Congress Passes 9-11 Responders Bill

Libby Casey, APRN – Anchorage The Lame Duck Session of the 111th Congress is over.  Both the House and Senate completed their work this...

Law Extends Emergency Unemployment Benefits Through 2011

Ellen Lockyer, KSKA – Anchorage Alaskans drawing unemployment benefits will be able to continue to apply for emergency unemployment compensation after their regular benefits...

Subcommittee Upholds Some Ethics Complaints Against Rep. Lynn

Steve Heimel, APRN – Anchorage A House subcommittee of the Legislative Ethics committee has decided Representative Bob Lynn went over the line and veered...

Governor Appoints Campbell to Head Fish and Game

Associated Press Alaska Gov. Sean Parnell is appointing adviser Cora Campbell to head the state Fish and Game Department. Campbell has been acting commissioner since Dec....

Subcommittee Upholds Some Ethics Complaints Against Rep. Lynn

Steve Heimel, APRN - Anchorage A House subcommittee of the Legislative Ethics committee has decided Representative Bob Lynn went over the line and veered into...

Murkowski Voting Yes on START Treaty

Libby Casey, APRN - Washington DC Senator Lisa Murkowski committed today to vote for START, the Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty,  with Russia.  The new Start...

START May Affect Fort Greely

Tim Ellis, KUAC – Fairbanks Delta Junction city officials say they don’t believe the New START treaty will threaten the missile interceptor base at...

Flags Lowered for Former Legislator’s Passing

Rosemarie Alexander, KTOO – Juneau Former legislator, commissioner, and lobbyist “Wally” (Walter) Kubley has died at the age of 89. Governor Sean Parnell ordered...

State Will Sue Over Polar Bear Habitat Designation

Associated Press The state of Alaska says it will sue the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service over protections recently put in place to help...

90-Day Legislative Session Up for Debate

Jay Barrett, KMXT – Kodiak As the first year of the 27th Alaska State Legislature draws near, the 90-day session approved by voters in...

Senators Continue Work on START Treaty

Rosemarie Alexander, KTOO – Juneau The U.S. Senate continued work tonight on the Strategic Arms Reduction or START Treaty, three amendments were defeated...

Obama Lends US Support to UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples

Alaska Native leaders gather for pictures at the start of the White House Tribal Nations Conference. Photos and Story by Libby Casey, APRN -Washington, DC President...

Tribal Leaders Hopeful, but Also Desire to See More Accomplished

Libby Casey, APRN - Washington President Obama met privately with a dozen tribal leaders representing all regions of the country during their gathering in Washington. ...

Gardner Taking Over as New Director of Legal Services

Rosemarie Alexander, KTOO – Juneau Juneau District Attorney Doug Gardner is the new director of Legal Services for the State Legislature.  He was hired Tuesday...

Parnell Releases Next Year’s Budget Proposal

Dave Donaldson, APRN – Juneau Governor Sean Parnell on Wednesday presented the starting point for legislative debate over next year’s budget. Calling Alaska for more...

Tribal Leaders Gathering to Meet with Obama

Libby Casey, APRN – Washington Alaska Native tribal leaders are gathering Thursday in Washington for the Tribal Nation’s Conference with President Obama. Each of...

Senate Oks Tax Deal; Murkowski, Begich Vote Yes

Libby Casey, APRN – Washington DC As expected, the US Senate passed on Wednesday the tax deal President Obama struck with Republicans.  Both of Alaska’s...

Miller to Supply Missing Emails

Dan Bross, KUAC – Fairbanks Joe Miller plans to supply missing emails from his time as Fairbanks Borough attorney.  Miller spokesman Randy DeSoto tells the...

Parnell Taking Action Against Feds on Fishing Restrictions

Ellen Lockyer, KSKA – Anchorage A National Marine Fisheries Service decision to restrict fishing in certain areas of the western Aleutian Islands has drawn the...

Conservation Groups May Oppose State in Sea Lion Battle

Ellen Lockyer, KSKA – Anchorage Conservation groups may take sides in the state suit filed today against the National Marine Fisheries Service. Mike Levine...