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Alaska man pleads not guilty to threatening 2 US senators

Nov. 22, 2021 16:26 PM EST

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A man charged with threatening the lives of Alaska’s two U.S. senators pleaded not guilty on Monday and judge decided that he will remain in custody. Jason Weiner, an attorney for Jay Allen Johnson, entered the plea on his client's behalf...

Alaska man accused of threats against US senators detained

Nov. 19, 2021 20:44 PM EST

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — A federal magistrate Friday ordered the continued detention of a man who has been accused of leaving threatening messages against Alaska's U.S. senators, a spokesperson for the Alaska U.S. attorney's office said. Lisa Houghton, by email, said Jay...

Biden administration launches series on Arctic energy

Nov. 17, 2021 18:47 PM EST

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — Members of the Biden administration on Wednesday launched a series of events aimed at exploring the Arctic's potential to act as a “living laboratory of clean energy innovation.” Officials participating in the online event, billed as...

Tribes welcome infusion of money in infrastructure bill

Nov. 17, 2021 18:42 PM EST

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — Tribes welcomed an infusion of money in the massive infrastructure bill to expand broadband coverage, fix roads and address water and sanitation needs, but they say real change will come only with sustained investment. President Joe Biden signed...

Alaska Sen. Lisa Murkowski to run in 2022; Trump backs rival

Nov. 12, 2021 20:18 PM EST

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — Republican Sen. Lisa Murkowski of Alaska announced Friday she will run for reelection in 2022, setting up a race against a primary challenger endorsed by former President Donald Trump. Playing up her centrist bona fides, Murkowski said in a...

Sen. Lisa Murkowski announces reelection bid after drawing Trump's anger with impeachment vote

Nov. 12, 2021 04:09 AM EST
WASHINGTON (AP) — Sen. Lisa Murkowski announces reelection bid after drawing Trump's anger with impeachment vote.

The Latest: GOP, Democratic lawmakers visit climate talks

Nov. 06, 2021 17:01 PM EDT

The latest on the U.N. climate summit COP26 in Glasgow: GLASGOW — Glasgow became the site of a rare event Saturday -- a bipartisan U.S. congressional delegation attending a climate summit. Sen. Chris Coons, a Delaware Democrat, led the Republican...

Editorial Roundup: New England

Nov. 05, 2021 14:18 PM EDT

Boston Globe. November 3, 2021. Editorial: Charging for prison phone calls burdens families While the SJC ponders the “legalized kickbacks” of telecom contracts, lawmakers can fix this now. It’s a relatively simple...

Senate Dems push new voting bill, and again hit GOP wall

Nov. 03, 2021 17:49 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — If at first you don’t succeed, make Republicans vote again. That's the strategy Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer appears to be pursuing as the New York Democrat forced another test vote Wednesday on legislation to overhaul the nation's election...

Alaska US Senate candidate announces Trump fundraiser plans

Nov. 03, 2021 17:07 PM EDT

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — Kelly Tshibaka, who is running for the Alaska U.S. Senate seat held by fellow Republican Lisa Murkowski, announced plans Wednesday for a fundraiser hosted by former President Donald Trump. Tshibaka’s campaign provided a copy of an invitation for...