Alaska Politics

Political news coverage from the Alaska Public Radio Network.

Talk of Alaska: Ethan Berkowitz, Democratic Candidate for Governor

Alaskans may know the future they want, but they have plenty of disagreements about who can lead them to that future.  Democratic ...

Alaska Dispatch Editor Detained, Accused of Trespassing

Lori Townsend, APRN – Anchorage Yesterday an Anchorage gathering at Central Middle school that was characterized as a public town hall meeting with...

Versions of Events at Miller Event Differ

Ellen Lockyer, KSKA – Anchorage What started at the event may have greater implications.   As KSKA’s Ellen Lockyer reports, DropZone owner Bill Fulton has...

Police Say Report of Hopfinger’s Arrest Now With City Prosecutors

Lori Townsend, APRN – Anchorage Lt. Dave Parker is with the Anchorage Police Department. He says private security agencies such as DropZone Security hired...

Bill Honoring Ted Stevens Signed into Law

Libby Casey, APRN – Washington DC Monday, President Obama signed into law a bill honoring the late Ted Stevens by gracing a mountain and...

Proposed Constitutional Amendment Could Increase Legislature Size

Steve Heimel, APRN – Anchorage On November’s election ballot there will be a Constitutional amendment to make the state Legislature larger.  Unlike some other...

Democrats Have High Hopes for State Senate District P

Dave Donaldson, APRN – Juneau For the last 18 years, Eagle River has been represented in the legislature by Republicans – in both the...

Alaska Dispatch Editor Detained at Miller Event

Steve Heimel, APRN - Anchorage Yesterday at a campaign forum promoted to supporters by internet, a reporter trying to ask Republican U.S. Senate candidate Joe...

Candidates in Monetary Race in Final Push Before Election Night

Libby Casey, APRN – Washington DC In the race for U.S. Senate, Joe Miller raised more money in August and September than his two...

Funding Playing Large Role in Campaigns

Photo and Story by Ellen Lockyer, KSKA – Anchorage The candidates in this year’s three way race for Alaska’s U.S. Senate seat may come...

Parnell Explains Vision of Restructuring Oil Industry Taxation

Dave Donaldson, APRN – Juneau Friday, Governor Parnell gave more details on how the state’s tax on the oil industry should be restructured –...

Walker Accepts Berkowitz’s Offer to Help on Gas Pipeline Project if Elected

Dave Donaldson, APRN – Juneau Falling short of endorsing the candidate, former Republican gubernatorial candidate Bill Walker has accepted an offer to work with...

Fairbanks Borough Not Commenting on Former Mayor’s Claims

Libby Casey, APRN – Washington DC The Fairbanks Borough is not weighing-in on the claims of its former mayor, Jim Whitaker, that Senate candidate...

Young, Crawford Debate Mostly Directed by Audience in Juneau

Dave Donaldson, APRN – Juneau Thursday, Congressman Don Young and his challenger, Democrat Harry Crawford faced an audience in Juneau who were more interested...

Six Absentee Votes Change Verdict on Proposal in Palmer

Ellen Lockyer, KSKA – Anchorage Absentee ballots have changed an election outcome in Palmer.  On Oct. 5, Palmer city election results indicated that a...

Legislation Aims to Increase Sea Otter Harvests, Pelt Sales

Ed Schoenfeld, CoastAlaska – Juneau Congressman Don Young has introduced legislation aimed at increasing sea otter harvests and pelt sales in Southcentral and Southeast...

Anchorage Chamber: U.S. Senatorial Candidate Forum

The three candidates running for Senator of Alaska met for the second time in Anchorage at a forum hosted by the Anchorage Chamber...

Former Fairbanks Mayor Comes Forward With Information About Miller

Ellen Lockyer, KSKA – Anchorage Former Fairbanks North Star Borough Mayor Jim Whitaker has come forward with some new information regarding U.S. Senate candidate...

Haines Candidate’s Ads May Have Broken State Rules

Tara Bicknell, KHNS – Haines The state’s campaign watchdog agency is considering a complaint alleging wrongdoing by supporters of Haines Republican Representative Bill ...

Gubernatorial Teams Face Off in Fairbanks

Dan Bross, KUAC – Fairbanks Alaska’s opposing gubernatorial teams squared off in a forum sponsored by the Fairbanks Chamber of Commerce yesterday. Incumbent Republican...