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...

$100 Million Added to Fish and Game Budget

Mike Mason, KDLG - Dillingham As the Legislature grinds away at the state operating budget, a few eyebrows were raised late last week in a...

Nomination for Fish and Game Commissioner Closer to Confirmation

Associated Press Alaska lawmakers on Friday moved Cora Campbell’s nomination for commissioner of the Department of Fish and Game one step closer to ...

Alaska Attorney General Stands Firm On Health Care Reform

Casey Kelly, KTOO – Juneau Alaska’s Attorney General Designee John J. Burns stands by his advice to Governor Sean Parnell that the federal...

U.S. House Votes To Cut NPR Funding

Libby Casey, APRN – Washington The U.S. House has voted to slash funding for NPR. The Republican-led effort passed 228 to 192.  Congressman Don...

Japan Quake Cause for Reevaluation of Proposed Tsunami Warning Center Cuts

Photo and Story by Libby Casey, APRN – Washington DC The U.S. House, Tuesday, passed yet another temporary spending bill that would keep...

Murkowski Maintaining Support for Nuclear Energy

Photo and Story by Libby Casey, APRN – Washington DC Alaska Senator Lisa Murkowski is not backing down on her support of nuclear...

Weyhrauch Receives Suspended Sentence, Fine

Matt Miller, KTOO – Juneau Former Juneau Representative Bruce Weyhrauch was fined $1,000 and received a suspended sentence of three-months in prison for...

Coastal Management Program in Danger of Disappearing

Dave Donaldson, APRN – Juneau Legislators are coming to the conclusion that they do not have time this year to convince the Governor...

Community Catch Share Program Unveiled in Washington DC

Jay Barrett, KMXT – Kodiak A plan for community catch share programs in fisheries nationwide was unveiled in Washington D.C. by a panel...

Weyhrauch Accepts Plea Deal

Matt Miller, KTOO – Juneau A former Juneau lawmaker will be sentenced Tuesday night on a single charge of knowingly helping or...

Redistricting Board Meeting for First Time

Matt Miller, KTOO – Juneau The panel charged with redrawing legislative boundaries has its first meeting Wednesday. Rural Alaskans and Alaska Natives are worried...

Redistricting Board Preparing for Release of Census Data

Mike Mason, KDLG - Dillingham With the 2010 Census data expected to be released this week, the five-member Alaska Redistricting Board is about to...

Federal Court Orders New Trial for Kohring

Steve Heimel, APRN – Anchorage A federal appeals court panel has ordered a new corruption trial for former State Representative Vic Kohring because...