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Senate mulls renaming Mount McKinley, again

Senate mulls renaming Mount McKinley, again

The 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 debate

The 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 cuts

The 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.

Outside group targets Begich on immigration

Outside group targets Begich on immigration

The group Numbers USA aims to “educate voters” in states with senators who could play a pivotal role in the coming immigration debate.

Begich Furloughs Staff, Will Return Fraction of Pay

Begich Furloughs Staff, Will Return Fraction of Pay

His spokesperson says the amount Senator Begich returns will be calculated from the money saved from those furloughs.

Begich stands by voting access comments

Alaska Senator Mark Begich is standing by statements he made about voting access in Alaska after a state official criticized those remarks.

Begich Bill Would Define Mental Incompetence For Guns

Senator Begich said he does not know how many people fit that qualification in Alaska, but he estimated the number to be in the thousands.

Begich urges legislators to invest in deepwater ports

Begich urges legislators to invest in deepwater ports

As the Alaska state legislature starts its budget hearings, Sen. Mark Begich is offering his own request: Put $2 billion toward ports infrastructure.

3 things to watch for in the Alaska Legislature this week

The halls of the state Capitol should be quieter later this week as many lawmakers head out for the traditional Energy Council break, though there are a number of hearings crammed into the schedule through Wednesday.