Primary Election: Republican U.S. Senate Candidate Mead Treadwell

It will soon be decision time for Alaska voters on which Republican should face incumbent U.S. Senator Mark Begich in November. Will it be Joe Miller, Dan Sullivan, or Mead Treadwell? Each candidate will have an hour-long live opportunity to answer phone calls from public radio listeners statewide. Mead Treadwell will go first, on the next Talk of Alaska. APRN: Tuesday, 7/1 at 10:00am Download Audio

Rules for 2014 RUNNING – Primary Election

Write-in candidates must show at least 5% standing in the polls to be included. The percentage would NOT include the margin of error in the poll. The poll must be done by a reputable pollster and presented to Alaska Public Media at least one week before the production - either the record date or the live date.

Proposition 1

Alaska’s budget is based on oil taxes, and the Legislature changed the oil tax structure last year to allow the industry more income when prices are high. In August Alaska’s voters are being asked whether they want to repeal that change. APRN: Tuesday, June 1, at 10:00 a.m. Download Audio

Petersburg Republican to Seek House Seat

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A Petersburg Republican plans to run for House District 35 in hopes of unseating a freshman Democratic representative from Sitka. Legislative districts for next year have not cleared a legal challenge but at least two people intend to run for the new district that includes Sitka, Petersburg, Craig and other communities on the northern half of Prince of Wales Island.

Election Prompts Big Changes In The Alaska Legislature

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Democrats lose seats in the Alaska legislature. What’s likely to happen in the unfinished race between Hollis French and Bob Bell? Republicans Click Bishop, Pete Kelly and John Coghill win key Interior Alaska Senate seats. Don Young handily wins reelection. All Southcentral Alaska judges are retained. What happened with the Constitutional Convention ballot question? KSKA: Friday, 11/9 at 2:00pm & Saturday, 11/10 at 6:00pm TV: Friday, 11/9 at 7:30pm & Saturday, 11/10 at 5:00pm

Election 2012: Meet the Candidates

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Our meet-the-candidates forum hosted by Michael Carey returns Monday, October 29 through Friday, November 2 on KSKA FM and Alaska Public Television. Debate for the State: U.S. Congress Monday, Oct. 29 at 7:00 pm RUNNING: Alaska legislature Monday Oct., 29 at 8:00 pm Tuesday, Oct. 30 - Friday, Nov. 2 at 7:00 pm Visit our elections page for details on RUNNING, Debate for the State and the U.S. Presidential election on November 6, 2012.

Debate for the State 2012

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Candidates for U.S. Representative: Don Young [R] and Sharon Cissna [D] join host Michael Carey, Lori Townsend of APRN and Tim Bradner from the Alaska Journal of Commerce on Debate for the State. Monday, October 29 7:00 - 8:00 pm KSKA FM & Alaska Public Television

RUNNING: Monday Oct. 29

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8:00 PM House 6 Mat-Su 8:30 PM House 7, House 8 Willow, Houston, Palmer 8:45 PM Senate E, House 9, House 10 Wasilla, Big Lake, Point McKenzie Read More...

RUNNING: Tuesday, Oct. 30

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Michael Carey hosts candidates running for Alaska legislature on November 6, 2012. Panelists include Daysha Eaton of KSKA and Kyle Hopkins from the Anchorage Daily News. Tune in on KSKA FM 91.1 or Alaska Public Television. Times listed are approximate and will vary slightly between radio and TV. 7:00 PM Senate F, House 12 Chugiak, Eagle River 7:20 PM Senate G, House 13, House 14 Elmendorf, East Anchorage Read More...

RUNNING: Wednesday, Oct. 31

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7:00 PM Senate H, House 15, House 16 Midtown, Spenard 8:30 PM House 17, House 18 Mountain View, Downtown Anchorage Read More...

RUNNING: Thursday, Nov. 1

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7:00 PM Senate J, House 19, House 20 West Anchorage, Sand Lake 8:30 PM Senate K, House 21, House 22 South Anchorage Read More...

RUNNING: Friday, Nov. 2

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7:00 PM Senate L, House 23, House 24 South Anchorage 8:15 PM Senate M, House 25, House 26 Eagle River 9:45 PM Senate N, House 27 South Anchorage, North Kenai Read More...

Ballot Propositions Fall; Young Wins Republican Nomination

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Both ballot propositions fall in the Primary Election. Two Republic incumbents lose their primary election bids. Approximately 10 new members join the Alaska House of Representatives. Don Young takes the Republican nomination in dominating fashion. Voter turnout comes in at under 25 percent. KSKA: Friday, 8/31 at 2:00pm & Saturday, 9/1 at 6:00pm TV: Friday, 8/31 at 7:30pm & Saturday, 9/1 at 5:00pm

Ballot Measure 2

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Alaska voters are being asked to enact a law restoring the Coastal Zone Management program with Ballot Measure Two. Critics say the law is poorly drafted and would halt development. Advocates say it simply restores a local voice. Decision time is approaching for Ballot Measure Two, and that’s why it’s the topic on the next Talk of Alaska. KSKA: Tuesday, 8/21 at 10:00am

Republican and Democratic Convention Coverage

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(Updated Mon. 8/7) The Republican National Convention will take place in Tampa, Florida from Tuesday, August 28 through Thursday, August 30. The Democratic National Convention will take place in Charlotte, North Carolina from Tuesday, September 4 through Thursday, September 6. Watch or listen to convention coverage on Alaska Public TV or KSKA FM. Broadcast details HERE.

Debate for the State: Friday, August 24

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Host Michael Carey moderates a discussion with the candidates running for United States Representative in the Alaska Primary Election on August 28, 2012. Tune in on KSKA FM 91.1 or Alaska Public Television. Times listed below are approximate. 7:00 PM Democrats Debra Chesnut Fairbanks Sharon M. Cissna Anchorage Matt Moore Anchorage Doug Urquidi Eagle River Frank J. Vondersaar Homer 8:00 PM Republicans John R. Cox Anchor Point Terre L. Gales Eagle River Don Young Ft. Yukon 8:50 PM Libertarian Jim C. McDermott Fairbanks

RUNNING: Monday, August 20

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7:00 PM House 6 Mat-Su 7:05 PM Senate D, House 7, House 8 Willow, Houston, Palmer 8:10 PM Senate E, House 9, House 10 Greater Wasilla, Big Lake, Point McKenzie Read More...

RUNNING: Tuesday, August 21

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7:00 PM Senate F, House 11, House 12 Chugiak, Eagle River 7:30 PM Senate G, House 13, House 14 Elmendorf, East Anchorage Read More...

RUNNING: Wednesday, August 22

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7:00 PM Senate H, House 15, House 16 Midtown, Spenard 9:15 PM Senate I, House 17, House 18 Mountain View, Downtown Anchorage 8:40 PM Senate K South Anchorage Read More...

RUNNING: Thursday, August 23

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Host Michael Carey moderates a discussion with the candidates running for legislature in the Alaska Primary Election on August 28, 2012. Daysha Eaton joins as a panelist. Tune in on KSKA FM 91.1 or Alaska Public Television. Times listed below are approximate. 7:00 PM Senate J, House 19, House 20 West Anchorage, Sand Lake 8:00 PM House 21, House 22 (Senate K) South Anchorage 8:10 PM Senate L, House 23, House 24 South Anchorage 8:20 PM Senate M, House 25, House 26 Eagle River 10:00 PM Senate N, House 27, House 28 South Anchorage, North Kenai Read More...