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
Someone stole an Alaska State Troopers car in Big Lake Wednesday afternoon with a suspect in the backseat and both people remain missing, troopers said.
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
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 visited the Alaska community of Dillingham Wednesday, where he visited fishermen and took part in a traditional dance.
Alaska 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

Sea ice melted faster than usual in August, on pace for 3rd- or 4th-lowest year on record

Arctic sea ice in August melted faster than usual, putting 2015 on pace to be the year with the third- or fourth lowest ice extent on record. The faster rate means Canada's M'Clure Strait passage may be open this year for the first time since 2007.Kamala Kelkar

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Culture

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

A Palmer-based company used an unmanned boat to perform bathymetry surveys in support of NOAA efforts to create navigational charts in Alaska's Arctic waters.Carey Restino | Arctic Sounder

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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