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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
The Alaska Moose Federation has a new director who hopes to take the controversial organization back to basics.Suzanna Caldwell
Troopers said that Ronald Wray Stafford and Ryan Christopher Stafford had been in the water “for 35 minutes or more" before being rescued by bystanders.  Michelle Theriault Boots
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.Yereth Rosen
As Obama pays a visit to Alaska to talk climate change and Arctic issues, it may be a preview of the U.S. stance during upcoming climate talks in Paris.Jeannette Lee Falsey
The University of Alaska Fairbanks Professor Vladimir Romanovsky has been named chief scientist for the U.S. Department of Energy initiative titled the Next-Generation Ecosystem Experiments. Romanovsky is a professor of geophysics at the UAF Geophysical Institute. Carey Restino | Arctic Sounder

Visitors wandered up to giant chunks of ice sitting outside of the Anchorage Museum on Sunday Aug. 30, 2015, and were able to touch pieces of a glacier. On the lawn, there were samples of food and free music performances that were part of a celebration in collaboration with GLACIER, a conference that focuses on the issues in the Arctic and takes place in Anchorage this week. 

Shelby Lum
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
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. Michelle Theriault Boots

It’s official: Denali is now the mountain formerly known as Mt. McKinley.

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