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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.

Begich pushing to restore veteran benefits

Begich pushing to restore veteran benefitsVeterans and military members in Alaska and around the country have been outraged at Congress since December, when lawmakers passed a budget that would trim their retirement benefits, starting in 2015.

Begich: Pebble will harm salmon

Begich: Pebble will harm salmonBegich is first of Alaska's congressional delegation to take a firm stand against the mine

Former DNR Commissioner Dan Sullivan raises $1.2 million for senate race

Former DNR Commissioner Dan Sullivan raises $1.2 million for senate raceIt’s a fast start for the former Natural Resources Commissioner, who is in a three-way race for the Republican primary.