Rematch: This Alaska legislative race could make or break the next House speaker

Lance Pruitt, the East Anchorage Republican, could become the next speaker of the Alaska House when the state Legislature convenes in Juneau next year. But first, Pruitt, the leader of the House GOP minority, has to win re-election.

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Impounded campaign signs highlight new interpretation of Alaska’s old billboard law

The Department of Transportation is enforcing a state law that forbids posting most signs in its right of way along state roads.
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Sullivan stands close to Trump, stays quiet about his controversies

Sen. Dan Sullivan can be a hard person to pin down, especially when he’s asked about President Trump’s statements and behavior.

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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Al Gross points to medical background in Senate bid

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.
Side by side photos of Suzanne LaFrance and James Kaufman, candidates for House District 28.

House District 28 race centers budget crisis

Republican James Kaufman and Democrat-nominated Independent Suzanne LaFrance are battling to represent House District 28, in South Anchorage, including the Hillside and Girdwood. Both say solving Alaska’s fiscal crisis is their first priority, but their strategies are different.
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Polls open in Alaska for early in-person voting

At noon on the first day of in-person voting, the wait was more than an hour, and Janiece Buck didn't mind.
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Why some people appear to vote twice in Alaska’s election data

A "data hobbyist" says he found scores of examples of people voting more than once. But the Division of Elections says none of those votes were counted.
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New poll finds Sullivan ahead in race to keep U.S. Senate seat

U.S. Sen. Dan Sullivan is leading challenger Al Gross in a new poll of likely Alaska voters.

Alaska GOP Gov. Dunleavy says he’ll vote no on oil-tax increase, election overhaul initiatives

Dunleavy said he thinks issues of taxation are better handled by state lawmakers than through the initiative process. And he says the proposed election overhaul is too complicated.
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Alaska’s latest election lawsuit would give absentee voters a chance to fix mail-in ballot errors

A lawsuit is seeking to give absentee voters in Alaska a chance to fix mail-in ballot errors that would otherwise prevent their votes from being counted.

Galvin campaign raises $1.8M for quarter

U.S. House candidate Alyse Galvin has raised $1.8 million since July - more than double what she raised during the prior quarter.
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Alaska Supreme Court rules that absentee voters won’t need witnesses

Alaskans voting by mail will not be required to have witnesses sign their ballots, after the Alaska Supreme Court upheld a judge’s ruling on Monday.
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Virtual debate: Alaska U.S. Senate candidates face off on fisheries

The Kodiak Chamber of Commerce’s U.S. Senate debate is the only Alaska political forum of its kind devoted exclusively to fisheries. And Saturday night’s showdown between U.S. Sen. Dan Sullivan and his challenger, Al Gross, had some heated exchanges.
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Filings show group opposing oil tax initiative raised $18.5M

OneAlaska has raised more than 10 times as much as Vote Yes for Alaska’s Fair Share, the largest group supporting the oil tax measure.
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State elections watchdog orders ‘No on 2’ campaign to fix or take down ads

The group opposing a ballot reform initiative used outdated donor information in its advertisements.

Conflicting claims, big money at heart of debate on Alaska’s oil taxes

Ballot Measure 1 — or the “Fair Share Act” — is an initiative that supporters say would fix Alaska’s oil tax law while opponents argue it would jeopardize Alaska’s economy.
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National groups pour millions into Alaska’s U.S. Senate race, suggesting it’s tightening

President Donald Trump’s flagging poll numbers across the country are helping to bring a number of previously safe Republican U.S. Senate seats into play across the country -- including in Alaska, said James Arkin, who covers campaigns for Politico.
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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.