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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
The motorcades are gone and Denali gets to stay, but what else? What really comes of Alaska’s big presidential visit?  Erica Martinson
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
The Alaska Public Offices Commission is on the hunt for Robert "Moose" Henrichs to serve him with a $1,120 fine for campaign finance violations.Pat Forgey

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.

Scott Jensen
Prior to and throughout this week’s presidential visit to Alaska, the state's rumor mill went into overdrive. Where would Obama go? What would he do? Who else might come to Alaska?Erica Martinson
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
President Barack Obama reflects on his busy trip to Alaska, from the people he met and the sights he saw to the issues in the state that need addressing.Barack Obama
Several lawmakers said this week that Gov. Bill Walker may schedule a special legislative session in late October to deal with a possible natural gas pipeline from the North Slope.Nathaniel Herz
An Alaska Medicaid program that funds care for adults with developmental disabilities may cut the number of people it enrolls each year by 75 percent.Associated Press
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