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.
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.
BISMARCK, N.D. - A federal judge in North Dakota is allowing arguments over the scope of his injunction blocking a new Obama administration rule that would give the federal government jurisdiction over some smaller waterways. U.S.
ANCHORAGE - North America's tallest mountain will soon return to its previous name, Mount Denali, more than a century after the Alaskan peak was named to honor President William McKinley, who never set foot in Alaska.
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.