| Jul 15, 2011
| 3:05 PM
Alaska’s congressional delegation doesn’t want “Frankenfish” – their word for genetically-modified salmon – on the U.S. market.
U.S. Senators Mark Begich and Lisa Murkowski and Congressman Don Young joined a handful of...
| Mar 18, 2011
| 1:32 PM
Several state lawmakers are heading to Anchorage this weekend to meet with constituents and continue a debate over whether the state should reduce taxes on the oil industry.
The Anchorage Caucus will meet at the Loussac Library at 10:00 am Saturday to...
| Mar 21, 2011
| 5:54 PM
The Anchorage Chamber of Commerce honored its 2011 inductees into the Anchorage ATHENA Society at a luncheon in downtown Anchorage Monday.
“It’s very humbling, the society is filled with so many amazing women in Anchorage and it’s...
| Sep 28, 2011
| 9:50 AM
U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood spent day two of his Alaska visit discussing major transportation issues and concerns with Alaskans.
At the University of Alaska Anchorage's aviation center on Wednesday, Secretary LaHood and Sen. Mark Begich...
| Mar 31, 2011
| 7:56 AM
Alaska’s oil reserves play a major role in the nation’s energy policy -- but in a Wednesday speech on the topic at George Washington University, President Barack Obama mentioned the state just once.
"We're also exploring and assessing new...
| Oct 6, 2011
| 8:51 AM
What do you do with a rat-infested, stateless pirate fishing vessel? Blow it up to show off the firepower of the Coast Guard's newest, toughest cutters, a U.S. senator says.
Crew from the Coast Guard cutter Munro seized the Bangun Perkasa, which was...
| Oct 6, 2011
| 4:42 PM
Alaska’s U.S. senators are among the bipartisan sponsors of an act that would severely hinder plans by the cash-strapped U.S. Postal Service to close post offices in many of the nation’s rural areas. The Protecting Rural Post Offices Act was...
| May 12, 2011
| 2:24 PM
Oil company executives traveled to Washington, D.C. Thursday morning for a Senate Finance Committee hearing on whether a set of federal tax breaks for their firms should be repealed, as industry profits and gas prices both remain high.
| May 17, 2011
| 11:10 AM
The planners of the Denali natural gas pipeline project announced an end Tuesday to their quest to build a large-diameter gas line to the Lower 48.
"Denali is ending its efforts because of a lack of customer support," said Denali's president, Bud...
| Jun 3, 2011
| 11:59 PM
The death knell of the Alaska Coastal Management program can be heard in state offices. The reason: the Legislature’s refusal to renew the federally-funded program, which is set to expire on midnight June 30.
The Department of Natural Resources,...
| Jun 10, 2011
| 1:34 AM
President Obama signed an executive order on Thursday creating the White House Rural Council. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsak will oversee the task force, aimed at strengthening the economy of Rural America.
A White House press release says the...