Archive of: Alaska Politics

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August Issue 4 2012

Alaska files lawsuit over provisions of Voting Rights Act

JUNEAU — The state of Alaska on Aug. 21 sued to block enforcement of provisions of the federal Voting Rights Act.

August Issue 4 2012

Editorial: Against Props 1 and 2, for Vazquez in District J

Alaskans go to the polls Aug. 28 to decide primary races and two ballot initiatives. Here are some final thoughts.

August Issue 3 2012

Alaska sues over provisions of Voting Rights Act

The state of Alaska on Tuesday sued to block enforcement of provisions of the federal Voting Rights Act.

August Issue 3 2012

Group: Ads that prompted complaint fixed

The Alaska Public Offices Commission has refused to consider a complaint over campaign ads against the group "Vote No on 2" on an expedited basis.

Menard faces fight in expanded Senate district August Issue 3 2012

Menard faces fight in expanded Senate district

The new Senate District D in the Matanuska-Susitna Borough is where one of the key 2012 state Senate races will play out. The redistricting board changed the district to include combine parts of districts now represented by state Sens. Linda Menard and Charlie Huggins.

Giessel, Arness want to break gridlock in Juneau August Issue 3 2012

Giessel, Arness want to break gridlock in Juneau

Challenger Joe Arness is taking on incumbent Cathy Giessel for the seat representing the new Senate District N, which stretches from the northern end of the Kenai Peninsula to South Anchorage.

Petersen has primary race to face fellow incumbent Pruitt August Issue 3 2012

Petersen has primary race to face fellow incumbent Pruitt

The new House District 25 in Anchorage is a combination of previous districts 21 and 19, essentially combining separate districts now represented by Rep. Pete Petersen, a Democrat, and Lance Pruitt, a Republican. Pruitt is unopposed in the Republican primary, but Petersen is opposed by Lynette Moreno-Hinz. Whoever survives the Democratic primary contest Aug. 28 will face Pruitt in the November general election.

Attorney, former Game board member vie to take on French August Issue 2 2012

Attorney, former Game board member vie to take on French

Republican challenger Bob Bell and Elizabeth “Liz” Vazquez are vying for District J’s Senate spot in the state primary. The winner will face Democratic incumbent Hollis French.

Kenai Borough president takes on incumbent Olson August Issue 2 2012

Kenai Borough president takes on incumbent Olson

Kenai Peninsula Borough President Gary Knopp is challenging incumbent Rep. Kurt Olson for the House seat representing Kenai and Soldotna in District 29.