Alaska Politics

Political news coverage from the Alaska Public Radio Network.

State Law Department May Seek Sex Charges Against Bill Allen

Steve Heimel, APRN - Anchorage Even though federal prosecutors waved them off the case, the state Law department now says it may seek to make...

Attorney General Reviewing Bill Allen Investigation Reports

Associated Press Alaska Attorney General Dan Sullivan says his office is reviewing police reports compiled in a child sex abuse investigation involving former ...

Fishing Citations Dismissed Against State Senator Kookesh

Ed Schoenfeld, CoastAlaska – Juneau On Thursday, a judge dismissed subsistence fishing citations against state Senator Albert Kookesh. All but one charge against three...

Salazar Visiting Alaska; Meeting With Locals

Libby Casey, APRN - Washington DC Interior Secretary Ken Salazar is in Alaska - he's visiting Barrow today to meet with locals, and will swing...

NRSC Pledging Support to Miller; DSCC Doesn’t Reveal Plans for McAdams

Libby Casey, APRN – Washington DC The national group that works to get Republicans elected to the Senate is congratulating Joe Miller on...

Poll Shows Close Race for Senate Seat

Ed Ronco, KCAW – Sitka The first poll taken after Senator Lisa Murkowski conceded the race to Joe Miller shows a tight race between...

Miller Credits Supporters for Primary Win

Dan Bross, KUAC – Fairbanks Joe Miller hit the ground running today with a flurry of national media interviews.  As he moves on to...

Why the Republican Primary Was Much Closer Than Predicted

Ellen Lockyer, KSKA – Anchorage In late July, Ivan Moore Research found Joe Miller polling more than 30 points behind incumbent Lisa Murkowski. At...

Murkowski Concedes Senate Primary Race

Dave Donaldson, APRN - Juneau Senator Lisa Murkowski last night conceded her re-election bid.   In a hastily called press conference after many of the state’s...

Alaska Responds to Murkowski’s Decision to Concede

Dave Donaldson, APRN - Juneau You couldn't call it a surprise, but still Alaskans were sympathetic as they reacted to Lisa Murkowski’s decision...

Murkowski Concedes to Miller

Photos by Annie Feidt, APRN - Anchorage Senator Lisa Murkowski conceded her bid for reelection to primary opponent Joe Miller early Tuesday evening saying it...

Vote Gap Between Murkowski and Miller Narrows Slightly

Photo and Story by Ellen Lockyer, KSKA – Anchorage The absentee ballot count today in the Republican U.S. Senate primary shows a slight...

Ballot Counting Continues

Ellen Lockyer, KSKA – Anchorage and Dave Donaldson, APRN – Anchorage APRN’s Juneau correspondent, Dave Donaldson, is keeping tabs on the returns today. The vote...

Lt. Governor Responds to Vote Tampering Allegation

Annie Feidt, APRN – Anchorage Lieutenant Governor Craig Campbell is responding to a complaint by the Miller campaign of alleged vote tampering at the...

Miller’s Lead Continues to Slip

Senate candidate Joe Miller's lead over incumbent Senator Lisa Murkowski continued to shrink Tuesday as election officials began counting absentee and other ballots. As...

Miller Lead Narrows as Officials Begin Counting Absentee Ballots

Senate candidate Joe Miller's lead over incumbent Senator Lisa Murkowski narrowed to just 1,325 votes Tuesday morning as election officials began counting absentee and...

Libertarian Party Not Considering Murkowski for Ballot Spot

Photo and Story by Annie Feidt, APRN – Anchorage The Alaska Libertarian Party announced today they will not consider letting Senator Lisa Murkowski use...

Miller Chides Murkowski for Using “Outside Help”

Libby Casey, APRN – Washington DC Joe Miller is chiding Senator Lisa Murkowski’s campaign team for what he calls “outside help,” but he has...

Joe Miller a Hot Commodity in Media Since Primary

Dan Bross, KUAC – Fairbanks U.S. Senate candidate Joe Miller of Fairbanks has been a hot media commodity since taking the lead in the...

Thousands Gather for Glenn Beck Rally Featuring Palin

Photos and Story by Libby Casey, APRN - Washington DC Thousands of people gathered on the National Mall in Washington, DC Saturday for Fox...