ALASKA: Growth Pains

Juneau lay under a woolly fog that rolled in off the Gastineau Channel, and airplanes carrying Alaska legislators probed in frustrating circles over the capital's airport. Some lawmakers turned to dog sled and Coast Guard cutter, others waited restlessly in clearer areas until the fog lifted, but everybody was on hand last week when the new state's first legislature was gaveled into its second session. Fortuitously, a "Capital-Site Steering Committee" came around with petitions bearing the signatures of 13,000 Alaskans who want the capital moved from fog-plagued Juneau westward to the Fairbanks-Anchorage area; the question will go on next...

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