In the first address of his historic three-day visit to Alaska, President Barack Obama urged participants in a State Department conference to take in Alaska’s “God-given majesty” as they contemplate the difficult steps to slow or stop the onslaught of climate change.
Nathaniel Herz,Erica Martinson
Indigenous residents from some of the smallest communities and most remote parts of Alaska had a message for international leaders who convened in Anchorage for a high-profile State Department-hosted Arctic conference: Climate change is an existential threat.
Yereth Rosen,Asaf Shalev
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
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
President Obama on Tuesday will propose speeding the building of new icebreakers that can operate year-round in the nation’s polar regions, part of an effort to close the gap with other nations, especially Russia, in the Arctic.President Obama in AlaskaJulie Hirschfeld Davis
Organizers of the “Rising Together” event played a prerecorded video of Obama, with the president apologizing that he couldn’t be there in person.  President Obama in AlaskaDevin Kelly
People gathered on the Delaney Park Strip in downtown Anchorage Monday to either sound off on or celebrate President Obama's visit to Alaska.President Obama in AlaskaSuzanna Caldwell
A county clerk in Kentucky has again refused to issue marriage licenses to gay couples, invoking her religious beliefs and "God's authority" — this time in defiance of a U.S. Supreme Court ruling against her.Nation-WorldClaire Galofaro | Associated Press

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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

Obama to call for more icebreakers in Arctic as US seeks foothold

President Obama on Tuesday will propose speeding the building of new icebreakers that can operate year-round in the nation’s polar regions, part of an effort to close the gap with other nations, especially Russia, in the Arctic.Julie Hirschfeld Davis

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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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A chef’s step-by-step guide to restaurant-style Alaska rockfish

SPONSORED: Jack Sprat executive chef Andrew Brown shares his recipe for crispy rockfish with roasted tomatoes atop fresh Alaska-grown salad greens. Presented by Eat Alaska