Peter Granitz, APRN - Washington DC

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Advocates representing residents of Hooper Bay, Manakotuk, and Alakanuk argue the state does not provide adequate interpretation services. Download Audio

Both Alaska's senators vote for cloture on the nominees, but only Senator Begich votes aye on confirmation. Download Audio

Pentagon leaders say the "kill vehicle" failed to detach from its boosters mid-flight. Download Audio

Veteran senators averted what would have been a meltdown in Washington early this morning. Long-time legislators from both sides of the aisle agreed to defuse a confrontation that would changed Senate rules. Download Audio

The Federal Aviation Administration is increasing the amount of hours required to become a copilot for a commercial air carrier. Download Audio

Both Alaska Senators support the Employee Non-Discrimination Act. Download Audio

Nine year old Rowan Bean wins trip to second Kids' State Dinner. Download Audio

The U.S. Forest Service says it’s speeding up Tongass National Forest’s transition from an old-growth management plan to a second growth plan. Download Audio

Congress fails to prevent increase in rate for essential student loan. Download Audio

The U.S. House passed a bill this morning that aims to increase offshore oil and gas drilling. The bill has no chance in the Senate. Download Audio

The U.S. Senate overwhelmingly approved a massive immigration reform. It’s the largest overhaul in a generation. Download Audio

President Barack Obama is laying out his framework for combating climate change. If successful, it could be a major accomplishment and part of his legacy. The president is bypassing Congress, and the delegation has mixed reaction. Download Audio

The U.S. Supreme Court vacated a major provision of the landmark Voting Rights Act on Tuesday morning. The Court did not invalidate the entire law, and Alaska’s Congressional delegation has mixed reactions. Download Audio

The Senate passed a key procedural hurdle to immigration reform this evening. Download Audio

As the Senate readies its bill reforming the nation's immigration system, people are paying more attention to whether anything can pass the House. Download Audio

Senator Lisa Murkowski becomes the third Republican senator to announce support for same sex marriage. Download Audio

The United States House passed a restrictive abortion measure last night that has no chance in the Senate.

Lieutenant Governor Mead Treadwell opted to run for Senate in 2014 instead of seeking reelection. Download Audio

Six months after the mass shooting in Newtown, Connecticut, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid promised to renew the background check debate. Download Audio