Alaska Politics

Political news coverage from the Alaska Public Radio Network.

Parnell Finishes First Year in Office

Dave Donaldson, APRN – Juneau Monday is the first anniversary of Sean Parnell’s tenure in the governor’s office.  He says the transition has been...

Talk of Alaska: Mead Treadwell, Republican Lieutenant Governor Candidate

Mead Treadwell of Anchorage is going into politics by running for Lieutenant Governor. He has resigned his position on the Arctic Research Commission...

Talk of Alaska: Hollis French, Democratic Candidate for Governor

Hollis French says he wants to be the “Education Governor.” In the primary election, he’s up against Ethan Berkowitz, who has run for state-wide office...

Domestic Terror Reaches Alaska

Photo and Story by Ellen Lockyer, KSKA – Anchorage Domestic terror reached Alaska in a chilling case Wednesday.  On Wednesday afternoon, US Department of...

Poll Finds Miller’s Number Lagging Behind

Annie Feidt, APRN – Anchorage A new poll shows US Senate candidate Joe Miller has a tough road ahead to beat incumbent Senator Lisa...

Miller and Murkowski Race Heats Up

Ellen Lockyer, KSKA – Anchorage The primary campaign between Republican challenger Joe Miller and incumbent Lisa Murkowski for a place on the Republican ticket...

Tea Party Express Comes to Anchorage

Story and Photo Annie Feidt, APRN – Anchorage Top officials with the Tea Party Express were in Anchorage on Monday to begin campaigning for...

Miller Campaign to Receive Help From Tea Party Group

Associated Press Joe Miller has ended the quarter with nearly $125,000, a fraction of the nearly $2.4 million that Senator Lisa Murkowski had...

Talk of Alaska: Ralph Samuels, Republican Candidate for Governor

The Republican primary election offers three very different candidates for Governor, and they all are appearing on “Talk of Alaska.” Ralph Samuels voted...

Parnell Appoints New Commerce, Community and Economic Development Commissioner

Casey Kelly, KTOO – Juneau Governor Sean Parnell’s recent decision to tap Susan Bell as Commerce, Community and Economic Development Commissioner came with relatively...

Talk of Alaska: Bill Walker

Three separate Republican candidates for Governor have three very different ideas about selling Alaska’s natural gas.   Your chance to learn more about...

Land-Selection Bill Issue in Murkowski Campaign

Ed Schoenfeld, CoastAlaska – Juneau The Sealaska lands-selection bill has become an issue in U.S. Senator Lisa Murkowski’s re-election campaign. Primary opponent Joe Miller...

Talk of Alaska: Joe Miller, Republican U.S. Senate Candidate

In the primary election, Republicans and undeclared voters have a choice between incumbent US Senator Lisa Murkowski and challenger Joe Miller. Joe Miller says he...

Energy Hot Topic in Gubernatorial Debates

Tim Ellis, KUAC – Fairbanks Energy and budget issues dominated a political forum Tuesday in Fairbanks featuring seven candidates for governor. Download Audio (MP3)

Trout Unlimited Sponsors Chefs' AK Tour

Adam Kane, KDLG - Dillingham As the Sockeye Salmon runs in Bristol Bay hit their peak this summer, a group of chefs arrived to cook...

Dahlstrom Resigns from Parnell Administration

Dave Donaldson, APRN – Juneau Former Eagle River representative Nancy Dahlstrom has resigned from her new job with the Parnell Administration.  Parnell says he...

Doogan Recovering from Successful Surgery

Associated Press An aide to Alaska State Rep. Mike Doogan says the Anchorage Democrat is recovering from the successful removal of a brain tumor. Aide...

Candidates Give the Public A Lot to Think About

Dave Donaldson, APRN – Juneau The major candidates for US Senate are about a third of the way into this year’s primary election season...

Senators Debate Climate Change, Energy Legislation With President

Libby Casey, APRN – Washington DC Both of Alaska’s Senators attended a White House meeting Tuesday on climate change and energy legislation.  They were among...

Doogan Begins Treatment of Tumor

Dave Donaldson, APRN – Juneau Anchorage Democrat Mike Doogan has begun treatment to remove a brain tumor.  Surgery is scheduled for Thursday.  Announcement of the...