Alaska’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.
Alaska’s U.S. Senate race is shaping up to be a big-money affair. One hidden asset the campaigns deploy is the professional fundraiser.
The developers of Pebble Mine are not pleased with what they say is a gross overreach of federal authority.
The first-term Democrat is making several public stops in Juneau on Monday.
It’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.
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry says he is creating a new Arctic ambassador position.
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.
The U.S. Postal Service has agreed to rollback its parcel post rate hike for shipments to rural Alaska, according to Senator Mark Begich.
Attorney 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.
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.