Alaska village short of water as winter nears

Associated Press: Inupiat Eskimo villagers in a small Alaska community are facing six long months of melting ice and snow nearly every time they want to cook a meal or bathe, after freezing temperatures hit before workers could fill the village's two large storage tanks with water. Officials in Kivalina had hoped to pull more than 1 million gallons from the nearby Wulik River before it froze over -- enough to allow residents to cook, clean and keep its Laundromat, or "washeteria," open all winter. But city administrator......

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