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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.

Secretary Jewell opposes ANWR drilling

Secretary Jewell opposes ANWR drillingJewell reiterated that drilling in ANWR is not part of the administration's agenda.

Murkowski won’t see Fuglvog in her office

Murkowski won’t see Fuglvog in her officeArne Fuglvog of Petersburg has turned lobbyist and launched the Washington State-based Coastal Resource Strategies just weeks after being released from federal prison last fall.

Student Loan Rate Hike Pending, Congress Bickers Over Politics

Student Loan Rate Hike Pending, Congress Bickers Over PoliticsPoliticians 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 seatThe 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.