Alaska Politics

Political news coverage from the Alaska Public Radio Network.

State Will Not Receive National Health Care Funds

Libby Casey, APRN – Washington DC When the federal government announced, last week, that every state will get $1 million to help pay for...

State Candidates Release Campaign Financial Reports

Dave Donaldson, APRN – Juneau Candidates in this year’s state races have released the first campaign financial reports required since the August Primary election.  ...

Murkowski Campaign Urges Broadcasters to Refuse Tea Party Ad

Associated Press Lawyers for U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski's campaign want Alaska broadcasters to refuse a national Tea Party ad. The campaign says the TV ad is...

Municipal Elections Taking Place Around Alaska Today

Ed Schoenfeld, CoastAlaska - Juneau and Len Anderson, APRN - Anchorage Municipal elections are taking place in communities across Alaska today.  The exception is Anchorage,...

Alaska Tribal Adoption Case Will Not Go to Supreme Court

Lori Townsend, APRN – Anchorage The U.S. Supreme court has denied hearing an Alaska tribal adoption case, ending a four-year legal battle between the...

Environmental Measure Tops Ballot in Fairbanks Election

Dan Bross, KUAC – Fairbanks Fairbanks Borough voters face two propositions on Tuesday’s municipal election ballot.  Proposition A would prevent the borough from banning,...

Petersburg Voters to Decide on Smoking Ban

Matt Lichtenstein, KFSK – Petersburg On Tuesday, Petersburg voters will decide whether to prohibit smoking in most workplaces and public spaces. Opponents see the...

New Form of Government at Stake in Mat-Su Elections

Ellen Lockyer, KSKA – Anchorage Matanuska Susitna Borough voters will decide for or against a new form of government when they go to the...

Unions, Government Wage Ad War in Kodiak

Jacob Resneck, KMXT – Kodiak A ballot initiative that would allow city workers to unionize has made Kodiak somewhat of a political battleground between...

Senator Begich to Visit Bethel

Len Anderson, APRN - Anchorage U.S. Senator Mark Begich will be in Bethel to address to the Annual Convention of the Association of Village Council...

Alaska Board of Game Addressing Nelchina Caribou Herd Issues

Associated Press The Alaska Board of Game will hold a special meeting next week in Anchorage. The special meeting was scheduled to deal with legal...

Recall Vote to Determine Fate of North Pole Mayor

Flyn Ludington, KUAC – Fairbanks The city of North Pole holds municipal elections next week, the results of which will determine whether Mayor Doug...

Mayor Sullivan Presents Version of Municipal Budget

Ellen Lockyer, KSKA – Anchorage Anchorage Mayor Dan Sullivan presented his version of the municipal budget at a city Assembly work session Friday. Sullivan...

Berkowitz Proposes Role Realignment for Attorney General

Dave Donaldson, APRN – Juneau Democratic candidate for Governor Ethan Berkowitz today proposed realigning the role of the Attorney General – to make certain...

Disorderly Conduct Charge on Yukon River Draws Federal, State Controversy

Dave Donaldson, APRN - Juneau Governor Parnell is asking that the state be given formal status in the federal court case against 70-year-old Jim Wilde...

Shockingly High Rate of Violence Against Women Found in Alaska

Photo and Story by Ellen Lockyer, KSKA – Anchorage Alaska has led the nation in the incidence of sexual assault and domestic violence against...

Obama To Name New White House Chief-of-Staff

Libby Casey, APRN – Washington DC A member of President Obama’s inner circle with connections to Alaska is expected to take one of the...

McAdams Speaks About Economic, Energy Plan

Dave Donaldson, APRN – Juneau On Thursday, Democratic Senate Candidate Scott McAdams said Alaska’s Congressional delegation should take a new role in helping shape...

Mat-Su District One Race

Ellen Lockyer, KSKA – Anchorage Matanuska Susitna Borough voters will choose candidates for two Borough Assembly seats when they go to the polls next...

Mat-Su District Two Race

Ellen Lockyer, KSKA – Anchorage Matanuska Susitna Borough voters go to the polls October 5 to choose two Assembly seats. KSKA’s Ellen Lockyer has...