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Lawsuit, divisiveness hamper Native Hawaiian election effort

HONOLULU - A group of Native Hawaiians are organizing an election to create a national government for the first time since American businessmen, backed by U.S. Marines, overthrew the Hawaiian kingdom more than 100 years ago.
Nation and World

BY JAMES BROOKS FOR THE CAPITAL CITY WEEKLY There will be no emergency listing of Prince of Wales Island wolves on the Endangered Species List. In a letter to the six conservation groups requesting the emergency listing, U.S.
Denali: New name, same park

There is a children's popup book about the Denali National Park and Preserve. In it, a young girl boards a bus to travel into the park and different animals are seen with each turned page.
My Turn: Young leaders lend voices on culture and climate change

On Sunday during the opening of the Conference on Global Leadership in the Arctic (GLACIER), I had the opportunity to meet some extraordinary young Alaskans who are taking important steps to make a meaningful impact on the future of their communities.
Jewell: Denali name change is final

Late Sunday, U.S. Rep. John Boehner, an Ohio Republican and Speaker of the House, said he was "deeply disappointed" that President Obama allowed U.S. Department of the Interior Secretary Sally Jewell to restore Denali's name from Mount McKinley.
Parks: Welcome, Fourth Graders

A new national program aims to get fourth graders, and their families, into national parks for free.
Empire Editorial: Denali: A wrong made right

When it comes to North America's highest peak, a wrong has finally been made right. Alaskans everywhere - from Ketchikan to Kaktovik - celebrated to the news when U.S. Department of the Interior Secretary Sally Jewell signed the name change from Mount McKinley to Denali.
Hull damage forces Shell Arctic support ship back to dock

ANCHORAGE - An icebreaker carrying a key piece of equipment for Arctic drilling planned by Royal Dutch Shell off the northern coast of Alaska was forced to return to dock after a hole more than three feet long was discovered in its hull, the company said Tuesday.It was unclear if the mishap would delay Shell's plan for drilling this summer.The crew of the Fennica discovered the leak in a ballast tank on Friday as the ship was leaving the channel in Dutch Harbor, Alaska, on its way to the Arctic, Shell spokesman Curtis Smith said.
My Turn: Sullivan: Alaska, Washington state must work together

As an American, a U.S.
Judge hears arguments over ANWR exploration

The first skirmish - some say it may be the main battle - in the state's effort to explore the coastal plain of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge for oil and gas played out in U.S. District Court Judge Sharon Gleason's courtroom in Anchorage Jan. 20.
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