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Senate challengers side with House Republicans in shutdown showdown

Senate challengers side with House Republicans in shutdown showdown

What would the Republican Senate candidates who are challenging Begich have done if they had been in office instead?

Murkowski secures $50 million for legacy well clean up

Murkowski secures $50 million for legacy well clean up

Legislation that passed Congress yesterday will allocate $50 million to clean up the 130 oil and gas wells that were drilled and abandoned by the federal government in the National Petroleum Reserve – Alaska.

Delegation not expecting movement in background check legislation

Delegation not expecting movement in background check legislation

The mass shooting at a Navy installation in Washington, D.C. Monday is reigniting the debate over guns and background checks.

Sullivan steps down as Commissioner as Senate race heats up

Sullivan steps down as Commissioner as Senate race heats up

Natural Resources Commissioner Dan Sullivan is stepping down from his post amid talk that he’s planning a run for U.S. Senate.

Begich skeptical of Syrian strikes without congressional assent

Begich skeptical of Syrian strikes without congressional assent

Secretary of State John Kerry said Monday the U.S. government is holding the government of Bashar al-Assad responsible for the chemical attack last week.

Alaska education leaders tepid to Obama’s education plans

Alaska education leaders tepid to Obama’s education plans

President Barack Obama wants to tie college rankings to how affordable they are and whether students are landing in the workforce after graduation.

Alaska Republicans worry of shutdown fallout

Alaska Republicans worry of shutdown fallout

The president recently announced the one year delay of the provision of the law that requires businesses with more than 50 employees to provide health insurance. Republicans in Congress sensed an opportunity and pounced.

State officials gather for “Federal Overreach” summit

State officials gather for “Federal Overreach” summit

This week, Alaska lawmakers and government officials are meeting in Anchorage to discuss what they see as “federal overreach.”

Pebble Mine waits, frustration grows

Pebble Mine waits, frustration grows

Pebble Partnership CEO John Shively has maintained for years that his company will submit its application soon.

LGBT Protections Advance in Senate

LGBT Protections Advance in Senate

Senate leaders hope to capitalize on growing support for gay rights – especially after the landmark DOMA decision.