Politics

President Obama's trip north centered on climate change. These are the last moments of his speech in Kotzebue. 

Scott Jensen

After laying out evidence of climate change in Alaska and beyond, President Obama outlined possible solutions.

Scott Jensen

Kivalina is wedged onto a sliver of gravel not even a quarter-mile across at its widest, between the open sea to the west and the expansive Kivalina Lagoon to the east. Erosion from Chukchi Sea waves on one side and lagoon currents on the other are a continuing threat.

Scott Jensen

President Obama devoted the final ten minutes of his speech at Kotezbue's middle and high school to laying out evidence of climate change and the solutions he is spearheading.

Scott Jensen

In his speech in Kotzebue, President Obama thanked Alaska Gov. Bill Walker and Lt. Gov. Byron Mallott for their recent leadership in helping pave the way for thousands more Alaskans to gain health care under Medicaid next year.

 

Scott Jensen
Climate change was front and center in President Barack Obama’s unusual trip to the Arctic on Wednesday, in which he flew over the flood-threatened village of Kivalina and stopped at the Inupiat hub town of Kotzebue.Alex DeMarban

President Barack Obama took a few minutes of his speech in Kotzebue to reflect on his time in Alaska and the people he met here.

Scott Jensen

President Obama expresses gratitude to veterans and to the town of Kotzebue for showing his advance communications, security and logistics teams warm hospitality.

Scott Jensen

President Obama's staff conducted a little research into the Alaskan activities of US presidents past. Here's his take.

Scott Jensen