Alaska Politics

Political news coverage from the Alaska Public Radio Network.

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...

Debate for the State: U.S. House

Photos by Josh Edge, APRN - Anchorage Incumbent Republican candidate Don Young and Democratic nominee Harry Crawford came to the KAKM studios for...

Democrats Take Write-In Case to Supreme Court

Ellen Lockyer, KSKA – Anchorage The Alaska Democratic Party is taking its fight with the state division of elections to the Alaska Supreme Court. The...

Election Officials Mail More than 30,000 Absentee Ballots

Associated Press Alaska election officials mailed more than 30,000 absentee ballots to voters for next week’s election. This surpasses the roughly 26,460 absentee ballots mailed...

U.S. House Candidates Meet in Debate for the State

Ed Ronco, KCAW – Sitka Wednesday’s Debate for the State series kicked off on Alaska public broadcasting stations with the candidates for U.S. House. ...

Senate Candidates Discuss Lesser-Known Issues

Dan Bross, KUAC – Fairbanks The three front-running candidates in Alaska’s contentious U.S. Senate race also answered questions during last night’s debate. Democrat Scott...

Judge Sides With Democratic, Republican Parties About Write-In List Issue

Ellen Lockyer, KSKA – Anchorage Wednesday, an Anchorage judge sided with both the Alaska Democratic Party and the Republican Party of Alaska against the...

Multiple Lawsuits Arise Leading Up to General Election

Ellen Lockyer, KSKA – Anchorage The court case involving polling place violations is only one of the legal actions marring this year’s general election. Yesterday’s...

Miller’s Personnel Records Released

Ellen Lockyer, KSKA – Anchorage Republican U.S. Senate candidate Joe Miller’s personnel records have been made public as of 4:00 p.m. Tuesday afternoon. Miller said...

State’s National Petroleum Reserve Less Than Anticipated

Associated Press Federal scientists say the National Petroleum Reserve-Alaska contains less than one-tenth of the volume of oil than was previously estimated. The U.S. Geological...

U.S. Senate and House Candidates Debate in Fairbanks

Dan Bross, KUAC – Fairbanks Candidates for U.S. Senate and House exchanged views yesterday in Fairbanks at a Chamber of Commerce sponsored forum.  Longtime...

Older Americans Not Only Ones Affected By Social Security

Ellen Lockyer, KSKA – Anchorage Social Security, that venerable institution, turns 75-years-old this year. It provides retirement income for more than 70,000 Alaskans, but...

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

The federal deficit and narrowing government to its Constitutional dimensions are the major planks of the platform on which Republican Joe ...

Berkowitz Campaign Battling RGA Advertising

Steve Heimel, APRN - Anchorage This morning the Democratic gubernatorial campaign of Ethan Berkowitz goes into court to challenge a large advertising buy by the...

Republican, Democratic Parties Opposing Polling Place Write-In Lists

Photo and Story by Ellen Lockyer, KSKA – Anchorage With only days to go before the November election, Republicans and Democrats in Alaska have...

Talk of Alaska: Sean Parnell, Republican Candidate for Governor

After years of service in the Legislature and the Lieutenant Governor’s office, Sean Parnell became Governor when Sarah Palin resigned.   Now he...

Senate Campaigns Step Up Over Weekend

Steve Heimel, APRN - Anchorage The U.S. Senate campaign stepped up over the weekend, with debates at the University of Alaska-Fairbanks and in Anchorage featuring...

Health Care Issue Remains Unaddressed in Gubernatorial Race

Libby Casey, APRN – Washington DC The debate over the federal health care law dominated discussions of policy and politics a year ago, but...

Early Voting on Pace to Surpass 2006 Numbers

Associated Press Absentee and early voting could play an important role in the outcome of the Alaska Senate race. In the first three days of...

Democrats May Sue Over Voting Booth Write-In Lists

Associated Press Alaska Democrats are threatening to sue the state, alleging election officials are trying to influence the outcome of the U.S. Senate race...