President Barack Obama urged participants in a U.S. Department of State conference on climate change in Anchorage to take in the “God-given majesty” of Alaska as they contemplate the dramatic steps needed to stop the devastating impacts of climate change.
Nathaniel Herz
The Alaska Supreme Court on Monday allowed Medicaid expansion to start in Alaska Tuesday, expanding health care coverage to up to 40,000 low-income Alaskans as lawyers continue to battle about the legality of expansion.
Tegan Hanlon
Secretary of State John Kerry told an audience at a State Department conference in Anchorage on Monday that Alaska, with its long human history and dramatic climate-induced changes, is the right place to discuss the future of a changing Arctic.
Yereth Rosen
With Sunday's announcement that Mt. McKinley has been renamed Denali, Alaska businesses using the name "McKinley" are suddenly faced with a question: Keep the name or not? 
Laurel Andrews
Live Stream: "Conference on Global Leadership in the Arctic: Cooperation, Innovation, Engagement and Resilience," or GLACIER, in Anchorage.President Obama in AlaskaAlaska Dispatch News
President Barack Obama may be traveling into unfriendly political territory as he heads north to Alaska Monday, but he has been slowly paving the way with announcements aimed at ensuring a welcoming populace.  President Obama in AlaskaErica Martinson
President Barack Obama will film an episode of a wilderness survival show with TV outdoors star Bear Grylls during his trip to the Alaska, NBC announced Monday. President Obama in AlaskaErica Martinson
Mayor Ethan Berkowitz said Monday the city will replace its aging orange-glow streetlights with white LED ones, generating big savings in energy consumption.AnchorageDevin Kelly

News & Politics

Climate-threatened coastal communities also face bureaucratic hurdles

Arctic coastal communities that are primarily indigenous and facing forced relocation because of the effects of climate change face not only environmental threats but also bureaucratic hurdles.Kamala Kelkar

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Adventure

With a gentleman's touch, Deep Creek angler seeks silvers with flies

“In Europe and Scandinavia, the unofficial rule is one-cast, one-step. This keeps people moving and eventually everyone gets to fish the hotspot pool,” Habermann said.Joseph Robertia

Sports

Another 1-2 clash awaits top-ranked West football team

Fresh off an 18-13 win over then-No. 2-ranked Dimond, No. 1 West this week travels to current No. 2 Chugiak in a battle of Cook Inlet Conference teams that top the rankings in the Alaska Sports Broadcasting Network football poll released Monday.Alaska Dispatch News

Culture

Knights don helmets, pick up shields and put armor to the test. Fans are treated to run after run of horse and knight hurtled at one other. The object is to use the lance to land a perfect strike against the opponent’s shield.
Scott Jensen

Arctic

At an art installation in front of the Anchorage Museum that's part of the GLACIER conference has wood blocks with Arctic words carved in them in English, Alaska Native languages, Russian, Icelandic, Swedish, Finnish and Norwegian. Conference participants and members of the public are encouraged to take a block revealing photographs by Brian Adams, Michael Conti and Jayson Smart.
Bob Hallinen

Nation/World

  • The man charged with killing a sheriff’s deputy at a suburban gas station in Texas on Friday emptied his 15-round handgun into the back and head of the deputy as witnesses watched in horror and surveillance cameras captured the shooting, prosecutors said Monday.

  • Experts in government secrecy law see almost no possibility of criminal action against HillaryClinton or her top aides in connection with now-classified information sent over unsecure email while she was secretary of state, based on the public evidence thus far.

     

We Alaskans

For 1923 visit to Alaska, White House shipped tablecloths, sheets to roadhouses

Herbert Hoover, the future president, wrote later that President Warren Harding was ill at ease on the Alaska trip, and insisted on playing bridge from just after breakfast until midnight. Hoover, then the secretary of commerce, was one of four other bridge players on the ship. "For some reason I developed a distaste for bridge on this journey and never played it again," Hoover said. Dermot Cole

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