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  • Begich: Calls Republican Ad Campaign 'Inaccurate'

    Begich: Calls Republican Ad Campaign 'Inaccurate'
    U.S. Sen. Mark Begich's campaign is labeling as false a claim made by the National Republican Senatorial Committee. The committee, in a release Friday, said Begich was "set to travel around Alaska raising money with liberal Democrat Kirsten Gillibrand."...
  • Republican moderates hold key to ending government shutdown

    WASHINGTON — For most of the last two decades, Republicans such as Rep. Patrick Meehan, who represents a politically competitive district near Philadelphia, have been the odd men out in a House caucus dominated by conservatives such as those aligned...
  • By the Numbers: What the Government Shutdown Means for Alaska

    By the Numbers: What the Government Shutdown Means for Alaska
    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: 64. Of the 750 National Park Service employees in Alaska, spokesperson John Quigley says 64 are working...
  • Shame on the Senate; send 'em all home

    Let me begin this column with an apology. Once a week, I pick an important issue and offer my reasoned analysis, based on the facts, of what it all means and how we should react. But there are times when the intellect fails and the heart and gut take...
  • Background check 'win-win' amendment gets a 'no, thanks' from Senate minority

     
    Senate deals setback to gun bill in vote on background checks tells the story of how the filibuster wins again: The final vote was, 54 (yes) to 46 (no), after Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) switched his vote to......
  • Flotsam from Japan tsunami reaches Alaska

    Flotsam from Japan tsunami reaches Alaska
    Residents of towns in the Alaska Panhandle have begun picking up plastic bottles, chunks of foam insulation and floating buoys from Japan's 2011 tsunami. "This is urethane spray building foam," Chris Pallister, president of the conservation group Gulf of...
  • From Pellets to Plants, Chena Renewable Energy Fair Promotes Innovation

    From Pellets to Plants, Chena Renewable Energy Fair Promotes Innovation
    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...
  • A rally cry to tame spending

    A rally cry to tame spending
    "Even victors are by victories undone." -- John Dryden WASHINGTON -- Democrats not allergic to arithmetic must know the cost of their "fiscal cliff" victory. When they flinched from allowing all of George W. Bush's tax rates, especially those on...
  • Supremes waffle on marriage equality

    Over the last 40 years, I've been involved in a lot of political battles for a lot of different causes: workers' rights, women's rights, gay rights, environmental protection, anti-war, anti-nuclear power, anti-urban sprawl, animal rights, gun control,...
  • Ted Stevens case: Probe of prosecutor misconduct will go public

     
    Ted Stevens corruption case: A federal judge orders the release of an independent probe into the prosecution of former U.S. Sen. Ted Stevens of Alaska....
  • Nelson, other senators urge curb on oil speculators

     
    By William E. Gibson, Washington Bureau WASHINGTON — Florida Senator Bill Nelson and a dozen of his colleagues urged federal officials on Thursday to use new regulations to curb speculators from driving up gas prices. “Speculators are...