Alaska Politics

Political news coverage from the Alaska Public Radio Network.

Observers Watching Absentee Ballot Count Closely

Mike Mason, KDLG – Dillingham Annie Feidt, APRN – Anchorage Libby Casey, APRN – Washington DC In another spat between the two campaigns, Joe Miller says the...

Berkowitz Plans to Give Alaskans Chance to Buy Share in Natural Gas Pipeline

Dave Donaldson, APRN – Juneau Ethan Berkowitz wants to give Alaskans a chance to buy a share in the Alaska Natural Gas Pipeline.   The...

Stevens to be Buried in Arlington

Associated Press The family of former Senator Ted Stevens says he will be buried September 28 at Arlington National Cemetery near Washington, D.C., in...

General Election Campaigns Begin for Some; Others Still Waiting

Libby Casey, APRN - Anchorage Democratic gubernatorial nominee Ethan Berkowitz kicks off his general election campaign today with the announcement of an energy policy.   Meanwhile,...

Division of Elections Sorting Through Absentee Ballots

Dan Bross, KUAC – Fairbanks It will be weeks before there’s a final tally in the close U.S. Senate Republican primary race between incumbent...

Miller Optimistic About Potential Primary Results

Libby Casey, APRN – Anchorage Joe Miller defied polls and pundits’ expectations with his strong showing at the voting booth Tuesday.  In the two...

Campaigners Take Time to Consider Options

Dave Donaldson, APRN – Juneau and Ellen Lockyer, KSKA – Anchorage Candidates and voters are still recuperating from the surprise results of Tuesday’s election. ...

Absentee Ballots Could be Key in Senate Primary

Steve Heimel, APRN – Anchorage It will be Berkowitz and Benson versus Parnell and Treadwell, but will it be Miller versus McAdams?  The count is...

Miller Stays Ahead; Murkowski Waiting on Absentee Ballots

Photo and Story by Annie Feidt, APRN – Anchorage With all but two precincts reporting, Joe Miller is holding his lead in the Republican...

Pundits Marvel at Miller’s Strong Showing

Libby Casey, APRN – Washington DC Political scientists and pundits across the country are marveling at Joe Miller’s strong showing in yesterday’s primary. Download Audio...

Senate Primary Motivates Richardson Highway Voters

Tim Ellis, KUAC – Fairbanks The Miller-Murkowski contest motivated some Richardson Highway community voters in yesterday’s primary. As KUAC’s Tim Ellis reports, they were...

McAdams Prepares for General Election

Lori Townsend, APRN – Anchorage Scott McAdams, who won last night’s Democratic nomination for the U.S. Senate race is still mostly unknown around the...

Carey Shocked at Results of Murkowski-Miller Race So Far

Lori Townsend, APRN – Anchorage Michael Carey has watched the results of the Murkowski-Miller race come in with a good bit of shock. He...

Parnell and Treadwell Present United Front

Photo and Story by Ellen Lockyer, APRN – Anchorage Governor Sean Parnell and Republican running mate Mead Treadwell presented a united front in a...

Berkowitz, Benson Win Democratic Party Nominations

Len Anderson, KSKA – Anchorage Parnell will face Democrat Ethan Berkowitz in November. Diane Benson won the Democrat’s Lieutenant Governor’s race. Ballot Measure One, dubbed...

Miller Maintains Lead; Waiting on Absentee Ballots

Len Anderson, KSKA - Anchorage As of this morning, with nearly 98 percent of the statewide precincts reporting, Joe Miller's lead over incumbent Senator Lisa...

Parnell Wins; Berkowitz Holds Big Lead

Governor Sean Parnell held off two Republican challengers and won his party's nomination in Tuesday's election. Parnell, who stepped into the job after Governor Sarah...

Miller Clings to Lead Over Murkowski

Joe Miller clung to a lead in the GOP nomination for US Senate Wednesday morning. According to the state's election office, Miller led incumbent...

Benson Wins Democratic Nomination for Lt. Governor

Ethan Berkowitz appeared to have won the Democratic nomination for governor defeating state Senator Hollis French. Rep. Don Young easily won renomination and he will...

Begich Seeks Arctic Opinion on Energy Development

Photo and Story by Ellen Lockyer, KSKA – Anchorage As the nation’s only Arctic state, Alaska is bound to play a key role in ...