Alaska Politics

Political news coverage from the Alaska Public Radio Network.

Rural Alaska Gets Mixed News in Political Realm

Ed Schoenfeld, CoastAlaska – Juneau The political realm offers good and bad news for rural Alaska. That’s the word from two key Alaska Federation...

Federal Subsistence Board May Gain Larger Rural Voice

Annie Feidt, APRN – Anchorage The Interior Department wants to add two members who will represent rural interests to the Federal Subsistence Board....

Rural Senator Airs Redistricting Concerns

Photo and Story by Ed Schoenfeld, CoastAlaska - Juneau The senator representing Alaska’s largest legislative district is warning Native leaders about the pending loss...

Small Business Administration Announces 8(a) Changes

Libby Casey, APRN – Washington DC The Small Business Administration is changing the program that gives Alaska Native Corporations advantages in scoring government...

FBI Releases Stevens 3,600-Page Stevens File

Associated Press The FBI has released a roughly 3,600-page file on U.S. Sen. Ted Stevens, six months after his death in a plane crash...

Auditor Releases Findings for Coastal Management Program Future

Dave Donaldson, APRN – Juneau Thursday, the Legislature’s auditor released her findings and recommendations for the future of the state’s Coastal Management ...

Former Young Aide Found Guilty of Conspiracy, Accepting Illegal Gratuity

Associated Press A jury says a former aide for Congressman Don Young broke the law by taking a trip to the World Series with...

Fate of Health Care Overhaul Rests with Supreme Court

Ellen Lockyer, KSKA – Anchorage Last week, U.S. Senate Democrats voted down a Republican effort to repeal the Obama administration’s health care law,...

Extension Of Patriot Act Falls Short In Congress

Libby Casey, APRN – Washington Alaska’s Republican Congressman Don Young voted against extending key provisions of the Patriot Act last night. The...

Democrats Urge Parnell To Promote Oil Company Incentives

Dave Donaldson, APRN – Juneau Democrats are urging the Parnell administration to make better use of the incentives the state currently offers oil...

Legislators Supporting Deadline for Gasline Project

Dave Donaldson, APRN – Juneau Legislators are supporting a deadline that could lead to the closing of the state-licensed gasline project from the...

Begich Finds Unlikely Ally for ‘Orphaned Earmark Bill’

Libby Casey, APRN – Washington DC Senator Mark Begich has paired up with an unlikely ally:  conservative Oklahoma Senator Tom Coburn.  The Republican...

Bill May End State’s Involvement in AGIA

Dave Donaldson, APRN – Juneau Friday, legislators got their first look at a bill that could lead to closing the state’s involvement in...

Sacred Sites Included in Sealaska Lands Bill

Ed Ronco, KCAW – Sitka We’re taking an in-depth look at Sealaska’s lands bill, which will soon be reintroduced in Congress. Among its...

Governor Looks to Double Size of Southeast State Forest

Ed Schoenfeld, CoastAlaska – Juneau Governor Sean Parnell wants to double the size of the state forest in southern Southeast Alaska. He recently introduced...

Alaska Delegation Blames Obama for Shell’s Decision

APRN Staff Alaska’s Congressional delegation has come out swinging against the Obama Administration at Shell’s news. Senator Mark Begich says the EPA should...

Gov. Parnell Looks to Bypass Health Care Act

Dave Donaldson, APRN – Juneau Governor Sean Parnell is looking at ways to bypass implementation of the federal health care act. He has...

Shell Pushes Back Arctic Exploration Plans

Libby Casey, APRN – Washington DC Alaska’s Con buy kamagra online gressional delegation has come out swinging against the Obama Administration at news that Shell is...

Parnell Looking to Bypass Implementing Health Care Law

Dave Donaldson, APRN – Juneau Governor Parnell is looking at ways to bypass implementation of the federal health care act.  He says he has requested...

New Bill Encourages Independent Oil Exploration

Dave Donaldson, APRN – Juneau A bill introduced Wednesday morning in the state House would give independent oil exploration companies more direct access to the...