Election 2020

Al Gross, right, an independent in Alaska’s U.S. Senate race, holds a document during a debate with Republican U.S. Sen. Dan Sullivan on Friday, in Anchorage. Sullivan participated remotely, as the Senate prepares to vote on President Donald Trump’s Supreme Court nominee in Washington. (Jeff Chen / Alaska Public Media)

Sullivan, Gross trade barbs in broadcast debate

The race has drawn national attention as the parties vie for control of the Senate.

 

Rep. Don Young, R-Alaska. (courtesy photo)

Election 2020: A conversation with U.S. House Rep. Don Young

The congressman discusses economics, oil and the stimulus

 

In this Sept. 3, 2020, file photo, a forklift operator loads absentee ballots for mailing at the Wake County Board of Elections as preparations for the upcoming election are ongoing in Raleigh, N.C. U.S. Postal Service records show delivery delays have persisted across the country as millions of Americans began voting by mail, raising the possibility of ballots being rejected because they arrive too late. Postal data covering the beginning of October show nearly all of the agency’s delivery regions missing agency targets of having more than having more than 95% of first-class mail arrive within five days. (AP Photo / Gerry Broome)

Postal delays persist with mail voting underway

U.S. Postal Service records show delivery delays have persisted across the country as millions of Americans are voting by mail, raising the possibility of ballots… Continue reading

In this Sept. 3, 2020, file photo, a forklift operator loads absentee ballots for mailing at the Wake County Board of Elections as preparations for the upcoming election are ongoing in Raleigh, N.C. U.S. Postal Service records show delivery delays have persisted across the country as millions of Americans began voting by mail, raising the possibility of ballots being rejected because they arrive too late. Postal data covering the beginning of October show nearly all of the agency’s delivery regions missing agency targets of having more than having more than 95% of first-class mail arrive within five days. (AP Photo / Gerry Broome)
U.S. Rep. Don Young, left, and Alyse Galvin square off in a debate for the sole Alaska house seat Thursday, Oct. 22, 2020, in Anchorage, Alaska. The debate between the candidates for Alaska’s sole seat in Congress became contentious Thursday, with challenger Galvin saying she’s tired of Young misrepresenting her position on issues. (Jeff Chen / Pool Photo)
U.S. Rep. Don Young, left, and Alyse Galvin square off in a debate for the sole Alaska house seat Thursday, Oct. 22, 2020, in Anchorage, Alaska. The debate between the candidates for Alaska’s sole seat in Congress became contentious Thursday, with challenger Galvin saying she’s tired of Young misrepresenting her position on issues. (Jeff Chen / Pool Photo)
This undated photo shows Independent candidate Al Gross. Gross, an independent running with Democratic support, is challenging Republican U.S. Sen. Dan Sullivan in Alaska, a state that has long been a GOP stronghold. Across the country, Republicans are nervous about Senate seats like Sullivan's they once thought safe as Democrats hope to capitalize on President Donald Trump's unpopularity to retake the chamber. (Gross for Senate Campaign)

Alaska Senate candidate hopes to ride Democratic wave

Republicans are nervous about Senate seats like Sen. Dan Sullivan’s they once thought safe.

This undated photo shows Independent candidate Al Gross. Gross, an independent running with Democratic support, is challenging Republican U.S. Sen. Dan Sullivan in Alaska, a state that has long been a GOP stronghold. Across the country, Republicans are nervous about Senate seats like Sullivan's they once thought safe as Democrats hope to capitalize on President Donald Trump's unpopularity to retake the chamber. (Gross for Senate Campaign)
Alyse Galvin, independent candidate for Alaska's only House of Representatives seat, speaks at a drive-in rally on South Franklin Street in downtown Juneau on Saturday, Oct. 17, 2020. Glavin is running for the second time trying to oust Rep. Don Young, R-Alaska, who's held the seat since 1973. (Ben Hohenstatt / Juneau Empire.
Alyse Galvin, independent candidate for Alaska's only House of Representatives seat, speaks at a drive-in rally on South Franklin Street in downtown Juneau on Saturday, Oct. 17, 2020. Glavin is running for the second time trying to oust Rep. Don Young, R-Alaska, who's held the seat since 1973. (Ben Hohenstatt / Juneau Empire.
This photo shows a by-mail ballot sent to an Alaska voter in October. Monday marked the first day of early in-person voting for the 2020 general election. (Ben Hohenstatt / Juneau Empire)

Record number of mail-in ballots may lead to shifting election results

‘All results are unofficial, unofficial, unofficial.’

This photo shows a by-mail ballot sent to an Alaska voter in October. Monday marked the first day of early in-person voting for the 2020 general election. (Ben Hohenstatt / Juneau Empire)
Alma Messing, 5, raises her fist during a women’s march and rally held Saturday, Oct. 17 in Juneau. (Ben Hohenstatt / Juneau Empire)
Alma Messing, 5, raises her fist during a women’s march and rally held Saturday, Oct. 17 in Juneau. (Ben Hohenstatt / Juneau Empire)
Ballot Measure 1, which will raise taxes on certain North Slope oil fields, is on the ballot for Alaska’s general election in November. (Ben Hohenstatt / Juneau Empire)

Economists try to square Fair Share Act

Long-term goals and short-term uncertainty make it hard to predict potential effects.

Ballot Measure 1, which will raise taxes on certain North Slope oil fields, is on the ballot for Alaska’s general election in November. (Ben Hohenstatt / Juneau Empire)
This photo shows an Alaska ballot, return envelope and by-mail voting instructions. Step No. 4, having a signature witnessed, is being debated with opponents saying requiring a witness creates an unnecessary hurdle for voters who do not live with someone 18 or older. (Ben Hohenstatt / Juneau Empire)

Court waives signature requirement for absentee ballots

By BECKY BOHRER Associated Press The Alaska Supreme Court on Monday affirmed a lower court ruling eliminating witness requirements for absentee ballots for the general… Continue reading

This photo shows an Alaska ballot, return envelope and by-mail voting instructions. Step No. 4, having a signature witnessed, is being debated with opponents saying requiring a witness creates an unnecessary hurdle for voters who do not live with someone 18 or older. (Ben Hohenstatt / Juneau Empire)
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Senate debate focuses on mine, money, fisheries

Associated Press ANCHORAGE — U.S. Sen. Dan Sullivan and challenger Al Gross met in a debate focused on fisheries policy that ended up focusing on… Continue reading

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Independent candidate for Senate Dr. Al Gross at a campaign event at Marine Park in downtown Juneau on Sept. 19, 2020. A letter from state GOP lawmakers raised allegations against one of Gross' staffers, setting off denials and accusations of hypocrisy between political parties. (Peter Segall / Juneau Empire)

Denials and accusations follow from state Republicans’ letter

‘Couldn’t be more baseless,’ says campaign spokeswoman.

Independent candidate for Senate Dr. Al Gross at a campaign event at Marine Park in downtown Juneau on Sept. 19, 2020. A letter from state GOP lawmakers raised allegations against one of Gross' staffers, setting off denials and accusations of hypocrisy between political parties. (Peter Segall / Juneau Empire)
Sen. Dan Sullivan, R-Alaska, leaves a Senate Republican policy meeting on Capitol Hill in Washington. Sullivan said Tuesday, Oct. 6, 2020, he plans to vote for President Donald Trump, telling a radio program Trump and his administration “have been fully committed to helping our state.” Four years ago, after a 2005 video surfaced in which Trump made lewd comments about women, Sullivan cited the “reprehensible revelations” about Trump in withdrawing his support of Trump’s candidacy. (AP Photo / Manuel Balce Ceneta, File)

Sullivan says he plans to vote for Trump

Senator said the choice to support Trump this go-round is, to him, “very clear.”

Sen. Dan Sullivan, R-Alaska, leaves a Senate Republican policy meeting on Capitol Hill in Washington. Sullivan said Tuesday, Oct. 6, 2020, he plans to vote for President Donald Trump, telling a radio program Trump and his administration “have been fully committed to helping our state.” Four years ago, after a 2005 video surfaced in which Trump made lewd comments about women, Sullivan cited the “reprehensible revelations” about Trump in withdrawing his support of Trump’s candidacy. (AP Photo / Manuel Balce Ceneta, File)
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Alaska U.S. House candidate Alyse Galvin, left, and her daughter Bridget wave signs on the corner of a busy street in Anchorage in November 2018. Galvin, an Independent candidate, is challenging Republican U.S. Rep. Don Young. Young, the longest-ever serving Republican in the House, has not agreed to participate in many debates or forums this fall. “He’s dodging, he’s ducking debates because he’s afraid to talk the issues that Alaskans really care about most,” Galvin said Thursday, Oct. 1, 2020, of her 87-year-old opponent who has been in office since 1973. (AP Photo / Becky Bohrer)

Galvin says Young is ducking debates

Galvin’s campaign says Young has declined to attend four events in the weeks leading to Election Day.

Alaska U.S. House candidate Alyse Galvin, left, and her daughter Bridget wave signs on the corner of a busy street in Anchorage in November 2018. Galvin, an Independent candidate, is challenging Republican U.S. Rep. Don Young. Young, the longest-ever serving Republican in the House, has not agreed to participate in many debates or forums this fall. “He’s dodging, he’s ducking debates because he’s afraid to talk the issues that Alaskans really care about most,” Galvin said Thursday, Oct. 1, 2020, of her 87-year-old opponent who has been in office since 1973. (AP Photo / Becky Bohrer)
Sullivan: I look forward to seeing who the President nominates

Sullivan: I look forward to seeing who the President nominates

Senator says president has authority to nominate, Senate will take on confirmation responsibilities.

Sullivan: I look forward to seeing who the President nominates
Gross talks importance of public option after campaign event

Gross talks importance of public option after campaign event

Doctor-turned-candidate talks health care on the campaign trail.

Gross talks importance of public option after campaign event
Libertarian presidential candidate Jo Jorgensen was in Juneau Tuesday, Sept. 8, 2020, meeting with residents and business owners, and to play a quick game of hockey with local players at the Treadwell Arena. (Peter Segall / Juneau Empire)
Libertarian presidential candidate Jo Jorgensen was in Juneau Tuesday, Sept. 8, 2020, meeting with residents and business owners, and to play a quick game of hockey with local players at the Treadwell Arena. (Peter Segall / Juneau Empire)
Lawsuit: Alaska absentee application mailings discriminatory
Lawsuit: Alaska absentee application mailings discriminatory