| Dec 20, 2012
| 4:38 PM
The U.S. House passed a conference version Thursday of the National Defense Authorization Act for fiscal year 2013, containing a number of amendments affecting Alaska’s military forces made by the state’s congressional delegation.
| Dec 21, 2012
| 1:11 PM
The U.S. Senate has passed a defense funding bill one day after the House did so, sending several provisions that affect Alaska’s military forces to President Obama’s desk to be signed into law.
Sens. Lisa Murkowski and Mark Begich’s...
| Dec 21, 2012
| 7:01 PM
Alaska’s congressional delegation was united in its opposition Friday to a draft report from the federal Food and Drug Administration saying that the nation’s health and environment wouldn’t be significantly harmed by genetically...
| Dec 11, 2012
| 5:56 AM
Alaska's congressional delegation wants changes in federal plans to put observers on more commercial halibut fishing boats.
The observer program has been around since 1990 for large catcher and catcher-processor vessels in Bering Sea and Gulf of...
| Dec 13, 2012
| 5:32 AM
Alaska Senator Mark Begich is expected to serve on the Senate Indian Affairs Committee during the upcoming Congress.
The Democratic Steering Committee on Wednesday released the anticipated committee assignments for Democratic senators. The list is...
| Dec 17, 2012
| 4:39 PM
Senator Daniel Inouye, of Hawaii, and longtime friend of the late Sen. Ted Stevens died Monday at the age of 88 after respiratory complications, according to his office.
Sen. Inouye, D-HI, was a World War II veteran and served in the Senate since 1962...
| Nov 30, 2012
| 5:09 PM
Alaska’s D.C. Delegation, including Rep. Don Young and Senators Mark Begich and Lisa Murkowski, has voiced their concerns again over the proposal to move the F-16 squadron from Fairbanks to Anchorage with a letter to the Air Force’s top brass...
| Dec 4, 2012
| 2:52 PM
The Senate passed the National Defense Authorization Act Tuesday with a number of amendments affecting Alaska, including a one-year delay in the planned transfer of an F-16 fighter squadron from Eielson Air Force in Fairbanks to Anchorage.
| Dec 5, 2012
| 6:23 PM
Alaska's U.S. senators spoke up Wednesday on continuing negotiations between the White House and Republican House leaders to avert a "fiscal cliff" of automatic tax hikes and spending cuts, set to take effect Jan. 1 if the two sides don't make a deal this...
| Dec 6, 2012
| 7:32 PM
The U.S. Department of Energy released a new report Thursday looking at how U.S. liquefied natural gas is exported, which is being hailed by Alaska's U.S. senators -- although Alaska wasn't included in it.
The study's authors say they didn't include LNG...
| Dec 7, 2012
| 2:30 PM
Gov. Sean Parnell took a major step toward making a proposed North Slope natural gas liquefaction plant a reality Friday, announcing a $355 million package to support its construction as well as an utility and a private-sector natural gas distribution...
| Nov 18, 2012
| 3:43 PM
Today would have been the 89th birthday of Senator Ted Stevens.
Stevens, who died in a plane crash in 2010, served as a United States Senator from December 24, 1968 to January 3, 2009. His 41 years in office make him the longest-serving Republican...