| 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...
| May 30, 2012
| 7:48 AM
Alaska’s D.C. delegation, Senators Mark Begich and Lisa Murkowski, has announced several in-state events during the Congressional break.
On Wednesday morning starting at 8:30 a.m., both senators will be at the Dena’ina Center at the Alaska...
| May 30, 2012
| 9:55 PM
An Alaska Supreme Court Judge made history on Wednesday afternoon.
An investiture ceremony was held for Judge Morgan Christen at the Dena'ina Center.
Judge Christen became the first woman from Alaska to serve on the U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth...
| Jun 6, 2012
| 3:51 PM
After the mishandled trial of former Alaska Senator Ted Stevens, the U.S. Senate is trying to decide if it should change the rules for how federal prosecutors handle evidence.
Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska) argued, Wednesday, for reform before the Senate...
| Jun 6, 2012
| 5:26 PM
Alaska's U.S. senators are taking yet another approach in their efforts to ground an Air Force plan to move an F-16 fighter squadronfrom Fairbanks to Anchorage.
Sens. Mark Begich and Lisa Murkowski have written a letter (PDF) requesting that no money...
| Aug 28, 2012
| 10:09 AM
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...
| Jun 19, 2012
| 12:39 AM
Fish camps up and down the Kuskokwim River in Southwest Alaska remain unusually quiet and void of activity. But callers on a Bethel talk radio show had plenty to say about the failure of the king salmon run to appear.
Monday’s radio show on...
| Jun 22, 2012
| 8:47 AM
Alaska's U.S. senators have split on a vote reauthorizing a federal farm bill.
Sen. Mark Begich is in favor of the bill and Sen. Lisa Murkowski against it.
Begich, in a statement, says the five-year, half-trillion-dollar bill would provide...
| Jun 26, 2012
| 4:34 PM
Eielson Air Force Base in Fairbanks received a reprieve Tuesday afternoon, as Sen. Mark Begich’s office announced an Air Force delay on a decision whether to move a squadron of F-16 fighter jets from the baseto Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson in...
| Mar 9, 2013
| 5:18 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) — After a surprising string of victories last fall, Democrats now face a challenging terrain as they look to hold onto their Senate majority in 2014 and prevent Republicans from gaining full control of Congress during President...
| Mar 11, 2013
| 2:39 PM
HELENA, Mont. (AP) — U.S. Sen. Max Baucus has been here before.
Back during the Clinton era, the Democrat faced a choice: support an assault weapons ban urged by a president from his own party and risk angering constituents who cherish their gun...