In a dysfunctional Midtown Anchorage park, a microcosm of problems and possibilities

Some people who live nearby say Arctic Benson Park feels completely given over to people struggling with addiction and alcoholism — depriving a neighborhood where 17 percent of people live in poverty of one of its green spaces.

“I never see kids go over there,” said Elena Moralas, who lives just down the street in a trailer painted pumpkin orange, with a flower bed out front. Read more here.