Archive of: Alaska Politics, Featured Articles, National Politics, Popular Politics, Popular Politics



May Issue 1 2012

Democrat plans to file papers to run against Young

A Democratic challenger to U.S. Rep. Don Young says he plans to file his candidate paperwork Wednesday with the Alaska state Division of Elections.

May Issue 1 2012

High court to hear redistricting petition

The Alaska Supreme Court plans to hear arguments Thursday on whether a redistricting plan that sparked a legal fight should be used for this year's elections.

May Issue 1 2012

GOP blocks Senate debate on Dem student loan bill

Republicans said they favor preventing the interest rate increase but blocked the Senate from debating the $6 billion measure because they oppose how Democrats would pay for it: Boosting Social Security and Medicare payroll taxes on high-earning stockholders of some privately owned corporations.

May Issue 1 2012

Former Alaska official pleads guilty in hunt case

Alaska State Troopers say a former state wildlife official has pleaded guilty in a big game hunting case.

May Issue 1 2012

TransCanada reapplies for oil pipeline

The Canadian company trying to build the disputed Keystone XL pipeline in the U.S. submitted a new application for the project Friday after changing the route to avoid environmentally sensitive land in Nebraska.

May Issue 1 2012

Hearing raises questions about Point Thomson settlement

A former director of the Alaska Division of Oil and Gas who took part in the effort to recover state control of the Point Thomson development leases said he would not have signed the agreement announced by Gov. Sean Parnell in March and questioned whether it surrenders long term control of field leases to the working interest owners.

May Issue 1 2012

House gives in, blames Senate for stalling gasline

The Alaska Legislature’s special session ended April 30on its 13th day with an almost traditional scenario of closed caucuses, multiple delays in public events and a news conference filled with angry denunciations and warnings of dire consequences.

May Issue 1 2012

Parnell picks former Gatto aide to fill House seat

JUNEAU (AP) — Gov. Sean Parnell has chosen a former legislative aide to the late-Rep. Carl Gatto to serve the remainder of Gatto’s term.

Taxes still a headache two years into debate May Issue 1 2012

Taxes still a headache two years into debate

Anyone trying to figure out Alaska’s oil and gas taxes and the changes considered by the Legislature this spring had better reach for the aspirin bottle.

April Issue 5 2012

State agencies approve shift to large-diameter LNG line

The State of Alaska has approved a project plan amendment to allow TransCanada to shift its focus from a gasline to Alberta to a large-diameter line from the North Slope to Alaska tidewater.