Amid housing bust, foreclosures vex communities trying to hold dereliction and crime in check.
It's mobilizing aid for its sister city, the capital of China's earthquake-stricken Sichuan Province.
A decline in miles driven is the first since 1980.
Despite a 3/4-point rate cut Tuesday, mortgages are costlier than a month ago.
Members of the Dena'ina Athabascan tribe, completely surrounded by metropolitan Anchorage, struggle to preserve their language and culture.