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NOAA proposes critical habitat for ringed seals

NOAA proposes critical habitat for ringed sealsA federal agency has proposed about 350,000 square miles of ocean off Alaska’s north and west coasts as critical habitat for the seal that’s the main prey of polar bears.

Senate committee holds hearing on violence in American Indian, Alaska Native communities

The hearing came a day after a task force report highlighted the damage violence inflicts on the children of Native Americans. Sen. Mark Begich emphasized his efforts to repeal Alaska’s exclusion from the Violence Against Women Act.

Native languages a core issue at Elders and Youth Conference

Native languages a core issue at Elders and Youth ConferenceWhen it came time for the keynote speeches, 17-year-old Devlin Anderstrom from Yakutat gave one to remember.

AFP targets Begich absenteeism in $1M ad buy

AFP targets Begich absenteeism in $1M ad buyAmericans for Prosperity announced yesterday it has paid more than $1 million to run a TV ad attacking incumbent Mark Begich.

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.