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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 takes a slim lead in the Anchorage mayoral runoff

Retired commercial pilot Dave Bronson took a slim lead in the runoff election for Anchorage mayor on Wednesday. With about 76,000 votes counted, Bronson leads over Assembly member Forrest Dunbar by under 278 votes. Only about 4,000 votes were added to the count between Tuesday and Wednesday.

Wasilla Principal Says Congressman Young Offended Grieving School

The principal of Wasilla High School says Congressman Don Young offended her students at a school assembly yesterday. Young, known for brash talk throughout his four decades in office, spoke to students about suicide and gay marriage in a manner Principal Amy Spargo describes as hurtful.

Walker, Begich supporters eye withdrawal deadline

It’s nearly unprecedented for conservative and Republican candidates to share less of the vote than former Gov. Sean Parnell had four years ago. Listen now
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Assembly approves police transparency resolution

The Anchorage Assembly approved a resolution on Tuesday that aims to improve transparency within the Anchorage Police Department. It passed with an amendment supported by both the Berkowitz administration and APD, requiring regular reports to the assembly of any changes to police policy. It also involves the existing Public Safety Advisory Commission in reviewing policy changes to determine if public input is needed.
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Will full PFDs spell problems for Permanent Fund’s future?

Legislative candidates have divergent ideas about how to pay dividends from the Permanent Fund while maintaining state services.

RUNNING: 2021 Anchorage School Board Race – issues and candidate Q&A responses

UPDATE: Candidate responses to Alaska Public Media's 2021 School Board Candidate questionnaire are now available at Running 2021. Sixteen candidates are running; 12 responded...

Miller Refuses to Answer Any More Personal Questions

Photo and Story by Lori Townsend, APRN – Anchorage It was a day of waiting for the Alaska Press Corp. in Anchorage. The campaign...

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
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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.

Begich spent four years as a consultant. As governor, he could sign bills affecting former clients

For the past four years, Begich has owned a public affairs and consulting firm, working with clients that intersect with state government. If elected, he’ll likely be faced with decisions that will directly affect the businesses, unions and Native organizations that have been paying his business for advice. Listen now
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LISTEN: Vote by mail or in person? Understanding the options this election season

What do you need to know about your voting options? How secure are the systems in place and what will the process be for counting ballots after November 3rd? State elections officials join us to clarify the voting process
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Here’s why Alaska is the slowest in the nation when it comes to vote counting

Questions, confusion and speculation about Alaska’s vote-counting process are erupting this week as state officials wait to count more than 100,000 absentee and other ballots until next week -- long after other U.S. states count the vast majority of their votes.

Debate for the State: Miller, Treadwell Face Off

Joe Miller and Mead Treadwell discussed foreign affairs, health policy, transportation, climate change, gun control, Social Security and how they wanted to help Alaska in the US Senate during a one-hour Debate for the State on Wednesday night.
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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 company that runs the trans-Alaska pipeline announced a 10% cut to North Slope oil production Friday, amid a global oversupply of crude caused...

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.
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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.