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Judge orders board to redraw 4 districts


JUNEAU (AP) — The Alaska Redistricting Board must redraw three Fairbanks-area House districts and another in the Aleutian chain, a state court judge ruled Friday.

Judge Michael P. McConahy, in a lengthy ruling, determined that House Districts 1, 2, 37 and 38 are not in harmony with the state Constitution. House Districts 1, 2 and 38 are in the Fairbanks area, with 1 and 2 urban districts and 38 parts urban and rural. House District 37 splits the Aleutian chain.

The redistricting board has scheduled a meeting for Tuesday to discuss the decision and whether to appeal, executive director Tay...

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