Rep. LeDoux, Alaska GOP try to fill in blanks in disputed state House race

What conclusions can we draw about absentee ballots requested in the names of dead people, and whether they connect to a candidate and a consultant she hired to help her with get-out-the-vote work? Listen now
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Mertarvik residents didn’t get primary ballots. The state says it didn’t know people lived there.

Materials for voting never arrived in Newtok, a sister village, from where absentee ballots were supposed to be taken to Mertarvik.

A torrent of Democratic absentee ballots could reverse Alaska’s Election Night vote counts

More than 75,000 Alaskans have already cast absentee ballots in this year’s election -- nearly one-fourth of the total number of votes cast in the state in the last presidential election, in 2016.

RUNNING: 2021 Anchorage Mayor’s Race – issues and candidate Q&A responses

Anchorage on an April evening. Taken April, 2008. Photo from Flickr/Wikipedia, by Frank. K. Creative Commons License 2.0 Generic

Replacing a legacy: running for Senate Seat J

Tom Begich and Ed Wesley are vying for the seat held by Johnny Ellis for more than two decades. Listen now

Conservative group is targeting Superior Court Judge up for retention

A conservative group is targeting a Superior Court Judge in Anchorage who is on the ballot for retention this year. Alaska Family Action is campaigning against Judge Sen Tan for decisions he made in the late 1990s on cases related to the issue of abortion. The Alaska Judicial Council is responding with an advertising campaign supporting Tan, calling him one of the highest rated judges in the state.

After Parnell Concession, Walker Transition Formally Begins

The logistical aspects of the transition are being handled by small circle of advisors, which includes newly hired chief of staff Jim Whitaker.

Poll finds less than one percent margin in race for governor

Mike Dunleavy leads Mark Begich 42.5 percent to 42.3 percent in the poll, which was taken from last Friday through Monday. Listen now
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Alaska candidates promise painless budget cuts, but experts say not so fast

Veterans of state budget battles say that after years of spending cuts, it’s unlikely that further reductions can fill much of the deficit without major impacts to services like schools and the Medicaid health-care system. "The easy choices are gone," said House Speaker Bryce Edgmon.
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Alaska US Senate race: Gross trails Sullivan but says math is in his favor

U.S. Senate candidate Al Gross is far behind in the votes counted so far, but his campaign claims he can still beat Republican incumbent Dan Sullivan.

AFN Asks For Help in Voting-rights Campaign

Alaska’s largest Native organization is challenging a Southeast group to lead the regional campaign to regain federal voting-rights protections.
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Here’s what to expect on Anchorage’s Election Day

If you haven’t voted yet, you can drop your signed ballot in one of the dropboxes around the city or go to one of the Vote Centers, located at City Hall, the Loussac Library and the Eagle River Town Center. As long as you are in line at a dropbox or Vote Center by 8 p.m. you will be allowed to vote. Mail-in ballots must be postmarked by today, April 6.

Campaign Profile: For Joe Miller, 2010 Looms Large

Republican Joe Miller is vying for the seat held by U.S. Sen. Mark Begich. But the specter of his 2010 run against Sen. Lisa Murkowski looms large over his current campaign. Some of the residual effects strengthen Miller’s candidacy. But the negatives are persistent. Download Audio

Alyeska imposes 10% cut to North Slope production as COVID-19 hammers oil demand

The trans-Alaska pipeline runs alongside the Dalton Highway near the Toolik Field Station, in the North Slope Borough. (Rashah McChesney/Alaska's Energy...

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.

Emails sent to Alaskans on Tuesday warned them to “vote for Trump or else”

Several Alaskans in communities across the state posted screenshots of the emails early Tuesday, and news reports from Florida indicated that the same messages were sent to some voters there.
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Representative-elect Patkotak says he opposes joining a caucus that seeks cuts to certain rural Alaska programs

Patkotak's position will make it much harder for a majority conservative Republican caucus to form.
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Civil rights groups have a request: drop the witness signature on ballots

Even before the pandemic, the No. 1 cause of ballot rejection is the lack of a witness signature.
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Bronson widens lead in Anchorage mayoral race

Retired commercial pilot Dave Bronson is ahead by 627 votes in the runoff race for Anchorage mayor against East Anchorage Assembly member Forrest Dunbar. That’s according to updated election results posted Thursday afternoon. The margin between the two candidates is still less than 1 percent, but it has widened since Wednesday, when Bronson was up by less than 300 votes.

In Snub To Successor, Palin Endorses Walker

After her vice presidential run, Sarah Palin’s seal of approval was coveted by conservative candidates. Now, she’s endorsing against the Republican ticket for the first time in the Alaska governor’s race.