| Aug 13, 2012
| 1:40 PM
U.S. Secretary of Interior Ken Salazar held a press conference in Anchorage today (Monday)-- and immediately stirred up controversy on the always-touchy subject of federal dominion when it comes to drilling in the state.
Salazar said he would like to...
| Nov 27, 2012
| 4:15 PM
Former North Slope Borough Mayor Edward Itta was appointed by President Obama to the U.S. Arctic Research Commission Tuesday, drawing praise from Alaska’s U.S. senators for his continued service to the Last Frontier.
Itta is a member and former...
| Nov 12, 2012
| 11:41 PM
Alaska Senator Mark Begich announced a new bill to create incentives for in-state natural gas delivery.
Senator Begich said on Monday the legislation is in response to skyrocketing energy prices in Rural and Interior areas of Alaska.
The Senator said...
| 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...
| 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...
| 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 23, 2012
| 6:38 AM
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...
| May 24, 2012
| 5:54 PM
For months now, Alaska’s congressional delegation has been working to stop the Air Force from moving a squadron of F-16 fighter jets from Fairbanks to Anchorage.
Now Alaska lawmakers have added a delay tactic to their efforts.
This week a Senate...
| May 24, 2012
| 6:41 PM
The U.S. Senate moved the country one step closer Thursday afternoon to something that the world has never seen before: approving a genetically modified, or GM, animal for human consumption.
The Senate passed a bill approving reauthorization of the...