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Student Loan Rate Hike Pending, Congress Bickers Over Politics

Student Loan Rate Hike Pending, Congress Bickers Over Politics

Politicians have been sounding alarms that student loan rates will soon double. And you could be forgiven if you’re worried your rates will jump.

Potential challengers eye Begich’s senate seat

Potential challengers eye Begich’s senate seat

The next U.S. Senate race in Alaska is still 18 months away. A number of Republicans have jumped in the race, or are publicly mulling taking on Senator Mark Begich in November 2014.

Executives push feds for export approval

The Senate Energy Committee is holding a series of so-called “forums on natural gas.” To the uninitiated, they sure look like typical Congressional hearings. For insiders, they look like Congressional hearings without the usual five minute speaking limits.

Arctic council adds six observer seats

Arctic council adds six observer seats

The Arctic Council – the association of the world’s polar countries – has agreed to grant observer status to six non-Arctic nations.

Bill Could Ease Way To Arctic Port

Bill Could Ease Way To Arctic Port

The U.S. Senate is expected to a pass a sweeping bill authorizing dozens of water projects today.

Federal government targets 50 legacy wells for clean-up

Federal government targets 50 legacy wells for clean-up

On Wednesday, the Bureau of Land Management released a draft plan identifying 50 of these so-called “legacy wells” for clean up.

Murkowski ‘irritated’ with U.S. Forest Service

Murkowski ‘irritated’ with U.S. Forest Service

Murkowski is unhappy with the U.S. Forest Service, and doesn’t mince words when talking about it.

Congress looking at Sealaska Lands Bill

The latest Sealaska land conveyance bill had its first public showing in Congress on Thursday.

Senators dine with President, enjoy Alaska’s finest

Senators dine with President, enjoy Alaska’s finest

Women make up half the U.S. population but just 20% of the Senate. So the relationships among female senators tend to be close, regardless of party.

Senate mulls renaming Mount McKinley, again

Senate mulls renaming Mount McKinley, again

The state of Alaska officially calls the continent’s highest peak by the native name Denali. Mount McKinley – which is what the federal government calls the mountain – sits inside Denali National Park.