Alaska Politics

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Bipartisan Seating Kicks Off Year With Positive Symbolism

Photo and Story by Libby Casey, APRN – Washington DC Tonight’s State of the Union Address has members of Congress reaching across the aisle...

Johansen Vows to Fight Recall Efforts

Maria Dudzak, KRBD – Ketchikan A Ketchikan lawmaker says he will “vigorously fight” an effort by fellow Republicans to recall him. In a...

House District One Republicans Seeking to Recall Johansen

Maria Dudzak, KRBD - Ketchikan House District One Republicans are seeking to recall Ketchikan Representative Kyle Johansen. That decision was made during...

State to Run Disaster Assistance Center in Savoonga

Associated Press The state will run a disaster assistance center in Savoonga to help residents whose homes were damaged after a storm caused prolonged...

Senate Bill Would Establish Professional Standards for Fishing Guides

Jacob Resneck, KMXT – Kodiak A bill that would create an independent board regulating licensed sport fishing guides is gaining ground in the...

Alaska Natives Seek Greater Voice in Federal Subsistence Management

Ellen Lockyer, KSKA – Anchorage Alaska Natives want a greater voice in federal subsistence management.  In keeping with President Barak Obama’s promise to...

Former Alaska First Lady Passes Away at 96

Rosemarie Alexander, KTOO - Juneau Former firs buy cheap kamagra t lady Neva Egan died in the Juneau Pioneer home at the age of 96 Wednesday...

Governor Calls for Unity Among Alaskans

Dave Donaldson, APRN - Juneau In a low-key address to the state House and Senate Wednesday night,   Governor Parnell called for unity among Alaskans –...

Parnell, Democrats Agree on Goals Despite Differing Methods

Rosemarie Alexander, KTOO - Juneau House Democrats agree with Governor Parnell that Alaska needs to attract new industry and bolster development, "without giving away billions...

Governor Elaborates on State of the State Address

Dave Donaldson, APRN – Juneau Governor Parnell met with reporters on Thursday morning to fill in some details on last night’s State of...

House Passes Repeal of Health Care Law

Libby Casey, APRN – Washington DC The U.S. House has passed a bill repealing the 2010 Health Care Law.  This evening’s vote largely...

Lt. Governor Treadwell Gavels in House, Senate Sessions

Dave Donaldson, APRN – Juneau This year’s legislature got underway Tuesday in Juneau, as Lieutenant Governor Mead Treadwell gaveled in the House of...

Coalition of Alaska Native Groups Plan to Sue Over Critical Polar Bear Habitat

Jake Neher, KBRW – Barrow A coalition of Alaska Native groups say they plan to file suit against the Federal Government over...

Parnell Proposes Changes to Oil Tax

Dave Donaldson, APRN – Juneau Monday, Governor Parnell presented a plan to make minor changes in the state’s tax on oil he says would encourage...

State House Majority Not Accepting Johansen, Millett Back

Steve Heimel, APRN - Anchorage The state House majority has decided not to accept Kyle Johansen of Ketchikan and Charisse Millett of Anchorage back in. ...

Young Looking to Make Sure Gun Laws Not Tightened

Libby Casey, APRN – Washington DC Alaska’s Congressman Don Young is not joining in today’s outpouring in the House of tributes and well-wishes...

DeVilbiss Likely New Mat-Su Mayor

Ellen Lockyer, KSKA - Anchorage Larry DeVilbiss is the new Mayor of the Matanuska Susitna Borough, according to unofficial election results. He holds a majority...

Oil Spill Commission Says Government, Oil Industry Must Make 'Dramatic Changes'

Steve Heimel, APRN - Anchorage "Both government and industry must make dramatic changes." Those are the words being used by a Presidential Commission investigating the...

Shootings Raise Questions About Congressional Members’ Security

Libby Casey, APRN – Washington DC Alaska’s Congressional delegation reacted with shock and horror at the attack on their colleague, Arizona Congresswoman Gabrielle...

Flags at Half-Staff for Tucson Shooting Victims

Photo by Libby Casey, APRN - Washington DC Alaska’s Congressman Don Young is not changing any security protocol or plans this week in the wake...