Alaska Native leaders, US senators back major oil projectFebruary 15, 2023 GMT
JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — Alaska's Republican U.S. senators and several Alaska Native leaders on Tuesday urged the federal government to approve a major oil project on the petroleum-rich North Slope, casting the project as economically critical for Indigenous communities in the region and important for the nation's energy security.
Murkowski withstands another conservative GOP challengerNovember 25, 2022 GMT
JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski, a moderate Republican, has twice withstood challenges from more conservative factions of her party; more than a decade ago, she mounted a historical write-in campaign to beat a tea party favorite, and this year she won reelection after inflaming the ire of former President Donald Trump.
GOP’s Lisa Murkowski wins reelection in Alaska Senate raceNovember 24, 2022 GMT
JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — Alaska Republican U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski has won reelection, defeating Donald Trump-endorsed GOP rival Kelly Tshibaka.
Murkowski beat Tshibaka in the Nov. 8 ranked choice election.
Why AP called Alaska’s Senate race for RepublicansNovember 9, 2022 GMT
WASHINGTON (AP) — Exactly who’ll win Alaska’s U.S. Senate contest isn’t clear, but it will be a Republican.
Donald Trump-backed Kelly Tshibaka and Republican incumbent Sen. Lisa Murkowski are in a tight race with neither on track to win more than 50% of the vote.
Republican to hold Alaska US Senate seat after ranked votingNovember 9, 2022 GMT
JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — A Republican will hold Alaska’s U.S. Senate seat following the state's ranked choice election, with Donald Trump-endorsed Kelly Tshibaka and U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski, a fellow Republican, leading in early returns.
Murkowski faces Tshibaka and Chesbro in Alaska Senate debateOctober 28, 2022 GMT
JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — Republican U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski said Alaskans want results, not "partisan political rhetoric,” as she faced her Donald Trump-backed Republican rival Kelly Tshibaka in a televised debate Thursday.
Alaska asylum seekers are Indigenous Siberians from RussiaOctober 23, 2022 GMT
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Two Russian Indigenous Siberians were so scared of having to fight the war in Ukraine, they chanced everything to take a small boat across the treacherous Bering Sea to reach American soil, Alaska’s senior U.S.
Peltola leads House challengers in new fundraising reportsOctober 17, 2022 GMT
JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — U.S. Rep. Mary Peltola, of Alaska, reported raising $2.3 million in just over three weeks in September, leaving the Democrat with a large cash advantage over Republican rivals Sarah Palin and Nick Begich heading into the Nov.
2 Russians seek asylum after reaching remote Alaska islandOctober 7, 2022 GMT
JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — Two Russians who said they fled the country to avoid military service have requested asylum in the U.S. after landing in a small boat on a remote Alaska island in the Bering Sea, U.S.
Mary Peltola sworn in as 1st Alaska Native in CongressSeptember 13, 2022 GMT
WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrat Mary Peltola was sworn in Tuesday night to finish out the remaining months of the term of the late Rep. Don Young, making her the first Alaska Native to serve in Congress and the first woman to hold the seat.
Little-known candidate Kelley advances in Alaska Senate raceAugust 27, 2022 GMT
JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — Buzz Kelley, a Republican candidate who has not reported raising any money, has advanced to the November general election in Alaska's U.S. Senate race.
Murkowski advances in Alaska Senate race, Palin in HouseAugust 17, 2022 GMT
JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — Alaska Republican U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski advanced from her primary along with Kelly Tshibaka, her GOP rival endorsed by former President Donald Trump, while another Trump-backed candidate, Republican Sarah Palin, was among the candidates bound for the November general election in the race for Alaska's only House seat.
Cheney and Murkowski: Trump critics facing divergent futuresAugust 15, 2022 GMT
JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — They hail from their states' most prominent Republican families. They have been among the GOP's sharpest critics of former President Donald Trump.
Bipartisan compromise bill would restore abortion rightsAugust 1, 2022 GMT
WASHINGTON (AP) — A bipartisan group of senators is pushing compromise legislation to restore abortion access in the wake of the Supreme Court decision to overturn Roe v. Wade, a long shot effort to put a majority of the Senate on the record opposing the decision.
Murkowski says she has tested positive for COVID-19July 25, 2022 GMT
JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — Alaska U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski said Monday that she recently tested positive for COVID-19.
She made the announcement on the social media.
In the brief statement, the Republican said she recently tested positive after experiencing flu-like symptoms.
Trump to rally for Palin, Dunleavy, Tshibaka in AlaskaJune 29, 2022 GMT
JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — Former President Donald Trump plans to attend a rally in Alaska next week for candidates he has endorsed in the state, including Sarah Palin, who is running for the Alaska's only U.S.
Murkowski calls Senate bill on gun violence responsibleJune 24, 2022 GMT
JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — Alaska U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski on Thursday described as responsible and “targeted” a bipartisan bill aimed at addressing gun violence.
The Republican said the measure represents compromise.
Democrat Chesbro files to run in Alaska US Senate raceMay 11, 2022 GMT
JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — A Democrat has filed to run for U.S. Senate in Alaska, three weeks before the filing deadline.
Pat Chesbro filed candidacy paperwork with the state Division of Elections on Wednesday, her campaign said.
Alaska to get nearly $132 million for fisheries disastersMay 6, 2022 GMT
JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — The U.S. Commerce Department is allocating $131.9 million to Alaska for fisheries disasters that occurred between 2018 and 2021, according to Alaska's U.S. senators.
States may request federal assistance for fisheries after hurricanes, oil spills and other types of natural and manmade disasters that harm a commercial fishery.
Senate vows vote on abortion, but not filibuster changesMay 3, 2022 GMT
WASHINGTON (AP) — Furious Senate Democrats vowed Tuesday to vote on legislation to protect abortion access for millions of Americans, but without broader support from Republicans, Congress is essentially powerless to prevent the unraveling of the landmark Roe v.
Interior Secretary Haaland in midst of visit to AlaskaApril 22, 2022 GMT
JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — U.S. Interior Secretary Deb Haaland is in the midst of her first visit to Alaska in that role, including to a community at the center of a long-running dispute over a proposed land exchange aimed at building a road through a national wildlife refuge.
Sullivan says he hasn’t endorsed yet in Alaska’s House raceApril 20, 2022 GMT
JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — Alaska U.S. Sen. Dan Sullivan said he is supporting fellow Republican Sen. Lisa Murkowski in her reelection bid this year and said Tuesday that he has not yet endorsed a candidate in the race for Alaska's only U.S.
Murkowski maintains cash advantage over Trump-backed hopefulApril 16, 2022 GMT
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Alaska U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski continues to have a substantial cash advantage over her opponent backed by former President Donald Trump.
Murkowski, in office since 2002, brought in more than $1.5 million in the three-month period ending March 31, according to a filing with the Federal Election Commission.
Trump-backed Alaska hopeful officially files for Senate runApril 12, 2022 GMT
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Kelly Tshibaka, who has received the endorsement of former President Donald Trump, on Monday officially filed to run as a candidate for U.S. Senate in the race against the incumbent Republican.
Alaska man gets 32 months for threatening to kill senatorsApril 8, 2022 GMT
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A rural Alaska man who threatened to assassinate both of Alaska’s U.S. senators in a series of profane messages left at their congressional offices was sentenced Friday to 32 months in prison.
Murkowski, Romney back Jackson, all but assure confirmationApril 5, 2022 GMT
WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican Sens. Lisa Murkowski and Mitt Romney say they will vote to confirm Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson’s historic elevation to the Supreme Court, giving President Joe Biden's nominee a burst of bipartisan support and all but assuring she'll become the first Black female justice.
Murkowski, Romney back Jackson, all but assure confirmationApril 5, 2022 GMT
WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican Sens. Lisa Murkowski and Mitt Romney announced Monday night they will vote to confirm Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson’s historic elevation to the Supreme Court, giving President Joe Biden's nominee a burst of bipartisan support and all but assuring she'll become the first Black female justice.
Alaska’s leadership lauds late congressman at memorialApril 3, 2022 GMT
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Members of Alaska's political leadership lauded the late U.S. Rep. Don Young Saturday at a public memorial to celebrate his life.
Young, who was the longest-serving Republican in the history of the U.S.
Graham says he’ll vote ‘no’ on Jackson for Supreme CourtMarch 31, 2022 GMT
WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham said Thursday he won’t vote for Supreme Court nominee Ketanji Brown Jackson, expressing concerns about her record despite supporting her confirmation as an appeals court judge last year.
Democrat Gray-Jackson ends US Senate run in AlaskaMarch 25, 2022 GMT
JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — Democrat Elvi Gray-Jackson said Friday that she is ending her run for U.S. Senate in Alaska and instead will seek reelection to the state Senate.
Politicians, friends fondly recall late Alaska congressmanMarch 19, 2022 GMT
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Here is a sample of reactions after U.S. Rep. Don Young of Alaska, who was the longest-serving Republican in the history of the U.S. House, died Friday at the age of 88:
“There is no doubt that few legislators have left a greater mark on their state.
Senators to watch as Supreme Court fight unfoldsFebruary 26, 2022 GMT
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden and Senate Democrats say they are hoping for a bipartisan vote to confirm Ketanji Brown Jackson to the Supreme Court.
That won’t be easy, but some Republicans have expressed an openness to voting for Biden’s nominee, who currently sits on the U.S.
Murkowski concerned with how court may rule in abortion caseFebruary 23, 2022 GMT
JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — Alaska U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski said Tuesday she's concerned with the direction the U.S. Supreme Court could take on the issue of abortion.
Murkowski, a Republican, told reporters the court has sent signals in recent cases “that I think are causing concern for those of us who have said that Roe v.
Alaska tribal court jurisdiction would expand under US billFebruary 15, 2022 GMT
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A provision of a U.S. Senate bill would expand tribal court jurisdiction for up to 30 Alaska tribes as part of a pilot program aimed at addressing high rates of violence.
Democrat Gray-Jackson enters Alaska US Senate raceFebruary 10, 2022 GMT
JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — A Democratic state lawmaker has announced her bid for the U.S. Senate seat in Alaska held by Republican Lisa Murkowski.
State Sen. Elvi Gray-Jackson, a former Anchorage Assembly member in her first term in the Alaska Legislature, filed candidacy papers with the Alaska Division of Elections on Thursday.
Crossing lines, Manchin endorses Murkowski’s Senate campaignFebruary 6, 2022 GMT
WASHINGTON (AP) — Democratic Sen. Joe Manchin on Sunday endorsed Republican colleague Lisa Murkowski for reelection, crossing party lines to back the incumbent from Alaska who faces a primary challenger supported by former President Donald Trump.
Guest lineups for the Sunday news showsFebruary 4, 2022 GMT
WASHINGTON (AP) — ABC’s “This Week” — National security adviser Jake Sullivan; Rep. Michael McCaul, R-Texas.
NBC’s “Meet the Press” — Sullivan; Marc Short, former chief of staff to former Vice President Mike Pence.
Murkowski holds cash on hand edge over rival TshibakaFebruary 1, 2022 GMT
JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — Alaska U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski ended the year with more than six times the cash on hand as her chief Republican rival, Kelly Tshibaka, filings with the Federal Election Commission show.
Alaska governor: Work with Murkowski endures after Trump nodJanuary 21, 2022 GMT
JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — Alaska Republican Gov. Mike Dunleavy said he doesn't see his acceptance of former President Donald Trump's endorsement as hurting his relationship with the state's senior U.S. senator, Republican Lisa Murkowski, who voted to convict Trump at his impeachment trial last year and whose reelection bid Trump has vowed to fight.
Alaska man who threatened US senators pleads guiltyJanuary 5, 2022 GMT
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A rural Alaska man who threatened to kill the state's two U.S. senators in a series of profanity-laced voice messages left at their offices in Washington, D.C., has pleaded guilty to making the threats in exchange for having other charges dropped.
Alaska governor thanks Trump for conditional endorsementJanuary 1, 2022 GMT
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Alaska Gov. Mike Dunleavy has accepted a conditional endorsement from former President Donald Trump for his 2022 re-election campaign, a campaign spokesman said Friday.
Trump told Dunleavy earlier this week that he would endorse him on condition that he does not support Republican U.S.
Trump endorsement of Alaska governor comes with a catchDecember 29, 2021 GMT
Former President Donald Trump said Tuesday he would endorse Alaska Gov. Mike Dunleavy for reelection, but only if the governor doesn't back U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski's bid to return to the Senate.
Trump praised Dunleavy for his handling of the coronavirus pandemic and his “pushback against the Liberal Biden Administration.” But Trump said he wouldn't support Dunleavy if the governor were to recommend Alaska's senior senator for re-election.
House approves extension of Native corporation relief fundsDecember 9, 2021 GMT
JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — The U.S. House has passed legislation to extend a year-end deadline for Alaska Native corporations and tribes to use federal coronavirus relief funds. But it isn't the same bill that earlier passed the Senate.
Alaska Sen. Lisa Murkowski to run in 2022; Trump backs rivalNovember 13, 2021 GMT
JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — Republican Sen. Lisa Murkowski of Alaska announced Friday she will run for reelection in 2022, setting up a race against a primary challenger endorsed by former President Donald Trump.
The Latest: GOP, Democratic lawmakers visit climate talksNovember 6, 2021 GMT
The latest on the U.N. climate summit COP26 in Glasgow:
GLASGOW — Glasgow became the site of a rare event Saturday -- a bipartisan U.S. congressional delegation attending a climate summit.
Alaska US Senate candidate announces Trump fundraiser plansNovember 3, 2021 GMT
JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — Kelly Tshibaka, who is running for the Alaska U.S. Senate seat held by fellow Republican Lisa Murkowski, announced plans Wednesday for a fundraiser hosted by former President Donald Trump.
Grand jury will get case of man threatening to kill senatorsOctober 20, 2021 GMT
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A magistrate has ruled that there is probable cause for a case to continue against a man accused of threatening to kill Alaska’s two U.S. senators in profanity-filled voicemails left on their office phones.
Murkowski reports bringing in nearly $1.1M in last quarterOctober 16, 2021 GMT
JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — Alaska U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski reported bringing in nearly $1.1 million during the last fundraising quarter, though the Republican has yet to formally announce any re-election plans.
Senators propose assistant secretary of state for ArcticOctober 9, 2021 GMT
A pair of senators want to establish an assistant secretary of state for Arctic affairs to elevate Arctic issues in U.S. foreign policy.
Sens. Lisa Murkowski, a Republican from Alaska, and Sen.
Man accused of threatening 2 US senators to remain in jailOctober 9, 2021 GMT
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A man upset over the impeachment of former President Donald Trump, illegal immigration and the direction he thinks the country is headed is accused of threatening the lives of Alaska’s two Republican U.S.
Alaska man faces charges over threatening Murkowski’s lifeOctober 7, 2021 GMT
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — An Alaska man faces federal charges after authorities allege he threatened to hire an assassin to kill U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski, according to court documents unsealed Wednesday.
AP source: Trump to endorse GOP challenger to CheneySeptember 8, 2021 GMT
WASHINGTON (AP) — Former President Donald Trump has chosen a favored candidate in his bid to unseat Rep. Liz Cheney, one of his most vocal Republican critics.
Trump is planning to endorse Wyoming attorney Harriet Hageman, who is preparing to launch a primary campaign against Cheney, the most prominent member of Congress to vote for Trump's second impeachment, according to a person familiar with his decision.
Clean energy projects highlighted in Granholm’s Alaska tourAugust 13, 2021 GMT
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — U.S. Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm plans to spend two days in Alaska traveling with Republican Sen. Lisa Murkowski to showcase what Granholm’s office calls the state's status as “America’s living laboratory.”
Senators behind $1T infrastructure plan show off their workAugust 3, 2021 GMT
WASHINGTON (AP) — The senators who spent months stitching together a nearly $1 trillion infrastructure package are now trying to sell it to the American people before a key vote expected this week that would push a long recognized national priority much closer to the finish line, after years of talk.
Reports: Alaska’s Murkowski has big cash lead over GOP rivalJuly 16, 2021 GMT
JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski of Alaska ended the latest quarter with a big cash-on-hand advantage over Republican rival Kelly Tshibaka, according to fundraising reports released Thursday.
Murkowski camp teases fundraising ahead of deadlineJuly 15, 2021 GMT
JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — Sen. Lisa Murkowski hasn't officially announced if she will run again next year, but her campaign released fundraising details Wednesday that an adviser says “strongly positions” the Alaska Republican for a reelection bid.
Alaska Native communities get grants to reduce energy costsJuly 14, 2021 GMT
JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — More than 13 Indigenous communities, including seven in Alaska, will split $12 million for energy cost reduction efforts, officials announced..
U.S. Secretary of Energy Jennifer Granholm announced the grants during a teleconference Tuesday.
Alaska GOP leaders endorse challenger to US Sen. MurkowskiJuly 11, 2021 GMT
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — The leaders of Alaska's Republican Party on Saturday endorsed a challenger to incumbent U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski, who has been one of the GOP's most outspoken critics of former President Donald Trump, the Anchorage Daily News reported.
Senate GOP hails new Interior deputy as ‘voice of reason’June 17, 2021 GMT
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate easily confirmed former Obama administration official Tommy Beaudreau as deputy secretary at the Interior Department on Thursday, a rare bipartisan moment in an increasingly bitter fight over President Joe Biden's policies on energy production and climate change.
Hassan: Mask requirement lifted for commercial fishermenJune 14, 2021 GMT
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Coast Guard have updated guidance for commercial fishermen saying those who are fully vaccinated do not need to wear a mask while outside on a commercial fishing vessel, U.S.