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Denali to be restored as name of North America's tallest mountain

FAIRBANKS — The White House announced on Sunday that President Obama has restored the name Denali to North America’s tallest peak, ushering out the controversial era of Mt. McKinley.

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Obama administration looking for ‘balance’ in Arctic policy

FAIRBANKS — President Barack Obama will arrive today in Alaska, expected to touch down this afternoon in Anchorage, and his three-day visit will showcase the impacts of global climate change on Alaskans, primarily those in coastal communities.

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High water on the Chena River

The Chena River surges over the bike path underneath the Cushman Street Bridge on Sunday morning. The flooding is a result of last week's heavy rainfall on the Chena's tributaries. The Moose Creek Dam was activated Saturday morning to regulate the river's flow through Fairbanks. Photo by Jeff Richardson/News-Miner

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Chena River flood watch extended until Tuesday
Updated: August 30, 2015 - 7:01 pm

FAIRBANKS - The National Weather Service has extended a flood watch on parts of the rain-swollen Chena River until Tuesday.

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The sprawling impact of an ancient Alaska lake
Posted: August 30, 2015

FAIRBANKS - Many years ago, geologists stood on the bank of the Copper River and watched Childs Glacier thunder icebergs straight into the river. Using a little imagination, one researcher remarked how an advance of the glacier could seal off the big river.

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Road to solving Alaska’s alcohol problem filled with roadblocks, challenges
Updated: August 30, 2015 - 1:01 pm

FAIRBANKS — Mike Johnston looked toward the ceiling in his sparsely furnished room, made a quick mental calculation, then came up with a number.

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Finding home and heritage in an Alaska berry patch
Updated: August 30, 2015 - 9:08 am

FAIRBANKS — We were face down in the blueberry patch, my daughter Kristine and I, hardly aware of anything except the azure clusters amid the greenery. My grandson and husband were 50 yards away, sitting by the car.

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Pick the heating option that’s best for your budget

Fall is upon us and the heating season is around the corner. Today, Art Nash, Cooperative Extension’s energy specialist, offers his perspective on efficiency of heating for the fall season.

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