Alaska Politics

Political news coverage from the Alaska Public Radio Network.

Campaigners Take Time to Consider Options

Dave Donaldson, APRN – Juneau and Ellen Lockyer, KSKA – Anchorage Candidates and voters are still recuperating from the surprise results of Tuesday’s election. ...

Absentee Ballots Could be Key in Senate Primary

Steve Heimel, APRN – Anchorage It will be Berkowitz and Benson versus Parnell and Treadwell, but will it be Miller versus McAdams?  The count is...

Miller Stays Ahead; Murkowski Waiting on Absentee Ballots

Photo and Story by Annie Feidt, APRN – Anchorage With all but two precincts reporting, Joe Miller is holding his lead in the Republican...

Pundits Marvel at Miller’s Strong Showing

Libby Casey, APRN – Washington DC Political scientists and pundits across the country are marveling at Joe Miller’s strong showing in yesterday’s primary. Download Audio...

Senate Primary Motivates Richardson Highway Voters

Tim Ellis, KUAC – Fairbanks The Miller-Murkowski contest motivated some Richardson Highway community voters in yesterday’s primary. As KUAC’s Tim Ellis reports, they were...

McAdams Prepares for General Election

Lori Townsend, APRN – Anchorage Scott McAdams, who won last night’s Democratic nomination for the U.S. Senate race is still mostly unknown around the...

Carey Shocked at Results of Murkowski-Miller Race So Far

Lori Townsend, APRN – Anchorage Michael Carey has watched the results of the Murkowski-Miller race come in with a good bit of shock. He...

Parnell and Treadwell Present United Front

Photo and Story by Ellen Lockyer, APRN – Anchorage Governor Sean Parnell and Republican running mate Mead Treadwell presented a united front in a...

Berkowitz, Benson Win Democratic Party Nominations

Len Anderson, KSKA – Anchorage Parnell will face Democrat Ethan Berkowitz in November. Diane Benson won the Democrat’s Lieutenant Governor’s race. Ballot Measure One, dubbed...

Miller Maintains Lead; Waiting on Absentee Ballots

Len Anderson, KSKA - Anchorage As of this morning, with nearly 98 percent of the statewide precincts reporting, Joe Miller's lead over incumbent Senator Lisa...

Parnell Wins; Berkowitz Holds Big Lead

Governor Sean Parnell held off two Republican challengers and won his party's nomination in Tuesday's election. Parnell, who stepped into the job after Governor Sarah...

Miller Clings to Lead Over Murkowski

Joe Miller clung to a lead in the GOP nomination for US Senate Wednesday morning. According to the state's election office, Miller led incumbent...

Benson Wins Democratic Nomination for Lt. Governor

Ethan Berkowitz appeared to have won the Democratic nomination for governor defeating state Senator Hollis French. Rep. Don Young easily won renomination and he will...

Begich Seeks Arctic Opinion on Energy Development

Photo and Story by Ellen Lockyer, KSKA – Anchorage As the nation’s only Arctic state, Alaska is bound to play a key role in ...

No Child Sexual Abuse Charges to be Pursued in Bill Allen Case

Associated Press The Department of Justice has decided not to pursue charges against former VECO Chairman Bill Allen in a child sexual abuse investigation. Anchorage...

Murkowski Defends Against Miller’s Accusations

Libby Casey, APRN – Washington DC Senator Lisa Murkowski is the only woman on the US Senate’s Republican leadership team, and after only eight...

Democrats Vie for Opportunity in General US Senate Election

Annie Feidt, APRN – Anchorage Three candidates are vying to win the Democratic primary this year for the US Senate. Sitka mayor Scott McAdams...

Gubernatorial Candidates Focus on Oil and Gas Topics

Dave Donaldson, APRN – Juneau The Republican candidates for governor in next week’s primary election have focused on the future of the oil and...

RUNNING: Lisa Murkowski Debates Joe Miller – Part 1/2

Part 1/2 of a the first debate between incumbent Lisa Murkowski and challenger Joe Miller took place on August 19, 2010 during the RUNNING...

RUNNING: Lisa Murkowski Debates Joe Miller – Part 2/2

Part 2/2 of a the first debate between incumbent Lisa Murkowski and challenger Joe Miller took place on August 19, 2010 during the RUNNING...