| Mar 29, 2013
| 6:44 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) — For years, American opinion on gay marriage has been shifting. Now lawmakers are in a mad dash to catch up.
In less than two weeks, seven senators — all from moderate or Republican-leaning states — announced their...
| Apr 17, 2013
| 7:15 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) — A bipartisan effort to expand background checks is in deep trouble as the Senate approaches a long-awaited vote on the linchpin of the drive to curb gun violence. As the showdown draws near, an Associated Press-GfK poll shows...
| Feb 10, 2012
| 10:59 AM
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....
| Mar 12, 2012
| 7:56 PM
On Monday, the 11 Alaska State Lawmakers who travelled to Washington, D.C over the weekend returned to Juneau with a sobering message about protecting America's oil and gas drilling rights in the Arctic Ocean.
They said that China -- a nation of 1.3...
| Mar 20, 2012
| 4:51 PM
The Alaska Railroad could face some tough decisions after the U.S. Senate chose last week to cut $30 million in federal funds designated for the railroad from the Senate transportation bill.
Alaska's senators, Mark Begich and Lisa Murkowski, pushed for...
| Mar 31, 2012
| 1:53 PM
A 150 foot Japanese fishing vessel, believed to be washed out to sea by an earthquake and tsunami last March, has appeared off the coast of British Columbia and is expected to drift north toward Alaska, according to NOAA.
Sen. Mark Begich (D-Alaska)...
| Jan 6, 2012
| 3:17 PM
A plan by the Obama administration to refocus and shrink the U.S. military presence around the globe could have a significant impact on Alaska.
The Pentagon says Asia is now its primary focus -- especially unstable North Korea, where new leader Kim...
| Oct 10, 2012
| 11:15 PM
A small, but vocal crowd gathered Wednesday at St. Mary's Episcopal Church for a town hall meeting hosted by Senator Mark Begich.
"I think he did a real good job answering every question," said Anchorage resident Regina Vinales.
Vinales is concerned...
| Oct 19, 2012
| 12:40 PM
The second day of the 2012 Alaska Federation of Natives convention was highlighted by a speech from Sen. Lisa Murkowski, who addressed delegates in Anchorage for her 10th time as a senator Friday.
Murkowski took the stage at the Dena’ina Center...
| May 1, 2012
| 7:31 PM
In meetings with community leaders in Fairbanks and Anchorage April 10 to April 12, the Air Force general tasked with implementing the relocation of the F-16 squadron from Eielson Air Force Base to Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson promised a transparent...
| May 4, 2012
| 10:03 AM
U.S. Sen. Mark Begich is among more than 40 senators who have asked the postmaster general to extend the moratorium on closing U.S. postal facilities.
The current moratorium is scheduled to end May 15. When it was imposed in December, a U.S. Postal...