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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.

Earmarks: Congress mulls return of practice that enriched Alaska

Earmarks: Congress mulls return of practice that enriched AlaskaIn Sen. Ted Stevens’ day, Alaska thrived on earmarks, the congressional practice of directing federal dollars to home-state projects.

Murkowski introduces legislation to continue funding Native language programs

Murkowski introduces legislation to continue funding Native language programsAlaska Sen. Lisa Murkowski and South Dakota Sen. Tim Johnson introduce the 2014 Native American Languages Reauthorization Act

Arctic may not be that busy, report says

Arctic may not be that busy, report saysA recent government report suggests less ice may not mean more ships in the Arctic.

Potential rule change could allow Alaska tribal land into trusts

Yesterday’s announcement is a legal turn that could vastly expand tribal sovereignty in Alaska.