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Peter Granitz, APRN - Washington DC

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Murkowski Clarifies VAWA Dispute

The recent reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act had many applauding its new protections for LGBT victims and illegal immigrants.

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March 22, 2013 - 4:45 pm

Sally Jewell Breezes Past Energy Committee

President Barack Obama’s pick to head the Interior Department, Sally Jewell, CEO of outdoor retailer REI, cruised through a committee vote Thursday morning.

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March 21, 2013 - 5:21 pm

Murkowski Introduces New Revenue Sharing Bill

Senator Murkowski introduced a new revenue-sharing bill that faces an uncertain future in the Senate.

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March 20, 2013 - 5:19 pm

Ethics Committee To Investigate Rep. Young

The U.S. House Committee on Ethics is creating a subcommittee to investigate whether Congressman Don Young violated code of conduct. The subcommittee will probe Young’s expenses and travel costs.

March 19, 2013 - 5:40 pm

Ethics Committee To Investigate Rep. Young

The U.S. House Ethics Committee has unanimously voted to create a subcommittee investigating whether Congressman Don Young violated official code of conduct.

March 19, 2013 - 10:23 am

Rep. Young Celebrates 40 Years In Congress

Congressman Don Young has passed two milestones this month. Saturday he surpassed the late Senator Ted Stevens for amount of years in federal elected office. And earlier this month, he marked his 40th year since being first elected, in a special election in 1973.

March 18, 2013 - 5:25 pm

Interceptor Missiles to Increase at Fort Greely

The United States is increasing the amount of interceptor missiles it stockpiles from thirty to forty four. The 14 additional missiles will be based at Fort Greely, near Fairbanks.

March 15, 2013 - 5:23 pm

Interior Report Faults Shell for Mismanagement of Contractors

The Department of Interior has concluded its expedited review of Shell’s failed 2012 Arctic drilling campaign. Before resuming activity in the Arctic Ocean, the company must undergo a third party review of its entire operation.

March 14, 2013 - 5:25 pm

Magnuson Stevens Act up for Reauthorization

Congress must reauthorize the Magnuson Stevens Act, the federal law regulating the nation’s fisheries, before it expires September 30th.

March 13, 2013 - 5:30 pm

Treadwell Announces Arctic Marine Shipping Study

Lieutenant Governor Mead Treadwell announced yesterday a $200,000 multi-year study of Arctic marine shipping. He told a meeting of the Arctic Parliamentarians in Washington, D.C. the project will be conducted by the University of Alaska-Fairbanks. The state Department of Commerce will pay for the research.

March 13, 2013 - 5:29 pm

Southeast Fishermen Lobby for Stricter Salmon Habitat

Commercial fishermen and tour operators from Southeast Alaska are in Washington D.C. this week, lobbying Congress to strengthen the protection of certain areas of the Tongass National Forest.

March 12, 2013 - 5:16 pm

Lawmakers Dash to DC, Dine with Lobbyists

While the legislature debates whether to cut taxes on oil companies, state lawmakers are meeting with state oil and gas lobbyists in Washington, D.C. They’re attending a meeting of The Energy Council, a group consisting of Alaska, ten other states, four Canadian provinces, and the Venezuelan government.

March 8, 2013 - 4:28 pm

Senate Committee Considers Interior Nominee

President Barack Obama’s nominee to lead the Interior Department, REI chief executive Sally Jewel, testified before the Senate Energy committee today. She hinted at her positions on some issues pertinent to Alaska.

March 7, 2013 - 5:37 pm

Begich Bill Would Define Mental Incompetence For Guns

U.S. Senator Mark Begich introduced a bill Wednesday aimed at clarifying who should be unable to own a gun because of mental illness.

March 6, 2013 - 5:28 pm

Senate Democratic Budget Expected To Take Aim At Oil Tax Privileges

While oil and gas companies are inching towards a new tax break in Juneau, they’re fighting to maintain their preferential tax treatment in Washington, D.C. The Senate Democratic budget is expected to take aim at some controversial tax privileges.

March 5, 2013 - 5:34 pm

Oil Lobby Concerned Over Democratic Budget

While oil and gas companies are inching towards a new tax break in Juneau, they’re fighting to maintain their preferential tax treatment in Washington, D.C.
The Senate Democratic budget is expected to take aim at some controversial tax privileges.

March 5, 2013 - 1:47 pm

U.S. Court of Appeals Upholds Polar Bear Listing

The U.S. Court of Appeals in Washington, D.C. upheld the listing of polar bears as threatened Friday morning.

March 1, 2013 - 5:18 pm

King Cove Residents Push Salazar on Izembek Road

Residents from King Cove met with Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar Thursday morning in Washington, D.C. They’re cautiously optimistic the outgoing secretary will allow a land transfer to permit a road through the Izembek National Wildlife Refuge.

February 28, 2013 - 5:34 pm

Sequester Would Cut NPS Budget By 5 Percent

Eighty-five billion dollars in federal budget cuts are set to begin Friday. The U.S. Senate will debate competing measures to replace the cuts tomorrow, but neither will become law. The National Park Service is slated to lose 5 percent of its budget, and that would trickle down to every park in Alaska.

February 26, 2013 - 5:19 pm

5,000 Alaska Department of Defense Workers Could Be Furloughed In Sequester

The numbers are dire. Five thousand civilians who work for the Department of Defense in Alaska would be furloughed once a week. Food for the elderly would be cut, because the federal government would slash more than $180,000 from programs like Meals on Wheels.

February 25, 2013 - 5:26 pm