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President Obama signed an executive order on Thursday creating the White House Rural Council. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsak will oversee the task force, aimed at strengthening the economy of Rural America. A White House press release says the...
Channel 2 NewsAlaska’s oil reserves play a major role in the nation’s energy policy -- but in a Wednesday speech on the topic at George Washington University, President Barack Obama mentioned the state just once. "We're also exploring and assessing new...
Channel 2 NewsSeveral state lawmakers are heading to Anchorage this weekend to meet with constituents and continue a debate over whether the state should reduce taxes on the oil industry. The Anchorage Caucus will meet at the Loussac Library at 10:00 am Saturday to...
Channel 2 NewsThe Anchorage Chamber of Commerce honored its 2011 inductees into the Anchorage ATHENA Society at a luncheon in downtown Anchorage Monday. “It’s very humbling, the society is filled with so many amazing women in Anchorage and it’s...
U.S. Sen. Mark Begich is sending President Barack Obama a sample of smoked Alaska salmon -- and a pitch for the wild specimen. This follows Obama's mention of salmon in his State of the Union address. Obama said one government agency is in charge of...
Tags: Elections, Barack Obama, Politics, Alaska
Channel 2 NewsAlaska's U.S. senators pushed for the federal government to pave the way for drilling in the Arctic, at a Wednesday hearing held by the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee on the Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill Commission's final report. At the...
The dates have been set for Sens. Mark Begich and Lisa Murkowski to give their annual addresses to Alaska lawmakers. Murkowski, a Republican, is scheduled to address a joint session of the Legislature on Feb. 24, while Begich, a Democrat, is set to do so...
In the wake of the deadly shootings in Tucson, Ariz. earlier this month, Alaskans looked to the late Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. for guidance Sunday. Politicians and local leaders say it's important to know there are non-violent means of protest. ...
Alaskans are condemning Saturday's shooting of Arizona Rep. Gabrielle Giffords and at least 17 others at a Tucson, Ariz. grocery store. A federal judge and five others have died, while Giffords is in critical condition after being shot in the head....
Tags: Lisa Murkowski, Crimes, Arizona, Justice System, Sarah Palin
While Democratic and Republican members of Congress chose to sit together during President Obama's State of the Union address Tuesday evening, Alaskans still had divided opinions on its message. At a Democratic viewing party for the address in...
Channel 2 NewsU.S. Sen. Mark Begich held a press conference in Anchorage Tuesday to talk about the federal budget. At the conference he unveiled a new link on his website that allows the public to contact him with their ideas for budget cuts and how to reduce the...
KTUU.comMay 8, 2007: Sen. Ted Stevens responds to a federal indictment of Bill Allen, head of oilfield services company VECO Corp., for allegedly bribing his son, then-state Senate President Ben Stevens, in 2002. July 18, 2007: Stevens files a report on his...
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