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John Kerry creating Arctic ambassador position

John Kerry creating Arctic ambassador position

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry says he is creating a new Arctic ambassador position.

Congress moves ahead on bill to restore Veteran’s benefits

The U.S. House voted Tuesday to restore a cut to the cost-of-living-allowance for retirees, and the Senate Monday voted to move forward with a bill to do the same.

Postal Service agrees to rate rollback for rural Alaska

Postal Service agrees to rate rollback for rural Alaska

The U.S. Postal Service has agreed to rollback its parcel post rate hike for shipments to rural Alaska, according to Senator Mark Begich.

Shively takes aim at recent anti-Pebble Mine TV spot

Shively takes aim at recent anti-Pebble Mine TV spot

Attorney Tom Collier will become CEO, taking over from John Shively, who will stay on as chairman of the board. Meanwhile, Shively is taking aim at a recent anti-Pebble TV spot.

Alaska delegation pans State of the Union

President Obama gave his State of the Union address last night, and the response from Alaska’s U.S. senators was swift and negative, particularly to Obama’s pledge to act without Congress where he can.

Begich pushing to restore veteran benefits

Begich pushing to restore veteran benefits

Veterans and military members in Alaska and around the country have been outraged at Congress since December, when lawmakers passed a budget that would trim their retirement benefits, starting in 2015.

Begich: Pebble will harm salmon

Begich: Pebble will harm salmon

Begich is first of Alaska’s congressional delegation to take a firm stand against the mine

Former DNR Commissioner Dan Sullivan raises $1.2 million for senate race

Former DNR Commissioner Dan Sullivan raises $1.2 million for senate race

It’s a fast start for the former Natural Resources Commissioner, who is in a three-way race for the Republican primary.

Treadwell slams Begich for the company he keeps; Dems call it hypocrisy

Treadwell slams Begich for the company he keeps; Dems call it hypocrisy

The Senate campaign of Lt. Gov. Mead Treadwell has issued a series of press releases attacking incumbent Mark Begich for allegedly receiving support from Outside politicians working to lock up the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge and enact gun control, which both candidates oppose.

Budget pressure mounts on Senate Appropriations Committee

Budget pressure mounts on Senate Appropriations Committee

It’s quiet in the U.S. Capitol these days, but the pressure is on one groups of lawmakers – the appropriators – among them Alaska’s two senators, Lisa Murkowski and Mark Begich.