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Old 05-05-2011, 09:09 PM
 
Location: Over the Rainbow...
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Alaska will be like in 10-15 years?
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Old 05-05-2011, 10:06 PM
 
Location: The end of the road Alaska
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If the changes in the next 10-15 years are as drastic as the changes in the last 10-15 years, I don't want to think about it!
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Old 05-05-2011, 10:48 PM
 
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Alaska will be like in 10-15 years?
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Old 05-05-2011, 10:49 PM
 
Location: Point Hope Alaska
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With all the people leaving the lower 48 to come up here; I don't think I see anything good coming out of all of this.

One good thing, they can't over crowd the Arctic villages; time to find a place to get away from the maddening crowd that is headed this way.

We are soon going to see how 'small' Alaska is if millions expect this state to have enough room for them. - I doubt very seriously the freedom(s) we enjoy will be so easily accessed.
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Old 05-05-2011, 11:25 PM
 
Location: Valdez, Alaska
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Well, since we actually lost population over the last ten years out here, I'm guessing things will be pretty much the same in another ten. Unless we get that gas pipeline. Then it'll just be chaos. We might have to start locking our doors when we go out of town, or maybe they'll put in a stoplight.
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Old 05-06-2011, 12:16 AM
 
Location: AK
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Between 2000 and 2009, Alaska's natural increase (births minus deaths) added more than 66,000 residents, while the state lost about 1,368 people over the same period to net migration (those fleeing for greener pastures minus those motoring up the Alaska-Canada Highway with hope in their hearts.)
surprising stats, i think.
2010 census: Alaska

alaska will still be here in 10-15 years. if the pfd decreases (and if the decrease is well publicized), it might convince fewer people to move here and more people to leave. as long as the economy is in the state it is in, people will continue to think of alaska as some kind of promised land. if winter does its job, the population should stay roughly the same- or at least the growth will continue to be "home grown" instead of imported.
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Old 05-06-2011, 08:20 AM
 
Location: Over the Rainbow...
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If the changes in the next 10-15 years are as drastic as the changes in the last 10-15 years, I don't want to think about it!
My thoughts exactly.
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Old 05-06-2011, 09:08 AM
 
Location: Oregon
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I think the media has painted a fantasy-land type picture for people down here in the lower 48. I wanted to move to Alaska so bad thinking it was all just wonderful things. I still want to move up really bad, but I'm glad I know people up there who have prepared me for the great and the not so great. People just need to be realistic. Trust me, Alaskans, we Oregonians have had the same problem with Californians moving into our state. They get here in the summer and then can't figure out why it's so cold and rainy in the winter (we're one of the few states where rain stays in liquid form even at about 15 degrees; it's a very odd thing). But I'll tell you this, some of those Californians moved here for the right reasons, because Oregon really is a beautiful place. And those people enhance the population and make Oregon more enjoyable, not miserable. I'll take 5 outsiders who love Oregon over 5 natives who treat it like crap any day.
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Old 05-06-2011, 10:03 AM
 
Location: AK
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that's downright progressive thinking right there...
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Old 05-06-2011, 10:08 AM
 
Location: Homosassa, Florida
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Alaska will be like in 10-15 years?
Only Alaska Industry will still be from Government, Military Bases, Oil, Fishing, and Travel. Higher price tickets for airlines and populated city Anchorage. University Of Alaska will expand it's campus and higher wages for teachers, police departments and fire departments. Some villages near the Oil fields should benefit and become more city government. I would like to see more wide spread apartment buildings spring up in Anchorage.
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