Andrew Kitchenman, Alaska Public Media & KTOO - Juneau
Newly elected Republicans have been talking about how they will organize as election results are finalized, but their narrow majorities in both houses and some stark policy disagreements mean a caucus is far from certain.
After Tuesday’s count, the more than 3,000-vote advantage that yes votes have appears to be too large to be overcome by the ballots that are left to count.
One order requires any traveler from the road system to rural communities to quarantine until they have a negative test result.
Democrat Liz Snyder leads Republican Rep. Lance Pruitt, the leader of the Alaska House Republican minority caucus, by just 17 votes with an estimated 114 absentee ballots left to count.
A new, 30-day disaster declaration goes into effect at 12:01 a.m. on Monday, Nov. 16. And with it comes eight new COVID-19 outbreak health orders. Some of the orders are similar to the previous mandates.
Alaska voter stickers sit ready for voters who have cast their ballots in Kodiak in the 2020 election. (Photo by Dylan Simard/KMXT) Ballot Measure 2 grew closer to...
The alert was sent to cellphones in Alaska, with a link to a YouTube video of the governor,
Democratic Rep. Jonathan Kreiss-Tomkins took the lead in his race, while Liz Snyder cut Republican Rep Lance Pruitt's lead down to just 56 votes in a race that looks to be a nail-biter.
The U.S. races remain undecided in Alaska, but there are also six races that could decide the fate of the state Legislature. Currently, six Democratic incumbents trail Republican challengers.
Congressional leaders feared the governor's declaration could be challenged in court.
Some Alaska Republicans build large leads through Wednesday’s vote count, with counting to resume in a week
Alaska Republicans appeared to have sizable leads in some key races in the state, though 40% of the ballots remain to be counted.
There were long lines at polling places across Alaska on Tuesday, despite more votes being cast early and by mail than in the past.
Gov. Mike Dunleavy’s chief of staff and the two top legislative leaders traded letters on Friday over whether the Legislature should call itself into a special session to extend Alaska’s public health emergency disaster declaration.
The Alaska Legislative Council voted on Thursday to keep the Capitol closed to the public, at least until the next Legislature convenes in January. Legislative staff and the news media will still be allowed in the building.
The Matanuska-Susitna and Kenai Peninsula boroughs are seeing the most rapid increase in coronavirus cases in Alaska.
Gov. Mike Dunleavy’s public health emergency disaster declaration is set to expire on Nov. 15. Health care providers and local governments say they need that declaration, which allows them to better respond to the pandemic.
Dunleavy says he hopes the state can start paying the benefits by the end of this week.
Legislative candidates have divergent ideas about how to pay dividends from the Permanent Fund while maintaining state services.
The deadline to request an absentee ballot is Saturday, Oct. 24.
Gross is using his background in medicine to criticize the federal response to the coronavirus pandemic. He's also pushing for a public option for healthcare.