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 National Weather Service has issued a weather watch for freezing temperatures early Wednesday in Anchorage and other Southcentral Alaska communities.
Megan Edge
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
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
Outside the security cordons, the president’s arrival drew a full array of protesters, opportunists, celebrants and the merely curious, all angling for a chance to be part of the moment. President Obama in AlaskaMichelle Theriault Boots
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? President Obama in AlaskaLaurel Andrews
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

News & Politics

APD: Man sought after eluding police and stealing pickup at gunpoint

A man suspected of using drugs inside a vehicle in downtown Anchorage and nearly hitting police officers while fleeing before stealing a pickup at gunpoint is being sought by Anchorage police.Megan Edge

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Eklutna gets recreational facelift, with trail repairs, new cabins

The lake is both a boon and a bane to the trail. Despite offering stunning views and occasional close encounters with wildlife, Eklutna Lake has been known to turn on the trail with vengeance.Rick Sinnott

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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