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New political group backs legislative candidates who favor broad deficit-reduction plan

Donors to Together for Alaska are six different unions, which have contributed a collective $41,000; oil and gas attorney Robin Brena, who's donated $35,000; and...

Canada's strange quest to have its own Hawaii

"The premier who's here isn't asking to become the 11th province and we're not in the business of annexing islands in the Caribbean to be...

How GOP elites lost the party's base to Trump

As the Republican Party collapses on itself, conservative leaders struggling to explain Trump's appeal have largely seized on his unique qualities as a candidate: his...

Ricketts, Calvin and the charisma of an Alaska place

Editor's note: "Ricketts, Calvin and the Charisma of Place" by John Straley is an excerpt from the new book “Ed Ricketts from Cannery Row to...

Arctic MP named to federal cabinet in Canada

CBC.caLeona Aglukkaq, also a former Nunavut MP, served both as minister of Health and minister of Environment under the previous Conservative government. Tootoo defeated Aglukkaq...

Election results for Canada's North

CBC.caDefeated: Leona Aglukkaq (Conservative Party of Canada). Aglukkaq had represented Canada's eastern Arctic riding of Nunavut since 2008. Aglukkaq campaigned on her party's investments in...

Anchorage initiative to focus on diversity in government, economy

In a Thursday blog post, conservative commentator Casey Reynolds chided Berkowitz for not putting his own ideas into action by hiring minorities in key political...

Arctic Council ministerial -

Alaska Dispatch News- winners and losersAlaska Dispatch NewsTension arising from the crisis in Ukraine cast a shadow over the Ministerial, but not over Russia. Leona...

Arctic Council ministerial -

Alaska Dispatch News- winners and losersAlaska Dispatch NewsTension arising from the crisis in Ukraine cast a shadow over the Ministerial, but not over Russia. Leona...

The Canadian Arctic Council ministerial -

- what to expectAlaska Dispatch NewsThe first indication that Canada's chairmanship might be a little bit different was in the appointment by Prime Minister Stephen...

Even conservatives support Medicaid expansion, pollster says

. Pat Forgey. April 16, 2015. Email Print Text Size -A +A. JUNEAU ... Mark Neuman, R-Big Lake, Thursday cited constituent opposition for his reluctance...

771 welcome new year with 5-K Resolution Run

Nearly 800 people rang in the new year by running a night-time 5-kilometer race on the trails around the UAA and APU campuses on New...

Republicans Offer Grim View of US Security in Push to Unseat Democrats

USA TODAY Gibbs said he found it curious that John A. Boehner, the Republican speaker of the House, used the word “competence” in a recent interview...

Treadwell addresses election, initiative hearings and Anchorage mayoral race

I don't know what describes the difference except, (Southwest Alaska Native leader) Mike (Williams) has been a leader of the sobriety movement. The question of,...

Labor activists look for wage-hike support from red states

Earlier this month, fast-food workers across the country participated in a strike in favor of a $15-per-hour “livable” wage, more than double the current federal...

Heard at Syria's border: Life in the Islamic State is orderly, but brutal

Irish Independent Three women line up at Turkey's Kilis border gate waiting to enter Syria. They are headed home to Raqqa, a city on the Euphrates...

Scottish vote: Sign of Britain's waning influence?

Telegraph.co.uk (blog) But the Scottish National Party (SNP), led by Alex Salmond, says that conservative Westminster is increasingly out of touch with left-leaning Scotland. And only...

Did reality have anything to do with Alaska's prosecution of 'Wild West Alaska ...

Prosecutors in the West case, however, tried to argue for the most conservative interpretation of ordinary high water. But there was an even bigger problem...

The Canadian Arctic Council chairmanship: Lots of leadership, no followers

Typically the Chair itself has been the Foreign Minister of the designated country; Canada broke from tradition by appointing Leona Aglukkaq, at the time the...

Support for same-sex marriage reaches a 'tipping point'

SFGate But Michael Sam recently became the first openly gay player to be drafted by a National Football League team (the St. Louis Rams). Meanwhile, within...