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Indigenous residents from some of the smallest communities and most remote parts of Alaska had a message for international leaders who convened in Anchorage for a high-profile State Department-hosted Arctic conference: Climate change is an existential threat.Yereth Rosen,Asaf Shalev
In the first address of his historic three-day visit to Alaska, President Barack Obama urged participants in a State Department conference to take in Alaska’s “God-given majesty” as they contemplate the difficult steps to slow or stop the onslaught of climate change.Nathaniel Herz,Erica Martinson
With Sunday's announcement that Mt. McKinley has been renamed Denali, Alaska businesses using the name "McKinley" are suddenly faced with a question: Keep the name or not? Laurel Andrews
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 agenda for Monday's Arctic conference is heavy on Alaska speakers, and the topics go beyond climate change.Yereth Rosen
National Endowment for the Arts chairman Jane Chu is on a tour of Palmer, Anchorage, Juneau and Sitka "to see firsthand what's happening in arts in Alaska."  Mike Dunham
A federal judge considering a court challenge by Pebble mine developers has granted Pebble’s request to force testimony by a former government scientist now believed to be living in Australia.Lisa Demer
Some Anchorage residents will have to deal with road and office closures when President Obama arrives next week. But Mayor Ethan Berkowitz and other officials said Thursday they expect it to be mostly business as usual downtown.Sean Doogan,Devin Kelly
To fight high housing costs in Juneau, city officials are considering property tax exemptions for some developments.Associated Press
Under the Marijuana Control Board's current proposed regulations, all business owners and investors must be Alaska residents. Some are calling foul, saying that decision could break the industry, and they question whether the requirement is legal. Laurel Andrews
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