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  1. Seasonal depression, 'winter blues' and SADRead the original story w/Photo

    16 hrs ago | Topsail Advertiser

    If you're feeling shortchanged because the sun now sets at about 5 p.m., consider this: The sun set for the last time this year on people in Barrow, Alaska, the nation's northernmost city, on Sunday night. The darkness there will last nine weeks until the sun rises again Jan. 23. By comparison, even on the year's shortest day - the winter solstice on Dec. 21 -- people in Washington, D.C., will get nearly 9 hours 30 minutes of daylight; in Miami, 10 hours 31 minutes.

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  2. Seasonal depression, 'winter blues' and SADRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | Jacksonville Daily News

    If you're feeling shortchanged because the sun now sets at about 5 p.m., consider this: The sun set for the last time this year on people in Barrow, Alaska, the nation's northernmost city, on Sunday night.

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  3. Absence of October sea ice makes Utqiagvik warmer, scientists sayRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday | Anchorage Daily News

    Temperatures in the town formerly known as Barrow have increased in October more than any other month over the past five decades, Alaska's Energy Desk reported . The lack of ice is both the effect of warming in the Arctic and a primary driver for the town's warmer Octobers, said Rick Thoman, climate specialist at the Alaska Center for Climate Assessment and Policy at the University of Alaska Fairbanks.

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  4. Climate Change May Curtail Shorebirds' Need to Fly NorthRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday | Scientific American

    Broken-wing display performed by Semipalmated Plover which should drive a potential predator away from the nest, Barrow, Alaska, 2012. Credit: VojtA A>ch Kubelka Across the planet, shorebirds are in serious trouble.

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  5. Mayor proposes alcohol tax for Anchorage homelessness and substance abuse treatment servicesRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday | Anchorage Daily News

    ... the memo submitted to the Assembly, Berkowitz pointed to other communities -- including Utqiagvik (formerly known as Barrow), Juneau and Fairbanks -- that have approved sales taxes on alcohol. Anchorage already taxes marijuana, Berkowitz said. A ...

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  6. Amid deep grief over whalers' deaths, Utqiagvik celebrates end of whaling seasonRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Nov 11 | Anchorage Daily News

    ... up in Utqiagvik in late October, Alaska's Energy Desk reported . Subsistence hunters in the town formerly known as Barrow brought in their full quota of 19 bowhead whales. The last whale was brought ashore by whaling captain Ross Wilhelm and his ...

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  7. The Producers 2018: Barrow gas field remains steadyRead the original story

    Friday Nov 9 | Petroleum News

    The three natural gas fields in the vicinity of Utqiagvik, formerly Barrow, are the only oil or natural gas properties in the state operated by a public entity for public consumption. The fields - South Barrow, East Barrow and Walakpa - are also the only place on the North Slope where natural gas is being used for a purpose other than field operations.

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  8. Looking Back: Nov. 9, 2018Read the original story w/Photo

    Friday Nov 9 | Fairbanks Daily News-Miner

    ... replace the defective materials. But the damage is worsening, with no trial date in sight. Three Fairbanksans and one Barrow resident have been selected to appear in the 1969 edition of Community Leaders of America. They are Dr. Nancy Downs LeFevre, ...

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  9. Photos: Early season northern lights brighten the night skyRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Nov 5 | Anchorage Daily News

    ... a Fairbanks' Geophysical Institute. "Weather permitting, highly active auroral displays will be visible overhead from Barrow to Bethel, Dillingham and Ketchikan, and visible low on the horizon from King Salmon."

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  10. Weather Eye: Herea s to hoping cold air causes snow to fall in the CascadesRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Nov 4 | The Columbian

    ... freezing and some near zero. Across the Yukon, temperatures are way below zero. How does minus 30 sound? On Oct. 30, Barrow, Alaska had a low of minus 19 degrees, their coldest October temperature since 1996. Hopefully, eventually some of that cold ...

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  11. Snowy Owls: Birds That Reign in the ArcticRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Nov 3 | Voice of America

    At first, it may seem that the small cold city of Barrow, Alaska, 515 kilometers north of the Arctic Circle, is in the heart of endless empty tundra. But, as Natasha Mozgovaya discovered on a visit to the northern-most city in the U.S., now known as Utqiagvik, that's not the case.

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  12. Newcomers spark season-opening hoops victory for UAA menRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Nov 2 | Anchorage Daily News

    ... and Alaska freshmen Tobin Karlberg of Grace Christian (5 points, 1 assist, 1 steal in 8 minutes) and Travis Adams of Barrow (3 assists, 3 rebounds) both made contributions.

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  13. Whales Revered as Center of Alaska Inupiat LifeRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Nov 2 | Voice of America

    Everything about the city of Barrow, Alaska, is special. The northern-most city in the U.S., it is home to indigenous carvers, fishermen, researchers and teachers doing their best to preserve the native Inupiaq language.

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  14. Alaska fugitive in fatal shooting taken into custodyRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Oct 31 | Fairbanks Daily News-Miner

    ... with second-degree murder and assault in the Sunday morning shooting in Utqiagvik (ook-GAR'-vik), formerly known as Barrow. A criminal complaint says Ahmaogak shot three people after he was kicked out of the residential gathering for brandishing a ...

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  15. Alaska fugitive charged with 2nd degree murder, assaultRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Oct 30 | Fairbanks Daily News-Miner

    ... and two counts of assault in the shooting Sunday morning shooting in Utqiagvik (ook-GAR'-vik), which is also known as Barrow. According to the criminal complaint, people were in the home drinking and celebrating Ahmaogak's birthday, which was on ...

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  16. Halloween ghost of the summer sunRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Oct 30 | Earth & Sky

    ... why - every year at this time - you can consider Arcturus as a ghost of the summer sun. If you live as far north as Barrow, Alaska, the star Arcturus shines all night long now, mimicking the midnight sun of summer. If you live in the Southern ...

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  17. Fish Factor: Dunleavy skips Kodiak fishing forumRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Oct 25 | Alaska Journal of Commerce

    ... attending. "Mike is unfortunately not going to be able to attend the debate as he will be visiting with Alaskans in Barrow. We wish you the best with you (sic) event," wrote Gina Ritacco, deputy director of scheduling and events, in an Oct. 16 email ...

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  18. With Begich the only candidate planning to attend, a traditional...Read the original story w/Photo

    Monday Oct 22 | Anchorage Daily News

    ... Everyone up there would be in the same boat if oil revenues dropped." Dunleavy on Monday was in Utqiagvik, formerly Barrow, "to meet with voters," McDonald said. Facebook shows a 5:30 p.m. event set for the Inupiat Heritage Center there. Begich will ...

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  19. Barrow gas field production holds steadyRead the original story

    Friday Oct 19 | Petroleum News

    South Barrow, East Barrow and Walakpa all produced in 2018 for the first time in years; fields operated by North Slope Borough The Barrow gas fields are unique in Alaska hydrocarbon development. The three natural gas fields in the vicinity of Utqiagvik, formerly Barrow, are the only oil or natural gas properties in the state operated by a public entity for public consumption.

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  20. Looking Back: Oct. 19Read the original story w/Photo

    Friday Oct 19 | Fairbanks Daily News-Miner

    Researchers and an excavation team from Barrow were working on the site of a 1,000-year-old village called Nuvuk when they found Ipiutak artifacts.

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