RUNNING: Hear from Assembly candidates for East and South Anchorage

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RUNNING: Hear from Assembly candidates for West Anchorage and Midtown

UPDATE: All candidates will participate by phone rather than gathering at the Alaska Public Media studios, in...

RUNNING: Hear from Assembly candidates for Downtown and Eagle River/Chugiak

Alaska Public Media’s RUNNING series featuring candidates for the April 7 Anchorage municipal election will air on...

RUNNING: Hear from the Anchorage School Board candidates

Alaska Public Media's RUNNING series featuring candidates for the April 7 Anchorage municipal election will air on...

After last year’s loss, Anchorage alcohol tax boosters bring in Mark Begich’s firm for this year’s campaign

After losing at the polls last year, supporters of a 5 percent alcohol tax in Anchorage say a better public opinion campaign could make the difference when the measure goes before voters again in April. So they've hired Mark Begich's company to help.

Judge says Alaska should crack down on unlimited contributions in state elections

Judge William Morse says the Alaska Public Office Commission should reinstate the $500 annual per-person contribution limit to independent groups, which APOC stopped enforcing following a 2010 U.S. Supreme Court decision called Citizens United.

Dems Kawasaki and Dodge take leads from questioned ballots, absentees still to be counted

If Kathryn Dodge wins her race, the Alaska House could be split 20-20 with members of a mostly Democratic caucus and a Republican caucus.

Voting machine problems delay results for parts of Southeast

Problems with voting machines in Southeast mean final election results for House districts 35 and 36 won’t be known for a while. Machines in Craig, Klawock, Thorne Bay, Sitka, Kake, Haines, Hydaburg and Metlakatla experienced issues.

With salmon ballot measure’s defeat, Pebble celebrates

In an interview Wednesday, Pebble CEO Tom Collier said even though his company’s mine proposal wasn’t always at the forefront of the debate, the salmon habitat initiative was, in some ways, all about Pebble.

Republicans may take control of the Alaska Capitol. But don’t expect to hear ‘kumbaya’ just yet.

Alaska House members and senators are holding meetings this week to organize new caucuses leading each chamber. But it won’t necessarily be smooth sailing even if the Alaska Capitol ends up under one-party control, according to interviews with members.

Problem ‘Ender Cards’ create election headache for Sitka House race

The outcome of Sitka’s House District is in question following a technical failure with a key element of the voting machines. The error was widespread across Southeast. Listen now

Y-K Delta villages see high voter turnout on Election Day

In Kasigluk, poll workers worried that destabilized ice on the Johnson River made it difficult for some voters to reach the ballot booth.

Juneau’s Jesse Kiehl wins Alaska Senate seat in District Q

Independent candidate Don Etheridge conceded the race for Senate District Q to Democratic opponent Jesse Kiehl late Tuesday night.

Kelly leads Kawasaki in close Fairbanks Senate race

If declared the winner, Kelly will begin his sixth term as a senator in January. Listen now

Alaska Republicans say Tuesday’s results could give them state House, Senate control

Alaska Republicans sounded confident Tuesday that preliminary election results will put them back in control of the state House after a two-year stint in the minority. Listen now

Dunleavy apparent victor in governor’s race as Begich concedes

Republican Mike Dunleavy is off to a promising start with 59 percent of precincts reporting. He leads Democrat Mark Begich by a 9-point margin, leading 52 percent to 43 percent. Listen now

Alaska voters strike down ‘Stand for Salmon’ ballot initiative

"No” voters are leading by a wide margin. Ballot Measure 1 is down 63 percent to 37 percent. If approved, the ballot initiative would add new protections for Alaska’s salmon habitat. Listen now

Young defeats Galvin in race for 24th term

With the first ballots counted, Alaska's lone member of the U.S. House Representatives, Don Young, is leading first-time candidate Alyse Galvin. Listen now

Y-K Delta one of nation’s few areas where federal monitors will oversee voting compliance on Tuesday

There are more than 10,000 voting jurisdictions in the U.S. Of the 35 jurisdictions selected for federal monitoring, two are in the Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta. Listen now

Both major candidates for Alaska governor want higher PFDs. What would it cost?

Democrat Mark Begich and Republican Mike Dunleavy both want higher dividends, but it’s not clear how they intend to pay for them.