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Judges: Alaska Native corporations ineligible for aid funds

Sep. 25, 2020 8:27 PM EDT

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — Alaska Native corporations are not eligible to receive a share of the $8 billion in federal coronavirus relief funding set aside for tribes, a federal appeals court panel ruled Friday in overturning a lower-court decision. The three-judge panel of the U.S. District Court of Appeals...

Alaska Democratic Party decries change to ballot information

Sep. 16, 2020 9:03 AM EDT

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — The Alaska Democratic Party has objected to a change to the state's general election ballot under which candidates no longer are required to list their party registration. The state Democratic Party said the move is biased, lacks transparency and was disclosed days before ballots...

FILE - In this Feb. 27, 2019 file photo, House Agriculture Committee Chairman Rep. Collin Peterson, D-Minn., asks a question on Capitol Hill in Washington. Veteran representatives facing tight reelections in include Peterson of Minnesota and Steve Chabot of Ohio. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, File)

Veteran House incumbents cling to seats as districts evolve

Sep. 11, 2020 1:51 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — As he logs another campaign season piloting his single-engine Beechcraft Bonanza around his vast, crimson-red Minnesota district, voters greet Rep. Collin Peterson by name. But something else is hauntingly familiar as the Democrat seeks a 16th term in Congress. “There are so many...

Maine delegation wants to reduce Veterans Homes red tape

Aug. 20, 2020 2:15 AM EDT

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — The members of Maine's congressional delegation are backing a push they said would improve access to affordable residential care at Veterans Homes. The lawmakers said the State Veterans Homes Domiciliary Care Flexibility Act would be especially helpful for veterans who live with early...

FILE - In this Oct. 26, 2018, file photo, U.S. Rep. Don Young is shown prior to a debate in Anchorage, Alaska. Rep. Young, the longest serving Republican in House history, faces token opposition in the Alaska GOP Primary on Tuesday, Aug. 18, 2020. Young, Alaska's sole member in the House, was first elected in 1973. (AP Photo/Mark Thiessen, File)

Young, Galvin getting rematch for US House seat

Aug. 19, 2020 2:43 AM EDT

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Don Young and Alyse Galvin will face off once again in the race to be Alaska’s sole representative in the U.S. House. Young, the House's longest-ever serving Republican, won the Republican primary Tuesday, his first step in an effort to win a 25th term. He was first elected...

Don Young, the longest-serving Republican in the US House, wins the Alaska GOP primary in his reelection bid

Aug. 19, 2020 1:34 AM EDT
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Don Young, the longest-serving Republican in the US House, wins the Alaska GOP primary in his reelection bid.