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Immigration Amendment Would Send Billions To Boost US, Mexico Border Security

Immigration Amendment Would Send Billions To Boost US, Mexico Border SecurityThe Senate passed a key procedural hurdle to immigration reform yesterday evening.

Treadwell to run for Senate

Treadwell to run for SenateLieutenant Governor Mead Treadwell announced early this morning he’s running for Senate. He said he’s entering the race, instead of running for reelection, because he knows he can win.

Reid promises Senate will pass background check bill

A recent Gallup Poll shows 83% of Americans support expanded background checks; a slight tick down from 91% just a few months ago.

Congressional delegation split on taking meetings with Fuglvog

Congressional delegation split on taking meetings with FuglvogFuglvog is back — as a lobbyist. But Alaska’s senators aren’t giving him access.

Senate begins immigration debate, Alaska’s senators in the middle

Senate begins immigration debate, Alaska’s senators in the middleMajority Leader Harry Reid said he wants the Senate to pass its bill by the Fourth of July recess. He promised an open amendment process, complete with votes on all sorts of tweaks to the bill.

Student Loan Rate Hike Pending, Congress Bickers Over Politics

Student Loan Rate Hike Pending, Congress Bickers Over PoliticsPoliticians have been sounding alarms that student loan rates will soon double. And you could be forgiven if you’re worried your rates will jump.

Potential challengers eye Begich’s senate seat

Potential challengers eye Begich’s senate seatThe next U.S. Senate race in Alaska is still 18 months away. A number of Republicans have jumped in the race, or are publicly mulling taking on Senator Mark Begich in November 2014.

Bill Could Ease Way To Arctic Port

Bill Could Ease Way To Arctic PortThe U.S. Senate is expected to a pass a sweeping bill authorizing dozens of water projects today.

Senate mulls renaming Mount McKinley, again

Senate mulls renaming Mount McKinley, againThe state of Alaska officially calls the continent’s highest peak by the native name Denali. Mount McKinley – which is what the federal government calls the mountain – sits inside Denali National Park.

Senate to vote on first steps in gun control debate

Senate to vote on first steps in gun control debateThe U.S. Senate will vote today whether to begin debate on a package of new gun regulations.