Alaska Politics

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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...

Ballot Measure One Supporter Says its Not a Gag Law

The authors of ballot measure One call it an Anti-corruption act. Opponents say its a gag law and held rallies against the initiative last weekend. But supporters...

Parnell Vetoes Bill Separating Oil and Gas Taxes

Governor Sean Parnell on Thursday vetoed the bill that would have separated oil taxes from natural gas taxes.   It was originally proposed...

Mat-Su Manager Duffy Resigns

Matanuska Susitna Borough manager John Duffy has resigned his post.  Duffy's move surprised the Borough Assembly,  who received Duffy's resignation letter late...

White House Wooing Murkowski

Alaska Senator Lisa Murkowski is among the Republicans the White House is trying to work with and mollify over a pending financial regulatory...

Palin Emails Released

Fri, february 5, 2010 Thousands of pages of former Governor Sarah Palin’s husband Todd Palin’s emails have been released to the media. Ellen Lockyer, KSKA,...