| Sep 30, 2013
| 10:17 PM
WASHINGTON — U.S. government agencies were ordered to close for the first time in more than 17 years after lawmakers stalemated over Republican efforts to block President Obama's healthcare law.
More than 800,000 federal workers were to spend...
| Oct 1, 2013
| 3:18 PM
The almost-day-old partial government shutdown is having varied affects across Alaska. Here's a look at what the shutdown means, by the numbers:
Of the 750 National Park Service employees in Alaska, spokesperson John Quigley says 64 are working...
| May 13, 2013
| 4:32 PM
A bipartisan group of U.S. senators last week introduced a bill that would prohibit rental-car companies from renting or selling vehicles with an open manufacturer's recall. The legislation, the Raechel and Jacqueline Houck Safe Rental Car Act of 2013,...
| Jul 10, 2013
| 11:44 AM
WASHINGTON -- A Senate committee approved a bill Wednesday prohibiting workplace discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity, just two weeks after the Supreme Court handed down rulings expanding protections for married same-sex couples....
| Jul 19, 2013
| 6:38 AM
Joe Miller has reported raising about $18,000 during the second quarter of the year as he seeks the Republican nomination for U.S. Senate in Alaska.
Miller reported ending June with nearly $320,000 on hand as he seeks the Senate seat held by Democrat...
| Jul 31, 2013
| 2:17 PM
WASHINGTON – B. Todd Jones is on the cusp of becoming the first Senate-confirmed director of the ATF on Thursday, after a fierce lobbying effort successfully swayed a single Republican lawmaker to change her vote.
Democrats had expected a close...
| Jul 31, 2013
| 7:16 PM
WASHINGTON -- It wasn’t long after Lisa Murkowski voted to continue a filibuster of President Obama’s nominee to lead the ATF that the Alaska Republican found herself surrounded in the well of the Senate, as colleagues from both parties made a...
| Aug 14, 2013
| 1:28 PM
Lt. Gov. Bill Bolling isn't out on the hustings, he isn't raising money and he isn't bombarding Virginia residents with ads asking for their vote for governor.
But as the party nominees for the post, Republican Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli and...
| Jul 1, 2013
| 7:36 AM
The Supreme Court issued a pair of decisions this week with major consequences for efforts to legalize or bar same-sex marriage. One ruling opened the way for California to become the 13th state to allow gay marriage; the other struck down part of the...
| Jun 26, 2013
| 6:46 PM
The Supreme Court decided Wednesday to strike down a provision in the Defense of Marriage Act that previously denied federal benefits to married gay couples -- but with Alaska law prohibiting same-sex marriages, what does the ruling mean for couples here?...
| Jun 18, 2013
| 11:20 PM
The bill to rename Mount McKinley to Denali moved a step closer in Congress.
On Tuesday, the bill, sponsored by Sen. Lisa Murkowski, to rename North America’s largest peak moved out of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources committee.
| Jun 19, 2013
| 8:42 AM
Senator Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska), in an announcement she concedes will cause controversy, says she now supports legalizing same-sex marriage.
“As one who is a strong proponent in personal freedom, in ensuring that government has a limited role in...