Alaska News

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.Lisa Demer

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.

Bob Hallinen

Kotzebue prepares for President Barack Obama's visit, set for Wednesday, Sept. 2, 2015. 

Loren Holmes
Tuesday marked the first day for thousands of newly eligible Alaskans to enroll in Medicaid after Gov. Bill Walker expanded the program, but it was a quiet afternoon at a state office in Anchorage that handles applications.Tegan Hanlon
For the Northwest Alaska town of Kotzebue, which is preparing for its biggest visitor ever, preparations include hauling away more than 100 rotting vehicles and destroying 10 abandoned homes that have dotted the Inupiat community for decades.Alex DeMarban

President Barack Obama visited Seward on Tuesday, Sept. 1, 2015.

Alaska Dispatch News
Carrs-Safeway says its Sears Mall supermarket is "underperforming" and will close in mid-September.Sean Doogan

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.

Mike Dunham
The Alaska State Fair's colony-era Wineck Barn is a repository of history and meeting spot for Valley old-timers.Mike Dunham
The Seward City Council approved a resolution Monday to move forward on a project that would bring renewable energy -- and major cost savings -- to four city buildings.Suzanna Caldwell