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EPA wants to get the lead out of aviation gas. Alaska’s U.S. senators say it’s a bad move for the state.

Sens. Murkowski and Sullivan are trying to reverse an EPA finding that the lead in fuel for small aircraft poses a danger to public health.

Biden to sign order promoting tribal self-determination

The White House is hosting the 11th tribal summit this week. Interior Secretary Haaland says the administration has focused on co-management.
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400 military officers were just promoted. Sen. Sullivan says the confirmation blockade shouldn’t have lasted so long.

Sen. Tuberville has blocked every military confirmation vote since February to protest an abortion policy. He finally relented.
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Alaska ferry system awarded $132M in federal grants

U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski said the funds, largely intended to replace the ferry Tustumena, represent “a big, fat deal” for Alaskan ferry riders.
Tommy Tuberville

Sen. Tuberville drops his monthslong hold on hundreds of military promotions

Sen. Tommy Tuberville, R-Ala., still has holds on four-star generals' promotions over a Pentagon policy covering travel for abortion care.
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Anti-ranked choice voting campaign is operating out of a South Anchorage church, new APOC complaint alleges

An attorney for ranked choice foes says the complaint is overblown and that the religious organization receives rent.
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For Wrangell’s new city manager, deadly landslide highlights other potential threats to public safety

It was Mason Villarma's first day on the job when the disaster struck. Now he's also concerned about the city's dam giving way.
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Peltola hosts online town hall on Albertsons-Kroger merger

In the tele-town hall Tuesday night, Rep. Mary Peltola said she was nervous about what the merger could mean for grocery options in Alaska communities.

Peltola flips script on long-running congressional drama over Arctic drilling

Room 1324 has seen this Alaska controversy play out for decades. This time, new characters changed the vibe.
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On Alaska having 5 new Native corporations, Wilderness Society reverses opposition

Haines, Ketchikan, Petersburg, Tenakee Springs and Wrangell were initially excluded from the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act.
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EPA takes final action on plan to improve Fairbanks-area air quality

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has announced final action on a state plan to improve wintertime air quality in Fairbanks and North Pole.

Congress members behaving badly? Murkowski sees a solution in song.

Amid congressional ruckus, Sen. Murkowski finds a sing-along can boost collegiality and get senators "energized about working together.”

The Legacy of Ted Stevens | Talk of Alaska

Few people have shaped Alaska as much as the late Sen. Ted Stevens. We discuss his legacy and his fall from politics on this Talk of Alaska.
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Photo of a toddler hostage stays on Murkowski’s desk, signifying the senator’s stance on Gaza

Sen. Lisa Murkowski hasn't budged from her support of Israel, despite "extraordinary grief" for the deceased children of Gaza.
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Biden signs temporary spending bill that heads off a government shutdown

President Biden's Thursday approval came a day after the Senate approved the stop-gap spending bill, designed by new House Speaker Mike Johnson.
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Alaska gets $200M from feds for Railbelt energy project, Cook Inlet undersea cable

Alaska Beacon reporter James Brooks discussed the project, and the flexibility it could create for energy security on the Kenai Peninsula and beyond.
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Murkowski’s view from the vanishing center

Sen. Lisa Murkowski spoke at a Tuesday summit about her style of legislating and the shrinking middle in the Senate.
Mike Johnson

Congress on track to avoid a shutdown as House passes two-tier spending bill

Democrats had criticized House Speaker Mike Johnson's two-step construction for creating two additional funding deadlines.
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Nancy Dahlstrom, Alaska lieutenant governor, announces run for Congress

Republican Nancy Dahlstrom is running for U.S. House, challenging Rep. Mary Peltola.
Lisa Murkowski

U.S. Senate committee visits Bethel to hear about salmon crisis

Sen. Lisa Murkowski will lead the hearing, set for 1 p.m. Friday at Bethel's Yukon-Kuskokwim Health Corp. offices.
Willow project

Federal judge rejects legal challenge to ConocoPhillips’ Willow Project

U.S. District Court Judge Sharon Gleason's highly anticipated decision clears what ConocoPhillips has called a "make-or-break" point for the project.
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Peltola votes to defund new Office of Gun Violence Prevention

The Alaska congresswoman was one of just two Democrats to vote to eliminate funds for the White House office on guns. The amendment failed.
Tommy Tuberville

Tuberville, under pressure from Republicans over military holds, says he is reviewing options

Sen. Tommy Tuberville's changed stance comes after Sen. Dan Sullivan challenged his hundreds of promotion holds on the Senate floor last week.
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U.S. Supreme Court will consider taking up Alaska union dues case no sooner than December

The U.S. Supreme Court receives hundreds of appeal requests each year, but it takes up only a relative handful.

Sullivan puts on the pressure but Alabama senator hasn’t loosened his grip on hundreds of blocked military promotions

The move carries some political risk for U.S. Sen. Dan Sullivan, who opposes the same Pentagon abortion policy Tuberville is protesting.

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