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  • Campaign 2014

    Show Me the Money: Marijuana Legalization

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Oct 23, 21:00

      Show Me the Money: Alaska’s Fiscal Future Four issues that could change the fortunes of Alaska… Four issues that have divided us… Four issues that will unite us as we go to the polls Nov. 4th… How can you prosper in the ever-changing landscape of living life in the 49th state?   Oct. 9 @ 9 […]

  • Local

    Troubled muni project receives more funding, audit

    by Bonney Bowman on Oct 23, 13:32

    More than $30 million and two years overdue, the Anchorage Assembly voted to continue funding the SAP project. SAP is software designed to automate city government, like calculating payroll. Funding for the SAP project, however, is not a blank check. The Assembly approved increased funding by $3 million, along with an external audit to figure […]

  • Local

    US Rep. Don Young apologizes after suicide comment

    by Associated Press on Oct 22, 10:22

    U.S. Rep. Don Young has apologized after telling students at a high school where a child recently committed suicide that people kill themselves when there’s a lack of support from family and friends. Wasilla High School Principal Amy Spargo says students and adults at the assembly took offense because it was as if they were […]

  • Campaign 2014

    Early voting begins in Alaska

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Oct 20, 15:49

    Those who lined up at the Division of Elections headquarters in midtown Anchorage this morning were among the first in the state to cast their ballots for November’s general election. Voters across Alaska have more opportunity than ever before to vote early as the DOE has added 130 new locations for absentee and early voting. Those […]

  • Campaign 2014

    Show Me the Money: Bristol Bay and Campaign Finance

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Oct 16, 21:04

    Show Me the Money: Alaska’s Fiscal Future Four issues that could change the fortunes of Alaska… Four issues that have divided us… Four issues that will unite us as we go to the polls Nov. 4th… How can you prosper in the ever-changing landscape of living life in the 49th state?   Oct. 9 @ 9 p.m. […]

  • Campaign 2014

    Public employees union takes Senate candidate Dan Sullivan to task over campaign ad

    by Rhonda McBride on Oct 16, 7:51

    Is it a political jab or setting the record straight? In the case of the state’s largest public employees union, it could be both. At a news conference on Wednesday, the Alaska State Employees Association sharply criticized an ad by the Dan Sullivan U.S. Senate campaign. It says the commercial, which touts Sullivan’s work as […]

  • Campaign 2014

    Candidates for Alaska lieutenant governor square off at industry forum

    by Lauren Maxwell on Oct 13, 17:46

    Mayor Dan Sullivan and Byron Mallott — candidates for Alaska lieutenant governor — squared off on Monday at a forum sponsored by industry groups like the Alaska Oil and Gas Association and the Alaska Miners Association. The event was presented as a forum to hear the candidates’ views on resource development. Sullivan, vying for the lieutenant […]

  • Campaign 2014

    SarahPAC gives $45K to candidates in last quarter

    by Associated Press on Oct 13, 13:25

    Sarah Palin’s political action committee gave $5,000 to Alaska tea party favorite Joe Miller a day before the state’s primary in August. Palin endorsed Miller for the U.S. Senate seat held by Democrat Mark Begich. Miller finished second in the GOP primary to Dan Sullivan, whom Palin appointed as Alaska’s attorney general shortly before she […]

  • Campaign 2014

    Begich: Senate race not about Obama

    by Associated Press on Oct 12, 11:34

    U.S. Sen. Mark Begich says the Alaska Senate race is about the state’s future, not President Barack Obama’s. Begich spoke to volunteers in Juneau with Democratic Sen. Heidi Heitkamp of North Dakota. Heitkamp praised Begich as a moderate who is unafraid to stand up to Obama. Begich said there are people who are mad at […]

  • Campaign 2014

    Yes on 1 reveals new signage

    by Shannon Ballard on Oct 12, 11:28

    For those driving through Anchorage, campaign signs that line the streets may have them seeing double. This week, the Yes on 1 campaign, which advocates keeping Anchorage’s municipal labor law, revealed its new logo, and it looks almost identical to its opponent’s signage. The No on 1 campaign worries the similar AO-37 signs will confuse voters and […]

  • Campaign 2014

    State issues supplemental voter pamphlet; Bill Walker missing from original

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Oct 11, 19:03

    With the general election less than a month away, residents around the state should have received an Official Election Pamphlet (OEP) in the mail this week. The pamphlet, issued by the state’s Division of Elections, contains information on how to vote, voting locations and candidate and ballot measure information, among other material. Voters should have […]

  • Campaign 2014

    Begich signs pledge seeking campaign disclosure

    by Associated Press on Oct 11, 11:02

    U.S. Sen. Mark Begich has signed a pledge, calling for the rejection of outside money in the Alaska race unless the funding source is disclosed and can be traced to a person or an established entity. The pledge is from a group that promotes transparency in campaign spending. But a spokesman for Begich’s GOP rival […]

  • Campaign 2014

    Show Me the Money: AO37 and Minimum Wage Special

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Oct 10, 10:21

      Show Me the Money: Alaska’s Fiscal Future Four issues that could change the fortunes of Alaska… Four issues that have divided us… Four issues that will unite us as we go to the polls Nov. 4th… How can you prosper in the ever-changing landscape of living life in the 49th state?   Oct. 9 […]

  • State

    Shageluk copes alone in early stages of family tragedy

    by Rhonda McBride on Oct 09, 7:55

    Update: Troopers have identified the 21-year-old suspect as Everett Semone of Shageluk. He has been arrested and charged with two counts of first-degree murder. Semone is scheduled to be arraigned Thursday in Bethel.  A couple was killed in Shageluk late Tuesday night, and friends and neighbors in the Interior Alaska community say their son is […]

  • Campaign 2014

    Police chiefs speak out against Ballot Measure 2

    by Bonney Bowman on Oct 09, 6:39

    With the election less than a month away, Alaska’s police chiefs are banding together against Ballot Measure 2. Six chiefs of police from across the state stood together in Anchorage Wednesday. They’re sworn to serve and protect, but the members of the Alaska Association of Police Chiefs say they won’t be able to do their […]

  • Campaign 2014

    Unofficial North Slope Borough mayoral race results

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Oct 08, 9:31

    In the North Slope Borough mayoral race, current numbers indicate the incumbent, Charlotte Brower, will keep her post. She was challenged by former Mayor George Ahmaogak Sr. The two candidates faced off three years ago in a hotly contested race. Ahmaogak is a popular figure, but some wonder if he was hurt by his wife’s […]

  • Campaign 2014

    Alaska Senate race invades the Internet

    by Rhonda McBride on Oct 08, 6:58

    You can’t blame Alaskans if they feel as if they’re being stalked on the Internet by the Super PACs for the Mark Begich and Dan Sullivan campaigns. From Facebook to YouTube, to Hulu and Pandora, there’s no escaping the onslaught of video commercials — even on your favorite websites. Some, known as “pre-roll” ads, appear […]

  • Campaign 2014

    Wasilla, Mat-Su Borough unofficial election results

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Oct 07, 23:03

    Unofficial election results from the Matanuska-Susitna Borough reveal that approximately 7,005 people cast their votes at the polls Tuesday. That number is 11 percent of the total voting population, according to the Mat-Su Borough. Candidate Dan Mayfield leads the race for Assembly district 5 by 293 votes. Unofficial results tonight show that voters supported another senior citizen […]

  • Campaign 2014

    6 public safety unions rally behind Walker-Mallott ticket

    by Rhonda McBride on Oct 06, 22:50

    If six law enforcement and public safety unions have their way, Gov. Sean Parnell won’t be back for another term. Their choice is Bill Walker — a Republican who is running as an independent — and his running mate, Democrat Byron Mallott, who left his race for governor to join Walker as a candidate for […]

  • Local

    Anchorage residents could see lower property taxes with 2015 budget

    by Dave Leval on Oct 03, 19:39

    How does a drop in your property taxes sound? Mayor Dan Sullivan says it’s possible next year thanks to a smaller budget. He has released the municipality’s proposed numbers for 2015 and says the plan will not impact city services, or jobs. It’s no secret to Alaska residents that it costs more to live in the 49th […]