Speaker Ryan honors Young, offers tip: ‘swear in,’ not ‘at’

The U.S. House of Representatives  honored - nearly roasted - Congressman Don Young Wednesday for becoming the new "dean of the House." And back home, Young gains a challenger: Alyce Galvin. Listen now

Division of Elections says absentee ballots cast for Walker are final

The Alaska Division of Elections has received several thousand absentee ballots for the Nov. 6 general election. Those voters would not have known that incumbent Gov. Bill Walker was ending his re-election campaign. Listen now

State To Defend Merged Gubernatorial Ticket

The state says a lawsuit challenging the mechanism that allowed two Alaska gubernatorial candidates to merge their campaigns would derail the November election and potentially disenfranchise voters if it succeeds. Download Audio:

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.
Dustin Darden. (Photo by Josh Edge, APRN - Anchorage)

Anchorage Mayoral Candidate: Dustin Darden

With Anchorage's local election just around the corner, KSKA and Alaska Public media are bringing you a look at those running for mayor. As KSKA's Zachariah Hughes reports, Dustin Darden is bringing his past as a tradesman and strong religious beliefs to the campaign.

Meet the 3 candidates vying for Mat Su mayor’s seat

Three candidates are vying for the Matanuska Susitna Borough's mayor's seat. Incumbent Larry DeVilbiss seeks re-election, and he's is being challenged by Assemblyman Vern Halter and dark horse candidate Rosemary Vavrin. The election is scheduled for Tuesday, October 6.

School Renovations Depend on Prop 1

Proposition 1 is an education bond that would give the Anchorage School District more than 57 million dollars for building maintenance and improvements. Download Audio

Berkowitz Nabs Mayoral Victory After High Voter Turnout

Anchorage voters elected Ethan Berkowitz by a wide margin Tuesday to be the city's next mayor, after runoff race consisting of two candidates from opposite sides of the political spectrum. Download Audio:

Mat-Su Considers Ordinance Allowing Borough To Pay For Ballot Proposition Ads

An ordinance now before the Matanuska Susitna Borough Assembly would allow the Borough to pay for advertising to influence voters in the case of state ballot propositions. The ordinance comes at a time when an upcoming state ballot is expected to put a number of controversial issues before the voters. Download Audio

Petersburg To Ask For Reconsideration Of Redistricting Decision

Petersburg will ask the Alaska Supreme Court to reconsider its decision on redistricting. The City Council made that decision after consulting with its attorney in a special meeting yesterday afternoon.

Sen. Murkowski, Julie Fate Sullivan Bring Senate Campaign To Bethel

Just weeks before the November election, the Sullivan campaign has come to Bethel. Download Audio

Murkowski Asks to Intervene in Miller Suit

Ellen Lockyer, KSKA – Anchorage The venue change of candidate Joe Miller’s lawsuit against the state of Alaska has put a new wrinkle in...
Polling place at City Hall in downtown Anchorage.

Should Alaska consider ranked choice voting? Hear a debate about Ballot Measure 2

This week on Addressing Alaskans we hear a debate about Ballot Measure 2 and we balance out some arguments from a previous Addressing Alaskans regarding Ballot Measure 1.

More National Guard Documents Released, Most Unresponsive

The Alaska Attorney General’s office released a fourth set of documents concerning the Alaska National Guard on Saturday. The 171-page packet contained mostly press releases and official photographs.

Sarah Palin Channel Kicks Off With Pro-Oil Tax Referendum Message

Less than a week after launching her own online subscription channel, former Gov. Sarah Palin is using the platform to call for the repeal of her successor's oil tax law. Download Audio

Talk of Alaska: Lisa Murkowski, Republican Candidate for US Senate

As the primary election approaches, Alaska’s senior US Senator faces a challenge from the right.   Is it time for a change in Washington?...

An initiative proposes to overhaul Alaska’s elections. But not everyone thinks they’re broken.

The initiative’s drafters argue that Alaska’s election system punishes bipartisanship and rewards partisan loyalty. And they’re proposing an overhaul, but they face opposition from those who say the state's elections work just fine.

Polling Places Running Out of Ballots

Some polling places ran out of municipal election ballots. Lisa Reider-Bott of Eagle River said she arrived at her polling place at the Eagle River Lions Club about 6:00 pm but she couldn't vote. Municipal elections staff confirmed that they ran out of ballots at several locations including the Eagle River Lions Club and Service High School. Read More
Lori Townsend interviews U.S. Senate Candidate Al Gross during Alaska Insight

Al Gross is running for office for the first time. Here’s why he thinks he belongs in the U.S. Senate | Alaska Insight

https://youtu.be/GhFqfBGS4fs Continuing our coverage of congressional races, we turn to the U.S. Senate candidates beginning with Independent...
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Anchorage Assembly certifies municipal election

The Anchorage Assembly voted unanimously to certify the results of the April municipal election on Tuesday. This means results are now official, though they may still be subject to a recount, if the candidates are within half a percentage point of each other. Results may also be contested on legal grounds if there is proof of fraud, corrupt election practices, or the candidate does not meet qualifications for office.