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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.

U.S. Senate Considers Law Enforcement Gaps in Native Alaska

U.S. Senate Considers Law Enforcement Gaps in Native AlaskaThe Senate Indian Affairs Committee reviewed a controversial report on Native American law-and-order that portrays the high rates of violence in rural Alaska, particularly against Native women and children, as a national disgrace.

Congress moves ahead on bill to restore Veteran’s benefits

The U.S. House voted Tuesday to restore a cut to the cost-of-living-allowance for retirees, and the Senate Monday voted to move forward with a bill to do the same.

Murkowski pushes to lift crude oil exports ban

Murkowski pushes to lift crude oil exports banA campaign by Senator Lisa Murkowski to lift the decades-old ban on crude oil exports got its first hearing in Washington today.

Alaska delegation pans State of the Union

President Obama gave his State of the Union address last night, and the response from Alaska's U.S. senators was swift and negative, particularly to Obama's pledge to act without Congress where he can.

Senate passes $1.1 trillion spending bill

Senate passes $1.1 trillion spending billThe U.S. Senate has passed a $1.1 trillion spending bill that includes substantial funds for programs important to Alaska, including fisheries disaster relief and military spending.