Last week was busy in Congress, with Alaska’s congressional delegation splitting and uniting in surprising ways.
Casey Sixkiller, the Region 10 administrator for the Environmental Protection Agency, has sent a recommendation to EPA headquarters to protect the area by vetoing the proposed mine.
The Biden administration gave $75 million in aid to the three communities in Alaska and Washington. Eight other Tribal communities received an additional $40 million.
For decades, the U.S. government has failed to test for chemicals and metals in fish. ProPublica and Oregon Public Broadcasting did, and what they found was alarming for tribes.
Rep. Peltola, citing lack of sick leave for workers, says she opposes strike-averting legislation in current form.
The Respect for Marriage bill says states can’t, on the bases of race or gender, reject a valid marriage license issued in another state.
One year ago, Interior Secretary Deb Haaland issued a declaration to remove a slur against Indigenous women from place names on federal lands.
As late as July, almost a third of Alaskans surveyed had never heard of Peltola. She championed a centrist message of “pro-fish, pro-family, pro-freedom.”
The election outcome is a defeat for hardline Republicanism. Tshibaka allied herself with Trump and supported his election denialism.
The president has extended the student loan repayment pause into 2023. Biden said he wants to give lawsuits against debt cancellation time to play out, and the Supreme Court time to weigh in.