The state’s largest Alaska Native organization is rallying against a Senate joint resolution that would increase the membership of the group charged with nominating judges, saying there's no evidence the change is warranted.Jerzy Shedlock
Despite a number of questions lingering about a proposed natural gas project bill, the bill appears on the fast-track for a floor vote. It sailed through the Senate Resources Committee, and has dates set next week in House committees.Pat Forgey
If Mayor Dan Sullivan becomes Lt. Gov. Dan Sullivan, ambiguities in Anchorage's municipal charter open the door to the (unlikely) possibility of four different mayors over the course of seven months.Sean Doogan
As state lawmakers busy themselves with major education and energy legislation, one lower-profile bill has been introduced to curb the sale of synthetic drugs past the boundaries of Alaska’s largest city and into rural towns.Jerzy Shedlock
As Alaska leaders, family and friends gather to pay their last respects to Mike Stepovich, a look at one unusual element in Stepovich’s life story -- the central role he played in a political drama that led to a landmark decision on libel law.Dermot Cole
Members of the Stevens family are gathering in Anchorage to mourn the loss of Elizabeth "Beth" Stevens, daughter of the late U.S. Sen. Ted Stevens. She succumbed Thursday to a battle with ovarian cancer that began just as her father was laid to rest.Sean Doogan
A three-week, statewide media blitz with a $400,000 ad buy runs counter to the Begich campaign's claims that Koch-supported AFP pulled out of Alaska, "tails between their legs," after Koch Industries announced the closure of its refinery in North Pole.