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Potential rule change could allow Alaska tribal land into trusts

Yesterday’s announcement is a legal turn that could vastly expand tribal sovereignty in Alaska.

Chamber comes out anti-Begich. That’s the U.S. Chamber of Commerce

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce is the latest Outside group to launch campaign ads in Alaska’s U.S. Senate race.

Tribal judge: Bill to improve village public safety doesn’t go far enough

Tribal judge: Bill to improve village public safety doesn’t go far enoughThe U.S. Senate Indian Affairs Committee today looked at a raft of bills aimed at improving the safety of Native American communities.

Ex-secretary of state endorses Dan Sullivan in tight U.S. Senate race

Ex-secretary of state endorses Dan Sullivan in tight U.S. Senate raceFormer secretary of state Condoleeza Rice stars in an ad for Republican challenger Dan Sullivan.

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.