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  • Feds spend $167 million, audit $150K

    Of the $167 million the Denali Commission accepted in grant funds between 2011 and 2013, the inspector general’s office monitored the spending of just $150,000.

  • Pro snowmobiler mocks Begich in ad

    "I know something about snow machines," X Games snowmobile medalist Cory Davis says. "That's why I had a good laugh when I saw Mark Begich pretending to ride one."

  • Begich gets boost from firefighters' union he helped

    The firefighter's union committee, known as FIREPAC, recently spent $165,000 on TV ads against the Alaska Democrat's Republican opponent in one of the most competitive Senate races this year.

  • PolitiFact rates Begich ad 'pants on fire'

    The ad, the first run by a Senate campaign to be pulled this election cycle, faulted Begich's Republican opponent, former attorney general Dan Sullivan, for the release of a man now charged with murder and sexual assault.

  • Alaska, West Coast lead U.S. in receiving welfare

    The Census Bureau reported Tuesday that almost 7 percent of people in the Frontier State receive public assistance from the federal or state government, more than a percentage point more than the state with the next highest rate.

  • Mark Begich pulls controversial ad

    After receiving an blistering letter from the lawyer of the family of a sexual assault victim, Alaska Sen. Mark Begich is taking down a controversial TV ad criticizing his Republican opponent.

  • US trained Alaskans as secret 'stay-behind agents'

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Fearing a Russian invasion and occupation of Alaska, the U.S. government in the early Cold War years recruited and trained fishermen, bush pilots, trappers and other private citizens across Alaska for a covert network to feed wartime intelligence to the military, newly...

  • U.S. trained Alaskans as secret 'stay-behind agents'

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Fearing a Russian invasion and occupation of Alaska, the U.S. government in the early Cold War years recruited and trained fishermen, bush pilots, trappers and other private citizens across Alaska for a covert network to feed wartime intelligence to the military, newly...

  • Begich ad faults Sullivan for sexual assault of two-year-old

    The Republican opponent of Sen. Mark Begich has demanded that he take down a TV ad that highlights the death of an elderly couple and the sexual assault of their two-year-old granddaughter.

  • Alaska voters reject repeal of 2013 petroleum tax

    ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Alaska voters have retained a new petroleum production tax system that offers hope of increased investment and jobs but drew criticism as a giveaway to already profitable oil companies. The state Division of Elections counted 17,721 absentee and early votes Tuesday,...

  • Inhale: Marijuana initiatives should keep Senate Democratic

    Having pro-marijuana initiatives on the fall ballot will draw younger, passionate Democrats to the polls and help Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid keep his job, according to a Brookings expert.

  • Joe Miller's odd non-concession concession

    The U.S. Senate election in Alaska was three days ago, but second-place finisher Joe Miller still hasn't conceded to the winner, former state Attorney General Dan Sullivan.

  • No, Democrats didn't try to meddle in Alaska's Senate primary

    Democrats' aim was not to boost Tea Party favorite Joe Miller to victory, but to define Dan Sullivan, their likely general election foe, as an Alaska transplant with fragile roots in the state.

  • Does the GOP Establishment's big win in Alaska Senate primary mean the Tea Party is dead?

    Dan Sullivan won Tuesday's Alaska Republican Senate primary pretty much as expected, taking 40 percent of the vote, followed by Tea Party insurgent Joe Miller with 32 percent and Lt. Gov. Mead Treadwell at 25 percent.

  • Dan Sullivan wins primary to face Mark Begich in Alaska Senate race

    Sullivan, the state's former attorney general, won the Alaska Republican primary with 40.1 percent of the vote with 98 percent of precincts reporting.



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