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Update News: Friday, June 1, 2012

Rat Island

Hawadax Island, long known as Rat Island, located in the western stretches of Alaska's Aleutian chain.

In Friday’s news:

  • Gold miners upset with new rules creating buffer zones around rivers;
  • City of Nome slated to give Nome Public Schools $1.77 million;
  • Air Force could save $227 million in F-16 move;
  • Alaska Supreme Court elects Dana Fabe Chief Justice;
  • Rat Island renamed Hawadax;
  • Nome’ s May temperatures were the coolest in a decade.