Medicaid expansion opens a new insurance coverage option for thousands of low-income, childless Alaskans between ages 19 and 64 who earn less than 138 percent of the federal poverty level (or an annual income of about $20,000 for a single adult).
Tegan Hanlon
A U.S. official says five Chinese warships have moved into the Bering Sea near Alaska after participating in a naval exercise with Russia.
W.J. Hennigan and David S. Cloud | Tribune News Service
Denali, the Alaska mountain formerly known as Mount McKinley, now measures 20,310 at its highest point in a new official elevation the U.S. Geological Survey announced Wednesday. 
Rachel D'Oro | Associated Press
Firefighters appeared to be making progress Wednesday on the blaze that ripped through parts of a remote Alaska village last week, and officials reported that the fire had been caused by human activity.
Megan Edge
The Alaska Legislature has scheduled a short-notice, closed-door committee meeting about Medicaid expansion for Wednesday afternoon. No action is expected to be taken.
Nathaniel Herz
Live updates of President Obama's visit to Alaska -- including trips to the communities of Dillingham and Kotzebue -- on Wednesday.President Obama in AlaskaAlaska Dispatch News
President Barack Obama was delivering a speech in the Arctic Alaska community of Kotzebue on Wednesday. Comments were expected to begin at 5:50 p.m. Watch the live stream.Alaska NewsAlaska Dispatch News
By air, by land, by sea, President Barack Obama saw the sights in Seward on Tuesday, both an excited tourist and studious observer in the presence of Alaska’s most picturesque examples of climate change.  President Obama in AlaskaErica Martinson
As the small fishing town of Dillingham spruces up for the visit of a lifetime, down-home hospitality, intense security and regular life are melding and sometimes clashing.President Obama in AlaskaLisa Demer

News & Politics

Watch Live: President Obama delivers remarks in Kotzebue

President Barack Obama was delivering a speech in the Arctic Alaska community of Kotzebue on Wednesday. Comments were expected to begin at 5:50 p.m. Watch the live stream.Alaska Dispatch News

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An imaginative jumble graces display walls in the Irwin Exhibits building at the Alaska State Fair. This year the Creative Arts and Crafts exhibit organizers added one more division of competition. The Embellished Arts category allows people to create works incorporating prefabricated items.  
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Unmanned vessel aids in charting Arctic waters

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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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