Americana: A Big Parking Problem

On Dec. 3, Public Relations Director Chris Beardsley sent employees at Providence Hospital in Anchorage a memo warning them to be careful when walking to and from the hospital parking lot this winter. Said the memo: "Security officers have chased the moose away several times, but recently the animals have started chasing back. This adds a whole new dimension to the problem."

Indeed it has. The early winter's deep snows drove more than 500 hungry moose out of Alaska's Chugach Mountains and into Anchorage to forage for food. Normally shy creatures, moose tend to get ornery when hungry and are not...

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