Alaskans to Get First Taste of Ranked Choice Voting
2022 Elections
Alaskans to Get First Taste of Ranked Choice Voting
2022-08-13 23:15:23
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON — Alaskans heading to the polls for the state’s primary election on Tuesday will get their first, limited exposure to ranked choice voting in a special House election taking place the same day, and featuring Republicans Sarah Palin and... Read More

Supreme Court
Analysis: Three GOP Senators Buck Party to Back Biden Court Pick

WASHINGTON (AP) — By announcing they will vote to confirm Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson as the first Black woman to the Supreme Court, three Republican senators are marking the historical moment by building legacies of their own. Every senator has a voice, and... Read More

Supreme Court
Collins, Romney and Murkowski Break With GOP on Jackson Nomination
2022-04-04 23:57:37
by Tom Ramstack

WASHINGTON — The Senate Judiciary Committee deadlocked on Ketanji Brown Jackson’s Supreme Court nomination in a Monday vote, the panel’s first tie on a high court pick since Clarence Thomas' nomination in 1991.  Senators voted 11-11 on sending Jackson’s nomination... Read More

Supreme Court
Senate Panel to Vote on Jackson Nomination to Supreme Court

WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrats are launching a whirlwind of votes and Senate floor action Monday with the goal of confirming Ketanji Brown Jackson as the first Black woman on the Supreme Court by the end of the week. The Senate Judiciary Committee... Read More

Mental Health
Momentum Builds for Federal Package to Address Growing Mental Health Crisis in Children
2022-02-02 17:08:29
by Alexa Hornbeck

WASHINGTON — Claire Rhyneer, a mental health youth advocate from Anchorage, Alaska, was a student in middle school when she began to experience a difficult and dark period of depression and self-harm.  “I’m more than an anecdote … I need... Read More

Political News
‘Eye of Nation Watching’ as Voting Rights Bill Appears Headed for Defeat
2022-01-18 21:49:59
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON — With the defeat of sweeping voting rights legislation all but certain in the Senate this week, Majority Leader Chuck Schumer stressed a different goal as he opened the chamber’s session on Tuesday, forcing all senators to go on... Read More

In The News
Murkowski Announces Reelection Bid Opposed by Trump

WASHINGTON (AP) — Sen. Lisa Murkowski, who voted to convict Donald Trump in his second impeachment trial and has repeatedly bumped heads with the former president, announced Friday that she will run for reelection. Trump, who has focused his political... Read More

Infrastructure Bill Advances Even Before Ink Dries On Completed Bill Text
2021-07-30 20:06:35
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON -- Members of the House and Senate gathered outside the Capitol Friday to celebrate this week’s progress on the largest infrastructure bill in U.S. history, and to remind everyone that the legislation still has a ways to go before... Read More

State News
Sen. Murkowski Unveils Bill Highlighting Benefits to Alaskan Communities
2020-11-12 21:16:07
by Sean Trambley

WASHINGTON – This week, U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, released her Fiscal Year 2021 Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act bill.  The Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on the Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies is responsible for funding agencies that are... Read More

Political News
Following Mattis: More in the GOP Frown on Trump's Tone

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump’s inability to unify the nation at a time of grave unrest is testing his uneasy alliance with mainstream Republicans, some emboldened by Gen. James Mattis’ plea for a leader who lives up to the... Read More

In The News
Murkowski ‘Disturbed’ by McConnell Pledge to Coordinate With White House on Trial

Sen. Lisa Murkowski, a moderate Alaska Republican known for her independent streak, said Wednesday she was “disturbed” by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s pledge of “total coordination” with the White House during President Trump’s expected impeachment trial. In a Christmas... Read More

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