Alaska Politics

Political news coverage from the Alaska Public Radio Network.

Stein, Wilson to Battle for State House District Two

Ed Schoenfeld, CoastAlaska – Sitka Reber Stein is a member of Sitka’s Assembly. He says he would have preferred to be running against Samuelson. “I...

Glenn Beck 9-11 Event Draws Large Crowd

Steve Heimel, APRN - Anchorage Cable television personality Glenn Beck's appearance in Anchorage was a big success.  While not a sell-out, the speaking engagement drew...

State Attempts to Overturn Federal Actions Holding Up Oil Exploration

Dave Donaldson, APRN – Juneau Governor Sean Parnell filed another suit against the federal government on Thursday – this time to overturn the federal...

AK Independence Party Says No to Walker

Ellen Lockyer, KSKA - Anchorage The Alaskan Independence Party has selected Michigan Militia founder Norm Olson as its candidate for lieutenant governor. But AIP leaders say...

Salazar Ends Tour of Alaska in Anchorage Today

Photo and Story by Annie Feidt, APRN – Anchorage Interior Secretary Ken Salazar stopped in Anchorage today, at the end of a whirlwind 48-hour...

Miller Continues to Pull Ahead After Murkowski Concedes

Dave Donaldson, APRN – Juneau Republican Candidate for the U.S. Senate Joe Miller pulled further ahead of incumbent Lisa Murkowski today as the Division...

Prosecutors Wait to Decide on Appeal of Dismissed Charges Against Kookesh

Ed Schoenfeld, CoastAlaska – Juneau Prosecutors will wait before deciding whether to appeal the dismissal of a fishing citation against State Senator Albert Kookesh. A...

Sealaska Lands Legislation Still Afloat

Ed Schoenfeld, CoastAlaska - Juneau Lisa Murkowski’s defeat in the Republican primary could impact the chances of Sealaska’s lands legislation passing. Murkowski was the...

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...