Some Aspects of National Health Care Law Not Carrying Over to Retirees

Libby Casey, APRN – Washington DC One of the most popular parts of the one-year-old national health care law is now in place...

No Decisions Made on Coastal Management Program

Dave Donaldson, APRN – Juneau The legislature is heading into the last three weeks of this year’s session – and there’s concern...

Bill Proposes Lowering Legal Drinking, Smoking Ages for Military Members

Associated Press Military members under the age of 21 would be allowed to legally drink and smoke under a bill introduced by an Alaska...

Game Board to Meet on Bear Snaring Issue

Ellen Lockyer, KSKA – Anchorage The state game board begins its meeting on Southcentral hunting issues on Saturday in Anchorage.  Proposals changing rules...

Lawmakers Move Towards Synthetic Pot Ban

Associated Press Lawmakers took another step toward banning synthetic cannabinoids on Friday by sending a modified version of the ban out of the Alaska...

Resolution Opposes Roadless Rule

Matt Lichtenstein, KFSK – Petersburg The Alaska House Special Committee on Energy this week moved forward a resolution opposing the Forest Service’s Roadless Rule...

Kott Conviction Thrown Out, New Trial Ordered

Associated Press A federal appeals court has thrown out the conviction of another former Alaska lawmaker charged in a wide-sweeping corruption probe. The 9th Circuit...

Democrats Look To Grow Denali KidCare

Josh Edge, APRN – Anchorage Alaska Senate Democrats are restarting an effort to expand access to the Denali KidCare program. The Senate...

Parnell Stands Behind Judicial Council Pick

Associated Press Governor Sean Parnell says he stands behind a controversial nominee for Judicial Council. Senate Judiciary Committee members called into question the...

Group Calls Out Congressman Young for Ties to Militia Leader

Dan Bross, KUAC – Fairbanks Congressman Don Young is being called out for ties to Schaefer Cox.  Young attended a 2nd Amendment Task...

Parnell Moving to Implement Part of Health Care Act on State’s Terms

Libby Casey, APRN – Washington DC One year after President Obama signed the sweeping health care act into law, Alaska’s Republican Governor is...

Officials Consider Listing Certain Seals as Threatened

Jake Neher, KBRW – Barrow Federal officials are on the North Slope collecting input from residents on the proposed listing of certain ice-dependent...

Miller to Chair Western Representation PAC

Dan Bross, KUAC – Fairbanks Joe Miller has a new job.  The former Republican U.S. Senate candidate from Fairbanks has been hired to...

Roadless Rule Will Likely Prevent Hydro-Electric Development in Tongass

Deanna Garrison, KRBD – Ketchikan Congressman Don Young says this month’s ruling by a federal judge reinstating the roadless rule in the Tongass...

Begich Calls for Renewed Offshore Development Focus

Casey Kelly & Rosemarie Alexander, KTOO – Juneau U.S. Senator Mark Begich is calling for a federal coordinator for the Arctic Outer Continental Shelf. ...

Alaska Military Bases Not Targeted for Major Budget Cuts

Rosemarie Alexander, KTOO – Juneau U.S. Senator Mark Begich says Alaska military bases are not being targeted for major budget cuts. Instead the Obama...

Begich Addresses State Legislature

Steve Heimel, APRN - Anchorage Senator Mark Begich gave his annual speech to the state Legislature today, during a recess swing through Southeast.  Begich spoke...

Senate Resources Committee Passes Susitna River Hydro Project Bill

Steve Heimel, APRN - Anchorage The Senate Resources Committee has passed a bill to empower the Alaska Energy Authority to build a hydroelectric project on...

FCC Wants to Change How Universal Service Fund is Used

Libby Casey, APRN – Washington DC When you look at your phone bill, you might notice a charge for the “Universal Service Fund.” ...

Governor Courts Cruise Lines in Miami

Ed Schoenfeld, CoastAlaska – Juneau Governor Sean Parnell continues to court cruise lines, pushing for more sailings to Alaska ports. But he says his...