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Obama, in Alaska, depicts stark future without climate action

ANCHORAGE — Submerged countries, abandoned cities and floods of refugees await the world barring urgent action on climate change, President Barack Obama warned Monday, painting a doomsday scenario as he opened a historic visit to Alaska.

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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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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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'Denali' restored as name of North America's tallest mountain
Updated: August 31, 2015 - 5:33 pm

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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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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