Redistricting Board Approves New Boundaries

Monday, the state Redistricting Board  approved new boundaries for legislative districts.  Lawsuits are likely.  The new maps also will face federal review to be sure they do not dilute Native voting power.  Among other things, the re-districting plan would create a Senate district that spans the coast of the Gulf of Alaska, up through Bristol Bay and the Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta.

It also combines districts in Fairbanks and Anchorage in such a way that more than one state House member lives in the districts.

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