Federal officials apologized Wednesday for their role in the World War II internment of the Unangan people. Jim Kurth, acting director of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, traveled to St. Paul Island to speak with survivors and descendants.
Whether the Trump administration will enforce the federal ban on marijuana in Alaska remains ambiguous. U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski asked Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein about cannabis policy at a hearing Tuesday. Rosenstein at times took a hard line.
U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski isn’t not happy with the fast-track process the Senate Majority leader is using to bring a health care bill to the floor without any hearings, she said. Murkowski, a member of the Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee, would have a chance to work on the bill if it were going through the normal committee process. But it isn’t.
Attorney General Jeff Sessions is scheduled to appear before the Senate Intelligence Committee in Washington. He is expected to field questions about Russian efforts to influence the 2016 election, the ongoing investigation of Russian contacts with Trump campaign and administration officials, and the dismissal of FBI Director James Comey.