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Murkowski thanks Obama for restoring Denali; Obama directs his gaze on climate change

President Barack Obama touches down in Alaska Monday for a three-day tour to the state, and beyond focusing on climate change in visits to Anchorage, Dillingham, and Kotzebue, the president is beginning his trip by restoring the Alaska Native name to North America’s highest mountain.

Alaskan Greens: Obama’s Words, Actions Conflict On Climate Change

President Barack Obama’s visit to Alaska this week, aimed at highlighting his push to fight climate change, comes just two weeks after his administration approved drilling for oil in the Arctic Ocean. Some Alaskan environmentalists see a disconnect between the president's rhetoric and his actions on climate change.

‘Denali’ restored as official name for North America’s tallest peak

President Obama is due to arrive in Alaska on Monday, and the White House says he will announce a new official name for North America’s tallest mountain.

Kerry, Obama to raise global warming issues in Alaska

Secretary of State John Kerry says history will not look kindly on climate change skeptics who fail to take action to curb warming.

NPR News

Uber Faces $300,000 Fine, Court Case From Philadelphia Regulators

The ride-hailing service Uber has served more than 1 million customers in Philadelphia, despite operating under disputed terms for nearly a year.

Are Women Better Tasters Than Men?

Many in the wine and beer industry claim women have a keener sense of smell, and thus taste, than do men. Sensory scientists who've tackled this question say there's something to this.

Prosecutor Says Texas Gunman "Unloaded The Entire Pistol Into Deputy"

Harris County District Attorney Devon Anderson says Miles ran up behind Sheriff Deputy Darren Goforth and shot him 15 times.

The Restaurant With No (Visible) Workers

A new highly automated restaurant opening in San Francisco looks to speed service through efficiency. You won't see any people taking your order or serving you at eatsa, a fast-casual quinoa eatery.

Scenes from Kivgiq 2015

RSS News from The Arctic Sounder

  • Obama should see country rural Alaskans know
    Kotzebue — In this town rumors swirl worse than any tidal currents.
  • Unmanned vessel to help with Arctic charting
    When those discussing the expanding Arctic talk of the greatest obstacles facing development and shipping in the region, one of the first topics to come up is the lack of good nautical charts. As was discovered in Unalaska earlier this summer when Shell's rig Fennica ripped a hole in its hull while entering the harbor […]
  • Alaska Federation of Natives sets resolution deadlines
    The final day for submission of resolutions in this year's Annual Alaska Federation of Natives Convention in Anchorage is Sept. 21. Resolutions can be emailed to bmallot@nativefederation.org, hand delivered, mailed or sent via fax to 907-276-7989. A form can be found online at www.nativefederation.org as well as policies regarding resolutions. Below are the criteria for […]
  • Obituary-Raymond Kayaġausiň Milligroak Hawley
    Raymond Kayaġausiň Milligroak Hawley
  • Salmon initiative takes hit during budget crisis
    One of the casualties of this year's budget cuts was funding for a program aimed at discovering why Alaska's chinook salmon stocks have been declining since 2007.
  • Schaeffer leads Kotz to 2nd at ACS Scramble
    Fellow senior Eakin also scores strong finish
  • Whalers suffer 42-12 setback to Nikiski
    The Nikiski High School Bulldogs scored 28 unanswered points in the second half on Saturday and rolled to a surprising 42-12 victory over the Barrow Whalers in Small-School football action at Cathy Parker Field.
  • International Inuit leaders gather in Bethel
    International leaders connected with a group promoting the perspective and needs of the indigenous people of the Arctic met last week in Bethel, discussing the needs of Inuit on an international level.
  • A float down the Tanana River
    This is not Henry Allen's Tanana River. Nor is it the Trail River of people living here thousands of years before the nineteenth-century government explorer struggled his way down the Tanana. But it seems close.
  • Northwest Alaska is ready for an opening Arctic
    The State Department's special representative for the Arctic, Adm. Robert J. Papp (USCG ret.), came to Anchorage a year ago this month. During his visit, he stated that he was working to create "greater interest in Arctic issues" by the American public. He asked us to help him spark excitement and interest in our fellow […]