Efforts to curb speculative trading in the oil futures market have run into partisan opposition, or are hung up in the courts.
Some unemployed workers in Alaska are about to lose their unemployment insurance benefits thanks to federal legislation that ties the payments to a state’s unemployment rate.
The Douglas Post Office has been spared – at least for a while.
Save the post office. That was the rally cry in downtown Douglas yesterday (Wednesday) as a crowd of about a hundred urged Congress to pass legislation to keep open the community’s post office.
A rally is planned in downtown Douglas this afternoon to support the community’s post office, which is on a list of more than 36-hundred postal stations being studied for possible closure by the United States Postal Service.
Mitt Romney was the winner of Alaska’s Republican Presidential Preference Poll.
Juneau man contends that the president does not have the right to run for federal office because of his race. Elections officials say they don’t have jurisidiction.
U. S. Senator Mark Begich says Alaska’s future is in the development of natural resources in the Arctic — and increasing U.S. presence there.
In her annual address to the Alaska Legislature, U.S. Senator Lisa Murkowski spoke chiefly of the need to increase oil and gas development and the role Alaska plays in national military strategy.
Protestors advocating to abolish “corporate personhood” gathered at the Capital Building on Saturday. The demonstrators were part of a group called Move to Amend, an online community of activists.