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...

Obama Rebuffs Oil Development Criticism

Libby Casey, APRN – Washington DC President Obama rebuffed Republican criticism Friday that his administration is not doing enough to encourage oil development. With...

Crime Bill Addresses Electronic Stalking, Legal Protection of Minors

Associated Press The House Judiciary Committee today passed a crime bill designed to address electronic stalking and expand the legal protections for minors. The ...

Murkowski Questions Attorney General About Bill Allen Case

Libby Casey, APRN – Washington DC U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder says convicted felon and government witness Bill Allen has not been prosecuted...

Ulmer Named Chairwoman of Arctic Research Commission

Associated Press President Obama has named former Alaska Lieutenant Governor Fran Ulmer as chairwoman of the Arctic Research Commission. The commission develops a national Arctic...

Alaska Senators Say Brace for Public Broadcasting Cuts

Libby Casey, APRN – Washington DC Both of Alaska’s Senators say brace for cuts to public broadcasting.  They say everything is on the...