Archive of: Alaska Politics

Issue

Title

Breaking News 2014

Walker planning to run as independent for governor

Republican Bill Walker announced plans Thursday to run as an unaffiliated candidate for governor next year.

Breaking News 2014

Challenge filed to latest redistricting plan

A challenge to Alaska's new redistricting map was filed Thursday, claiming a handful of districts are not constitutional as drawn.

Breaking News 2014

State seeking new voter registration system

The state of Alaska is seeking to replace a voter registration system seen as outdated in time for next year's elections.

Breaking News 2014

Begich has big lead in fundraising over GOP rivals

U.S. Sen. Mark Begich held a huge fundraising lead over his Republican rivals during the latest reporting period.

Breaking News 2014

Group says it has signatures for oil tax vote

The group seeking to repeal an oil tax cut said Friday that it has enough signatures to get the proposal on next year's primary ballot.

Breaking News 2014

Parnell signs bill for residential housing at ANMC

Gov. Sean Parnell on Thursday signed a bill that authorizes $35 million in bonds to build a residential housing unit on the Anchorage campus of the Alaska Native Medical Center.

Breaking News 2014

Sullivan says he will run for lieutenant governor

Anchorage Mayor Dan Sullivan says he will seek the job of lieutenant governor.

Breaking News 2014

Treadwell files paperwork to run for Senate against Begich

Lt. Gov. Mead Treadwell says he has filed paperwork to run for the U.S. Senate seat now held by Democrat Sen. Mark Begich.

Breaking News 2014

Judge holding board to redistricting timeline

A state court judge on Tuesday ordered the Alaska Redistricting Board to stick to its proposed timeline for redrawing the state's political boundaries.

Breaking News 2014

BP announces $1B plan for North Slope work after tax reform

BP announced June 3 it is planning $1 billion in new investment and two drilling rigs to its Alaska North Slope fields over the next five years due to changes in the state’s oil tax policy signed into law recently by Gov. Sean Parnell.