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Measure to combat sexual assault would limit military commanders’ power

Measure to combat sexual assault would limit military commanders’ powerA group of U.S. senators, including Alaska’s Lisa Murkowski, is pressing to strip military commanders of the authority to decide how to handle accusations of rape within their units.

Murkowski misses vote on anti-discrimination bill

Murkowski misses vote on anti-discrimination billMonday night, the U.S. Senate voted to move ahead with a bill to protect gay people from workplace discrimination.

Murkowski meets with FEMA about Galena flooding response

Murkowski meets with FEMA about Galena flooding responseSen. Lisa Murkowski met this week with federal officials investigating FEMA’s response to this year’s flooding in Galena.

Bills don’t move, but Alaskans in Congress file away

Bills don’t move, but Alaskans in Congress file awayCongress usually passes a few hundred bills a year. So far this year it has passed only 46.

Congress extends timber country payments one year

Congress extends timber country payments one yearCongress has passed a one-year extension of a program that pays out millions of dollars to communities in Alaska near national forest land, like Petersburg.

Senate challengers side with House Republicans in shutdown showdown

Senate challengers side with House Republicans in shutdown showdownWhat 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 upLegislation 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 legislationThe 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 upNatural 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 assentSecretary 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.