Politics

Though rumors of a presidential visit had been swirling for days, staff at downtown Anchorage's Snow City Cafe weren't sure it would happen Tuesday morning when breakfast rush started to ebb without a sign of him. Then a bunch of Secret Service guys showed up. 

 

Michelle Theriault Boots
President Obama's visit to Alaska continues. Follow here for live updates through the day.Alaska Dispatch News
Organizers of the “Rising Together” event played a prerecorded video of Obama, with the president apologizing that he couldn’t be there in person.  Devin Kelly
Outside the security cordons, the president’s arrival drew a full array of protesters, opportunists, celebrants and the merely curious, all angling for a chance to be part of the moment. Michelle Theriault Boots
People gathered on the Delaney Park Strip in downtown Anchorage Monday to either sound off on or celebrate President Obama's visit to Alaska.Suzanna Caldwell
In the first address of his historic three-day visit to Alaska, President Barack Obama urged participants in a State Department conference to take in Alaska’s “God-given majesty” as they contemplate the difficult steps to slow or stop the onslaught of climate change.Nathaniel Herz,Erica Martinson
Gov. Bill Walker is considering the rekindling of a climate change advisory group within his administration similar to the "sub-cabinet" created by Gov. Sarah Palin but dropped by Gov. Sean Parnell.Nathaniel Herz
The Alaska Supreme Court on Monday allowed Medicaid expansion to start in Alaska Tuesday, expanding health care coverage to up to 40,000 low-income Alaskans as lawyers continue to battle about the legality of expansion.Tegan Hanlon
With Sunday's announcement that Mt. McKinley has been renamed Denali, Alaska businesses using the name "McKinley" are suddenly faced with a question: Keep the name or not? Laurel Andrews
President Obama on Tuesday will propose speeding the building of new icebreakers that can operate year-round in the nation’s polar regions, part of an effort to close the gap with other nations, especially Russia, in the Arctic.Julie Hirschfeld Davis