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Election day in Alaska

August 17 By Loren Holmes Candidates for state and federal office had a final opportunity to get their names in front of voters’ eyes by waving signs during drive time. Voters who hadn’t cast ballots early went to polling places to participate in the first-ever…

House Democrats Pass Spending Bill in Latest Victory for Biden

August 12 By Kaia Hubbard House Democrats voted Friday to pass a landmark climate, health care and tax bill that is set to deliver on years-long Democratic Party promises in a major turnaround after the legislation seemed doomed just weeks ago. “Today is really a…

Biden’s Bipartisan (and Partisan) Winning Streak

August 9 By Susan Milligan Bipartisanship is back in Washington. And it lives with its bitter cousin, fierce partisanship. The last two weeks have been a dizzying time of legislative activity in Washington and the most consequential and successful period of unpopular President Joe Biden’s…

Anchorage Health Department director resigns, citing health issues

August 8 By Emily Goodykoontz Anchorage Health Department director Joe Gerace has resigned, citing severe health issues. Mayor Dave Bronson’s office announced Gerace’s departure Monday afternoon in a written statement. “Last week, I suffered a stroke while working and spent three days in the hospital…