Alaska Politics

Political news coverage from the Alaska Public Radio Network.

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...

Miller Upset With Decision to Move Up Ballot Count

Libby Casey, APRN – Washington DC Joe Miller is upset with the Division of Elections’ decision to move up the ballot-count of the U.S....

McAdams Proud of Campaign

Ed Ronco, KCAW – Sitka Scott McAdams will take a week off before returning to Sitka and continuing work as director of community schools...

Kodiak Senator Forms Bipartisan Coalition

Jay Barrett, KMXT – Kodiak Kodiak Senator Gary Stevens has once again formed a bipartisan coalition to run the Alaska Senate. Like the last...

Interior Department Expected to Explain Why Polar Bear Listed as ‘Threatened’

Associated Press A federal court judge has given the Interior Department a Dec. 23 deadline to explain why polar bears were listed in 2008...

Murkowski Compiling Top Legal Team for Write-In Count

Ellen Lockyer, KSKA - Anchorage The Lieutenant Governor announced yesterday that he's moving up the date for beginning to examine write-in ballots from Tuesday's election. ...

Parnell, Young Retain Seats; Write-In Ballots to be Counted for US Senate Race

Libby Casey, APRN – Washington DC Tuesday, Alaskans voted to keep their Governor and U.S. Congressman, and may have made history...

Parnell Asks for Resignations from Palin Appointees

Dave Donaldson, APRN – Juneau Wednesday, Governor Sean Parnell took the first steps in creating his own administration that will be different from what...

Governor May Find Less Opposition in House, But Senate Remains Much the Same

Dave Donaldson, APRN – Juneau Governor Parnell will still have to get his own, new agenda through the legislature next year.  As Dave Donaldson...

Murkowski’s Push for Bush Votes Appears to Have Worked

Casey Kelly, KTOO – Juneau Native corporations’ efforts to get out the vote for Senator Lisa Murkowski in rural parts of Alaska appear to...

Fairbanks-Area House Race Sees Upset

Dan Bross, KUAC – Fairbanks In Fairbanks area State House races, Republican incumbent Mike Kelly has been upset by Democrat Bob Miller. Miller benefitted...

Assembly Member Proposes Tobacco Tax Hike

Len Anderson, KSKA – Anchorage Anchorage Assembly Chair Dick Traini wants to raise the municipality’s tobacco tax.  A recent public hearing showed the proposed...

Parnell, Young Win Handily; Senate Seat Drama Begins

Staff, APRN - Anchorage Lisa Murkowski appears to have beaten the odds. As of this morning, the incumbent senator's write-in campaign has apparently garnered 41...

Election Day: November 2, 2010

Alaska votes on Tuesday November 2, 2010. Polls open at 7:00 am and close at 8:00 pm. Here are some helpful links...

State’s DEC Taking Over Some Federal Clean Water Act Powers

Ellen Lockyer, KSKA – Anchorage The Federal Environmental Protection Agency is turning over some of its Clean Water Act authority to the state Department...

City Addresses ‘Spice’ Issue

Len Anderson, KSKA – Anchorage There’s no legal ban yet, but the Anchorage Assembly has passed a resolution asking businesses to pull a hallucinatory...

Questions Arise About Formation of New Petersburg Borough

Joe Viechnicki, KFSK – Petersburg City employees, attorneys and a committee of local residents fielded questions last week on the formation of a...

Challenge of Write-In List Dropped

Ellen Lockyer, KSKA – Anchorage A new challenge to a court decision allowing the use of write-in candidate lists at polling places has failed,...

Senate Candidates Try to Gain Last-Minute Vote

Dan Bross, KUAC – Fairbanks and Libby Casey, APRN – Washington DC Candidates are making their final rounds Monday as Alaska’s U.S. Senate race...