On Friday, Congress passed the first of two relief bills for Superstorm Sandy. Money for Alaska was not in it.
The number of endangered Cook Inlet beluga whales is up a bit from last year, but not enough to indicate a turn-around in the population’s slow decline. That’s according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Alaska Fisheries Science Center, which announced Thursday that the 2012 whale population is 312 animals, up from 284 in…
The Senate passed a disaster relief bill on Friday. Included is money for fishery disasters across the country.
There is no deal in sight, though leaders may try and push a pared back plan to avert the fiscal cliff.
Renewed defense act calls for increase in role of Fort Greely
Alaska Senators Lisa Murkowski and Mark Begich are praising President Barack Obama’s choice for the next secretary of state.
Some senior Republican senators want to strip aid for the fishery disaster.
Speaking in Newtown Sunday night, an unusually direct President Barack Obama made clear, Washington and the rest of the country will once-again engage in a heated debate over weapons.
Hawaii Sen. Daniel Inouye died Monday of respiratory complications at a Washington, D.C.-area hospital. He was 88 years old. He was the longest serving U.S. senator and president pro tempore of the Senate, making him third in the presidential succession line. He was the first Japanese-American to serve in Congress, elected to the U.S. House…
Alaska joined with the rest of the nation yesterday (Monday) to cast its Electoral College ballots for U.S. President and Vice President.