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 By James Brooks    News    November 24, 2022 

Murkowski, Peltola and Dunleavy projected to win

All three incumbents likely clinched final victory in Alaska's statewide elections Friday, as the... Full story

 By James Brooks    News    November 17, 2022

With more votes counted, Alaska House races are split 20-20 between Republicans and others

Democratic candidate Donna Mears overtook Republican candidate Forrest Wolfe in a closely watched Alaska House race as the Alaska Division of...


Years of flat state funding create budget stress for schools across Alaska

The Anchorage School District, which is considering the closure of six elementary schools amid a projected $68 million budget shortfall, isn’t the... Full story


Dunleavy, Peltola seek federal relief after failure of Alaska crab fisheries

Gov. Mike Dunleavy has requested a federal disaster declaration and U.S. Rep. Mary Peltola has requested $250 million in relief funding after the... Full story

 By James Brooks    News    October 20, 2022

Alaska absentee ballots should have two stamps, but one is OK, officials say

This year’s Alaska general election absentee ballot is a hefty document, weighing in between 1.1 and 1.2 ounces. If it were an ordinary letter,... Full story


To boost local lumber, Alaska plans to alter quality-testing requirement

The Alaska Department of Natural Resources is preparing a new program that would allow Alaska sawmills to sell lumber for local construction without... Full story

 By James Brooks    News    September 8, 2022

Five takeaway lessons from Alaska's first ranked choice election

The Alaska Division of Elections on Friday certified the state’s Aug. 16 special general election for U.S. House, confirming Democrat Mary Peltola...

 By James Brooks    News    September 1, 2022

Peltola wins U.S. House race

Democrat Mary Peltola will become Alaska’s first congresswoman and the first Alaska Native in the... Full story

 By James Brooks    News    August 18, 2022

Permanent Fund lost money for first time since 2012

For the first time in a decade, the Alaska Permanent Fund Corp., source of more than half of Alaska’s general-purpose state revenue, posted negative... Full story

 By James Brooks    News    August 18, 2022

Democratic candidate Peltola leads U.S. House race early, but Palin may win in final count

Democratic candidate Mary Peltola left election day leading Alaska's special election for U.S.... Full story

 By James Brooks    News    July 28, 2022

Almost 1 in 5 state jobs are vacant as hiring struggle gets worse

The top employees of the Alaska Permanent Fund Corp. are some of the highest-paid public workers in Alaska, but with wages rising across the country... Full story

 By James Brooks    News    June 30, 2022

Spending rises, but so does savings, in new Alaska state budget signed by Dunleavy

Alaska Gov. Mike Dunleavy has signed a $14.4 billion state budget, the sixth-largest in state history, after vetoing about $400 million from a proposa...


Al Gross will withdraw from Alaska's U.S. House race

Republican candidate Tara Sweeney cannot replace independent candidate Al Gross in Alaska's special... Full story

 By James Brooks    News    June 16, 2022

Palin, Begich, Gross and Peltola will advance in special U.S. House election

The four finalists for Alaska's special U.S. House election have been decided. Based on results... Full story

 By James Brooks    News    June 2, 2022

Ahead of filing deadline, almost a third of the Alaska Legislature isn't seeking re-election

Months before Alaska’s state elections, the Legislature is set for major turnover. At least 17 of the Legislature’s 60 members will be in a new... Full story

 By James Brooks    News    May 19, 2022

Legislature approves budget with $3,200 payout per Alaskan

Three minutes before 11 p.m. on the last day of its regular session, the Alaska Legislature... Full story

 By James Brooks    News    April 21, 2022

House approves budget with $2,600 payment for Alaskans

The Alaska House of Representatives voted last week to turn an oil-price surge into money for...


SE Alaska's weekend heat breaks records

Boats and trailers lined the launch ramps, residents thronged the beaches, plastic ducks bobbed in Twin Lakes, and Juneau basked under the sun on a...


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