It’s official: Denali is now the mountain formerly known as Mount McKinley. With the approval of President Barack Obama, Interior Secretary Sally Jewell has signed a “secretarial order” to officially change the name of North America's highest peak.
Erica Martinson
President Barack Obama may be traveling into unfriendly political territory as he heads north to Alaska Monday, but he has been slowly paving the way with announcements aimed at ensuring a welcoming populace.  
Erica Martinson
Flint Hills Resources wants a more lenient standard for treating sulfolane pollution at its North Pole refinery, while the Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation wants to delay any decisions until the results of a long-term study come back.
Laurel Andrews
Federal officials have made a lot of unfulfilled promises in the past in the past about paying attention to the issues and needs of the far north, so Alaskans have a right to be skeptical about new promises, Secretary of State John Kerry said on Sunday.ArcticYereth Rosen
The 25-acre Horseshoe Lake fire, first reported in the early afternoon Sunday, is burning near the end of Millers Reach Road, south of Houston. Mat-SuMichelle Theriault Boots
A major meeting between three heads of state -- Winston Churchill, Franklin D. Roosevelt and Joseph Stalin -- during World War II almost happened in Fairbanks, Alaska.CommentaryDermot Cole
Newtok doesn’t intend to lose itself to the creep of climate change. Of more than two dozen threatened Alaska villages, Newtok is the one farthest along in efforts to relocate to new, higher ground.Rural AlaskaLisa Demer

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For 1923 visit to Alaska, White House shipped tablecloths, sheets to roadhouses

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