It’s official: Denali is now the mountain formerly known as Mount McKinley. With the approval of President Barack Obama, Interior Secretary Sally Jewell has signed a “secretarial order” to officially change the name of North America's highest peak.Erica Martinson
Air Force One landed at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson Monday afternoon to cheers from roughly 180 people assembled. Obama departed Air Force One at 1:45 p.m. with Alaska Gov. Bill Walker, who had flown with the president from Washington, D.C.
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
As Secret Service agents, some with dogs, swarmed inside and around the Hotel Captain Cook in downtown Anchorage this morning, a handful of local businesses had erected signs welcoming President Obama. Rallies later in the day scolded and celebrated the president.
Photos dubbed "the place where two oceans meet" have been making the rounds on the Internet for years, but there's a lot of misinformation out there about them. Here's what you can tell your friend next time they share that "really cool photo" on social media.Ben Anderson
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
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