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Chinese warships in Bering Sea as Obama visits state

...don't view the ships as a threat as President Barack Obama travels in Alaska near the Arctic Circle.White House spokesman Josh Earnest said the Defense Department "positively identified a number of Chinese naval vessels in that region, but based on their...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-09-02/chinese-warships-bering-sea-obama-visit
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First president to enter the Arctic

KOTZEBUE - President Barack Obama crossed the Arctic Circle on Wednesday in a first by a sitting U.S. president, telling residents in a far-flung Alaska village that their plight should be the world's wake-up call on global warming.

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-09-02/first-president-enter-arctic
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Obama's fish tale: Getting salmon milt on his shoes

DILLINGHAM - This oh-my moment was nowhere on the official schedule for President Barack Obama's visit to Alaska: salmon spawning on his shoes. "You see that?" Obama declared Wednesday as he gripped a fish with two hands. "Something's got on my shoes.

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-09-02/obamas-fish-tale-getting-salmon-milt-hi
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Alaska-bound, Obama renames America's tallest peak

...to find an appropriate way to acknowledge President McKinley's contributions to our country," White House press secretary Josh Earnest told reporters. On the plane to Alaska, he showed off new National Park Service maps with the mountain designated as...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-08-31/alaska-bound-obama-renames-americas-tal
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Kanye for 2020? White House welcomes rapper's political bid

...while accepting the Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award at the 2015 MTV Video Music Awards Sunday.White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest says of the announcement that he looks "forward to seeing what slogan he chooses to embroider on his campaign hat...

http://juneauempire.com/regional/2015-08-31/kanye-2020-white-house-welcomes-rapp
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White House: Medicaid expansion 'right decision'

...Expansion prioritizes "the heath of the state's citizens over narrow political interests," said White House spokesman Josh Earnest, who is traveling in Alaska with President Barack Obama.Messages left Tuesday with the state House and Senate Republican...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-09-01/white-house-medicaid-expansion-right-de
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Obama to take trip with a Bear Grylls

...suggestions put forward by the Bear Grylls team that were not approved by the Secret Service," said White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest. "We have been able to work with the Secret Service to find a couple of interesting things" for the president to participate...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-09-01/obama-take-trip-bear
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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.

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-09-01/obama-buys-out-cinnamon-rolls-anchorage
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In climate bid, Obama stares down Exit Glacier

SEWARD - President Barack Obama stared down a melting glacier in Alaska on Tuesday in a dramatic use of his presidential pulpit to sound the alarm on climate change.

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-09-01/climate-bid-obama-stares-down-exit-glac
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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.

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-09-01/obama-heading-melting-glacier-dramatic-
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