Shelby Lum,Erik Hill
President Barack Obama takes leave of Alaska after visiting Dillingham and Kotzebue on Wednesday, Sept. 2, 2015. 
Mara Severin
This year, in the interest of journalistic integrity, I vowed to try only new things at the Alaska State Fair -- a sacrifice that should garner notice from the Pulitzer people.
Loren Holmes
President Barack Obama visits Kotzebue, Alaska, on Sept. 2, 2015.
Alaska Dispatch News
President Barack Obama visited the Alaska community of Dillingham Wednesday, where he visited fishermen and took part in a traditional dance.
Bob Hallinen
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.
Loren Holmes
Kotzebue prepares for President Barack Obama's visit, set for Wednesday, Sept. 2, 2015. 
Alaska Dispatch News
President Barack Obama visited Seward on Tuesday, Sept. 1, 2015.
Mike Dunham
The first building visitors to the Alaska State Fair see when they enter at the Red Gate is also one of the oldest on the fairgrounds.
Shelby Lum
The 10th Midnight Sun Pumpkin Weigh-Off took place at the Alaska State Fair with just one contestant on Tuesday, Sept. 1, 2015. 
Alaska Dispatch News
President Barack Obama made a brief stop at Snow City Cafe in Anchorage, Alaska where he ordered pastries to go and shook hands on Tuesday, Sept. 1, 2015, before taking a helicopter flight to Seward aboard Marine One.  
Bill Roth
Secretary of State John Kerry told an audience at a State Department conference in Anchorage on Monday that Alaska, with its long human history and dramatic climate-induced changes, is the right place to discuss the future of a changing Arctic.
Alaska Dispatch News
Air Force One landed at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson Monday afternoon to cheers from roughly 180 people assembled. Obama departed Air Force One at 1:45 p.m. with Alaska Gov. Bill Walker, who had flown with the president from Washington, D.C.