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Old 09-05-2014, 06:50 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles
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Alaska is not officially considered a West Coast state. Is it a western state? Yes.
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Old 09-05-2014, 07:58 PM
 
Location: Juneau
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Not politically! Conservatives refer to CA, OR and WA as the "left coast." You can't say that about Alaska; can you, Sarah?
Most coastal Alaskan towns aren't nearly as conservative as you seem to think. Larger Anchorage and interior Fairbanks are more conservative. The Southeast where I live is quite a Democrat stronghold, but not extreme left like some other West Coast cities.
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Old 09-06-2014, 12:10 AM
 
Location: Somewhere below Mason/Dixon
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I know Alaska is west but Ive never really considered it "west coast" like CA, OR, WA are. Alaska is its own thing, has a different culture and different politics. Alaska kind of is its own region, not part of a region in the lower 48. Hawaii and Puerto Rico also are not part of any region in the lower 48, as each also has its own culture. Not being directly connected to the rest of the nation makes all three of those places unique.
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Old 09-08-2014, 12:08 PM
 
Location: USA
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it's the arctic.
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Old 09-09-2014, 12:20 PM
 
Location: Perinton, NY
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hmm it probably should be west coast but most people probably honestly don't think of Alaska that much at all.

pretty interesting though thats its like half the size of the US. didnt realize how huge it is.
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