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President Obama Visits Alaska

President Obama's full speech in Kotzebue

"This far north, everybody has to look out for each other," the president told a crowd of more than 1,000 today in Kotzebue, where he became the first sitting president to visit a community…

Obama Kotzebue Speech

President joins Native dance, dodges spawning salmon in Dillingham

Rain and cold weather did not dissuade residents in Dillingham from lining the streets to welcome President Barrack Obama after his arrival in the rural town Wednesday morning.

Obama in Dillingham

President announced federal grants and initiatives for Alaska

One of the programs is for a goal that Alaska has long been working towards: Making sure the only place Alaskans see a honey bucket, is in a museum.

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NOTEBOOK: President joins Native dance, dodges spawning salmon in Dillingham

Obama jumped up and danced with the children during the last song. "I've been practicing," he said. Clearly the president had taken a crash course on the routine.

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Kotzebue residents hopeful Obama focuses on subsistence

LIVE IN KOTZEBUE: President Obama has landed in Kotzebue, speaking shortly

We're streaming live from Kotzebue where dancers and drummers await President Barack Obama, who will become the first sitting president to visit U.S. soil above the Arctic Circle. 

PHOTOS: President Obama arrives Kotzebue after visiting Dillingham

The president has arrived in Kotzebue, after visiting Dillingham earlier today.

Impacts after President Obama leaves Alaska

What's in a visit? Will there be a fallout or some type of momentum once the resident leaves Alaska? Some organizations are bracing for or hoping for an impact once Obama's trip is over.

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Impacts after President Obama leaves Alaska

VIDEO: Obama joins in Native dance, tells kids to keep up traditions

While in Dillingham, President Obama got the opportunity to watch some Native dancing and even joined in. "We're so happy to be here, and the young people here especially I'm very proud of you.…

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'So excited, my appendix burst!': What Kotzebue's mayor plans to tell Obama

As President Barack Obama plans to make his way north of the Arctic Circle to the village of Kotzebue on Day 3 of his trip around the state, villagers cannot contain their excitement. Channel 2…

Rebecca Kotzebue live hit

President meets Alaska salmon: 'She said he's just happy to see me!'

SPECIAL REPORT: President Obama touched down in Dillingham and met with Alaskan fishermen. Part of that visit, included a 'too-close for comfort' experience with a salmon.

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Obama to announce Alaska grants, new role for Denali Commission

The centerpiece message of President Barack Obama’s Alaska visit is a push for swift international action to battle climate change, with the state offered as evidence of the growing danger…

President Obama wants to come back to Alaska, says 3 days not enough

President Barack Obama wants to come back to Alaska after he is "done being President." In a new post on his online travelogue,"You just can't see Alaska in three days."

Chinese warships in Bering Sea as Obama visits Dillingham, Kotzebue

WASHINGTON (AP) — A U.S. official says five Chinese warships have moved into the Bering Sea near Alaska after participating in a naval exercise with Russia.

SPECIAL REPORT: President Obama departs for Dillingham, Kotzebue

President Barack Obama departed for Dillingham and Kotzebue this morning on the third and final day of his visit to Alaska. He will be making history today as the first sitting president to go…

(img1)Special Report - Obama leaves for Dillingham, Kotzebue

Selfie! See President Obama's Instragram pics from around the state

The White House announced Tuesday that President Barack Obama was taking over their Instagram account during his three-day trip around the state. 

With selfies and landscapes, President Obama's…

Mines? Salmon? What high school students in rural Alaska want to ask the President

As President Barack Obama gears up to head to Dillingham and Kotzebue on the third day of his three-day trip around the state, high school students in Dillingham have questions they'd like him…

Caslon Live hit Dillingham

VIDEO: Take a tour of Seward beside President Obama

A glimpse of the president's day in Seward, by KTUU's Dave Brooks. 

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Obama tours Seward

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Day 2: President Obama tours Seward; Dillingham & Kotzebue await their closeups

The president is visiting Seward today as residents in Dillingham and Kotzebue prepare for their close up Wednesday. 

Kotzebue residents prepare for President Obama

For the first time ever, a sitting President of the United States will touch down above the Arctic Circle. President Barack Obama arrives in Kotzebue Wednesday night.

Kotzebue preps for Obama

Alaskan pilots cope with strict flight restrictions as Obama travels around the state

Opening day of duck hunting season falls right in the middle of President Barack Obama's three-day trip in the state. 

Dillingham residents prepare for President Obama

Dillingham will be the first stop on President Barack Obama's last day in Alaska.

Dillingham prepares for obama

GLACIER conference says goals met

A participant of Monday's GLACIER conference says the gathering met its goals: Calling the global community to action, and advancing the conversation about climate change.

NOTEBOOK: U.S. needs new Arctic icebreakers fast. 'They can't wait'

Read reporters notes from the president's visit walk along Exit Glacier, including photos of the landing. Video coming soon ...

On social media, awaiting the president's Alaska chronicles

It is Day Two of President Barack Obama's travels through Alaska and he has been chronicling his trip in an online travelogue and on social media. 

White House: President to advocate for icebreakers, port studies, Arctic mapping

After making the case Monday that the U.S. and other Arctic nations must move faster to halt long-term damage to the environment and economy by climate change, President Barack Obama on Tuesday…

President Obama visits the home of Alaska Dispatch News publisher Alice Rogoff

On the first night of his three day trip to Alaska, President Obama is at the home of Alaska Dispatch News publisher Alice Rogoff for a dinner.

Pastries to go, but no 'Obamalet.' President visits busy Snow City Cafe

The Secret Service spent the morning at Snow City Café, searching bags and swiping visitors with metal detectors ahead of a visit from President Barack Obama who has just arrived.

White House supports Walker's move to expand medicaid in Alaska

The White House press secretary issued a statement supporting Governor Bill Walker's decision to expand medicaid in Alaska, as implementation of the expansion became official Tuesday

"One of our greatest honors": Seward manager details presidential preparation

Channel 2' Lacie Leichliter talks to Seward city manager Jim Hunt about what goes into preparing for a visit from the Head of State. ( KTUU - TV )

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More than 1,000 attend "Rising Together" event at the Alaska Airlines Center

More than 1,000 people are expected to participate in a welcoming celebration for President Obama at the UAA Alaska Airlines Center for the "Rising Together" event.

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Full text of President Obama's GLACIER Conference Speech

"The main purpose of this meeting was to give me an opportunity to interact and listen to some Alaska Native tribal leaders. A number of them I've met with before during the Tribal Summits that…

Residents, officials in Seward work to prepare city for President's arrival

One day before the President Barack Obama is due to arrive in Seward, there is still uncertainty in the community about the visit.

Seward prepares for Obama s arrival

Trump vows to reverse Obama name change

Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump vowed on Monday evening to overturn President Barack Obama's decision to rename Alaska's Mt. McKinley.

Environmentalists in Anchorage rally against Arctic drilling

Environmentalists rallied Monday against oil drilling in the Arctic, gathering at an Anchorage park near a climate change conference President Barack Obama was scheduled to attend later in the…

'Great to be here': Watch the president's arrival, go behind the scenes

Here's more on President Barack Obama's arrival in Anchorage today, from the notebook of New York Times reporter Julie Hirschfeld Davis, one of the pool reporters traveling with the president:

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President meets Alaska salmon: 'She said he's...

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Chinese warships in Bering Sea as Obama visits...

(img1)Special Report - Obama leaves for Dillingham, Kotzebue

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Selfie! See President Obama's Instragram pics...

Caslon Live hit Dillingham

Mines? Salmon? What high school students in...

(img1)Obama tours Seward

VIDEO: Take a tour of Seward beside President...

Obama seward recap

Obama tours Seward

Day 2: President Obama tours Seward; Dillingham...

Kotzebue preps for Obama

Kotzebue residents prepare for President Obama

Alaskan pilots cope with strict flight...

Dillingham prepares for obama

Dillingham residents prepare for President Obama

GLACIER conference says goals met

NOTEBOOK: U.S. needs new Arctic icebreakers...

On social media, awaiting the president's...

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Obama at Exit Glacier: 'Make sure our grandkids...

White House: President to advocate for...

President Obama visits the home of Alaska...

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White House supports Walker's move to expand...

Seward live hit Lacie

"One of our greatest honors": Seward manager...

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More than 1,000 attend "Rising Together" event...

Full text of President Obama's GLACIER...

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Residents, officials in Seward work to prepare...

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Salmon spawns on Obama in Alaska

During his historic trip to Alaska, President Barack Obama spent some time fishing at Kanakanak Beach in Dillingham and in a comical moment, a salmon spawned on his shoes.

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