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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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Morris Thompson Center gives visitors a feel for Athabascan culture, tradition

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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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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Obama administration looking for ‘balance’ in Arctic policy
Updated: August 31, 2015 - 11:23 am

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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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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