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Obama to hike rapidly retreating glacier to spotlight climate change

ANCHORAGE, Alaska — President Barack Obama turned Tuesday to a dramatic symptom of climate change — a melting Alaska glacier — to highlight the dangers of global warming.

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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.

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Obama, in Alaska, calls for action on global climate change
Updated: September 01, 2015 - 11:46 am

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.

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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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