Local News Update
Natural Resources and the Economy
The Growth of Western Cities
Conquering Western Distances
Alaska is the most largest state, but it is one of the least populated. less than 630,000 people live in an area that is more than 3 times larger than all the northeast. Juneau, the state capital, can only be reached by boat or airplane. Anchorage a city that has more than 250,000 residents, has only two roads leading out of town.
Hawaii is made up of eight main islands and more than 100 smaller islands in the central Pacific Ocean. In 1959 Hawaii became the 50th state. Technological improvements have shortened the distance between Hawaii and the rest of the nation. With the development of communications satellites and internet, Hawaiians no longer have to rely on radios for news from the mainland and around the world.