| Oct 23, 2014
| 9:27 AM
Alaska is known for having the economy of a petro-state, a far-flung citizenry, a large native population and unreliable polling.
Oh, and Sarah Palin.
A supernova, she exploded and dissolved as a vice presidential candidate, and she was a...
| Oct 29, 2014
| 5:00 AM
The simple question is at the top of many minds this grumpy election season, even among the 1,000 or so high school students gathered for a televised debate: "How will you work to reach across partisan lines to accomplish real goals?"
| Nov 5, 2014
| 12:15 AM
Alaska Democratic Sen. Mark Begich trailed Republican challenger Dan Sullivan late Tuesday after a fierce campaign dominated by millions in spending by outside groups and Begich's determined efforts to distance himself from President Obama. But Begich...
| Nov 5, 2014
| 7:12 PM
Alaska independent Bill Walker maintained a slim lead in the governor's race over incumbent Republican Sean Parnell on Wednesday, while Democratic Sen. Mark Begich trailed Republican challenger Dan Sullivan after a fierce campaign in which Begich sought...
| Dec 15, 2013
| 3:00 AM
Former U.S. Senator Ted Stevens once famously stated that the Internet is a "series of tubes," an observation that would have been more comical if his committee hadn't been responsible for regulating the Internet. Rep. Michele Bachmann suggested that...
| May 20, 2014
| 10:20 AM
The most vocal opponents of the Net neutrality rules the Federal Communications Commission put out for public comment on May 15 have been the critics who say the rules won't actually assure the Net's neutrality. But the draft has also drawn a searing...
| Feb 10, 2014
| 4:00 AM
When Barack Obama won a historic victory in 2008, eight Democratic candidates captured Senate seats that had been in Republican hands.
Those same Democrats are now facing their first reelection campaigns in a less friendly political climate, and...
| Jan 28, 2014
| 12:03 PM
"Guns don't kill, people do." What a flip response to the horrific epidemic of gun violence in the United States. Just this past weekend in Maryland, three young people, including the gunman, were shot to death in a mall in Columbia, and others were...
| Jan 7, 2014
| 12:39 PM
European aerospace giant Airbus announced Tuesday that Allan McArtor will take over as chairman and chief executive of the company's North American business unit when current chief Sean O'Keefe steps down in March.
O'Keefe, 57, is resigning to address...
| Apr 23, 2014
| 7:14 PM
HONOLULU — In primaries across the country — in Idaho, Kentucky, Mississippi and other states — Republicans are locked in a heart-and-soul battle between purists and pragmatists clashing over what it means to represent the party, its...
| Mar 11, 2014
It has been said that nothing dies harder than a bad idea.
Nearly two decades ago, while I was serving as U.S. Secretary of the Interior, Alaska's Sens. Frank Murkowski and Ted Stevens wanted to build a 38-mile gravel road in their state, with 11...