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Maine rep joins push to strengthen ties with Iceland

Jan. 22, 2022 09:19 AM EST

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A member of the Maine congressional delegation is joining with colleagues to try to encourage more trade with Iceland. Democratic Rep. Chellie Pingree said it’s time to strengthen ties with Iceland, which is already a significant trading partner with the...

House approves extension of Native corporation relief funds

Dec. 09, 2021 18:18 PM EST

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — The U.S. House has passed legislation to extend a year-end deadline for Alaska Native corporations and tribes to use federal coronavirus relief funds. But it isn't the same bill that earlier passed the Senate. The House bill was introduced by Arizona Rep. Tom...

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...

Biden signs $1T infrastructure deal with bipartisan crowd

Nov. 15, 2021 17:55 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden signed his hard-fought $1 trillion infrastructure deal into law Monday before a bipartisan, celebratory crowd on the White House lawn, declaring that the new infusion of cash for roads, bridges, ports and more is going to make life “change for the...

US government finalizes first land allotments under 2019 law

Nov. 05, 2021 20:43 PM EDT

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — The U.S. Department of Interior said the first two federal land allotments to Alaska Native Vietnam War-era veterans have been finalized. Frank Nanooruk and Richard Boskoffsky received the first allotments under a 2019 law passed by Congress,...

Begich announces US House bid: 'Alaska needs new energy'

Oct. 28, 2021 17:36 PM EDT

WASILLA, Alaska (AP) — Nicholas Begich III on Thursday kicked off his campaign for Alaska’s lone seat in the U.S. House against the longest-serving Republican in that chamber, saying Alaska needs new energy. Begich, 44, addressed a group of supporters in a small room...

Alaska’s lone House member to face off with familiar family

Oct. 25, 2021 19:10 PM EDT

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Seeking a 26th term in the U.S. House, Alaska's lone representative will face a challenger in 2022 with strong name recognition in the state. Nicholas Begich III has filed paperwork with the Federal Election Commission to challenge U.S. Rep. Don...