Alaska Politics

Political news coverage from the Alaska Public Radio Network.

Fairbanks-Area House Race Sees Upset

Dan Bross, KUAC – Fairbanks In Fairbanks area State House races, Republican incumbent Mike Kelly has been upset by Democrat Bob Miller. Miller benefitted...

Assembly Member Proposes Tobacco Tax Hike

Len Anderson, KSKA – Anchorage Anchorage Assembly Chair Dick Traini wants to raise the municipality’s tobacco tax.  A recent public hearing showed the proposed...

Parnell, Young Win Handily; Senate Seat Drama Begins

Staff, APRN - Anchorage Lisa Murkowski appears to have beaten the odds. As of this morning, the incumbent senator's write-in campaign has apparently garnered 41...

Election Day: November 2, 2010

Alaska votes on Tuesday November 2, 2010. Polls open at 7:00 am and close at 8:00 pm. Here are some helpful links...

State’s DEC Taking Over Some Federal Clean Water Act Powers

Ellen Lockyer, KSKA – Anchorage The Federal Environmental Protection Agency is turning over some of its Clean Water Act authority to the state Department...

City Addresses ‘Spice’ Issue

Len Anderson, KSKA – Anchorage There’s no legal ban yet, but the Anchorage Assembly has passed a resolution asking businesses to pull a hallucinatory...

Questions Arise About Formation of New Petersburg Borough

Joe Viechnicki, KFSK – Petersburg City employees, attorneys and a committee of local residents fielded questions last week on the formation of a...

Challenge of Write-In List Dropped

Ellen Lockyer, KSKA – Anchorage A new challenge to a court decision allowing the use of write-in candidate lists at polling places has failed,...

Senate Candidates Try to Gain Last-Minute Vote

Dan Bross, KUAC – Fairbanks and Libby Casey, APRN – Washington DC Candidates are making their final rounds Monday as Alaska’s U.S. Senate race...

U.S. House and Senate Races Not Alone on the Ballot

Dave Donaldson, APRN – Juneau So far this year, we’ve focused on the top of the ballot – the U.S. Senate and House and...

Young Voters Expected to Make Big Difference

Ellen Lockyer, KSKA – Anchorage There are over 8,000 first time voters in Alaska heading into the November general election. That’s nearly 2 percent...

Campaigns Enter Final Push

Steve Heimel, APRN - Anchorage The state Supreme Court Friday ruled that it is proper for the Division of Elections to offer assistance to voters...

No Decision on Write-In Lists Yet

Ellen Lockyer, KSKA – Anchorage LATE BREAKING: The Alaska Supreme Court will allow limited distribution of the write-in candidate list. Supreme Court Order (PDF) At news...

Palin and Others Work to Boost Miller Campaign

Photo and Story by Ellen Lockyer, KSKA – Anchorage This year’s election is becoming increasingly rancorous, as candidates scramble for the one last vote...

Gubernatorial Candidates Square Off in Final Debate

Casey Kelly, KTOO – Juneau Leading candidates for Governor squared off Thursday night in the final debate of Alaska public broadcasting’s Debate for the...

Begich Keeping Close Eye On 2010 Election

Aaron Selbig, KBBI – Homer One Alaska politician who is not in the middle of a heated campaign battle this year is Senator...

Energy, Tribal Policies Highlight Gubernatorial Debate

Steve Heimel, APRN - Anchorage There are major differences between the Democratic and Republican candidates for Governor this year.  Incumbent Sean Parnell and challenger Ethan...

Debate for the State Will Replay on 360 North

Photo by Josh Edge, APRN - Anchorage If you missed the live airing of this year's Debate for the State, Running or the Talk of...

Debate for the State: Gubernatorial Candidates

Photos by Josh Edge, APRN - Anchorage Gubernatorial candidates, Democratic candidate Ethan Berkowitz and Republican candidate Governor Sean Parnell, met in the KAKM studios as...

Debate for the State: U.S. Senate

Photos by Josh Edge, APRN  - Anchorage Democratic nominee Scott McAdams, Republican candidate Joe Miller and write-in incumbent Lisa Murkowski were in...