Alaska Politics

Political news coverage from the Alaska Public Radio Network.

Shootings Raise Questions About Congressional Members’ Security

Libby Casey, APRN – Washington DC Alaska’s Congressional delegation reacted with shock and horror at the attack on their colleague, Arizona Congresswoman Gabrielle...

Flags at Half-Staff for Tucson Shooting Victims

Photo by Libby Casey, APRN - Washington DC Alaska’s Congressman Don Young is not changing any security protocol or plans this week in the wake...

Legislators File 104 Bills for Consideration So Far This Year

Dave Donaldson, APRN - Juneau Legislators have already filed 104 bills for consideration in this year’s session that begins on Jan. 18.   On top of...

Eight Vying for Mat-Su Borough Mayor

Ellen Lockyer, KSKA – Anchorage Eight men are vying for the Matanuska Susitna Borough mayor’s position in a special election set for next...

New Bill Proposes Change in Oil Tax Calculation

Dave Donaldson, APRN – Juneau One of the major goals of the Parnell Administration is to end the year with a plan that...

Bills Related to “Frankenfish” Introduced to the Alaska Legislature

Mike Mason, KDLG – Dillingham The controversial proposal by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to approve the sale and consumption of genetically...

Judge Decides Ordinance Violates Homeless's Right to Due Process

Len Anderson, KSKA – Anchorage A Superior Court judge has found Anchorage’s municipal ordinance against homeless campsites violates the campers’ rights to due process...

Write-In Campaign Historic Start for Murkowski's New Term

Photos and Story Libby Casey, APRN – Washington DC Two-thirds of Alaska’s Congressional delegation was sworn in for new terms today. Republicans Senator Lisa...

Young Prepares for New Term, New Goals

Libby Casey, APRN – Washington DC Congressman Don Young started his 20th term in the House of Representatives today. He was sworn...

Murkowski, Young Sworn In

Photos and Story by Libby Casey, APRN - Washington DC Two-thirds of Alaska’s Congressional delegation was sworn in for new terms today.  Republican Senator Lisa...

New Congress Begins Wednesday

Libby Casey, APRN – Washington DC The new Congress will be sworn-in in Washington Wednesday, opening a period of divided government, with Republicans...

Johansen, Millett Facing Strong Opposition From Many in House Majority Caucus

Ed Schoenfeld, CoastAlaska – Juneau The next few weeks should show whether Representatives Kyle Johansen of Ketchikan and Charisse Millett of Anchorage will have...

Miller Will No Longer Challenge Election Results

Photos and Story by Lori Townsend, APRN – Anchorage Joe Miller announced today that he will no longer pursue legal challenges against the election results...

APRN’s Look Back on 2010

Steve Heimel, APRN – Anchorage This is our last program of the year at the Alaska Public Radio Network, and, like other news...

Retrospective on Ketchikan’s Past Year

Maria Dudzak, KRBD – Ketchikan Debates over the location of a new public library, bonding propositions and a political misstep were only a...

Sitka Emerges as Political Hotbed

Ed Ronco, KCAW – Sitka Sitka saw some attention from the U.S. Senate candidacy as then-Mayor Scott McAdams ran for a seat. But, locally,...

Governor, Lt. Governor Sign Final Certification Documents

Associated Press Governor Sean Parnell and Lieutenant Governor Mead Treadwell today signed the final certification documents declaring Senator Lisa Murkowski the winner of...

State Will Certify Election on Thursday

Ellen Lockyer, KSKA – Anchorage U.S. Senator Lisa Murkowski will be sworn in as Alaska’s Senator come January.  According to the state, the results...

Miller to Announce Future Plans on Friday

Lori Townsend, APRN – Anchorage Joe Miller said today he plans to announce by Friday whether he’ll continue his legal fight over the Alaska...

Young Named Chairman of Subcommittee on Indian and Alaska Native Affairs

Associated Press Alaskan Congressman Don Young has been named Chairman of the Subcommittee on Indian and Alaska Native Affairs, a newly established subcommittee...