| Feb 28, 2014
| 10:36 PM
SEATTLE — The Environmental Protection Agency took the first step Friday toward possibly halting construction of the largest open-pit mine in North America, declaring that Alaska's Bristol Bay — home to the most productive sockeye salmon...
| Jan 23, 2014
| 5:56 PM
SEATTLE -- Eight days after the federal government declared that a proposed mine in Alaska’s Bristol Bay would have a devastating effect on the world’s largest sockeye salmon fishery, a Washington senator and 250 chefs and food professionals...
| Dec 29, 2013
| 7:51 PM
SACRAMENTO — Obama administration policies stimulating an expansion of tribal gambling have touched off new battles over proposed tribal casinos in California and elsewhere.
Since President Barack Obama took office, the Department of the...
| Nov 29, 2013
| 8:24 PM
WASHINGTON — Earlier this year, as House Republicans began considering changes to the nation's immigration laws after their party's defeat in the presidential election, they were given a list of do's and don'ts that updated GOP thinking on the...
| Nov 22, 2013
| 2:08 PM
Donna L. Hansen, a former congressional staffer whose lifelong struggle with diabetes led her to become an advocate for diabetes and cardiac research, died Nov. 15 from heart and kidney failure at Carroll Hospice's Dove House. The Sykesville resident...
| Oct 1, 2013
| 3:18 PM
The almost-day-old partial government shutdown is having varied affects across Alaska. Here's a look at what the shutdown means, by the numbers:
Of the 750 National Park Service employees in Alaska, spokesperson John Quigley says 64 are working...
| Oct 1, 2013
| 7:06 PM
The fate of the F-16 Aggressor Squadron based at Eielson Air Force Base near Fairbanks is expected to be announced Wednesday afternoon in Washington.
More than a year ago, the Air Force said it was planing to relocate the airplanes as well as hundreds...
| 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...
| Aug 28, 2012
| 10:09 AM
When the Renewable Energy Fair started seven years ago at Chena Hot Springs near Fairbanks, a lot of what we saw back then wasn't tried and true. Today, many of those technologies -- wind, solar and biomass -- are in use across Alaska, where some of the...
| 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...
| Jun 10, 2011
| 2:12 PM
Sarah Palin had a tough relationship with members of her home state congressional delegation, as she did with many other public officials.
E-mail exchanges between then-Gov. Palin and the head of her Washington office, John Katz, often have "Palin...