The deal, if approved by Congress, would phase out import tariffs and regulations that limit trade, and impose uniform labor and environmental requirements on 12 countries, which include Japan and Australia.
An Anchorage candidate for state Senate removed strong words of praise from a United Way employee from her campaign website this week at the request of the organization, which is barred by law from participating in political campaigns. Nathaniel Herz
The Alaska Legislature’s lawsuit to stop Gov. Bill Walker from unilaterally expanding Medicaid will continue in Superior Court; a House-Senate committee met Monday and took no action to stop the litigation.Tegan Hanlon
Sen. Lesil McGuire, a long-term Republican Anchorage legislator, won't seek re-election in 2016, saying Monday in a text message that she wants "a healthy equilibrium between my family and my work life."Michelle Theriault Boots