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Governor Walker Renames Wade Hampton Census Area

The western Alaska census district named for a confederate slave owner and Civil War general has a new name. Governor Bill Walker wrote Thursday to the Census Bureau to begin the process of changing the name from the Wade Hampton Census District to Kusilvak (KOOSH-lee-vak) Census District.

Engine Failure Forces USCG Cutter to Return to Dutch Harbor

The Coast Guard Cutter Sherman had to return to Dutch Harbor a few days early this week. The cutter and its crew were forced to turn back from a regular patrol in the Bering Sea when one of the ship’s diesel engines malfunctioned.

Computer Models Aid Firefighters

The wildfires around Nulato and Ruby on the Yukon River have been burning slowly but steadily this week. The Nulato Fire has covered more than 26 thousand acres, while a series of fires around Ruby have burned close to 65 thousand acres.

Alaska News Nightly: Friday, July 3, 2015

Wade Hampton Census Area Gets A New Name; Coast Guard Cutter Sherman Returns To Port To Address Engine Trouble; Computers Aid Firefighting Efforts; State Fish And Game Officials Warn Of 'Rabbit Fever' Outbreak; Haines Assembly Approves Lower Cruise Ship Moorage Fees; UAF Addresses Water Quality Concerns; AK: Seward's Mount Marathon Race Hits The Century Mark

NPR News

As Greece Stares Down Its Money Troubles, A Decisive Vote Looms

Greeks vote Sunday on a referendum that will determine the future of the country's troubled economy and the question of whether Greece remains part of the eurozone.

'Firework, Not Fire Fun': The Serious Jobs Of Pyrotechnic Pros

With some 50,000 fireworks going off in just 25 minutes, Macy's Fourth of July fireworks display in New York City is the biggest in the U.S. — but the task of putting it all together is even bigger.

Charleston Reporters Tell The National Story Of Local Violence

The staff of hometown paper The Post and Courier feels the emotional toll of covering the church shootings and other traumatic events.

Aphrodisiacs Can Spark Sexual Imagination, But Probably Not Libido

Going on a picnic with someone special? Make sure to pack watermelon, a food that lore says is an aphrodisiac. No food is actually scientifically linked to desire, but here's how some got that rep.

Scenes from Kivgiq 2015

RSS News from The Arctic Sounder

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