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Obama on Exit Glacier: ‘We want to make sure our grandkids see this’

President Obama is in Seward today. He landed early this afternoon in his helicopter, called Marine One and then hiked to Exit Glacier to highlight how much the rivers of ice in the state are retreating because of global climate change. Download Audio

Alaska News Nightly: Tuesday, Sept. 1, 2015

Obama on Exit Glacier: 'We want to make sure our grandkids see this'; Reactions to GLACIER trickle in; Medicaid expansion begins in Alaska; Kotzebue prepares for a presidential visit; Fed judge subpoenas ex-EPA official in Pebble case; Governor declares disaster in Sitka, opening new lines of relief funds; Bird flu monitoring underway as waterfowl season opens; Presidential enthusiasm touches down in Seward Download Audio

Medicaid expansion rolls out

The state began enrolling newly eligible residents in the Medicaid program today. That's after the Alaska Supreme Court refused, yesterday, to temporarily block the state from expanding Medicaid. Download Audio

Kotzebue prepares for a presidential visit

As president Barack Obama plans to shift his focus to western Alaska by midweek, residents of Kotzebue — the northwest Arctic hub of about 4,000 people — are making final preparations for the president’s historic visit above the Arctic Circle. Download Audio

NPR News

Kentucky Marriage License Dispute 'Up To Courts,' Governor Says

"I have no legal authority to relieve her of her statutory duty by executive order or to remove her from office," Gov. Steve Beshear says of Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis.

Trial Begins For Alabama Officer In Encounter That Paralyzed Indian Man

The Madison Police Department officer is charged with violating the civil rights of Sureshbhai Patel, who was slammed into the ground face-first after not responding to English-language commands.

U.S. Stock Markets Tumble By Nearly 3 Percent As China Worries Renew

The Dow Jones index is now down nearly 10 percent in 2015, after falling 469 points Tuesday to close at 16,058.

CNN Just Found A Way To Get Carly Fiorina Onto The Debate Stage

The former Hewlett-Packard CEO had been fighting CNN's criteria for the September presidential candidates debate. Now, she might get her way and make it into the network's main event.

Scenes from Kivgiq 2015

RSS News from The Arctic Sounder

  • Obama should see country rural Alaskans know
    Kotzebue — In this town rumors swirl worse than any tidal currents.
  • Unmanned vessel to help with Arctic charting
    When those discussing the expanding Arctic talk of the greatest obstacles facing development and shipping in the region, one of the first topics to come up is the lack of good nautical charts. As was discovered in Unalaska earlier this summer when Shell's rig Fennica ripped a hole in its hull while entering the harbor […]
  • Alaska Federation of Natives sets resolution deadlines
    The final day for submission of resolutions in this year's Annual Alaska Federation of Natives Convention in Anchorage is Sept. 21. Resolutions can be emailed to bmallot@nativefederation.org, hand delivered, mailed or sent via fax to 907-276-7989. A form can be found online at www.nativefederation.org as well as policies regarding resolutions. Below are the criteria for […]
  • Obituary-Raymond Kayaġausiň Milligroak Hawley
    Raymond Kayaġausiň Milligroak Hawley
  • Salmon initiative takes hit during budget crisis
    One of the casualties of this year's budget cuts was funding for a program aimed at discovering why Alaska's chinook salmon stocks have been declining since 2007.
  • Schaeffer leads Kotz to 2nd at ACS Scramble
    Fellow senior Eakin also scores strong finish
  • Whalers suffer 42-12 setback to Nikiski
    The Nikiski High School Bulldogs scored 28 unanswered points in the second half on Saturday and rolled to a surprising 42-12 victory over the Barrow Whalers in Small-School football action at Cathy Parker Field.
  • International Inuit leaders gather in Bethel
    International leaders connected with a group promoting the perspective and needs of the indigenous people of the Arctic met last week in Bethel, discussing the needs of Inuit on an international level.
  • A float down the Tanana River
    This is not Henry Allen's Tanana River. Nor is it the Trail River of people living here thousands of years before the nineteenth-century government explorer struggled his way down the Tanana. But it seems close.
  • Northwest Alaska is ready for an opening Arctic
    The State Department's special representative for the Arctic, Adm. Robert J. Papp (USCG ret.), came to Anchorage a year ago this month. During his visit, he stated that he was working to create "greater interest in Arctic issues" by the American public. He asked us to help him spark excitement and interest in our fellow […]