Politics

A social media war is brewing in South Anchorage Senate district where Jeff Landfield is challenging Sen. Lesil McGuire in the 2016 Republican primary.

Devin Kelly
As Congress moves toward a September vote on the proposed nuclear agreement with Iran, Republican Sens. Dan Sullivan and Lisa Murkowski continue to ask whether the Obama administration is giving up too much future negotiating power.   Erica Martinson
Alaska Sen. Lisa Murkowski’s push to lift the ban on exporting U.S. crude oil inched forward Tuesday with a critical Senate committee hearing on the issue.  But testimony from a union leader revealed there is fervent opposition to lifting the ban.Erica Martinson
Lt. Gov. Byron Mallott abruptly removed Alaska’s longtime elections chief from office on Friday, saying through an aide that he appreciated her work but also wanted a change in the department.Lisa Demer
Some of the largest American companies are backing President Barack Obama’s push for an international climate agreement this year, the White House announced today.Erica Martinson
Gov. Bill Walker hopes he’ll get to see President Barack Obama in front of one of Alaska’s glaciers next month, he said in an interview Sunday.Erica Martinson
Attorney General Craig Richards in an opinion issued Thursday said that law enforcement officers must enforce tribal protective orders just as if they came from an Alaska court.Lisa Demer
Some of Alaska’s social services agencies said this week they’re barely scraping by in the face of delayed grant funding by the state brought on by the late budget from the Legislature and a new state computer accounting system. Devin Kelly
UAF officials say students will likely see more crowded classrooms and fewer duplicate offerings of required introductory courses.Associated Press
Facebook - which has 189 million monthly users in the United States - has pitched its tools and services to every presidential campaign in the 2016 race, not to mention down-ballot races, to showcase new features as candidates seek to reach and recruit new supporters and potential donors.Ashley Parker | The New York Times