3 hrs ago
Rubio Helps Kill Border Fence Amendment He Claims to Support...
Sen. Marco Rubio said late Tuesday that he supports securing the United States border with Mexico with a double-tiered fence but voted against an amendment to the "Gang of Eight" immigration bill that would have required exactly that.
9 hrs ago
Treadwell to run for Senate in Alaska
He enters as the apparent frontrunner against Joe Miller, a conservative who blew the 2010 race, in a GOP primary.
12 hrs ago
Republican Announces Begich Challenge #AKSEN
His candidacy, which has been expected for some time, gives Republicans a top-tier opponent in one of the party's best pickup opportunities in the country.
Mon Jun 17, 2013
Fri Jun 14, 2013
Poll: Voters less likely to support opponent of background checks
A new poll from the Democratic-leaning Public Policy Polling finds that 71 percent of voters still support universal background checks, including 57 percent of Republicans.
Thu Jun 13, 2013
Alaska Journal of Commerce
Alaska candidates announce plans far in advance of 2014
The next statewide election is more than a year away, but candidates are already lining up for the top races - U.S Senate, U.S. House, governor, lieutenant governor - hoping to build name recognition and campaign accounts that could help boost their chances.
Alaska delegation suspicious of NSA data collection
The Democratic senator reflects others' views in Alaska's Washington delegation: Lawmakers are demanding more transparency and congressional oversight on government surveillance, though they won't say the programs need to be shut down or that Congress should repeal the Patriot Act.
She's back!!! Fox News rehires Sarah Palin
Sarah Palin is rejoining Fox News Channel. The network said Thursday, June 13, 2013, that Palin has signed on as a contributor to Fox and the Fox Business Network.
Congressional delegation split on taking meetings with Fuglvog
In 2011, Arne Fuglvog pleaded guilty to illegal fishing and had to spend five months in jail.
Senate rejects border security amendment to immigration bill
The Senate voted 57-43 on Thursday to table an amendment to the immigration reform bill that would have required increased border security before providing a pathway to citizenship for illegal immigrants.
Bill would give Hmong-American vets burial rights
U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski is sponsoring legislation that would allow Hmong-American veterans who served in covert operations in Vietnam to be buried in U.S. national cemeteries.
Tue Jun 11, 2013
Greely commander suspended amid probe
The Army has formally suspended Lt. Col. Joseph L. Miley, commander of the 49th Missile Defense Battalion at Fort Greely, Alaska., according to an Army statement.
IG: Undervalued coal leases cost US $62 million
Undervalued coal sales from public lands have cost the U.S. an estimated $62 million in potential lost revenues in recent years, according to a Tuesday report from federal investigators who recommended broad changes to the government's coal leasing program to stem further losses.
Air Force Pushes Back Hearings on Eielson Transfer
The U.S. Air Force has delayed hearings until mid-July on the proposed relocation of Eielson Air Force Base's F-16 squadron to Anchorage.
Administration prepares ferry feasibility study RFP
Gov. Eloy S. Inos and Department of Public Works Secretary Martin Sablan separately confirmed yesterday that the Federal Highway Administration has asked the CNMI to revise the scope of work for a ferry boat feasibility study, specifically to drop a Rota-Guam route at this time because of limited funding and great distance.
Mon Jun 10, 2013
Alaska News Nightly: June 10, 2013
The Air Force will give Alaska's leaders and the public an extra month to compile their comments on a draft environmental impact statement released last month.
The week ahead: Moniz testifies; senators dive deep
Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz on Thursday will make his first congressional appearance since being sworn in as head of the Department of Energy .
Sun Jun 09, 2013
AK-Sen: Mark Begich (D) Speaks Out On NSA, GMO Labels & Sexual Assault In The Military
"I'm troubled to learn the phone records of perhaps thousands of Americans have been obtained by the government.
The Washington Post
Democrats warn mine could damage their statesa economies
Five Democratic senators are asking President Obama to consider blocking a proposed mine in Alaska's Bristol Bay , a move that could heighten pressure on the Environmental Protection Agency to veto the project.
Alaska candidates announce plans far in advance
The next statewide election is more than a year away, but candidates are already lining up for the top races - U.S Senate, U.S. House , governor, lieutenant governor - hoping to build name recognition and campaign accounts that could help boost their chances.