Alaska Politics

Political news coverage from the Alaska Public Radio Network.

“I need to cut some lumber, make some sawdust and, you know, go through sort of that process,” Walker said of what he’ll do after his term ends.

They traded accusations over which branch of government is responsible for the rise in crime. Listen now

Now, the real work to address climate change can start. But it’s hard to know what that might look like under new leadership. Listen now

In the last week, both Mike Dunleavy and Mark Begich received endorsements from varying spheres of influence. Listen now

Alaska AFL-CIO President Vince Beltrami said labor leaders on a conference call unanimously supported Begich. Listen now

The latest poll was conducted after independent Gov. Bill Walker suspended his campaign.

Early voting began Monday at locations across the state. This year, Alaskans will get an extra prize for voting early: one of Juneau artist Pat Race’s custom-designed stickers. Listen now

The Alaska Division of Elections has received several thousand absentee ballots for the Nov. 6 general election. Those voters would not have known that incumbent Gov. Bill Walker was ending his re-election campaign. Listen now

Alaska Public Media's coverage of the 2018 General Election. See all of our candidate interviews and news related to this year's election.

The 52nd annual Alaska Federation of Natives convention concluded Oct. 20 in Anchorage with high-level addresses from Alaska’s senators, and AFN delegates still reeling from the news that Gov. Bill Walker is suspending his re-election campaign. Listen now

Some liberals were mad at Sen. Murkowski because technically, she didn't vote "no" on the nomination of Brett Kavanaugh. She voted "present." And there's a long backstory to that. Listen now

Governor Walker announced today that he is suspending his campaign for reelection. That leaves a two-person race for governor between Republican Mike Dunleavy and Democrat Mark Begich. Listen now

Wrangell’s city manager’s recent decision to hire a sitting Assembly member raised eyebrows. Listen now

It’s too late to be removed from the ballot. Roughly 1,000 absentee ballots have already been returned. Listen now

Sweeney called for continued vigilance against drug use in Native communities. "I am committed to finding new ways for the BIA to be engaged in protecting our Alaska Native villages," she said. Listen now

This would effectively turn the campaign into a two-way race between Republican Mike Dunleavy and Democrat Mark Begich.

Alaska lobbyists have been breaking an anti-corruption law by helping political candidates promote their fundraising events, according to a preliminary opinion from the state’s campaign finance watchdog. Listen now

She spoke at the annual tribal conference, held today at the Egan Center to kick of the Alaska Federation of Natives Convention, which starts tomorrow. Listen now

Democratic candidate for Alaska Governor Mark Begich said, like many Alaskans, he was surprised by Lt. Gov. Byron Mallott’s abrupt resignation and withdrawal from the campaign. Listen now

The news of Lt. Gov. Byron Mallott's resignation Tuesday had a lot of people wondering what will happen next. And that includes Matt Buxton, who is the editor of the online blog Midnight Sun. He also covered the legislature for the Fairbanks Daily News-Miner during the Walker-Mallott administration.