Alaska has benefited from many Presidential visits, and it's always good to have the national spotlight shine on us.
In less than a week, President Barack Obama and a massive team of White House officials will touch down at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson for their first official visit to Alaska and the U.S. Arctic.
Energy underpins the health, economic vitality and overall sustainability of communities and has been identified as a focus area and priority during the U.S. leadership of the Arctic Council.
As Alaskans, we take great pride in welcoming visitors to our beautiful state. That is especially true when our guest is the President of the United States.
The Mendenhall Glacier near Juneau is an icon of the capital city. Photos of "the glacier" as it's locally known, appear on brochures for Alaska Airlines and the local visitors bureau and as a sweeping wallpaper backdrop in our City and Borough Assembly Chambers.
The days are getting shorter and summer activities are winding down. School supply lists are appearing in stores and your inboxes. Kids are (hopefully) finishing their summer reading lists.
I, and a number of other interested Montanans, have been following the proposals for a large number of mines in the British Columbia portions of the Taku, Stikine and Unuk River watersheds.
With a friendly "Hi, everybody," President Barack Obama kicks off his video invitation to his upcoming, late August trip to Alaska.
I met an Alaskan today who turned 65 this year.
In the classic children's nursery story "Goldilocks and the Three Bears," a little girl finds a house in the forest where three bears live: Papa Bear, Mama Bear and Baby Bear.
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