Archive for August 29th, 2012
Veteran journalists Gwen Ifill and Judy Woodruff anchor complete live coverage of the Republican national political convention, from the opening gavel to its official close. Between speeches and events on the convention floor, Ifill and Woodruff interview political newsmakers and solicit analysis and perspective from Newshour regulars Shields and Brooks, presidential historians and others.
TV: Thursday, 8/30 6:00 – 10:00 pm
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The turnout was considered low in Tuesday’s primary election. But voters turned out in enough numbers to defeat both ballot propositions.
Other Senate races saw Fairbanks Republican Ralph Seekins fail in his bid to return to the Legislature. Former state labor commissioner Click Bishop won that race. Lesil McGuire held off Jeff Lanfield, Bob Bell defeated Liz Vazquez, and, on the Democratic side, by a margin of less than a hundred votes, Anchorage Senator Betty Davis looks to have withstood a challenge from Harry Crawford.
After a long summer of heated campaigning, the Senate race on the Kenai Peninsula ended with the incumbent defeated. The winner, Soldotna Mayor Peter Micciche does not face a challenger in November.
In rural House races, Democrat Ben Nageak of Barrow will be going to the state House. He defeated three opponents and will be unopposed in the general election. And Neal Foster beat Woodie Salmon.
Despite the failure of Ballot Measure Two, Alaska could still reestablish its Coastal Management Program. Lawmakers on both sides of the vote expect to work on the issue again next legislative session.
APRN’s Dave Donaldson joins us from Juneau, answering questions on what the defeat of Ballot Measure 2, and other primary election results, will mean for Alaskans.
The City of Homer has joined a growing list of American cities to ban the use of plastic shopping bags.
When a 66-foot long dock landed on an Oregon beach this summer, scientists and environmentalists were alarmed. The nearly 5,000-mile voyage the dock made, in-tact, was impressive. But more impressive, and more alarming, is what lived on that dock.
Will future industrial development of the Arctic benefit Alaska Natives, who now suffer the highest gas and electric power prices in the state? Arctic Imperative Summit organizers say, yes. But some Alaska Native leaders who have been on the forefront of the battle to preserve Native culture are taking a more cautious approach.
Young, Cissna To Face Off In General Election; Valley Upset Unseats Menard; Davis Leads Crawford With 800 Absentee Ballots Left To Count; Kenai Incumbent Loses To Soldotna Mayor; Barrow’s Ben Nageak Wins House District 40 Race; Coastal Management Issue Likely To Reemerge During Legislative Session; Election Results Impact Alaskans; Homer Bans Plastic Shopping Bags; Tsunami Debris Threatens Marine Life, State Budgets; Alaska Native Leaders Take Cautious Approach To Arctic Development
The Alaska primary election Tuesday saw the defeat of both ballot measures and a couple of very close races between Democrats in Anchorage. In House District Seventeen in Airport Heights, Democrat Geran Tarr came out about a hundred votes ahead of Cal Williams. And in Senate District M, in East Anchorage, including the military base and Eagle River, there are still hundreds of absentee ballots to count, and Bettye Davis holds a slim lead.
Here’s the music playlist for Night Music with Connie G. All tracks played are listed below in the following format:
- Song Title
- Artist Name
- Album Title
Terry Gibs, Buddy DeFranco, Herb Ellis Sextet/Benny Goodman
Kings of Swing
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The Republican primary race for Matanusaka Valley’s state House District 11 ended with incumbent Republican Bill Stoltze easily defeating challeger Tom Connelly. Stoltze, who has served in the legislature since his 2002 election, came out of Tuesday’s primary with 82% of the vote.
Republican upstart Mike Dunleavy is heading to Juneau. Dunleavy’s upset of incumbent Wasilla Senator Linda Menard has big implications for next year’s legislature.