U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, speaks during an interview at the Juneau Empire on Monday, Feb. 18, 2019. Murkowski is among a bipartisan group of senators who introduced legislation that would codify abortion rights. (Michael Penn / Juneau Empire File)

Bipartisan compromise bill would restore abortion rights

Kaine, Collins, Sinema and Murkowski introduce legislation.

U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, speaks during an interview at the Juneau Empire on Monday, Feb. 18, 2019. Murkowski is among a bipartisan group of senators who introduced legislation that would codify abortion rights. (Michael Penn / Juneau Empire File)
A burned hillside where crews are planting seedlings including Giant Sequoia in Mountain Home State Demonstration Forest outside Springville, Calif., on April 26, 2022. Destructive fires in recent years that burned too hot for forests to quickly regrow have far outpaced the government's capacity to replant trees. (Carlos Avila Gonzalez / San Francisco Chronicle)

U.S. to plant 1 billion trees as climate change kills forests

A tree-mendous effort

A burned hillside where crews are planting seedlings including Giant Sequoia in Mountain Home State Demonstration Forest outside Springville, Calif., on April 26, 2022. Destructive fires in recent years that burned too hot for forests to quickly regrow have far outpaced the government's capacity to replant trees. (Carlos Avila Gonzalez / San Francisco Chronicle)
With the U.S. Capitol in the background, a person waves a rainbow flag as they participant in a rally in support of the LGBTQIA+ community at Freedom Plaza, Saturday, June 12, 2021, in Washington. The U.S. House overwhelmingly approved legislation Tuesday, July, 19, 2022, to protect same-sex and interracial marriages amid concerns that the Supreme Court ruling overturning Roe v. Wade abortion access could jeopardize other rights criticized by many conservative Americans. (AP Photo / Jose Luis Magana)
With the U.S. Capitol in the background, a person waves a rainbow flag as they participant in a rally in support of the LGBTQIA+ community at Freedom Plaza, Saturday, June 12, 2021, in Washington. The U.S. House overwhelmingly approved legislation Tuesday, July, 19, 2022, to protect same-sex and interracial marriages amid concerns that the Supreme Court ruling overturning Roe v. Wade abortion access could jeopardize other rights criticized by many conservative Americans. (AP Photo / Jose Luis Magana)
A map shows locations in the U.S. designated as tribal lands and thus eligible for higher benefits from the Affordable Connectivity Program. All of Alaska falls under that designation. (Courtesy Image / FCC)

90K Alaska households are eligible for internet assistance —only 10K are taking advantage

White House touts a recently launched “one-stop” website to make signing up easier.

A map shows locations in the U.S. designated as tribal lands and thus eligible for higher benefits from the Affordable Connectivity Program. All of Alaska falls under that designation. (Courtesy Image / FCC)
Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., makes a point during an event with Democratic women House members and advocates for reproductive freedom ahead of the vote on the Right to Contraception Act, at the Capitol in Washington, Wednesday, July 20, 2022. She is flanked by Rep. Kathy Manning, D-N.C., and Rep. Lauren Underwood, D-Ill. Democrats are pushing legislation through the House that would inscribe the right to use contraceptives into law. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

House OKs bill to protect contraception from Supreme Court

The measure drew a mixed reaction from two of the Senate’s more moderate Republicans.

Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., makes a point during an event with Democratic women House members and advocates for reproductive freedom ahead of the vote on the Right to Contraception Act, at the Capitol in Washington, Wednesday, July 20, 2022. She is flanked by Rep. Kathy Manning, D-N.C., and Rep. Lauren Underwood, D-Ill. Democrats are pushing legislation through the House that would inscribe the right to use contraceptives into law. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine, speaks during hearing on the fiscal year 2023 budget for the FBI in Washington, May 25, 2022. A bipartisan group of senators, including Collins, released proposed changes July 20, to the Electoral Count Act, the post-Civil War-era law for certifying presidential elections that came under intense scrutiny after the Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol and Donald Trump’s effort to overturn the 2020 election. (Ting Shen / Pool Photo)

Senators propose changes to electors law after Capitol riot

“The events that occurred on January 6, 2021 must never happen again,” Sen. Lisa Murkowski said.

Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine, speaks during hearing on the fiscal year 2023 budget for the FBI in Washington, May 25, 2022. A bipartisan group of senators, including Collins, released proposed changes July 20, to the Electoral Count Act, the post-Civil War-era law for certifying presidential elections that came under intense scrutiny after the Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol and Donald Trump’s effort to overturn the 2020 election. (Ting Shen / Pool Photo)
A flare burns at Venture Global LNG in Cameron, La., on April 21, 2022. Most major countries are finding it easier to promise to fight climate change than actually do it. (AP Photo / Martha Irvine)

Most major nations lag in acting on climate-fighting goals

Only the EU has enacted polices close to or consistent with international goals of limiting warming.

A flare burns at Venture Global LNG in Cameron, La., on April 21, 2022. Most major countries are finding it easier to promise to fight climate change than actually do it. (AP Photo / Martha Irvine)
Former President Donald Trump speaks Saturday afternoon to a capacity crowd of about 5,000 people at the Alaska Airlines Center in Anchorage. (Mark Sabbatini / Juneau Empire)

Trump stumps in Alaska

Former president praises Alaska’s people, places and trio of favored politicians at Anchorage rally.

Former President Donald Trump speaks Saturday afternoon to a capacity crowd of about 5,000 people at the Alaska Airlines Center in Anchorage. (Mark Sabbatini / Juneau Empire)
A couple of visitors watch preparations Friday afternoon for the Save America Rally scheduled Saturday at the Alaska Airlines Center in Anchorage. (Mark Sabbatini / Juneau Empire)

Quiet before the red storm

Arena for Donald Trump rally mostly tranquil, but buzz building 24 hours before speakers take stage

A couple of visitors watch preparations Friday afternoon for the Save America Rally scheduled Saturday at the Alaska Airlines Center in Anchorage. (Mark Sabbatini / Juneau Empire)
Russian Security Council Deputy Chairman and the head of the United Russia party Dmitry Medvedev speaks during a meeting in St. Petersburg, Russia, Wednesday, July 6, 2022. Medvedev warned the U.S. Wednesday that it could face the “wrath of God” if it pursues efforts to help establish an international tribunal to investigate Russia’s action in Ukraine. (Yekaterina Shtukina, Sputnik, Pool Photo)

Putin’s aide warns U.S. against pressing for war crimes court

Russian lower house speaker urged Washington to remember that Alaska used to belong to Russia.

Russian Security Council Deputy Chairman and the head of the United Russia party Dmitry Medvedev speaks during a meeting in St. Petersburg, Russia, Wednesday, July 6, 2022. Medvedev warned the U.S. Wednesday that it could face the “wrath of God” if it pursues efforts to help establish an international tribunal to investigate Russia’s action in Ukraine. (Yekaterina Shtukina, Sputnik, Pool Photo)
Iryna Hrynchenko and her 18 year old son, Ivan Hrynchenko, 18, Joyanne Bloom and Bridget Smith toast to the Ukrainians’ arrival Saturday at Juneau Airport. Bloom and Smith are part of a five-person group of residents who raised funds to bring the Hrynchenkos to Juneau, and is helping them with housing, education and job opportunities, and in other ways. (Mark Sabbatini / Juneau Empire)
Iryna Hrynchenko and her 18 year old son, Ivan Hrynchenko, 18, Joyanne Bloom and Bridget Smith toast to the Ukrainians’ arrival Saturday at Juneau Airport. Bloom and Smith are part of a five-person group of residents who raised funds to bring the Hrynchenkos to Juneau, and is helping them with housing, education and job opportunities, and in other ways. (Mark Sabbatini / Juneau Empire)
Cassidy Hutchinson, former aide to Trump White House chief of staff Mark Meadows, arrives to testify as the House select committee investigating the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol continues to reveal its findings of a year-long investigation, at the Capitol in Washington, Tuesday, June 28, 2022. (AP Photo / Jacquelyn Martin)

Aide: Trump dismissed Jan. 6 threats, wanted to join crowd

The committee announced the surprise hearing with only 24 hours’ notice.

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Cassidy Hutchinson, former aide to Trump White House chief of staff Mark Meadows, arrives to testify as the House select committee investigating the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol continues to reveal its findings of a year-long investigation, at the Capitol in Washington, Tuesday, June 28, 2022. (AP Photo / Jacquelyn Martin)
President Joe Biden signs into law S. 2938, the Bipartisan Safer Communities Act gun safety bill, in the Roosevelt Room of the White House in Washington, Saturday, June 25, 2022. First lady Jill Biden looks on at right. (AP Photo / Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

President signs landmark gun measure, says ‘lives will be saved’

The House gave final approval Friday, following Senate passage Thursday.

President Joe Biden signs into law S. 2938, the Bipartisan Safer Communities Act gun safety bill, in the Roosevelt Room of the White House in Washington, Saturday, June 25, 2022. First lady Jill Biden looks on at right. (AP Photo / Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
Emily Chapel holds up a sign containing an expletive in protest of the U.S. Supreme Court's decision to overturn Roe v. Wade. The decision had protected rights to abortion access for nearly 50 years. Following the new decision, states can decide to ban abortion. (Jonson Kuhn / Juneau Empire)
Emily Chapel holds up a sign containing an expletive in protest of the U.S. Supreme Court's decision to overturn Roe v. Wade. The decision had protected rights to abortion access for nearly 50 years. Following the new decision, states can decide to ban abortion. (Jonson Kuhn / Juneau Empire)
Demonstrators gather outside the Supreme Court in Washington, Friday, June 24, 2022. The Supreme Court has ended constitutional protections for abortion that had been in place nearly 50 years, a decision by its conservative majority to overturn the court's landmark abortion cases. (AP Photo / Jose Luis Magana)

Update: Alaskans react to Supreme Court overturn of Roe v. Wade

The Supreme Court has ended constitutional protections for abortion.

Demonstrators gather outside the Supreme Court in Washington, Friday, June 24, 2022. The Supreme Court has ended constitutional protections for abortion that had been in place nearly 50 years, a decision by its conservative majority to overturn the court's landmark abortion cases. (AP Photo / Jose Luis Magana)
U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, who spoke to the Alaska State Legislature on Feb. 22, 2022, said in a news conference Thursday she was supporting the Bipartisan Safer Communities Act aimed at addressing the high levels of gun violence in the U.S. (Peter Segall / Juneau Empire file)
U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, who spoke to the Alaska State Legislature on Feb. 22, 2022, said in a news conference Thursday she was supporting the Bipartisan Safer Communities Act aimed at addressing the high levels of gun violence in the U.S. (Peter Segall / Juneau Empire file)
More than 100 gathered at an Orange Shirt Day event near Sandy Beach on Sept. 30, 2021, in remembrance of the Indigenous children killed in North America in the boarding school system. Indigenous leaders are calling for a national commission on truth and healing to address intergenerational trauma stemming from boarding schools. (Michael S. Lockett / Juneau Empire File)

Indigenous leaders push for boarding school commission

Legislation to create a truth and healing commission had its first congressional hearing last month.

More than 100 gathered at an Orange Shirt Day event near Sandy Beach on Sept. 30, 2021, in remembrance of the Indigenous children killed in North America in the boarding school system. Indigenous leaders are calling for a national commission on truth and healing to address intergenerational trauma stemming from boarding schools. (Michael S. Lockett / Juneau Empire File)
Rusty Bowers, Arizona state House Speaker, from left, Brad Raffensperger, Georgia Secretary of State, and Gabe Sterling, Georgia Deputy Secretary of State, are sworn in to testify as the House select committee investigating the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol continues to reveal its findings of a year-long investigation, at the Capitol in Washington, Tuesday, June 21, 2022. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

GOP state officials to 1/6 panel: We fought Trump pressure

The House 1/6 committee outlined relentless pressure to overturn the 2020 presidential election.

Rusty Bowers, Arizona state House Speaker, from left, Brad Raffensperger, Georgia Secretary of State, and Gabe Sterling, Georgia Deputy Secretary of State, are sworn in to testify as the House select committee investigating the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol continues to reveal its findings of a year-long investigation, at the Capitol in Washington, Tuesday, June 21, 2022. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
Dawn breaks behind the stones during the Summer Solstice festivities at Stonehenge in Wiltshire, England, Tuesday, June 21, 2022. After two years of closure due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Stonehenge reopened Monday for the Summer Solstice celebrations. (Andrew Matthews/PA via AP)

Thousands flock to Stonehenge to mark summer solstice

Thousands flock to Stonehenge to mark summer solstice.

Dawn breaks behind the stones during the Summer Solstice festivities at Stonehenge in Wiltshire, England, Tuesday, June 21, 2022. After two years of closure due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Stonehenge reopened Monday for the Summer Solstice celebrations. (Andrew Matthews/PA via AP)
This May 2022 photo provided by Pfizer shows production of the Pfizer's COVID-19 vaccine for children under 5 in Puurs, Belgium.   U.S. health advisers on Saturday, June 18,  recommended COVID-19 vaccines for infants, toddlers and preschoolers — the last group without the shots. (Pfizer)

CDC advisers recommend COVID-19 shots for children under 5

Roughly 18 million kids will be eligible.

This May 2022 photo provided by Pfizer shows production of the Pfizer's COVID-19 vaccine for children under 5 in Puurs, Belgium.   U.S. health advisers on Saturday, June 18,  recommended COVID-19 vaccines for infants, toddlers and preschoolers — the last group without the shots. (Pfizer)