Alaska Politics

Political news coverage from the Alaska Public Radio Network.

Libby Casey, APRN – Washington DC Alaska’s Senators are both reviewing a Pentagon report unveiled Tuesday on the effects of repealing the law banning...

Libby Casey, APRN – Washington DC Attached to the Food Safety bill was an attempt by Senator Tom Coburn to ban earmarks. It...

Libby Casey, APRN – Washington DC Gridlock may be the prevailing theme on Capitol Hill, but Senator Lisa Murkowski and 14 other Republicans joined...

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

Jake Neher, KBRW – Barrow Arctic Slope Regional Corporation and North Slope Borough officials are considering filing suit against the U.S. Department of Interior...

Libby Casey, APRN - Washington DC The lame duck congress may not be able to agree about gays in the military, an arms treaty or...

Ellen Lockyer, KSKA – Anchorage Fairbanks judge Douglas Blankenship ruled this afternoon that Republican U.S. Senate candidate Joe Miller’s lawsuit against the state division...

Lori Townsend, APRN – Anchorage The conviction of Congressman Don Young’s former aid Mark Zachares who was convicted for taking gifts from corrupt lobbyist...

Libby Casey, APRN – Washington DC Earmarks have a bad rap in Washington, but Alaska has heavily benefitted from them.  On Wednesday we looked...

Lori Townsend, APRN – Anchorage The Department of Interior today released the areas designated as critical habitat for polar bears. It’s a vast 187,000 mile...

Photos and Story by Libby Casey, APRN – Washington DC Republicans in both the U.S. House and Senate are pledging to ban earmarks.  That’s...

Ed Ronco, KCAW – Sitka An attempt to remove Angoon Mayor Albert Howard from office appears to have failed, based on preliminary election returns...

Associated Press State Rep. Kyle Johansen is vowing a return to the Republican caucus. The embattled Johansen told constituents in Ketchikan this week that he...

Ellen Lockyer, KSKA – Anchorage Planned Parenthood of the Great Northwest is suing the state in an effort to overturn the parental notice law,...

Ed Ronco, KCAW – Sitka Angoon residents are voting today on whether to recall the city’s mayor, Albert Howard. The recall petition accuses Howard...

Libby Casey, APRN – Washington DC A former aide to Alaska Congressman Don Young was sentenced Monday for taking money in exchange for information...

Libby Casey, APRN – Washington DC Alaska’s Mark Begich says his new post on the Senate’s Democratic leadership team will give voice to more...

Len Anderson, KSKA – Anchorage Attorneys for the American Civil Liberties Union and the Municipality of Anchorage are waiting to learn the victor of...

Associated Press Alaska Lt. Gov. Craig Campbell says allegations made by Republican U.S. Senate candidate Joe Miller in a state lawsuit are “baseless.” Miller...

Libby Casey, APRN – Washington DC Senator Lisa Murkowski is in the center of the debate over the military’s policy banning openly gay service-members,...