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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
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
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...
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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...