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Senators dine with President, enjoy Alaska’s finest

Senators dine with President, enjoy Alaska’s finestWomen 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, againThe 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.

Senate to vote on first steps in gun control debate

Senate to vote on first steps in gun control debateThe U.S. Senate will vote today whether to begin debate on a package of new gun regulations.

Eielson F-16s grounded by budget cuts

Eielson F-16s grounded by budget cutsThe Air Force has grounded the 18th Aggressor Squadron at Eielson Air Force Base due to federal budget restrictions.

U.N. passes global arms treaty that faces opposition in Senate

Fifty countries will need to ratify the treaty. In the United States, only the Senate does so, and because of the magnitude of these treaties, they require 67 votes.

Congressman Don Young Apologizes for Slur

Congressman Don Young Apologizes for SlurA whole host of Republicans called on Young to apologize, including Senator John McCain and Speaker of the House John Boehner.

VAWA provision triggers new debate on tribal authority in Alaska

One of the new, more controversial provisions – granting tribal courts jurisdiction over non natives for domestic violence crimes committed in Indian Country – has reopened a long-simmering debate about tribal power in Alaska.

Sally Jewell approved by Energy Committee

Sally Jewell approved by Energy CommitteeSenator Murkowski has threatened to filibuster the nomination over the Interior Department’s decision to prevent construction of a road from King Cove to Cold Bay.

Salazar reevaluating Izembek Road decision

Salazar reevaluating Izembek Road decisionThe Interior Department will send its next secretary and undersecretary for Indian Affairs Kevin Washburn to King Cove.

Murkowski introduces new revenue sharing bill

Murkowski introduces new revenue sharing billUnder Senator Murkowski’s plan, coastal states would receive 27.5 percent of revenue generated from offshore energy.