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Arctic is top priority for Homeland Security – but one of many

Arctic is top priority for Homeland Security – but one of manySen. Lisa Murkowski is asking the Secretary of Homeland Security to make the Arctic a priority for the Administration

Herron asks legislature to support Izembek Road campaign

Herron asks legislature to support Izembek Road campaignAlaska's legislature is still searching for ways to connect King Cove and Cold Bay by building a road through a federal wildlife refuge.

Dust-up in U.S. House hearing over bypass mail

Dust-up in U.S. House hearing over bypass mailAlaska’s Bypass Mail system took some punches in Congress yesterday. The chairman of the House Government Oversight Committee, Darrell Issa, is renewing his attack on the postal system that delivers everything from lettuce to lumber in rural Alaska.

Pebble opponents, proponents react to EPA decision

Pebble opponents, proponents react to EPA decisionThe developers of Pebble Mine are not pleased with what they say is a gross overreach of federal authority.

Pebble Mine opponents urge EPA to kill project

Pebble Mine opponents urge EPA to kill projectAbout 30 opponents of the proposed Pebble Mine met in Washington Tuesday with White House and high-ranking EPA staff.

Political solution sought for China geoduck ban

Political solution sought for China geoduck banThe ban has been in place since mid-December, when Chinese officials claimed they found high toxin and arsenic levels in geoducks from Washington State and from dive areas around Ketchikan.

‘Arctic Ambassador’ position draws mixed reaction from Alaska delegation

‘Arctic Ambassador’ position draws mixed reaction from Alaska delegationIt’s been referred to as an “Arctic Ambassador” in some reports, but it’s not exactly that, and the reaction of Alaska’s two U.S. senators has been mixed.

Murkowski continues to push for King Cove road

Murkowski continues to push for King Cove roadSen. Lisa Murkowski has promised to continue fighting for a road connecting King Cove to Cold Bay.

Update: Sen. Murkowski addresses Legislature on federal issues

Update: Sen. Murkowski addresses Legislature on federal issuesPreparing for her 12th annual speech to the Alaska Legislature reminded her of the movie Groundhog Day.

John Kerry creating Arctic ambassador position

John Kerry creating Arctic ambassador positionU.S. Secretary of State John Kerry says he is creating a new Arctic ambassador position.