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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
Business leaders on the North Slope still fight for the outwardly conflicting positions of admitting the climate crisis while also supporting Arctic oil development. Just like President Obama. And, increasingly, like most Alaskans.Charles Wohlforth
National Endowment for the Arts chairman Jane Chu is on a tour of Palmer, Anchorage, Juneau and Sitka "to see firsthand what's happening in arts in Alaska."  Mike Dunham

Knights don helmets, pick up shields and put armor to the test. Fans are treated to run after run of horse and knight hurtled at one other. The object is to use the lance to land a perfect strike against the opponent’s shield.

Scott Jensen
The Alaska State Fair is in full swing in Palmer. Wondering what to see? Here are some of our choices.Alaska Dispatch News
In this special edition of We Alaskans, we take a look back through history at Alaska's POTUS visitors -- from Warren Harding to George Bush -- and explore the chief reason for President Barack Obama's visit: the warming Arctic.Alaska Dispatch News

At an art installation in front of the Anchorage Museum that's part of the GLACIER conference has wood blocks with Arctic words carved in them in English, Alaska Native languages, Russian, Icelandic, Swedish, Finnish and Norwegian. Conference participants and members of the public are encouraged to take a block revealing photographs by Brian Adams, Michael Conti and Jayson Smart.

Bob Hallinen

Visitors wandered up to giant chunks of ice sitting outside of the Anchorage Museum on Sunday Aug. 30, 2015, and were able to touch pieces of a glacier. On the lawn, there were samples of food and free music performances that were part of a celebration in collaboration with GLACIER, a conference that focuses on the issues in the Arctic and takes place in Anchorage this week. 

Shelby Lum
A few words about out special issue of We Alaskans issue on President Obama's trip to Alaska.David Hulen