| Apr 1, 2010
| 12:14 PM
President Obama, after delaying and deliberating for a year, unveiled a controversial offshore drilling plan Wednesday that was driven largely by the politics of his agenda on energy and climate change -- not by hopes of changing the nation's energy...
| Mar 17, 2011
| 9:00 PM
There has been a lot of speculation about what impact the problems facing the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant in Japan will have on the future of the United States' nuclear industry.
Some have compared the event to Chernobyl and declared the...
| Mar 21, 2011
| 5:54 PM
The Anchorage Chamber of Commerce honored its 2011 inductees into the Anchorage ATHENA Society at a luncheon in downtown Anchorage Monday.
“It’s very humbling, the society is filled with so many amazing women in Anchorage and it’s...
| Mar 24, 2011
| 6:37 PM
State lawmakers expected a state report on Alaska’s 2010 election to be out by now.
Lt. Gov. Mead Treadwell's office told lawmakers back in January the review would be ready in 45 days, but 60 days have passed and still nothing has been made...
| Mar 24, 2011
| 10:00 PM
WASHINGTON — The decision whether to cut back U.S. mail delivery to five from six days a week was complicated Thursday by a report that suggested the U.S. Postal Service had overstated the savings to be gained by the change.
The U.S. Postal...
| Apr 9, 2011
A few years ago, the U.S. Forest Service was getting ready to open up several large stands of old-growth trees here on Kupreanof Island in an attempt to sustain southeast Alaska's beleaguered timber industry.
The target was up to 70 million board feet of...
| Mar 31, 2011
| 7:56 AM
Alaska’s oil reserves play a major role in the nation’s energy policy -- but in a Wednesday speech on the topic at George Washington University, President Barack Obama mentioned the state just once.
"We're also exploring and assessing new...
| Mar 31, 2011
| 12:09 PM
Lt. Gov. Mead Treadwell plans to release his review of the 2010 election Friday in Anchorage.
The long-awaited report is meant to recap the state’s handling of the hotly disputed write-in race between Joe Miller and Lisa Murkowski; and make...
| Apr 14, 2011
| 2:39 PM
The Senate has rejected a bill that would have blocked funding for implementation of President Obama’s new healthcare law.
The 47-53 vote, which broke along party lines, was an expected result in the chamber, which is run by Democrats. The bill...
| Nov 3, 2010
| 6:00 AM
WASHINGTON -- Republicans reaped a windfall from independent voters and tea party activists to seize control of the House in midterm elections, gained seats in the Senate and served notice Wednesday they will confront President Barack Obama with a...
| Nov 2, 2010
Democrats retained their Senate majority Tuesday, losing five seats but winning key races in West Virginia and California.
Republicans scored big gains, taking Senate seats from Democrats in Pennsylvania, Wisconsin, Arkansas, North Dakota and Indiana....
| Dec 23, 2010
| 6:16 PM
April 19: Joe Miller formally announces his candidacy for the U.S. Senate as a Republican challenger to Sen. Lisa Murkowski.
June 2: Former Gov. Sarah Palin endorses Miller in a post on her Facebook page.
June 23: Shortly after endorsing Miller, the Tea...