ANCHORAGE - The White House on Tuesday praised the decision by Alaska Gov. Bill Walker to expand Medicaid to thousands of residents over the wishes of the Republican-led Legislature, calling it the "right decision.
Late Sunday, U.S. Rep. John Boehner, an Ohio Republican and Speaker of the House, said he was "deeply disappointed" that President Obama allowed U.S. Department of the Interior Secretary Sally Jewell to restore Denali’s name from Mount McKinley.
ANCHORAGE - The Alaska Supreme Court has refused to temporarily block the state of Alaska from expanding Medicaid.
It's a victory for Gov. Bill Walker, who announced this summer he was expanding Medicaid without the approval of the Legislature.
ANCHORAGE - The crowds were there - diplomat, media and bystander alike. As President Barack Obama arrived in Alaska for his first prolonged visit to the 49th state, there were plenty of cheers and no boos on the streets of Anchorage.
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — A man sentenced to life in prison without parole on a marijuana-related charge was freed Tuesday from a Missouri prison after being behind bars for two decades — a period in which the nation’s attitudes toward pot have steadily softened.
The U.S. has been an Arctic nation since it purchased Alaska from Russia in 1867, yet no sitting President has ever ventured to the Alaskan Arctic. That changed when President Barack Obama arrived this week to address a conference on Arctic issues.
Saturday, September 5 HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL Away, TBD, Juneau-Douglas at Fairbanks' West Valley. Away, 7 p.m., Thunder Mountain at Fairbanks' North Pole. HIGH SCHOOL CROSS COUNTRY Away, JDHS & TMHS at Haines Invitational.
Many years ago, geologists stood on the bank of the Copper River and watched Childs Glacier thunder icebergs straight into the river. Using a little imagination, one researcher remarked how an advance of the glacier could seal off the big river.