U.S. senators Lisa Murkowski and Dan Sullivan rebuked a weekend social media post from the former president based on unfounded election fraud claims.
A bill to avert a freight rail strike now heads to President Joe Biden’s desk.
Newtok and Napakiak will receive $25 million each to move core infrastructure to safer ground.
Peltola said she wants to see paid sick leave for rail workers before she could support blocking the strike.
After a 10-year hiatus, congressionally directed spending returned to Capitol Hill in 2021. Sen. Lisa Murkowski is advocating for 130 earmarked projects across the state, while Sen. Dan Sullivan has a different philosophy on earmarks.
The money has been allocated to improve roads, bridges, ferries and internet access, and help provide clean water, among other initiatives.
Murkowski is on track to win reelection, with the most recent vote count showing her ahead of her Trump-backed Republican opponent Kelly Tshibaka in first-choice votes.
The Respect for Marriage Act requires the federal government and states to recognize same-sex marriages.
McConnell fended off challenger Florida Sen. Rick Scott to extend his 15-year tenure as Senate Republican leader.
Historically, “so many of the things that Indigenous people believed were right and were ethical ways of relating to the land were illegal in the eyes of the government,” said Crystal Leonetti, who led work on the new policy as the agency’s Alaska Native affairs specialist.
Native veterans from around the U.S. gathered to commemorate a new memorial at the National Museum of the American Indian.
Sullivan said he was unaware of the stock sales, which he inherited from his parents and were managed by a third party, until weeks after the deadline. He is one of dozens of members of Congress to break a law aimed at curtailing insider trading and conflicts of interest.
Observers in August found some polling places lacked election workers trained to assist Yup’ik-speaking voters, which could violate the federal Voting Rights Act.
Named for overdose victim Robert “Bruce” Snodgrass, Bruce’s Law seeks to raise awareness about deadly synthetic opioids.
Local advocates in states like Nevada are keeping Alaska’s 2020 effort to change the state’s election system in mind, while deep-pocketed national groups are throwing resources behind election reform campaigns in the Lower 48.