Tag: Mark Begich

As Final Ballot Count Looms, Potential Electees Plan Next Move

The Division of Elections will continue counting ballots today - Friday - 8 business days after the November 4th election. As Alaskans wait for final counts in especially the Governor and U.S. Senate race, the presumptive winners, Bill Walker and Dan Sullivan, are planning their way forward. However, it's important to note that as of today, Friday—neither Governor Sean Parnell or Senator Mark Begich have yet conceded, that of course could change later today based on ballot counting that will take place later today. KSKA: Friday, November 14 at 2:00 p.m. and Saturday, November 15 at 6:00 p.m. KAKM: Friday, November 14 at 7:30 p.m. and Saturday, November 15 at 4:30 p.m. Download Audio

Who Do Voters Trust For Election-Related Information?

The elections are finally over, although in Alaska, there is still uncertainty over the U.S. Senate and Gubernatorial race outcomes. Those race results will not be clear until more than 20,000 early, absentee and questioned ballots are counted next week. KSKA: Friday, November 7 at 2:00 p.m. and Saturday, November 8 at 6:00 p.m. KAKM: Friday, November 7 at 7:30 p.m. and Saturday, November 8 at 4:30 p.m. Download Audio

UPDATE: Supreme Court Strikes Down Portion Of Voting Rights Act

The U.S. Supreme Court vacated a major provision of the landmark Voting Rights Act on Tuesday morning. The Court did not invalidate the entire law, and Alaska’s Congressional delegation has mixed reactions. Download Audio

Begich Calls for Investment in Arctic Ports

As the Alaska state legislature starts its budget hearings, Sen. Mark Begich is offering his own request: Put $2 billion toward ports infrastructure.

Sen. Begich Gauges Support For Arctic Deep Water Port

Senator Mark Begich met with federal and state military and business leaders in Anchorage Monday to gauge support for an Arctic deep water port to be built somewhere in Northwest Alaska. Begich, who chairs a Senate subcommittee on Oceans and Fisheries, has long been a supporter of an Arctic port, which he says will open up economic opportunities for Alaska.

Begich Returns From Afghanistan Trip

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Alaska Senator Mark Begich says his confidence in the possible success of the war in Afghanistan is higher after a brief, intense trip to the country. He spoke with reporters Monday after returning.

Congress Wrestles With Payroll Tax Holiday Funding

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Democrats and Republicans are wrestling over how to pay for continuing the payroll tax holiday that’s been in affect this year.

Congress Works To Keep Government Funded As Latest Continuing Resolution Ends

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Congress is scheduled to adjourn for the holidays within the week, but there’s a hefty to-do list remaining before they can leave Washington.

Alaska News Nightly: August 30, 2011

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Secretary Kathleen Sebelius Visits Alaska. Mystery Spill Fouls Kodiak Harbor. Fairbanks Based Soldier Killed in Afghanistan. Cleveland Volcano Eruption Ends. Rural Interior School Districts Fail to Make AYP. Anchorage Superintendent Addresses Chamber. Longshoremen Protest Cruise Ship in Juneau. Themed Cruises Gain Popularity. High School Athletes Begin a New Year.

Alaska Post Office Closure List Shrinks to 11

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The list of post offices in Alaska being considered for closure has shrunk down to 11. The announcement came from Senator Mark Begich 0n Monday, who said all the bush post offices off the road system - some 25 of them - have been taken off the list.

Begich Answers Citizen Questions in Tele-Town Hall

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

Senator Concerned About Mine Permit Delays

Senator Mark Begich is pushing the Forest Service for quick action on permits for two Prince of Wales Island mining projects.

Cabinet Members Visit Bethel

Arne Duncan and three other cabinet Secretaries flew to Bethel today. Their flights were delayed by three hours, so their agenda was pushed back...

Alaska News Nightly: August, 12, 2009

Photo by Christopher Ho, KYUK - Bethel U.S. Secretaries Arne Duncan, Steven Chu, Shaun Donovan, and Tom Vilsack listen to Elder Peter Jacob at the Bethel...

HUD Secretary Announces Block Grants for Tribes

The early signs are that Alaska's Native tribal governments are going to get a significant boost from the Obama administration cabinet members visiting this...

Alaska News Nightly: August 11, 2009

Photo by Patrick Yack, APRN - Anchorage Senator Mark Begich (D-AK) and HUD Secretary Shaun Donovan appear on Talk of Alaska with APRN host Steve...

Alaska News Nightly: August 3, 2009

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Begich, Murkowski Meet on EPA’s Mine Decision

Alaska's senators met on Thursday with the head of the Environmental Protection Agency to talk about the Kensington Mine Project.  They're upset that the...

Alaska News Nightly: July 23, 2009

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Groups Want Moratorium Lifted on Healthcare Program

Service providers and advocacy groups agree with Senator Mark Begich (D-AK) that the moratorium should be lifted. At a regular meeting today in Anchorage...