Alaska Politics

Political news coverage from the Alaska Public Radio Network.

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...

Sitka Mayor to Challenge Murkowski’s Senate Seat

Sitka’s Mayor has filed to challenge Lisa Murkowski in her re-election campaign this year.  Scott McAdams says he’s joining the race  to take a...

2010 Fisheries Debate

One sign that the elections are around the corner is Kodiak's now famous Fisheries Debate. Six candidates for governor came to town last Friday night...

Candidates Square Off at Kodiak’s Fisheries Debate

Six candidates for governor faced off in a debate Friday night in Kodiak, which was intended to be fisheries-only, but occasionally strayed...

AK Senators Say Federal Permits Should Not be Required for Subsistence Bird Hunters

Alaska’s Senators say rural Alaskans hunting birds for subsistence should not have to get a federal permit.  U.S. Fish and Wildlife is requiring the...

Senate Hopefuls to Challenge Murkowski

A Sitka Democratic Party official is saying Sitka Mayor Scott McAdams will challenge Lisa Murkowski for her seat in the United States Senate. McAdams,...

Many Legislature Incumbents Running Unopposed

Most of this year’s incumbent legislators will get free trips back to Juneau next year.  That’s because – so far – the majority of...

Gubernatorial Candidates Weigh in on Offshore Drilling Debate

The candidates on the trail during this year’s gubernatorial races are beginning to hear from voters about the BP Oil spill in the Gulf...

Alaska’s Senators Split Their Votes on Financial Reform

Alaska’s Senators split their votes last night on a financial reform bill that passed 59 to 39.  Democrats largely supported it, and all but...