Alaska Politics

Political news coverage from the Alaska Public Radio Network.

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...

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...