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Democratic U.S. Sen. Mark Begich pushed back Tuesday against Republican claims that a vote he took last week will allow President Barack Obama to make unilateral changes to national immigration policy after Election Day in November.

Nathaniel Herz
Both of Alaska’s candidates for U.S. Senate know that the country’s Social Security system needs reform -- its trustees say the system will run out of money in about 20 years without a fix. But Republican challenger Dan Sullivan and incumbent Democratic U.S. Sen. Mark Begich differ sharply on how they’d solve the problem.Nathaniel Herz
Both of Alaska’s candidates for U.S. Senate know that the country’s Social Security system needs reform -- its trustees say the system will run out of money in about 20 years without a fix. But Republican challenger Dan Sullivan and incumbent Democratic U.S. Sen. Mark Begich differ sharply on how they’d solve the problem.Nathaniel Herz
Charlo Greene's profanity-punctuated on-air transformation from KTVA Channel 11 news reporter to marijuana legalization advocate went viral Monday on the Internet and raised questions about her previous reporting on Alaska's legalization ballot measure. Michelle Theriault Boots
The family of Republican U.S. Senate candidate Dan Sullivan has given another $300,000 to an independent group supporting Sullivan’s campaign, after donating more than $350,000 in advance of the Aug. 19 Republican Party primary.Nathaniel Herz
Before dropping an F-bomb and quitting on live television Sunday evening, KTVA reporter Charlo Greene revealed herself as the owner of Alaska Cannabis Club and said she would be dedicating all of her energy to pushing for legalized marijuana in Alaska. Includes video.Laurel Andrews
Relationships between the U.S. Senate campaigns and the outside groups that support them highlight how the technical definition of coordination leaves ample room for cooperation -- and undermine arguments that outside spending is actually independent.Nathaniel Herz
The Alaska Department of Transportation released a new plan for a Juneau road Thursday, with Gov. Sean Parnell's re-election campaign following up by highlighting his support for the road. His opponent, Bill Walker, criticized  Parnell for trying to win local support with expensive capital projects. Pat Forgey
Rep. Gabrielle LeDoux, R-Anchorage, pulled no punches in her response to a self-described "fiscal hawk" who announced Thursday he will support her Democratic opponent.Alex DeMarban
Oral arguments in the case seeking to undo Lt. Gov. Mead Treadwell's emergency order that allowed two gubernatorial campaigns to merge will be heard a week from Friday.Alex DeMarban

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  • President Barack Obama, emboldened by the use of his executive powers to fight climate change at home, sought to marshal more than 100 world leaders on Tuesday behind a vast international effort to reduce greenhouse-gas emissions and curb global warming.