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Native corporations face deadline for federal relief funds

Dec. 08, 2021 17:44 PM EST

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — Alaska Native corporations face a year-end deadline to use federal coronavirus relief funds that the U.S. Supreme Court in late June ruled they were entitled to receive. But some corporations have yet to receive funds and others face challenges distributing...

Roe 'settled' law? Justices' earlier assurances now in doubt

Dec. 03, 2021 07:53 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — During his confirmation to the Supreme Court, Brett Kavanaugh convinced Sen. Susan Collins that he thought a woman’s right to an abortion was “settled law,” calling the court cases affirming it “precedent on precedent” that could not be casually overturned. ...

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...