Alaska Politics

Political news coverage from the Alaska Public Radio Network.

Tea Party Express Comes to Anchorage

Story and Photo Annie Feidt, APRN – Anchorage Top officials with the Tea Party Express were in Anchorage on Monday to begin campaigning for...

Miller Campaign to Receive Help From Tea Party Group

Associated Press Joe Miller has ended the quarter with nearly $125,000, a fraction of the nearly $2.4 million that Senator Lisa Murkowski had...

Talk of Alaska: Ralph Samuels, Republican Candidate for Governor

The Republican primary election offers three very different candidates for Governor, and they all are appearing on “Talk of Alaska.” Ralph Samuels voted...

Parnell Appoints New Commerce, Community and Economic Development Commissioner

Casey Kelly, KTOO – Juneau Governor Sean Parnell’s recent decision to tap Susan Bell as Commerce, Community and Economic Development Commissioner came with relatively...

Talk of Alaska: Bill Walker

Three separate Republican candidates for Governor have three very different ideas about selling Alaska’s natural gas.   Your chance to learn more about...

Land-Selection Bill Issue in Murkowski Campaign

Ed Schoenfeld, CoastAlaska – Juneau The Sealaska lands-selection bill has become an issue in U.S. Senator Lisa Murkowski’s re-election campaign. Primary opponent Joe Miller...

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

In the primary election, Republicans and undeclared voters have a choice between incumbent US Senator Lisa Murkowski and challenger Joe Miller. Joe Miller says he...

Energy Hot Topic in Gubernatorial Debates

Tim Ellis, KUAC – Fairbanks Energy and budget issues dominated a political forum Tuesday in Fairbanks featuring seven candidates for governor. Download Audio (MP3)

Trout Unlimited Sponsors Chefs' AK Tour

Adam Kane, KDLG - Dillingham As the Sockeye Salmon runs in Bristol Bay hit their peak this summer, a group of chefs arrived to cook...

Dahlstrom Resigns from Parnell Administration

Dave Donaldson, APRN – Juneau Former Eagle River representative Nancy Dahlstrom has resigned from her new job with the Parnell Administration.  Parnell says he...

Doogan Recovering from Successful Surgery

Associated Press An aide to Alaska State Rep. Mike Doogan says the Anchorage Democrat is recovering from the successful removal of a brain tumor. Aide...

Candidates Give the Public A Lot to Think About

Dave Donaldson, APRN – Juneau The major candidates for US Senate are about a third of the way into this year’s primary election season...

Senators Debate Climate Change, Energy Legislation With President

Libby Casey, APRN – Washington DC Both of Alaska’s Senators attended a White House meeting Tuesday on climate change and energy legislation.  They were among...

Doogan Begins Treatment of Tumor

Dave Donaldson, APRN – Juneau Anchorage Democrat Mike Doogan has begun treatment to remove a brain tumor.  Surgery is scheduled for Thursday.  Announcement of the...

UAA’s Ulmer Chosen for Oil Spill Commission

University of Alaska, Anchorage, Chancellor Fran Ulmer has been tapped by the White House to serve on the just -formed National Commission on the Deepwater...

Governor Vetoes Denali Kid Care Expansion

Annie Feidt and Lori Townsend, APRN – Anchorage Governor Sean Parnell announced today he’s vetoing an expansion for Denali Kid Care. The program provides health...

Parnell Finishes FY 2011 Budgets

Dave Donaldson, APRN – Juneau Governor Parnell put the finishing touches on this year’s budgets on Thursday by vetoing $336 million from next fiscal year’s...

Governor Vetoes $336 Million From State Budget

Governor Sean Parnell announced his approval of the State Operating and Capital Budget for FY 2011 – cutting a total of $336 million. Cut from...

Palin Endorses Murkowski Challenger

Associated Press Sarah Palin has endorsed a challenger to Senator Lisa Murkowski in the Republican August primary. Palin today issued her support for Fairbanks lawyer...

Young’s Comments Draw Sharp Response

Opponents to Don Young’s bid for another term in Congress are responding to statements the Congressman made last week in which he said the...