One of the behind-the-scenes community leaders who helped set up events for President Barack Obama in Dillingham ended up -- to his own surprise -- riding with the president in an armored Chevy Suburban flown in for the visit to this fishing town.Lisa Demer
Sen. Cathy Giessel has convened a group of her colleagues to study potential changes to Alaska’s oil and gas tax credit regime, following criticism of the program’s cost during this year’s legislative session.Nathaniel Herz
President Barack Obama delivers his final speech from Kotzebue during his 2015 Alaskan tour on September 2, 2015. Topics he discussed include impressions of Alaska, climate change evidence and solutions, and renewable energy ideas.
The dominant political message in Alaska may be about economics, but Obama consistently focused primarily on the environment during his trip, frustrating some politicians but bringing crucial truths into the public eye.Dermot Cole