Bob Hallinen / ADN
Denali is now the mountain formerly known as Mount McKinley. With the approval of President Barack Obama -- one day before he arrives in Alaska -- 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
Police arrested Michael Dorell Kelvin Reynold, also known as “Boogie,” Saturday, in connection to the Jan. 27 deaths of Krystal Hawk and Christian Haynes. 
Michelle Theriault Boots
The 20-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
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
Anchorage police said a man was stabbed in the face downtown and an apartment building was struck by gunfire in Mountain View in the early morning hours Sunday.Crime & JusticeAlaska Dispatch News
As winter looms, dozens of Willow residents are working with ever-increasing urgency to rebuild homes incinerated in the Sockeye Fire in June. Mat-SuZaz Hollander

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Mr. President, welcome to Alaska, America’s land of opportunity

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Rumor confirmed, Obama is coming to our town of Kotzebue

I'll be upriver, where I've been every fall of my life, with my daughter, picking cranberries, glassing north for caribou, probably eating porcupine, and still hoping our president can see, share and experience a small part of this amazing land we call home.Seth Kantner

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