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Key provisions for Alaska at stake in Violence Against Women Act

Key provisions for Alaska at stake in Violence Against Women Act

Both Senators Murkowski and Mark Begich voted for VAWA – as it’s known in D.C. And Congressman Don Young voted for the House version, too.

Delegation seeks delay in more fishery observers

Alaska’s congressional delegation wants changes in federal plans to put observers on more commercial halibut fishing boats.

Begich introduces bill to shore up Social Security

U.S. Sen. Mark Begich has introduced legislation that he says would strengthen Social Security.

EPA suspends BP from future government contracts

EPA suspends BP from future government contracts

Just weeks after BP accepted blame for the Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico; the federal government is announcing more punishment for the company.

Itta picked for Arctic Research Commission

A former mayor of the North Slope Borough has been picked to serve on the U.S. Arctic Research Commission.

Oil tax reform may play big role in national debt discussions

Tax reform could play a significant part of the debt package, and the oil and gas industry is making sure it keeps its tax breaks.

State mulling Medicaid expansion

Governor Parnell commissioned the Lewin Group to study the cost of the expansion. The findings are due out early next month.

Senate republicans to continue earmark ban

Both chambers of Congress adopted a two year ban on congressionally directed spending for the current session that’s winding down.

Air Force report finds tight Anchorage housing market

A U.S. Air Force study says a tight housing market in Anchorage over the next two years “significantly limits” the number of rental units that could accommodate additional military families.

Begich eyeing changes to gas pipeline bill

Sen. Mark Begich plans to propose changes to a 2004 law that provides incentives for an Alaska natural gas pipeline project.