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.
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
OPINION: It is disappointing that the officials charged with coordinating the president's visit chose not to engage in such conversations or recognize, that even in the 21st century, aviation in Alaska is still vastly different from everywhere else in America.Colleen Mondor
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
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.
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.
When the emergency bell sounds at Fire Station 1 here, firefighters pull on boots and backpacks, swing into Engine 1 and hurtle out the door in almost a single motion, a blast of red lights and caterwauling sirens. More often than not, there is no fire.
Without U.S. ground troops in Iraq and Syria, commanders rely on airborne surveillance more than ever before. At any given moment, an old U-2 -- often two -- is in the air, zeroing in on militant bomb-making facilities in dense cities or snooping on fighters' communications to pinpoint command hubs.
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