Liz Ruskin, Alaska Public Media
The Republican Convention ends tonight in Cleveland with a big speech by the party’s presidential nominee, Donald Trump. Alaska, of course, favored Cruz in the GOP vote in March. Are Alaska delegates now lining up behind their nominee? Yes. Mostly. Listen now
Sen. Dan Sullivan took the stage in Cleveland on the second night of the Republican convention. While Sullivan never said the name "Donald Trump," he did close with his campaign slogan. Listen now
Alaska delegates at the Republican Convention say their votes for president were miscounted last night, all for Donald Trump, due to what they say is a misinterpretation of state rules. It's a matter of principle, and the Alaskans got pretty mad. Listen now
APRN's Liz Ruskin is reporting from the Republican National Convention. She explains why Alaskans were involved in a minor ruckus on the first day and their reactions to allegations Mrs. Trump's speech was cribbed. Listen now
A ruckus erupted at the GOP convention yesterday. For many, it may have been the last gasp of an effort to nominate someone other than Donald Trump, but some Alaska delegates had another motivation.
Sen. Dan Sullivan will speak at the GOP national convention Tuesday evening, his spokesman says. As for nominating a presidential candidate, the state party chairman says the Alaska delegates are coming around to supporting Donald Trump.
Remember the new Arctic drilling regs the Obama Administration has been working to finalize? The safety rules that would govern any future offshore drilling? The U.S. House is poised to halt them. Ditto for controversial restrictions on predator-hunting methods in preserves and refuges.
The House of Representatives on Tuesday was working on the spending bill that funds the Interior Department. I t typically has a lot of relevance for Alaska, so we've called our Washington correspondent Liz Ruskin to tell us about it. Listen now
A U.S. House hearing turned testy when Alaska Congressman Don Young pressed the Coast Guard to consider employing a ship owned by Edison Chouest as an icebreaker. The owners and employees of the company have been big campaign donors to Young, but a spokesman says the Congressman was just offering that ship as an example. Listen now
Alaska’s delegation to Congress writes bills every year to transfer or sell federal land to local governments and Native corporations. In late May, Sen. Lisa Murkowski sponsored one public land bill for Native corporations that’s particularly far-reaching -- apparently more expansive than the senator intended. Listen now
The U.S. Senate Thursday passed a bill that is said to require consumer labeling of genetically modified foods, but opponents say it is too weak. Sen. Lisa Murkowski says the legislation would not obligate the makers of genetically engineered salmon to clearly distinguish their product from a natural salmon. Listen now
The Missile Defense Agency plans to use the Kodiak Spaceport to test its THAAD interceptors. But this time, the agency doesn't intend to use the launch structure at the facility. It intends to bring its own launch vehicles and will install temporary living quarters at the complex, says the Alaska Aerospace CEO.
The Missile Defense Agency is bringing some business to Kodiak’s space launch facility. The MDA announced today it is awarding a sole-source contract to the Alaska Aerospace Corporation that could be worth as much as $80 million over the next six years. Download Audio
The Energy Information Administration released and annual forecast that shows oil production from Alaska dwindling to less than half its current level after 2030. “Unless more oil is found in Alaska or along the pipeline right of way, it’s very possible that the Alaska pipeline itself ... would end up shutting down," says the EIA Administrator. Download Audio
Rep. Don Young has enjoyed lots of support from organized labor. Now, two maritime unions are endorsing his opponent. They blame Young for staying silent while a non-union company is poised to win a tanker-escort contract. Malarkey, says Young. Download Audio