| Dec 21, 2012
| 1:11 PM
The U.S. Senate has passed a defense funding bill one day after the House did so, sending several provisions that affect Alaska’s military forces to President Obama’s desk to be signed into law.
Sens. Lisa Murkowski and Mark Begich’s...
| Dec 21, 2012
| 7:01 PM
Alaska’s congressional delegation was united in its opposition Friday to a draft report from the federal Food and Drug Administration saying that the nation’s health and environment wouldn’t be significantly harmed by genetically...
| Dec 10, 2012
| 1:37 PM
Salmon that's been genetically modified to grow twice as fast as normal could soon show up on your dinner plate. That is, if the company that makes the fish can stay afloat.
After weathering concerns about everything from the safety of humans eating...
| Dec 11, 2012
| 5:56 AM
Alaska's congressional delegation wants changes in federal plans to put observers on more commercial halibut fishing boats.
The observer program has been around since 1990 for large catcher and catcher-processor vessels in Bering Sea and Gulf of...
| May 13, 2013
| 8:03 AM
Democrats and Republicans who disagree on just about everything are in sync on one subject: If they want to win Florida's governorship next year or the presidential election in 2016, they can't afford to ignore or alienate Hispanic voters.
"It's a no...
| Dec 17, 2012
| 4:39 PM
Senator Daniel Inouye, of Hawaii, and longtime friend of the late Sen. Ted Stevens died Monday at the age of 88 after respiratory complications, according to his office.
Sen. Inouye, D-HI, was a World War II veteran and served in the Senate since 1962...
| Apr 10, 2013
| 8:10 AM
ATLANTA (AP) — National Republican leaders made waves recently with a dim view of the party's future if it fails to expand its core support beyond white males and social conservatives. But weeks after GOP Chairman Reince Priebus unveiled the "Growth...
| Apr 10, 2013
| 10:41 AM
ConocoPhillips Alaska says it will delay its 2014 plans for exploratory drilling in the Arctic Ocean off Alaska's northwest coast.
In a press release, the company announced that it will put its Chukchi Sea drilling plans on hold "because of...
| Apr 12, 2013
| 2:23 PM
SEATTLE (AP) — A bill introduced in Congress on Friday would fix the conflict between the federal government's marijuana prohibition and state laws that allow medical or recreational use.
California Republican Rep. Dana Rohrabacher said his bill,...
| Mar 28, 2013
| 9:13 PM
Rep. Don Young apologized Friday for his use of a derogatory term to describe migrant laborers in an interview with a Southeast Alaska radio station earlier this week.
"I apologize for the insensitive term I used during an interview in Ketchikan,...
| Apr 2, 2013
| 12:15 PM
WASHINGTON -- As lawmakers put the finishing touches on an immigration deal, veteran Rep. Don Young decided this would be a good time to come out with an immigration plan of his own. His involves calling Latino immigrants "wetbacks."
For Young, now in...