One of the behind-the-scenes community leaders who helped set up events for President Barack Obama in Dillingham ended up -- to his own surprise -- riding with the president in an armored Chevy Suburban flown in for the visit to this fishing town.
Sen. Cathy Giessel has convened a group of her colleagues to study potential changes to Alaska’s oil and gas tax credit regime, following criticism of the program’s cost during this year’s legislative session.
Prior to and throughout this week’s presidential visit to Alaska, the state's rumor mill went into overdrive. Where would Obama go? What would he do? Who else might come to Alaska?President Obama in AlaskaErica Martinson
Last week, Obama named Brown to the National Advisory Council on Indian Education, which advises Education Secretary Arne Duncan on the funding and administration of federal programs for Indian education.EducationEmma Brown | Washington Post
Four Southeast Alaska sport fishing guides have all pleaded guilty to a variety of fishing violations from 2013, wrapping up an Alaska Wildlife Troopers investigation that spanned more than two years. Tegan Hanlon
The Coast Guard will present worst-case scenarios for drilling and shipping in the Arctic to the Emergency Prevention Preparedness and Response working group of the Arctic Council later this month.Kamala Kelkar
A gay couple emerged from a Kentucky county clerk's office with a marriage license in hand Friday morning, embracing and crying as the defiant clerk who runs the office remained jailed for her refusal to issue the licenses because she opposed same-sex marriage.
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