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Bills don’t move, but Alaskans in Congress file away

Bills don’t move, but Alaskans in Congress file awayCongress usually passes a few hundred bills a year. So far this year it has passed only 46.

Definition of ‘Alaska Native’ needs fixing in health care law

Definition of ‘Alaska Native’ needs fixing in health care lawThousands of Alaska Natives will miss out on benefits they qualify for under the Affordable Care Act if the definition of Alaska Native under the law isn’t changed.

A few successes for Alaska’s health insurance marketplace

A few successes for Alaska’s health insurance marketplaceEnroll Alaska has successfully signed up seven people last week for health insurance on the state’s new Affordable Care Act Marketplace, but nearly three weeks into the launch of the marketplace, the company expected to have many more people enrolled.

Former DNR Commissioner Dan Sullivan enters U.S. Senate race

Former DNR Commissioner Dan Sullivan enters U.S. Senate raceSullivan joins a crowded field of Republicans trying to unseat Democrat Mark Begich next November.

Senate challengers side with House Republicans in shutdown showdown

Senate challengers side with House Republicans in shutdown showdownWhat would the Republican Senate candidates who are challenging Begich have done if they had been in office instead?

Delegation not expecting movement in background check legislation

Delegation not expecting movement in background check legislationThe mass shooting at a Navy installation in Washington, D.C. Monday is reigniting the debate over guns and background checks.

Sullivan steps down as Commissioner as Senate race heats up

Sullivan steps down as Commissioner as Senate race heats upNatural Resources Commissioner Dan Sullivan is stepping down from his post amid talk that he’s planning a run for U.S. Senate.

Sen. Begich lays out position on Syria strike

Sen. Begich lays out position on Syria strikeAlaska’s junior senator says he’s likely a “no vote” on a resolution to authorize a military strike in Syria.

Begich skeptical of Syrian strikes without congressional assent

Begich skeptical of Syrian strikes without congressional assentSecretary of State John Kerry said Monday the U.S. government is holding the government of Bashar al-Assad responsible for the chemical attack last week.

State officials gather for “Federal Overreach” summit

State officials gather for “Federal Overreach” summitThis week, Alaska lawmakers and government officials are meeting in Anchorage to discuss what they see as “federal overreach.”