Alaska Politics

Political news coverage from the Alaska Public Radio Network.

Dave Donaldson, APRN – Juneau While some voters might see the General Election race as an extension – or rerun – or the Republican...

Dave Donaldson, APRN – Juneau The legislative task force charged with coming up with a way to pay for postsecondary scholarships for some...

Libby Casey, APRN - Washington DC The U.S. Senate has passed a bill Democrats say will benefit small businesses.  It cleared the Senate Thursday on...

Len Anderson, KSKA - Anchorage Passage of the small business bill will likely be welcomed by the private sector.  The last debt crisis made lenders...

Libby Casey, APRN – Washington DC Senator Lisa Murkowski says she’s weighing “Alaska” and its future as she considers whether or not to launch...

Dave Donaldson, APRN – Juneau The major issue to be argued in this year’s U.S. Senate race is how the winner of the General...

Ellen Lockyer, KSKA – Anchorage Democratic gubernatorial candidate Ethan Berkowitz  announced the second part of his Alaskan Ownership Stake platform in Anchorage today. As...

Dave Donaldson, APRN – Juneau Republican Bill Walker says he’s not continuing a run for the governor’s office.   He came in second in the...

Libby Casey, APRN – Washington DC Senator Murkowski plans to announce on Friday whether or not she’ll run as a write-in candidate for U.S....

Dave Donaldson, APRN – Juneau How voters actually decide who will represent us – at all levels of government – has long been a...

Dave Donaldson, APRN – Juneau and Libby Casey, APRN – Washington DC Congress is returning to Washington, but Senator Lisa Murkowski is not among...

Libby Casey, APRN – Washington DC Congress is planning a short burst of activity after the long August recess. But as APRN’s Libby Casey...

Joe Viechnicki, KFSK – Petersburg The challenger in the Republican primary race for state house district two has conceded the race. Just 142 votes...

Ed Schoenfeld, CoastAlaska – Sitka Reber Stein is a member of Sitka’s Assembly. He says he would have preferred to be running against Samuelson. “I...

Steve Heimel, APRN - Anchorage Cable television personality Glenn Beck's appearance in Anchorage was a big success.  While not a sell-out, the speaking engagement drew...

Dave Donaldson, APRN – Juneau Governor Sean Parnell filed another suit against the federal government on Thursday – this time to overturn the federal...

Ellen Lockyer, KSKA - Anchorage The Alaskan Independence Party has selected Michigan Militia founder Norm Olson as its candidate for lieutenant governor. But AIP leaders say...

Photo and Story by Annie Feidt, APRN – Anchorage Interior Secretary Ken Salazar stopped in Anchorage today, at the end of a whirlwind 48-hour...

Dave Donaldson, APRN – Juneau Republican Candidate for the U.S. Senate Joe Miller pulled further ahead of incumbent Lisa Murkowski today as the Division...

Ed Schoenfeld, CoastAlaska – Juneau Prosecutors will wait before deciding whether to appeal the dismissal of a fishing citation against State Senator Albert Kookesh. A...