Liz Ruskin, Alaska Public Media
The EPA has announced its intention to reverse course on an action that would have thwarted the proposed Pebble mine in the Bristol Bay watershed. Listen now
President Trump wants to privatize air traffic control across the country. But the U.S. Senate’s Commerce Committee passed an aviation bill last week that does not include it. Listen now
The Trump administration announced an initial step toward a new offshore leasing plan that could mean new drilling rights in federal waters of the Arctic. Listen now
Alaska would lose $3.1 billion in Medicaid funds if the U.S. Senate bill became law, according to a state-funded reporter. That's an even bigger cut than in the bill the House passed. Listen now
The Congressional Budget Office has what amounts to a warning for "sparsely populated areas" in its analysis of the Senate's draft health care reform bill: The bill could drive out insurers. Listen now
Sen. Lisa Murkowski is the target of a new TV ad urging her to vote against Republican efforts to repeal the Affordable Care Act. Listen now
As you've probably heard by now, five people were shot Tuesday morning in Virginia, where the Republican team was practicing for the annual congressional baseball game. Alaska Public Media News Director Lori Townsend spoke to Washington correspondent Liz Ruskin about the mood at the Capitol.
Whether the Trump administration will enforce the federal ban on marijuana in Alaska remains ambiguous. Deputy Attorney General Rosenstein suggests DOJ may adopt tougher stance.
Sen. Lisa Murkowski says she's not happy with the fast-track process the Senate Majority leader is using to bring a health care bill to the floor without any hearings.
Alaska Congressman Don Young went there with other U.S. lawmakers as an election observer. His spokesman Matt Shuckerow says Young favors self-determination for Puerto Rico and personally believes statehood is a good idea.
The Coast Guard has apparently reconsidered its refusal to rent the Aivik, a ship belonging to Edison Chouest Offshore, to use as an icebreaker.
The president wants to privatize air traffic control to improve a system he calls "broken, antiquated, horrible." Most major airlines are on board. But among small-plane pilots and general aviation, skepticism abounds.
Sen. Lisa Murkowski's former campaign manager has a new job in the Trump administration. Steve Wackowski will be the new senior advisor for Alaska Affairs in the Interior Department. Listen now
Secretary of Interior Ryan Zinke is visiting Alaska this weekend. Listen now