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Senators Mark Begich and Maria Cantwell Friday called on the Obama administration to free up emergency funding from the National Science Foundation to research...

Tune in to KSKA Monday at 3:00 pm to hear Senator Mark Begich's annual address to the Alaska legislature. You can also watch live coverage on Gavel Alaska. Audio is also available here in MP3: Fresh Air can be heard tonight at 11:00 pm on KSKA.

Tune in to KSKA Thursday (Feb. 23) at 3:00 pm to hear Senator Lisa Murkowski's annual address to the Alaska legislature. KSKA will also broadcast Senator Mark Begich and Alaska Chief Justice Walter Carpeneti's in the weeks ahead.
  • Thursday Feb. 23 @ 3:00 pm - Senator Lisa Murkowski
  • Wednesday Feb. 29 @ 3:00 pm - Chief Justice Walter Carpeneti
  • Monday March 5 @ 3:00 pm - Senator Mark Begich
You can also watch live coverage on Gavel Alaska. Fresh Air can be heard at 11:00 pm on KSKA.

Alaska Senator Mark Begich yesterday got to use the power of his Commerce subcommittee chairmanship to aim some barbs at genetically engineered salmon. Begich and Senator Lisa Murkowski have introduced a bill that would ban interstate commerce of what they're calling "frankenfish."

The U.S. Senate voted to confirm Judge Morgan Christen on Thursday to the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. The tally was 95-3.

The stateless drift-netting vessel Bangun Perkasa is under siege in the Port of Dutch Harbor. Local officials and Alaska Senator Mark Begich are calling for the Coast Guard to scuttle the boat, even as rat elimination efforts get underway.

Members of the U.S. Senate have formed a bipartisan caucus focused on the oceans, and both of Alaska’s Senators are on board. Republican Lisa Murkowski is co-chairing it with Rhode Island Democrat Sheldon Whitehouse.

Alaska’s Congressional delegation is giving the President’s speech Thursday night on creating jobs and boosting the economy mixed reviews along party lines. Before a rarely-convened joint session of Congress, President Obama laid out a plan he’s calling the American Jobs Act.

Alaska’s Congressional delegation is giving the President’s speech Thursday on jobs mixed reviews, mostly along party lines. President Obama laid out a plan he’s calling the American Jobs Act.

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Yesterday (Tuesday), with Alaska's U.S. senators Lisa Murkowski and Mark Begich and several senior federal agency officials, Secretary of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius took part in a roundtable discussion hosted by Southcentral Foundation, an Alaska Native healthcare organization serving Anchorage, the Mat-Su Valley, and several rural villages.

It’s no secret that Homer charter captains are upset about NOAA’s new halibut catch-sharing proposal, which would mean a one-fish-per-angler rule in the Gulf of Alaska under most circumstances.

Officials Look to Dirigibles as Possible Transportation Solution, Begich, NOAA Chief Take Questions On Halibut Plan, TAPS Offers Support to Wartime Widows, USDA Under Secretary Promotes Tribal Conservation Districts, Groundbreaking Celebrates New Home for Disabled Elderly, Small Cruise Lines Send More Ships to Alaska, Workers Clearing Slide Debris in Petersburg

The FBI has determined a white powder contained in packages sent to members of Alaska’s congressional delegation was not a hazardous substance but a sample of concrete material.

Thursday night, as the House wrestled with its plan, Senator Mark Begich hosted a town hall by telephone.

Congressional experts say there’s just one week left until politicians in Washington have to come up with a debt ceiling deal. It's actually two-and-a-half weeks when the U.S. will hit its debt limit, but the Congress needs the extra time to write up a plan and get it passed through the House and Senate.

“Hunger doesn’t take a summer vacation.” For many Anchorage and Alaska children this seasonal truth begins when the school year with its free or reduced lunch program ends for three months. Wednesday the Food Bank of Alaska kicked off its fifth Summer Food Service Program in Fairview...

Alaska's senators split their vote on Thursday sending Judge Sonia Sotomayor to the Supreme Court. Senator Mark Begich (D) voted yes. Senator Lisa Murkowski...

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