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In Alaska’s U.S. Senate primary election, a race to finish 4th

August 1 By Lisa Phu The majority of voters going to the polls Aug. 16 will likely be choosing one of three candidates for Alaska’s U.S. Senate seat as their pick-one primary option: incumbent Republican Lisa Murkowski, Republican Party-endorsed Kelly Tshibaka or Democratic Party-endorsed Patricia…

Early voting begins in Alaska cities ahead of Aug. 16 election

July 31 By Iris Samuels Early voting opened Monday ahead of the Aug. 16 primary and special U.S. House general elections. The special U.S. House general election will be the first in Alaska determined by ranked choice voting after Alaskans adopted new election rules in…

7 apply for upcoming Alaska Supreme Court vacancy

July 29 By James Brooks Three sitting judges and two state attorneys are among seven people vying to fill an upcoming vacancy on the Alaska Supreme Court. The Alaska Judicial Council announced the applicants this week, and after a series of surveys, interviews and public…

Bill to Boost Chip Production Clears Hurdle in Senate

July 26 By Kaia Hubbard The long-awaited and slimmed-down semiconductor bill passed a procedural hurdle in the Senate on Tuesday, teeing up a vote for final passage later this week as the chamber’s August recess quickly approaches. The bill, which would afford more than $50…

Alaska Gov. Dunleavy to sign tribal recognition bill

July 22 By Becky Bohrer Alaska Gov. Mike Dunleavy is expected next week to sign legislation to formally recognize tribes in the state. The Alaska Federation of Natives announced the bill signing would take place Thursday. Shannon Mason, a Dunleavy spokesperson, confirmed the timing. The…

Democrats Frustrated With Biden, Furious With Manchin

July 20 By Susan Milligan President Joe Biden didn’t mention the “Other Joe” by name when the higher-ranking Democrat announced plans Wednesday to take unilateral action to deal with climate change. But the underlying message was clear: Biden has had enough of Sen. Joe Manchin…