembled the harbour was sucked dry; a chasm opened beside the ship. A huge tidal wave smashed in. (Earthquake & Alaska) In Search of s1e7 … Earthquakes, 1977