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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.

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.

Air Force delays scrapping HAARP; UAF seeks takeover deal

Air Force delays scrapping HAARP; UAF seeks takeover dealThe Air Force has agreed to delay its plans to demolish the $300 million HAARP research facility near Glennallen.

All hope for Knik Bridge rides on federal decision

All hope for Knik Bridge rides on federal decisionAlaska officials are hoping the Transportation Infrastructure Finance in Innovation Act will lend the state more than $340 million for the Knik Bridge.

Begich painted as soft on VA scandal

Begich painted as soft on VA scandalAlleging a senator is indifferent to vets is serious anywhere. Even more so in Alaska, which has the highest number of vets per capita.

Anchorage rated satisfactory in Veterans Affairs audit

Anchorage rated satisfactory in Veterans Affairs auditNinety-nine percent of veterans seeking medical appointments from the Anchorage VA are seen within 30 days.

What do the EPA’s new carbon rules mean for Alaska?

What do the EPA’s new carbon rules mean for Alaska?Around the country, the proposal is viewed as a push to get states to clean up their coal plants, but that may not be the easiest way for Alaska to meet its target.

Bergdahl release ignites political controversy

Bergdahl release ignites political controversyFormer Fort Richardson soldier Bowe Bergdahl was released over the weekend from nearly five years in captivity in Afghanistan.

Senate panel approves labeling for GM salmon

Senate panel approves labeling for GM salmonA U.S. Senate panel yesterday moved to require labeling for genetically modified salmon, if it’s approved for sale in this country.

Investigators find no cover-up at Alaska National Guard

Investigators find no cover-up at Alaska National GuardAn Army Inspector General found no fault with how the Alaska National Guard handled reports of sexual assault and harassment.
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