| May 9, 2013
| 7:23 AM
Alaska Democrats have endorsed U.S. Sen. Mark Begich for re-election.
The endorsement is somewhat unusual in that the party typically doesn't announce its support for any one candidate in a primary.
Party spokesman Zack Fields says the party can...
| May 10, 2013
| 1:05 AM
WASHINGTON - Senate Agriculture Committee Chairwoman Debbie Stabenow, D-Mich., said April 25 that she plans to hold a markup of a new farm bill in May, and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., signaled that he intends to bring it to the Senate floor...
| Apr 30, 2013
| 6:32 PM
SEATTLE — Sarah Palin’s last elective position in Alaska ended early when in 2009 she abandoned the governorship midway through her first term.
But tea party activists appear eager for a comeback, urging supporters to contribute money toward...
| 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...
| 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)...
| 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...
| May 5, 2012
| 4:54 AM
Alaska's Senators are welcoming an agreement by the Veterans Administration that allows Rural Alaska veterans to receive health care benefits at Native health clinics.
A release from Senator Mark Begich's office says the VA, 14 Alaska Native Tribal...