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Washington congresswoman will likely lead Trump’s Interior Department

Multiple national news outlets are reporting President-elect Donald Trump is set to pick Cathy McMorris Rodgers, a Republican congresswoman from Washington state to lead the Department of Interior. She’s seen as friendly to industry, drawing criticism from some environmentalists. But others think she’s a relatively moderate pick. Listen Now

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Trump Supporters to Detractors: 'Pull Up Your Panties' And Stop Whining

Despite skepticism of Trump — and losing the popular vote — his supporters say it's time to move on and trust the president-elect to figure things out. They're willing to give him a very long leash.

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  • UIC sues Utqiagvik over name change
    It's been linguistically rough going for the North Slope's hub community since its name change officially went into place Dec. 1, shifting away from "Barrow," with its colonial roots, to "Utqiaġvik," meaning "the place to dig wild roots."
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    The woman who pleaded guilty to stealing more than $100,000 from the North Slope Borough Police Department evidence room has been sentenced to eight months in prison.
  • Kotzebue discusses coastal resiliency
    Climate change and its effects on the coastline are easy to see in the Northwest Arctic. From erosion to changing migration times and routes for animals to shifting weather patterns, changes are all around.
  • America's northernmost city to get its first Subway restaurant
    Utqiaġvik will get the world's northernmost Subway sandwich shop early next year.
  • Exploring cultural resilience on top of the world
    The sun rises and goes down in our small town of Oberlin, 20 miles west of Cleveland, Ohio. This is a heartfelt thank-you note from the Oberlin College crew to everyone who so generously shared their time and wisdom with us in Barrow (Utqiaġvik), the beautiful northernmost land where the sun doesn't rise for the […]