The northernmost community in the United States has officially restored its original name.
In October, the people of the Alaskan town formerly known as Barrow, on the edge of the Arctic Ocean, voted to restore its indigenous name, Utqiagvik. Zachariah Hughes of Alaska Public Media reported that the traditional Iñupiaq name Utqiagvik refers to a place to gather wild roots.
The vote was close: 381-375. (The town has a population of a bit over 4,000.)
Point Barrow, the actual northernmost point in the States, nine miles to the northeast, is remaining Point Barrow for now.