| Apr 29, 2013
| 7:12 AM
Feliz Día Internacional de la Danza! Welcome to your post-weekend trends report for April 29, 2013. As the international Twitter scene lights up with colorful pictures of people dancing all over the world, the East Coast is more focused on the release...
| Dec 17, 2012
| 4:39 PM
Senator Daniel Inouye, of Hawaii, and longtime friend of the late Sen. Ted Stevens died Monday at the age of 88 after respiratory complications, according to his office.
Sen. Inouye, D-HI, was a World War II veteran and served in the Senate since 1962...
| Jun 14, 2012
| 4:34 PM
Updated 2:18 p.m. 06/14/12 with comments from Sen. Marco Rubio. Two years after Mari Carmen Aponte was nominated to be U.S. Ambassador to El Salvador, the U.S. Senate is ready to confirm her to that post. Aponte's nomination has been on hold but a 62-37...
| Mar 22, 2012
| 4:56 PM
Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska) made an interesting remark this week on Capitol Hill about Alaska, the Transportation Security Administration and the kuspuk -- the loose, often colorful, traditional Alaska Native shirt.
She said during a Senate hearing...
| Mar 28, 2012
| 7:13 PM
In Juneau, efforts are under way to save a post office on Douglas Island that's been part of the community since 1887 -- and has been targeted for closure in a wave of postal budget cuts.
The U.S. Postal Service has been drowning in a sea of red ink...
| Dec 15, 2011
| 1:30 PM
Arctic offshore drilling could move closer to development after new language was introduced in the House’s 2012 Department of Interior spending bill.
Alaska’s D.C. delegation is praising language that transfers air quality authority from...
| Dec 15, 2011
| 8:21 PM
Sen. Mark Begich, D-Alaska, says the entire future of wild fish and fisheries is at stake in the fight against genetically engineered fish.
Begich, who is chair of the Senate Subcommittee on Oceans, Atmosphere, Fisheries and Coast Guard, held a...
| Dec 16, 2011
| 1:52 PM
Shell Oil Company’s exploration plan for summer 2012 offshore drilling in the Chukchi Sea was conditionally approved by the Department of the Interior on Friday.
Among the conditions in the approval is a measure which requires Shell to cease...
| Dec 17, 2011
| 6:07 PM
Sen. Lisa Murkowski hailed a list of key Alaska projects Saturday she says were addressed in a $1 trillion omnibus appropriations bill, passed by the Senate, which will fund the remainder of the federal government’s 2012 fiscal year.
| Jan 6, 2012
| 2:38 PM
The USS Anchorage, a new Navy ship currently undergoing sea trials, is under consideration for commissioning in Anchorage, according to a letter from Navy Secretary Ray Mabus’s office to Sen. Lisa Murkowski.
The state’s congressional...
| Jan 6, 2012
| 3:17 PM
A plan by the Obama administration to refocus and shrink the U.S. military presence around the globe could have a significant impact on Alaska.
The Pentagon says Asia is now its primary focus -- especially unstable North Korea, where new leader Kim...