Alaska fisheries ballot battle becomes more expensive

This year’s fish fight is already half as expensive as the 2014 ballot battle over Alaska’s oil and gas tax system. According to new filings… Continue reading


Juneau parades will be packed with political participants

In the first week of July 1776, John Adams sat down to write a letter to his wife about the Continental Congress’ recent adoption of… Continue reading


Mark Begich makes campaign stop in Juneau

Democratic gubernatorial candidate Mark Begich made a campaign stop Thursday in Juneau, speaking to about 45 people at the local IBEW union hall. As attendees… Continue reading


Ruling may allow more professors to campaign for office

The Alaska Public Offices Commission may approve a legal opinion today that could encourage University of Alaska professors to run for state office. In March,… Continue reading

Former Alaska legislator Zach Fansler withdraws from Democratic primary

Former Alaska legislator Zach Fansler has officially dropped out of the race for Democratic primary for House District 38. Fansler sent a letter to Division… Continue reading

Ballot measure opponents get financial boost

Some of Alaska’s biggest mines are putting more money into their fight against a pro-fisheries ballot initiative scheduled for this fall’s general election. According to… Continue reading

Lt. Gov. nixes good governance ballot measure

Lt. Gov. Byron Mallott on Friday removed a ballot measure from this fall’s statewide election, citing a “substantially similar” bill approved by the Alaska Legislature… Continue reading

Two more jump into Alaska House Democratic primary

Two late entries in the race for Alaska House District 33 have made the contest one of the biggest in the state. Just before Friday’s… Continue reading


Juneau school board member Andi Story will run for Valley House seat

Update: This story has been updated to include comments from Story’s announcement event Thursday afternoon. Juneau School Board member Andi Story is seeking higher office.… Continue reading


Candidate drops out of race to replace Sen. Dennis Egan

One of the three candidates running for the Alaska Senate seat covering northern Southeast has dropped out of the race. In an emailed statement Wednesday… Continue reading

Reinbold, Saddler to clash in Alaska Senate race

Two incumbent Republicans in the Alaska House of Representatives will clash in a fall election for the Alaska Senate. On Thursday, Rep. Lora Reinbold, R-Eagle… Continue reading

Juneau Assembly member Jesse Kiehl announces run for state senate

A crowd of about 60 people gathered in front of the Alaska State Capitol on Thursday morning for the most expected news of the political… Continue reading

Lobbyist seeks to run for Juneau’s state senate seat

Longtime Juneau resident and AFL-CIO lobbyist Don Etheridge is running for the Alaska Senate seat representing northern Southeast Alaska. On Sunday, Etheridge filed a letter… Continue reading

Legislature will boot ballot measure if governor signs ‘government accountability’ bill

The Alaska Legislature has likely removed a ballot measure from this fall’s statewide election. In a 39-1 vote Friday night, the Alaska House of Representatives… Continue reading

Alaska election officials respond to revealed hack attempt

As the Alaska Legislature held a Thursday hearing examining the security state’s election system, the Alaska Division of Elections responded to claims that a hacker… Continue reading

Alaska’s high court hears dispute over salmon ballot measure

The Alaska Supreme Court heard oral arguments Thursday in a case that will decide the fate of a pro-fisheries ballot initiative earmarked for the November… Continue reading

Alaska GOP may seek courts’ help to keep unwanted candidates off the ballot

The Alaska Republican Party cannot prevent three lawmakers from appearing on election ballots as Republicans, the Alaska Division of Elections declared in a letter dated… Continue reading

Rep. Justin Parish drops out of election; Assemblyman Rob Edwardson will run instead

Rep. Justin Parish, D-Juneau, is dropping out of this fall’s election for the Alaska House of Representatives seat representing the Mendenhall Valley. One of his… Continue reading

After Anchorage success, state considers whether Alaska is ready for elections by mail

By the numbers alone, Anchorage’s first election held by mail has been a smashing success. Election Day was Tuesday, and almost 80,000 votes have already… Continue reading

Alaska Supreme Court allows independents into Dems’ primary

Correction: An earlier version of this article said Alyse Galvin was a former school teacher. Galvin worked as a substitute teacher for a period, not… Continue reading