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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.

Postal Service agrees to rate rollback for rural Alaska

Postal Service agrees to rate rollback for rural AlaskaThe 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 spotAttorney 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.