Mark Begich

Local News
7:19 pm
Thu June 5, 2014

6/6/14 KNBA News - State is challenged on Native translations of election materials

A federal judge says the Constitutional right to vote requires the state to translate election materials into Native languages for voters lacking English proficiency. Meanwhile, U.S. Sen. Mark Begich has introduced a bill that would require the translations, and other measures he says are needed to ensure equal access to polls. The Native Voting Rights bill would also require federal pre-clearance on decisions about polling places and early voting.

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Local News
6:50 pm
Tue May 27, 2014

5/28/14 KNBA News - Rain should slow the Funny River fire, now at 182,000 acres

Residents of the Funny River road area who had been evacuated were able to move back home Tuesday, but remain on evacuation alert in case they need to leave again. Rain is dampening fuel sources for the massive fire.

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3:14 pm
Wed July 31, 2013

Begich Urges Final Approval of Greens Creek Tailings Expansion Permit

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Alaska Native News Reports that U.S. Senator Mark Begich on Monday wrote to U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Secretary Tom Vilsack urging that a final decision by the U.S. Forest Service (USFS) be made on the permit for the expansion of the tailings disposal area for the Greens Creek Mine near Juneau.
U.S. Senator Mark Begich on Monday wrote to U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Secretary Tom Vilsack urging that a final decision by the U.S. Forest Service (USFS) be made on the permit for the expansion of the tailings disposal area for the Greens Creek Mine near Juneau.