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Obama, in Alaska, calls for action on global climate change

ANCHORAGE—A packed Dena'ina Center filled with foreign ministers, climate experts, Alaska Native leaders and media from around the world hushed shortly before 5 p.m. when U.S. Secretary John Kerry took the dais to introduce the 44th president.

  • icon Updated: August 31

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McKinley-themed businesses look ahead after name change

FAIRBANKS—Mt. McKinley Bank is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year, but few would have expected when it was founded that the bank would outlast the mountain.

  • icon Updated: August 31

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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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Morris Thompson Center gives visitors a feel for Athabascan culture, tradition
Updated: August 31, 2015 - 3:20 pm

FAIRBANKS - After spending about 20 years working on the Riverboat Discovery, Dixie Alexander knew something about what visitors want during their stay in Interior Alaska.

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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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