The U.S. House has voted to bar the Food and Drug Administration from approving genetically modified salmon for human consumption.
GovTrack, a nonpartisan website that collects data on proposed federal legislation, has completed its 2013 report card on members of Congress. It found Alaska’s Mark Begich co-sponsored more bills than any other senator, while Congressman Don Young introduced more bills than any other House Republican. But the report card was especially interesting for what it said about U.S. Senator Lisa Murkowski. Download Audio
For the past couple of weeks, the legislature has been moving forward on the governor’s proposal to cut taxes on oil companies. Now, it’s scheduled to take up the issue of an in-state gas line. APRN’s Alexandra Gutierrez has this legislative outlook for the week.
With Anchorage's local election just around the corner, KSKA and Alaska Public media are bringing you a look at those running for mayor. As KSKA's Zachariah Hughes reports, Dan Coffey brings years of experience in local government and business to his campaign, which is both an asset and a liability.
Casey Kelly, KTOO – Juneau Monday morning, the Alaska Senate unanimously passed legislation ensuring a voter intent priority for the counting of write-in...
Tuesday night the Anchorage Assembly shot down Mayor Dan Sullivan's ordinance to outlaw sitting on the sidewalks downtown by a 9 to 1 vote.
With the end of session looming, Alaska’s Senate passed its version of an oil tax credit reform bill on Monday. Listen now
Photo 1: Assembly Chair Dick Traini and Mayor Dan Sullivan attempt to persuade Assembly Member Bill Starr on the veto override vote. ...
With 100 percent of House District 34's precincts reporting in, Jonathan Kreiss-Tompkins (D) leads Bill Thomas (R) by under 100 votes. Many other races are still waiting on precincts.
After less than two months on the job, Department of Revenue Commissioner John Quick has resigned.
The autobiography chronicles former Alaska Gov. Bill Sheffield's beginnings as the son of a farmer in the Great Depression, to when he arrived in Alaska in the 1950s, to his term as governor from 1982 to 1986. Sheffield was also CEO of the Alaska Railroad and director of the Port of Anchorage.
According to the latest figures 9.7 percent of emergency transports are spice-related emergencies across the municipality. Now, the city is pulling together a broad spectrum of experts from different fields to develop long term strategies.
The move will potentially unlock funds to reimburse for repairs to damaged public infrastructure, schools, as well as individual homeowners.
The deadline to legally contest the outcome of the pivotal House District 1 election is Wednesday. Republican Bart LeBon leads Democrat Kathryn Dodge by one vote.
A new report from an oil and gas trade association is predicting a windfall for Alaska if the government opened federally owned lands and water to drilling.
Libby Casey, APRN - Washington DC Alaska’s Congressional delegation joined in praising the CIA and military effort that led to the death of Osama bin...
Democratic and independent candidates critical of the majorities in the State Capitol have raised more in campaign donations than Republicans since the primary. Democratic leaders say the campaign reports filed Monday show that donors are rejecting how the Legislature approached the state budget this year. Listen Now
A new North Slope Borough Mayor has been on the job for three weeks now. But there are still big questions about the run-off election that Charlotte Brower won on Nov. 8. George Ahmaogak, who lost to Brower is contesting the election on several grounds.
A federal funding program key to Southeast school districts will remain in place for another year. An extension of the Secure Rural Schools Program is part of a recently passed transportation bill. The program has been a mainstay for districts in or near National Forests in and outside of Alaska.
The nation's annual defense policy bill cleared Congress Wednesday with a pay raise for the troops and a provision allowing up to six icebreakers. Listen now