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  • Campaign 2014

    Gubernatorial candidates talk fish at debate

    by Associated Press on Aug 29, 9:34

    The three major Alaska gubernatorial candidates focused on fish at a debate in Kodiak. KMXT (http://is.gd/wv5efP) reports that Republican incumbent Sean Parnell, Democrat Byron Mallott and independent candidate Bill Walker fielded dozens of questions Thursday night at Kodiak’s Gerald C. Wilson auditorium. The event focused solely on topics related to the seafood industry. Questions to […]

  • State

    Parnell vetoes court record confidentiality bill

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Aug 28, 16:17

    Gov. Sean Parnell has vetoed a bill that would have restricted access to criminal court records. Senate Bill 108 would have sealed criminal records if prosecutors dropped charges or if the defendant was acquitted. In the decision, announced in a Thursday statement, Parnell said the legislation ”unnecessarily restricted access to criminal court records, which would have […]

  • Campaign 2014

    Alaska Libertarian candidate withdraws from race

    by Associated Press on Aug 28, 12:23

    The Alaska Libertarian Party nominee in the U.S. Senate race has informally dropped from the running, but party officials say they’ve been unable to reach him about sending a signed withdrawal letter to the state elections division. The party has until Tuesday to swap out candidates for the November election, but can’t do so unless […]

  • Campaign 2014

    Senate candidates debate health care and national debt

    by Kate McPherson on Aug 28, 6:47

    The first debate between U.S. Senate candidates Dan Sullivan and Sen. Mark Begich drew an equal number of supporters for both men, if you compared the level of applause. It was hosted by United for Liberty and held Wednesday night at the Wendy Williamson Auditorium at the University of Alaska Anchorage. The crowd got particularly excited […]

  • Local

    Amy Demboski running for mayor

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Aug 27, 23:28

    An Anchorage Assemblywoman has thrown her hat into the ring to be the next mayor of the municipality. Amy Demboski says she filed her letter of intent to run Tuesday. The Eagle River-Chugiak assemblywoman says she will be the clear conservative vote in the race. Her priorities are fiscal restraint, essential city services and accountability, she […]

  • Campaign 2014

    Political scientist breaks down U.S. Senate debate

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Aug 27, 22:58

    Forrest Nabors, political scientist and University of Alaska Anchorage assistant professor, gives his take on how Sen. Mark Begich and Dan Sullivan performed in their first debate Wednesday evening in Anchorage.

  • Campaign 2014

    Sullivan says he will run clean campaign for Senate seat

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Aug 27, 16:38

    Republican candidate Dan Sullivan says he will run a clean campaign in his bid for Alaska’s U.S. Senate seat in the November general election. KTVA 11 News sat down with Sullivan for the first time since he won the Republican primary on Aug. 19. The former DNR Commissioner says he has met with both Joe […]

  • Campaign 2014

    Alaska voters reject repeal of 2013 petroleum tax

    by Associated Press on Aug 27, 12:01

    Alaska voters have rejected a repeal of the state’s new petroleum tax system. A count Tuesday of 17,721 more votes widened the margin by which Alaska voters rejected the repeal. With 171,857 votes cast, “no” votes led by 8,443 votes. Alaskans on Aug. 19 voted on the ballot measure, which would have rolled back the […]

  • Campaign 2014

    Constitution Party will field governor candidate

    by Associated Press on Aug 27, 11:59

    The Alaska governor’s race has another candidate. The Alaska Public Radio Network reports (http://is.gd/CU0BcD) the state Division of Elections has approved Constitution Party candidate J.G. Myers’ name appearing on the ballot. The party has just over 200 members. Because it’s so small, it doesn’t qualify as a political party under state statute. Both Myers and […]

  • Local

    Rustic Goat wins fight for parking lot

    by Kate McPherson on Aug 26, 23:28

    The Anchorage Assembly unanimously approved a request from the Rustic Goat restaurant to build a 28-space parking lot in Turnagain Tuesday night. The land to be paved over is across the road from the restaurant and is used by some locals as a park – though it’s not officially designated as parkland. Other locals are […]

  • National

    Alaskans urge ban on Russian seafood

    by Lauren Maxwell on Aug 26, 18:57

    Alaska’s congressional delegation is urging President Obama to get tough over a Russian ban on Alaska seafood. Earlier this month, Russia banned the import of foods from the West in response to economic sanctions placed on Russia over it’s role in the Ukraine uprising. But while Russia isn’t buying, it’s still selling its own seafood in […]

  • Politics

    Begich responds to pay equality criticism

    by Kate McPherson on Aug 26, 6:58

    Creating conditions in the workplace that make it easier for women to fight for equal pay continues to be a political divider. Republicans are trying to use the equal pay issue against Sen. Mark Begich, who’s running for re-election in November. Republican heavyweight Karl Rove is behind a group that put out the latest ad attacking […]

  • Campaign 2014

    2014 Alaska primary: By the numbers

    by Rhonda McBride on Aug 25, 22:38

    Alaska’s August primary election may be over, but political analysts are still dissecting the results – including Matt Larkin of Dittman Research. Members of the Anchorage Chamber of Commerce were all ears during Monday’s luncheon presentation when Larkin gave a behind-the-scenes look at the Republican U.S. Senate primary and Ballot Measure 1. Larkin credited Dan […]

  • Campaign 2014

    Campaigning set to increase ahead of November election

    by Kate McPherson on Aug 20, 23:10

    Republican power brokers across the country are still celebrating after Tuesday night’s primary election secured their favorite candidate to run against Sen. Mark Begich in November. Dan Sullivan won his race against Tea Party-backed Joe Miller and current Lt. Gov. Mead Treadwell. Despite the negative jabs between the Republican Senate candidates, political commentator and University […]

  • Campaign 2014

    It’s go time for November ballot measure campaigns

    by Shannon Ballard on Aug 20, 19:31

    The polls have closed but results from the primary election are still coming in from across the state. “It’s definitely not a record,” said Division of Elections Director Gail Fenumiai. “There still will be potential of several thousands of ballots to be counted over the next 10 days.” Voter turnout for Alaska’s primary election was […]

  • Campaign 2014

    No victory speech from Dan Sullivan

    by Lauren Maxwell on Aug 20, 18:30

    In the U.S. Senate Republican primary, former Department of Natural Resources Commissioner Dan Sullivan got the most votes Tuesday night, meaning he will square off against Sen. Mark Begich in November. Sullivan led the polls from the beginning and kept that lead, garnering about 40 percent of the vote before the night was through. More […]

  • Campaign 2014

    Campaign 2014: Primary election results

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Aug 20, 8:55

    2014 PRIMARY ELECTION Election Summary Report August 19, 2014 Unofficial Results 08/20/14 02:12:22   Registered Voters 494900 – Cards Cast 156000 31.52% Num. Report Precinct 441 – Num. Reporting 435 98.64%   US SENATOR (ADL) ADL Total Number of Precincts 441 Precincts Reporting 435 98.6% Times Counted 58806/494900 11.9% Total Votes 57029 Begich, Mark DEM […]

  • Campaign 2014

    Primary elections oust two incumbent lawmakers

    by Rhonda McBride on Aug 20, 8:07

    Primary elections in Alaska are often sleepy affairs, but the stakes were high in several races this year. One of the big election night upsets was in House District 9, which stretches from Delta Junction to the Matanuska-Susitna Borough to Valdez. In the Republican primary, incumbent Rep. Eric Feige of Chickaloon found himself in third […]

  • Campaign 2014

    Ballot Measure 1 appears defeated

    by Rhonda McBride on Aug 20, 7:18

    Ballot Measure 1 was an election night roller coaster. First, the “yes” vote was up; then down. And then it was up again. Finally, the “no” vote gained momentum and remained on track for victory Wednesday morning. The effort to repeal Senate Bill 21, the oil and gas tax policy passed by the Legislature last […]

  • Campaign 2014

    Sullivan wins GOP Senate primary

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Aug 20, 1:02

    Dan Sullivan, former Alaska attorney general and natural resources commissioner, has unofficially won the Republican nomination for U.S. Senate. Joe Miller trailed close behind in the early stages of the vote count. It wasn’t until past midnight when more than 80 percent of the vote was counted that Sullivan pulled away from Miller with 40.16 […]