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Begich stands by voting access comments

Alaska Senator Mark Begich is standing by statements he made about voting access in Alaska after a state official criticized those remarks.

Begich Bill Would Define Mental Incompetence For Guns

Senator Begich said he does not know how many people fit that qualification in Alaska, but he estimated the number to be in the thousands.

Begich urges legislators to invest in deepwater ports

Begich urges legislators to invest in deepwater portsAs the Alaska state legislature starts its budget hearings, Sen. Mark Begich is offering his own request: Put $2 billion toward ports infrastructure.

3 things to watch for in the Alaska Legislature this week

The halls of the state Capitol should be quieter later this week as many lawmakers head out for the traditional Energy Council break, though there are a number of hearings crammed into the schedule through Wednesday.

Murkowski, Begich split on Hagel nomination

Murkowski, Begich split on Hagel nominationAlaska's U.S. senators split on the confirmation of Chuck Hagel as the country's new defense secretary.

Interior department finalizes NPR-A plan, creates pipeline corridor

Interior department finalizes NPR-A plan, creates pipeline corridorThe development plan could be one of the last decisions for Ken Salazar; he’ll leave office as soon as the Senate confirms his successor.

Bypass mail likely to be addressed by reform

A USPS inspector general report showed the bypass system lost more than seventy million dollars in 2010.

Alaska’s delegation responds to the State of the Union

Alaska’s delegation responds to the State of the UnionPresident Barack Obama laid out his vision for the country last night that include new gun regulations … climate change legislation … and a new immigration policy.

President Obama proposes options to delay sequester

The across the board government spending cuts go into effect two weeks from Friday. This week President Barack Obama proposed a short term mix of spending cuts and tax increases to delay the sequester, but Republicans on Capitol Hill called it dead on arrival.

Begich introduces bill granting state a share of offshore drilling revenue

Begich introduces bill granting state a share of offshore drilling revenueSenator Mark Begich is introducing a bill that would grant the state a share of revenues from offshore drilling.