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Shelters in Gambell, Savoonga, St. Michael open doors, while Golovin worries about prospect of evacuation if major flooding damages much of town's infrastructure.  Jill Burke,Craig Medred
Maine lies some 1,500 miles south of the Arctic Circle, but it has strong connections to the Arctic -- and is hoping to play a bigger role in the region.Alaska Dispatch News
Faced with falling rates of shareholder participation, Alaska Native corporations are moving to avoid the possibility of annual meetings where they cannot conduct business.Jeannette Lee Falsey
Alaska State Troopers said a 72-year-old man died earlier this week after a single-family home went up in flames in the community of Port Lions on Kodiak Island.Megan Edge
This isn't the first time the idea to link Asia and North America by road or rail through a tunnel system beneath the Bering Strait has been suggested.Alaska Dispatch News
With its plans to repurpose a vacated supermarket in Bethel as a liquor store, the Bethel Native Corp. has given new life to an emotional debate about alcohol sales in the Western Alaska hub city.Jeannette Lee Falsey
A landslide likely triggered by seismic activity dammed a tributary of Slim's River, creating a new 1,100-foot-long lake in Kluane National Park, according to CBC reports.Alaska Dispatch News
2015 will be the first year a tree from Alaska has been chosen for the west lawn of the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C., and schoolchildren from across the state will create ornaments for it.Egan Millard
A military wife's letter to Peyton Manning led to a very merry Christmas for her husband.Alaska Dispatch News
The study, published in the journal Nature Climate Change, found that juvenile king salmon experienced increased heart rate as water temperature increased -- until they reach a limit at about 76 degrees Fahrenheit.Alaska Dispatch News
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