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A satellite view of Western Alaska and the Bering Strait, taken Feb. 4, 2014. (Photo by NASA)

Will Obama look north for his legacy?

By | Arctic, Energy & Mining, Environment, Featured News, Federal Government, Government, Nation & World | No Comments
These are the days when a president turns to thoughts of legacy. As the months tick down on this Administration, President Obama has created a marine national monument off new England and last month vastly expanded one near Hawaii. Alaska interest groups are working to get his attention, too. Some want him to take bold action in the 49th State before he leaves office, and others are urging him to resist those calls.
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Prince William and Kate Middleton visited Carcross after a trip to Whitehorse. (Photo by Abbey Collins/KHNS)

Prince William and Kate Middleton visit Yukon communities

By | Alaska Native Arts & Culture, Alaska Native Government & Policy, Featured News, Nation & World, Southeast | No Comments
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, Prince William and Kate Middleton, were met by a large crowd, music and dancing in Carcross this week. They event was part of a larger tour around the Yukon after traveling through British Columbia. The visit focused on First Nations issues and culture.
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The luxury cruise liner Crystal Serenity arrived off the coast of Nome on Sunday. (Photo by Lauren Frost/KNOM)

Luxury cruises don’t signal Arctic shipping boom, expert says

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The company that sent the first big luxury cruise ship through U.S. and Canadian Arctic waters is preparing the Crystal Serenity for a repeat performance in 2017. But one expert believes this year’s historic transit doesn’t mean the Arctic is likely to become a hotspot for global shipping anytime soon.
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