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Pebble Mine waits, frustration grows

Pebble Mine waits, frustration growsPebble 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 SenateSenate leaders hope to capitalize on growing support for gay rights – especially after the landmark DOMA decision.

Forest Service OKs timber sale on Tongass

Forest Service OKs timber sale on TongassSome welcome what they say is a needed supply of timber to keep local mills operating. But a regional conservation group criticizes the plan, which it predicts will harm habitat for wildlife.

Opinions vary on President’s plan to combat climate change

Opinions vary on President’s plan to combat climate changePresident Barack Obama is laying out his framework for combating climate change.

Immigration Amendment Would Send Billions To Boost US, Mexico Border Security

Immigration Amendment Would Send Billions To Boost US, Mexico Border SecurityThe Senate passed a key procedural hurdle to immigration reform yesterday evening.

Treadwell to run for Senate

Treadwell to run for SenateLieutenant Governor Mead Treadwell announced early this morning he’s running for Senate. He said he’s entering the race, instead of running for reelection, because he knows he can win.

Update: Sealaska lands bill passes Senate committee

Update: Sealaska lands bill passes Senate committeeAlaska Senator Lisa Murkowski’s version of the Sealaska lands bill has passed out of its only committee of referral.

Reid promises Senate will pass background check bill

A recent Gallup Poll shows 83% of Americans support expanded background checks; a slight tick down from 91% just a few months ago.

Congressional delegation split on taking meetings with Fuglvog

Congressional delegation split on taking meetings with FuglvogFuglvog is back — as a lobbyist. But Alaska’s senators aren’t giving him access.

Senate begins immigration debate, Alaska’s senators in the middle

Senate begins immigration debate, Alaska’s senators in the middleMajority Leader Harry Reid said he wants the Senate to pass its bill by the Fourth of July recess. He promised an open amendment process, complete with votes on all sorts of tweaks to the bill.