AP NewsBreak: Alaska hired consultants ahead of Obama visit

File - In this Aug. 31, 2015 file photo, President Barack Obama, accompanied by Alaska Gov. Bill Walker, steps off Air Force One after arriving at Elmendorf Air Force Base in Anchorage, Alaska.Alaska Gov. Bill Walker's administration spent $50,000 on Washington, D.C., consultants to help prepare them for the historic three-day trip to Alaska by Obama. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, File)JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — Gov. Bill Walker’s administration spent $50,000 on consultants to help prepare for a visit by President Barack Obama and nearly another $2,000 on a professional photographer to capture what was described as a once-in-a-lifetime encounter.

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