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.
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
Alaska Gov. Bill Walker and Lt. Gov. Byron Mallott will return bearded sealskin vests they were given by an organization affiliated with the North Slope Borough following the disclosure that the borough bought them from a daughter of the mayor.Nathaniel Herz
With hidden camera videos of Planned Parenthood officials casually discussing donations of fetal tissue embroiling the organization, a rally in Anchorage Tuesday turned the focus to Alaska.Michelle Theriault Boots
Gov. Bill Walker said he believes his bill to expand Medicaid would have passed the Legislature if brought to a vote but that the legislation never seemed to be progressing toward that end.Becky Bohrer
A piece of language inserted into this year's 68-page operating budget would seek to limit travel for medical care funded by Medicaid, but health officials say it's similar to what they're already doing.Pat Forgey
Technology costs, low city employee morale and a recommendation for a civil rights law to add protections for the gay, lesbian and transgender community were among items in a report from the new mayor's transition team.Devin Kelly