Last year the Legislature narrowly passed Senate Bill 21, which offers tax cuts to encourage more drilling in the wake of declining oil production statewide. Today, Alaska voters have the opportunity to repeal the cuts laid out under SB 21. Those voting “yes” on Ballot Measure 1 are voting to repeal the cuts. Those voting “no” are electing to leave the tax reform as it stands under Senate Bill 21.
Current poll numbers are being pulled from the Alaska Division of Elections webpage.
98.6% of precincts reporting.
Two-term incumbent Eric Feige lost his race for House District 9 to challenger Bill Colver. Benny Nageak narrowly keeps his seat in House District 40 (Barrow/Kotzebue) after a tight race against Dean Westlake. Over in Fairbanks’ House District 3, incumbent Tammie Wilson won over incumbent Doug Isaacson; the two were pitted against each other due to redistricting.
US Arctic Rep Visits, Tours Alaska; Regulators Issue Trespass Notices for Kuskokwim Vessels; Joe Miller Says He’ll Back One of His GOP Rivals If He Loses the Primary; House District 3 Primary: Mostly Agreement – And A Few Key Differences; New Sealaska CEO Plans Big Investments in Southeast; AK: A Kinder, Gentler Militia? Alaska’s Militia Rebrands Itself; 300 Villages: Healy
Sen. Begich Courts Votes in Rural Alaska; APRN Hosts Statewide Debate with GOP Candidates, Sullivan Declines to Participate; FAA Advises Pilots on GPS Problems as Air Force Training Jams Signals; Bethel Residents Press City Council on Police Brutality Allegations; New UAF Student Fee to Cover Facility Upgrade, Other Projects; Juneau School District Brings In Attorney to Investigate Hazing Allegations; Cordova Hiker Mauled By Brown Bear; A Big Comeback for Kotzebue’s Commercial Fishery; Stream Restoration On Kuiu Island Nears Completion
Oil Tax Referendum Spurs a Neighborly Sign War; Ad Claims Treadwell’s Company Erodes Privacy; Bethel Tribal Leaders Speak Out on Police Brutality Allegations; Tribal Groups Disagree on Stakes of B.C. Mine Projects; ANTHC Program To Monitor Toxicity in Subsistence Foods; Body of Wilderness Classic Racer Recovered From Tana River; Court Orders A Second Look At Controversial Fisheries Observer Program
U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski will brief the Anchorage Chamber of Commerce on news from Washington, D.C., that matters to Alaskans. Natural resource development, the state’s economy, health care reform and global climate change are just some of the issues Alaskans face. How are these topics being handled by lawmakers in Washington?
Running has beneficial effects on lipoproteins levels, improves blood pressure and diabetes control and may even prevent type 2 diabetes. It clearly helps increase bone density, may decrease the risk of dementia and/or cognitive decline, reduces stress, anxiety, and depression, and helps prevent and treat obesity. It has some risks but doesn’t cost much. So why don’t more people run? Learn more about the effect running has on your health with Line One host Dr. Thad Woodard and guests.
KSKA: Monday, August 18, 2:00 and 9:00 p.m.
Project Chariot – A Nuclear Legacy in Point Hope; With Capitol Renovations on Schedule, Contractors Get More Work; Early Tests Show B.C. Tailings Spillwater Is ‘Safe’; Westward Plant Workers Face Air Pollution Charges; New Geotags May Shed Light on Auklet Migrations; Fairbanks Fimmaker Rolls Out Plans For Yup’ik Themed Movie; AK: Farming Off the Grid; 300 Villages: Port Lions
As Republicans try to regain control of the U.S. Senate, Alaska’s race is attracting new levels of national attention and an unprecedented volume of Outside money. Three Republicans are running for the chance to take on Democratic incumbent Sen. Mark Begich in the November election. One is Alaska Lt. Governor and entrepreneur, Mead Treadwell. Ex-DNR commissioner and former Alaska attorney general Dan Sullivan is also vying for the job. And third, Joe Miller, a combat veteran and Yale Law School grad who calls his rivals too moderate. Hear all three at a debate hosted by the Anchorage Chamber of Commerce.
KSKA: Tuesday, August 12, at 2:00 and 9:00 p.m.
What is the source of emotions in the brain? How do emotions affect behavior? Why do humans even have emotions? We will discuss these questions and learn more about the brain, emotion, and social behavior on the next Line One program with guest Anchorage neuropsychologist Dr Deborah Gideon.
KSKA: Monday, August 11, at 2:00 and 9:00 p.m.
Last election cycle, state legislator Mia Costello’s opponents falsely alleged that she didn’t actually live in the Sand Lake neighborhood of Anchorage that she represents. Now, similar charges are being levied in the same district — but against a new candidate.
Eielson A Frontrunner to House F-35 Fighter Jets; Mat-Su Asked to Return $12.3M in Federal Grants for Ferry Project; Mud-Slinging Ratchets Up In U.S. Senate Republican Primary; Murkowski Demands Begich Stop Using Her Image in Campaign Ads; Teen Who Allegedly Struck, Killed Anchorage Cyclist To Be Tried As An Adult; Anchorage Candidate Stares Down Residency Dispute; Alaska Entrepreneurs Host Pitch Slam Aboard A Moving Train; Juneau Whale Watching Captain Arrested for Allegedly Driving Boat Intoxicated.
The next time your head gets filled with the clutter of life, take off for the mountains. Anchorage is unique because you can spend the day stressing out in traffic or at the office, and find yourself de-stressing in the alpine high country an hour later. This week we’re revisiting one of our favorite shows from last summer. Tune in while we put together a Chugach trail guide on the air.
KSKA: Thursday, August 7, at 2:00 and 9:00 p.m.
Alaska voters have the opportunity to say ‘yay’ or ‘nay’ on a higher minimum wage. Ballot Measure 3 would raise the state’s minimum wage from $7.75 per hour to $9.75 over the next two years, and then adjust the minimum wage for inflation each year after 2016. What are the potential effects to Alaska’s economy? Is this a win for businesses and for workers, or does one side benefit at the other’s expense? Hear the minimum wage initiative debated at a public forum hosted by Alaska Common Ground.
KSKA: Tuesday, August 5, at 2:00 and 9:00 p.m.