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Alaskans embrace red, blue and wait
Voters lean both left and right, with a lot to be decided in two weeks, in ranked choice election
Juneau’s judges heading toward retention along large margins
Outcomes much closer in the state’s Third Judicial District.
Records list AG Treg Taylor as member of political group behind scathing attack ads
Alaska Policy Partners mailers stand out and have caused candidates to defend themselves.
Fact-checking political advertisements
What’s accurate, what’s nonesense and what’s “true from a certain point of view”
Former Gov. Bill Sheffield dies at 94
Bill Sheffield, Alaska’s fifth governor and a prominent public service figure in the state, died in his Anchorage home Friday morning at the age of… Continue reading
Cooking up the campaign’s final days
Candidates and supporters plot door-knocking, phone-banking and sign-waving for last-minute frenzy.
UA administration and faculty union reach tentative deal
While 14-month negotiation has ended, unfair labor practice complaints process still ongoing.
Murkowski seeks capital opportunities amid election storm
Senator discusses energy, earmarks and last-minute campaigning during unscheduled stop in Juneau.
Gov sues to seize Mendenhall lake, river from feds
Lawsuit filed a week before election claims state owns submerged land; feds disagree.
Alaska-Australia flight could place bird in record books
A young bar-tailed godwit appears to have set a non-stop distance record for migratory birds.
Climate Migration: Alaska village resists despite threats
Traditional lifestyle is vulnerable to climate change effects
Report on Pebble Mine project urges more scrutiny for projects
The report also says Congress should explore legislative actions.
Policy divides clear in fiery forum
Murkowski and Tshibaka attack each other as liars and extremists, Chesbro stays relatively low-key
Begich attacks Young’s staff
Former chair of Congressman’s campaign says staff ignored calls to watch TV, let lobbyists pen bills
Candidates for statewide office fielded questions from the Empire.
Pierce running mate Grunwald urges support for Dunleavy
Edie Grunwald withdraws from campaign.
Constitution convention has great potential — for better or worse
Some on both sides of ballot measure express dire fears, others say reasonable solutions possible
Early voting opens for statewide election
Check out the where and when here
Senate trio tackles trio of tough issues
Candidates discuss Arctic security, climate change and public safety at AFN debate
Gubernatorial candidates take widely varying stances in AFN forum
Four contenders at AFN debate see different fixes for public safety, prison deaths and housing