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Andrew Harnik | The Associated Press
President Barack Obama, accompanied by Alaska Gov. Bill Walker, steps off Air Force One after arriving at Elmendorf Air Force Base, Monday, Aug. 31 in 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."

White House: Alaska's Medicaid expansion 'right decision'

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.

by MARK THIESSEN

Obama to take trip with a Bear Grylls

NEW YORK - Survival expert Bear Grylls has bagged his biggest celebrity yet for a walk in the wilderness - President Barack Obama.

From Mount McKinley to Mount Denali

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.
MARK THIESSEN

Ohio Gov. Kasich opposes changing name of Mount McKinley

COLUMBUS - Ohio Gov. John Kasich disagrees with President Barack Obama's decision to rename Mount McKinley as Denali, the name used by native Alaskans.

High court won't block expansion

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...
MARK THIESSEN

Injunction against federal water rule may expand

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.

Southeast pink salmon harvest fails to meet predictions

KETCHIKAN - Officials have reduced the estimate for Southeast Alaska's pink salmon harvest by almost 30 million fish as the summer fishery wraps up its season.

New Alaska Moose Federation Director to reign in budget

ANCHORAGE - The new executive director of the Alaska Moose Federation says he will focus on reigning in both the organization's finances and mission.

Obama heading up melting glacier in dramatic push on climate

ANCHORAGE - President Barack Obama turned Tuesday to a dramatic symptom of climate change - a melting Alaska glacier - to highlight the dangers of global warming.
JOSH LEDERMAN

Obama buys out cinnamon rolls at Anchorage cafe

ANCHORAGE - How many cinnamon rolls does it take to feed a presidential entourage? If you're President Barack Obama and you're unsure, you err on the safe side and take the whole bunch.
JOSH LEDERMAN

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