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Sen. Murkowski proposing Alaska amendments to national defense bill

U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, is filing amendments to must-pass defense legislation the Senate is currently considering. Murkowski is asking for changes to the National Defense Authorization Act - annual legislation that guides the U.S. Department of Defense's spending ...
My Turn: Launching fiction from Kodiak

"It's an old federal textbook. We've replaced it with the corrected versions," Ms. Hanley tells Cooper while explaining that the Apollo moon missions were faked in order to bankrupt the Soviet Union.
Sealaska nears final land claim

Nearly 43 years after the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act was signed into law by President Richard Nixon, Sealaska Corporation will likely receive the final acres of Tongass National Forest land it is entitled to. Robert Dillon, a spokesman for Sen.
New JBER barracks a step up

ANCHORAGE - Spc. Kyle Kimmey has a bedroom on Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson equipped with Internet and cable. With one other soldier he shares a kitchen, a dining room table, a washing machine and a dryer. Their water runs both hot and cold.
Ribbon-cutting ceremony planned for new bridge

...hasn't been approved yet.Work on the $188 million Salcha project began three years ago this month. The U.S. Department of Defense paid $104 million of the cost with the state picking up the remainder.Salcha, with a population of just...
Local Student Mathletes to Compete in State Math Contest

Middle school Mathletes from Alaska schools will compete in state contests of the MATHCOUNTS Competition Series on March 29 in Anchorage. The competition has been organized by the Alaska Society of Professional Engineers.
One heck of a ride

John Kern has seen a lot. From old Army hand-me-down buses to modern, wheelchair-accessible models; from just a few routes to service that spiders over most of the city and borough, a lot has changed in the 31 years he's been at the wheel of Juneau's Capital Transit - the little bus system that could.
Military identifies 17 killed in '52 crash

...Sgt. James H. Ray, Airman 1st Class Marion E. Hooton, Airman 2nd Class Carroll R. Dyer, Airman 2nd Class Thomas S. Lyons, Airman 2nd Class Thomas C. Thigpen, and Airman 3rd Class Howard E. MartinSource: U.S. Department of Defense
My Turn: Invading Iraq wasn't our worst mistake

Given the chaos in Iraq and the obvious failure of the decade-long war there, many are criticizing the decision to invade Iraq in the first place, saying it's the root cause of the problem.
Sealaska land bill passes through Congress

A bill introduced years ago that would convey the final acreage entitled to Sealaska Corporation through the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act has passed Congress, a Sealaska news release announced Friday.


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