Alaska Politics

Political news coverage from the Alaska Public Radio Network.

Ed Schoenfeld, CoastAlaska – Juneau Fifty-eight members of Congress have signed a letter opposing Sealaska’s lands-selection legislation. The group of Democrats asked House committee leaders...

Photo 1: Assembly Chair Dick Traini and Mayor Dan Sullivan attempt to persuade Assembly Member Bill Starr on the veto override vote. ...

Dave Donaldson, APRN – Juneau The primary gubernatorial races are getting expensive this year – and campaign contributors are responding.  On Tuesday, the Alaska...

Dave Donaldson, APRN – Juneau Monday is the first anniversary of Sean Parnell’s tenure in the governor’s office.  He says the transition has been...

Mead Treadwell of Anchorage is going into politics by running for Lieutenant Governor. He has resigned his position on the Arctic Research Commission...

Hollis French says he wants to be the “Education Governor.” In the primary election, he’s up against Ethan Berkowitz, who has run for state-wide office...

Photo and Story by Ellen Lockyer, KSKA – Anchorage Domestic terror reached Alaska in a chilling case Wednesday.  On Wednesday afternoon, US Department of...

Annie Feidt, APRN – Anchorage A new poll shows US Senate candidate Joe Miller has a tough road ahead to beat incumbent Senator Lisa...

Ellen Lockyer, KSKA – Anchorage The primary campaign between Republican challenger Joe Miller and incumbent Lisa Murkowski for a place on the Republican ticket...

Story and Photo Annie Feidt, APRN – Anchorage Top officials with the Tea Party Express were in Anchorage on Monday to begin campaigning for...

Associated Press Joe Miller has ended the quarter with nearly $125,000, a fraction of the nearly $2.4 million that Senator Lisa Murkowski had...

The Republican primary election offers three very different candidates for Governor, and they all are appearing on “Talk of Alaska.” Ralph Samuels voted...

Casey Kelly, KTOO – Juneau Governor Sean Parnell’s recent decision to tap Susan Bell as Commerce, Community and Economic Development Commissioner came with relatively...

Three separate Republican candidates for Governor have three very different ideas about selling Alaska’s natural gas.   Your chance to learn more about...

Ed Schoenfeld, CoastAlaska – Juneau The Sealaska lands-selection bill has become an issue in U.S. Senator Lisa Murkowski’s re-election campaign. Primary opponent Joe Miller...

In the primary election, Republicans and undeclared voters have a choice between incumbent US Senator Lisa Murkowski and challenger Joe Miller. Joe Miller says he...

Tim Ellis, KUAC – Fairbanks Energy and budget issues dominated a political forum Tuesday in Fairbanks featuring seven candidates for governor. Download Audio (MP3)

Adam Kane, KDLG - Dillingham As the Sockeye Salmon runs in Bristol Bay hit their peak this summer, a group of chefs arrived to cook...

Dave Donaldson, APRN – Juneau Former Eagle River representative Nancy Dahlstrom has resigned from her new job with the Parnell Administration.  Parnell says he...

Associated Press An aide to Alaska State Rep. Mike Doogan says the Anchorage Democrat is recovering from the successful removal of a brain tumor. Aide...