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Incumbents Menard, Wagoner defeated; Davis eeks out win September Issue 1 2012

Incumbents Menard, Wagoner defeated; Davis eeks out win

With most ballots tallied, Alaska’s Aug. 28 primary results will send a couple newcomers to the state Senate and set up tough matches for incumbents in the Nov. 6 general election.

Cissna wins Democratic House primary to face Young September Issue 1 2012

Cissna wins Democratic House primary to face Young

Sharon Cissna, a state House Democrat from Anchorage, will try to unseat U.S. Rep. Don Young in the November election.

September Issue 1 2012

Commentary: Congress has real work to do in September

When Congress returns to Washington in September, it needs to do more than hold a few political posturing votes before going home to campaign. Even if a continuing resolution to fund government is passed as expected, there are still serious unresolved issues that should not be left for an unaccountable lame-duck session. Not only should Congress act to avert the toxic brew of tax hikes coming at the end of the year, but it should also act to check lame-duck regulatory abuses by the Obama administration.

Coastal management initiative fails by a heavy margin September Issue 1 2012

Coastal management initiative fails by a heavy margin

The ballot proposition that would have reestablished a state coastal management program in Alaska was heavily defeated by voters in the state’s primary election held Aug. 28.

State House incumbents survive primary challenges September Issue 1 2012

State House incumbents survive primary challenges

By the end of polling time Aug. 28, more than a half-dozen seats in the Alaska State House were decided for good with no candidate from an opposing party on the November ballot.

Sens. Murkowski, Wyden tout bipartisanship on energy September Issue 1 2012

Sens. Murkowski, Wyden tout bipartisanship on energy

U.S. Sen. Ron Wyden said he has a new appreciation for Alaska and the work being done in energy development by Alaskans following a whirlwind tour of several parts of the state with Sen. Lisa Murkowski.

August Issue 4 2012

Anchorage primary winner withdraws

An Anchorage man who won the Democratic primary for a House district in Tuesday's election has withdrawn, and the party has replaced him with Kay Rollison.

August Issue 4 2012

GOP's final night is about telling Romney's story

When Mitt Romney addresses the Republican convention Thursday night, he'll do it from a stage that puts him a little bit closer to the crowd inside the convention hall. His campaign hopes the evening ends with Americans feeling a little bit closer to the Republican presidential candidate, too.

August Issue 4 2012

Ballot Measure 2 goes down by wide margin

The ballot proposition that would have reestablished a state coastal management program in Alaska was heavily defeated by voters in the state’s primary election held Aug. 28.

August Issue 4 2012

Menard, Wagoner upset in GOP primaries

Incumbent Republican state Sens. Linda Menard and Tom Wagoner were upset in their respective primary races