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Sen. Begich criticizes US intelligence gathering — with comedy

Sen. Begich criticizes US intelligence gathering — with comedyJuneau-based Alaska Robotics’ fourth installment of its satirical news series features its highest profile guest so far, Alaska Sen. Mark Begich.

The Koch effect: Two rich guys Democrats love to hate

The Koch effect: Two rich guys Democrats love to hateIn Alaska’s U.S. Senate race, there’s been so much talk about the billionaire Koch Brothers you might think they were running for office.

IRS gives a little on air taxi tax

IRS gives a little on air taxi taxThe IRS has given a sliver of ground in how it has applied tax rules to air taxi flights.

Dust-up in U.S. House hearing over bypass mail

Dust-up in U.S. House hearing over bypass mailAlaska’s Bypass Mail system took some punches in Congress yesterday. The chairman of the House Government Oversight Committee, Darrell Issa, is renewing his attack on the postal system that delivers everything from lettuce to lumber in rural Alaska.

Bringing money to politics: A job for a pro

Bringing money to politics: A job for a proAlaska’s U.S. Senate race is shaping up to be a big-money affair. One hidden asset the campaigns deploy is the professional fundraiser.

Pebble opponents, proponents react to EPA decision

Pebble opponents, proponents react to EPA decisionThe developers of Pebble Mine are not pleased with what they say is a gross overreach of federal authority.

Begich: Outside money in politics is the new lay of the land

Begich: Outside money in politics is the new lay of the landThe first-term Democrat is making several public stops in Juneau on Monday.

‘Arctic Ambassador’ position draws mixed reaction from Alaska delegation

‘Arctic Ambassador’ position draws mixed reaction from Alaska delegationIt’s been referred to as an “Arctic Ambassador” in some reports, but it’s not exactly that, and the reaction of Alaska’s two U.S. senators has been mixed.

John Kerry creating Arctic ambassador position

John Kerry creating Arctic ambassador positionU.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.