Politics

President Barack Obama will be in Alaska next week, including a stop in Anchorage that will cause some closures along roads and to other services.

Sean Doogan,Devin Kelly
The Alaska Legislature’s high stakes lawsuit to stop Gov. Bill Walker from expanding the state’s public Medicaid health care program gets its first appearance in court Thursday.Nathaniel Herz
About three dozen people gathered downtown to protest Sen. Lisa Murkowski's vote to close debate on a bill that would have stopped federal funding for Planned Parenthood.Sean Doogan
Three people appear to be vying for Republican votes in next summer’s primary to represent District L in the Alaska Legislature’s upper chamber, plus a Democrat ready to challenge the victor the following November.Nathaniel Herz
When President Obama visits Alaska next week, he'll be greeted by politicians eager to show off vast wilderness and stirring scenery -- and anxious about whether Obama's trip will coincide with new regulations on resources.Justin Sink | Bloomberg News
As Barack Obama prepares to travel to Alaska to talk about climate change, Alaska Gov. Bill Walker says he'll ask the president to help the state access more fossil fuels — consumption of which is widely viewed as one of the primary drivers of climate change.Nathaniel Herz
In a full hotel ballroom in downtown Anchorage Tuesday morning, about 200 people erupted into applause for the senator who traveled more than 4,000 miles from Washington, D.C., to preach about leaving them alone.  Erica Martinson

In a full hotel ballroom in downtown Anchorage Tuesday morning, about 200 people erupted into applause for a senator who traveled more than 4,000 miles from Washington, D.C., to preach about leaving them alone. 

Scott Jensen

Republican presidential candidate Rand Paul of Kentucky brought his small-government message to Anchorage and Fairbanks. 

Scott Jensen
Kentucky senator and Republican presidential candidate Rand Paul called for less government during a campaign address Tuesday morning in downtown Anchorage. Alaska Dispatch News