| Dec 12, 2013
| 10:20 AM
WASHINGTON This is the slightly twisted time of year when we look back with fondness, horror, disbelief and no little amount of wincing to review what came out of the mouths of our politicians since January.
Our pols are as irrepressible as ever....
| 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...
| Oct 1, 2013
| 12:54 AM
STORY UPDATED AT 10:40 p.m. at 9/30/13:
Alaska’s D.C. Delegation responded to the Federal Government shutdown and each member expressed frustration with the results.
“I have been through several government shutdowns during my time here in...
| Sep 20, 2013
| 6:13 PM
Alaskan agencies that feed the hungry are bracing for expected cuts as Congress considers slashing the federal food stamp program by as much as $40 billion within the next ten years.
"If there continues to be additional cuts to the food assistance...
| Sep 18, 2013
| 7:47 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama's plans to curb the gases blamed for global warming are heading to their first test, a House hearing in which administration officials make their case before skeptical lawmakers.
The energy panel meeting...
| Sep 16, 2013
| 2:57 PM
Shortly after first responders in Washington, D.C. arrived at the scene of Washington Navy Yard shootings that claimed a dozen lives Monday, Alaska lawmakers responded to the deaths online.
Authorities say suspected gunman and Fort Worth, Texas native...
| Sep 3, 2013
| 6:05 PM
Which way is Alaska's congressional delegation leaning on the decision to strike against Syria? All three of its members say they are listening to Alaskans to make sure the state's interests are represented and the nation's resources are protected....
| Jul 25, 2013
| 4:51 AM
A U.S. House committee has advanced legislation that would require the feds help pay for studies of oil and gas potential on federal lands.
The bill would require the Interior secretary to provide up to $50 million toward joint projects with states to...