Alaska Politics

Political news coverage from the Alaska Public Radio Network.

Begich Discusses Plans for ‘Lame Duck’ Session

Ellen Lockyer, KSKA – Anchorage Senator Mark Begich is in the state for the Veterans Day holiday.  Begich told reporters in Anchorage Wednesday that...

Write-In Ballot Count Begins

Photo and Story by Dave Donaldson, APRN – Juneau Wednesday, the Division of Elections today began counting the write-in votes cast in last week’s...

Judge Denies Request to Stop Write-In Ballot Count

Casey Kelly, KTOO – Juneau U.S. District Court Judge Ralph Beistline has denied a request by Joe Miller to immediately stop the count of...

Muñoz Believes Johansen’s Decision to Leave House Majority Will Hurt Region

Ed Schoenfeld, CoastAlaska – Juneau Juneau Representative Cathy Muñoz says fellow Southeast Republican Kyle Johansen’s decision to leave the House majority will hurt the...

Declining Medicare Reimbursement for Doctors Likely to Highlight Lame Duck Session

Dan Bross, KUAC – Fairbanks The upcoming lame duck session of Congress could yield key tweaks to federal health care law. Northwest Regional Director...

Anchorage Assembly Raises Cigarette Tax

Len Anderson, KSKA - Anchorage Anchorage will have the second highest tax on cigarettes of any city in the country in January.   The Anchorage Assembly...

Absentee, Early Vote Counting Begins Today

Photo and Story by Dave Donaldson, APRN – Juneau The Division of Elections is counting the first round of absentee and early votes...

Election Officials Keeping Eye Out For Voter Fraud

Lori Townsend, APRN – Anchorage As division of elections officials oversee the count of absentee, early and questioned ballots over the next several days,...

Write-In Vote Count Programming Available Live on Gavel-to-Gavel

Dave Donaldson, APRN – Juneau Public Television will let you watch the count of the write-in votes in the race for the U.S....

Parnell Begins Accepting Resignations From Commissioners, Other High-Level Officials

Dave Donaldson, APRN – Juneau Governor Parnell will replace nearly half of the cabinet-level people that met him when Sarah Palin resigned last year.  ...

Johansen Loses Leadership Post; Thomas, Wilson Move Up

Ed Schoenfeld, CoastAlaska – Juneau One of the most powerful members of Alaska’s House of Representatives has left the Republican-led majority caucus. Ketchikan’s Kyle Johansen...

Johansen Loses Leadership Post; Thomas, Wilson Move Up

Ed Schoenfeld, CoastAlaska - Juneau Now the State House has two minorities.  Kyle Johansen of Ketchikan and Charisse Millett of Anchorage are out.  But Ed...

Former Young Aid Due For Sentencing This Month

Steve Heimel, APRN - Anchorage Mark Zachares is due for sentencing Nov. 22.  He was an aide to Representative Don Young who got mixed up...

Presidential Commission Opens Hearings On Gulf Blowout

Steve Heimel, APRN – Anchorage Monday, a Presidential Commission opened two days of hearings on the BP Gulf of Mexico blowout. They...

Absentee Ballot Validation Remains Point of Contention Between Miller Campaign, DOE

Libby Casey, APRN – Washington DC and Lori Townsend, APRN – Anchorage The Division of Elections says Joe Miller’s campaign did not follow the ...

Alaska Republicans Consolidate General Election Gains

Steve Heimel, APRN - Anchorage Republicans have organized the Alaska House, consolidating gains made for the party in the general election. Mike Chenault of Nikiski will...

Early, Absentee Ballots Will Be Counted Tuesday; Write-In Count Begins Wednesday

Libby Casey, APRN - Washington DC The battle to get votes in Alaska’s U.S. Senate race may be over, but the two main candidates are...

State Wins Rights to Issue Clean Water Act Wastewater Discharge Permits

Ellen Lockyer, KSKA – Anchorage The state of Alaska has won the right to issue cheap kamagra Clean Water Act wastewater discharge permits for...

Division of Elections Gearing Up for Write-In Count

Dave Donaldson, APRN – Juneau The Division of Elections is setting up what it needs to count the write-in ballots that were cast in...

Murkowski Digging in for Fight to Keep Seat

Ellen Lockyer, KSKA – Anchorage Senator Lisa Murkowski is positioning for a fight to keep her lead in this year’s Senate race.  The incumbent...