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US Navy Assault Ship Takes Part in Baltic Sea Training

September 5 By Lauren Camera U.S. Navy amphibious assault ship USS Kearsarge is taking part in international training in the Baltic Sea amid Russia’s war in Ukraine and tensions in the region. The Kearsarge is the first ship of the Wasp class to take part…

Tens of Thousands Protest Against Czech Government

September 4 By Lauren Camera Tens of thousands of protesters from the far right and far left joined forces to rally against the country’s pro-Western Czech government in the capital on Saturday. Police estimated that the crowd at Prague’s central Wenceslas Square numbered around 70,000….

Alaska’s state revenue commissioner is resigning

September 3 By Sean Maguire Alaska state revenue commissioner Lucinda Mahoney is resigning for health and family reasons, Gov. Mike Dunleavy’s office announced. Mahoney’s resignation is effective Sept. 9. She has been in the role since 2020. Dunleavy has not yet announced an acting commissioner….

Palin Loses Special Election for Alaska House Seat

September 2 By Elliott Davis Jr. The political comeback of Sarah Palin, the 2008 Republican vice presidential nominee, hit a snag late Wednesday after she lost the special election for Alaska’s at-large congressional seat to a Democrat despite the backing of former President Donald Trump….

Murkowski, Tshibaka, Chesbro meet in first U.S. Senate debate

September 2 By Sean Maguire, Iris Samuels In their first time sharing a debate stage, U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski and her Trump-backed challenger Kelly Tshibaka presented their visions for representing Alaska as Republicans. And the differences were just as pronounced in style as they were…

Arizona Gov. Ducey Hails Taiwan Semiconductor Investment

September 1 By Susan Milligan Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey on Thursday hailed economic and educational cooperation with Taiwan, marked by a $12 billion investment in his state by Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Corp. Ducey spoke during a meeting with Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen, in the latest…

Kremlin Offers Mixed View of Gorbachev’s Historic Role

August 31 By Susan Milligan The Kremlin treaded carefully Wednesday reacting to Mikhail Gorbachev’s death, praising his prominent role in reshaping 20th-century history but noting his “romantic” view of the West. The Kremlin’s ambivalence was reflected in the uncertainty about funeral arrangements. An iconic central…

EU, German Leaders Pledge Reform to Cut Electricity Prices

August 29 By Lauren Camera The head of the European Union’s executive branch and Germany’s chancellor on Monday pledged a reform of the continent’s electricity market to help bring down power prices that have been pushed higher by skyrocketing gas prices. European Commission President Ursula…

Democrats Run on Biden’s Achievements – and Away From Biden

August 26 By Susan Milligan The Democratic president was facing a grim midterm election scenario, and his own popularity problem wasn’t helping down-ticket candidates in his party very much. So the president – in this case, Barack Obama – sent his then-vice president, Joe Biden,…

Tara Sweeney drops out of Alaska U.S. House race

August 24 By Iris Samuels Republican Tara Sweeney said Tuesday she is dropping out of the U.S. House election, after garnering around 3.7% of votes counted so far in the primary race — which would have been enough to put her in fourth place and…

4 Alaska legislative candidates withdraw from general election

August 24 By Sean Maguire Four legislative candidates have withdrawn so far from the November general election, according to the Alaska Division of Elections. Democrat Drew Cason, a former legislative aide, had less than 5% of the vote before he dropped out of the race…

What to Watch on Election Night in New York

August 22 By Louis Jacobson After its congressional primaries were delayed due to a late-breaking – and highly disruptive – round of redistricting this year, New York voters are finally poised to choose their nominees for U.S. House seats on Aug. 23. (Statewide offices in…

Trump’s Wins and Warrants Bring Bumpy Week for Republicans

August 19 By Susan Milligan Former President Donald Trump could not conceal his glee when his chief GOP nemesis, Rep. Liz Cheney of Wyoming, was soundly rejected for reelection Tuesday by her Republican Party primary voters. “Now she can finally disappear into the depths of…

Alaska Gov. Mike Dunleavy leads in initial primary election results

August 18 By Sean Maguire With 98% of precincts reporting Wednesday, Alaska Republican Gov. Mike Dunleavy was headed to the ranked-choice November general election along with independent former Gov. Bill Walker and Democrat former state Rep. Les Gara. Two conservative Republicans running to the right…

America’s Greatest Hope: Young Leaders

August 18 By Susan Milligan When it comes to public service, David Gergen has the complete resume: he’s worked for four presidents (Republican and Democratic), has been a journalist for both TV and print (including as editor-at-large of U.S. News & World Report), has been…

Election day in Alaska

August 17 By Loren Holmes Candidates for state and federal office had a final opportunity to get their names in front of voters’ eyes by waving signs during drive time. Voters who hadn’t cast ballots early went to polling places to participate in the first-ever…