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Murkowski joins Democrats on vote for birth control coverage

Murkowski joins Democrats on vote for birth control coverageA U.S. Senate bill requiring companies to cover birth control in employee healthcare plans failed a procedural vote yesterday.

Kerry names ex-Coast Guard boss special rep to Arctic

Kerry names ex-Coast Guard boss special rep to ArcticSecretary of State John Kerry yesterday named former Coast Guard commandant Robert J. Papp Jr. as special representative to the Arctic.

Denali Commission money survives House

Fiscal conservatives are again gunning for the Denali Commission. This week they tried to eliminate the bulk of its funding — $10 million.

Jökulhlaup floods Mendenhall Lake and River

Jökulhlaup floods Mendenhall Lake and RiverRecord water levels expected by early Friday evening

Mead Treadwell, ‘big-picture guy,’ runs for U.S. Senate

Mead Treadwell, ‘big-picture guy,’ runs for U.S. SenateSome people go into politics for prestige, some for power. Talk to Mead Treadwell for a while and it’s clear, he just loves policy.

Sportsmen’s bill falls to senate gridlock

Sportsmen’s bill falls to senate gridlockA bill to ensure hunters have access to federal land was blocked in the U.S. Senate yesterday, even though nearly half the Senate had co-sponsored it.

Begich co-sponsors bill responding to Hobby Lobby decision

Begich co-sponsors bill responding to Hobby Lobby decisionSenator Mark Begich is co-sponsoring a bill that would make it illegal for a company to deny employees certain health benefits.

Foster Farms recalls chicken products

Foster Farms recalls chicken productsSome Alaskans are among the more than 600 people nationwide infected by salmonella after eating boneless skinless chicken breast products from Foster Farms

Alaska highway projects likely safe despite federal shortfalls

Alaska highway projects likely safe despite federal shortfallsNews that the Federal Highway Trust Fund is running out of money is worrying a lot of states, but not Alaska.

White House makes economic case for expanding Medicaid in Alaska

White House makes economic case for expanding Medicaid in AlaskaAlaska is one of 24 states that rejected federal dollars to increase access to Medicaid.