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  • U.S. Politics

    Trump speaks with Taiwan’s president, risking China tensions

    by Associated Press on Dec 02, 16:45

    NEW YORK (AP) – Donald Trump has spoken with the president of Taiwan, a self-governing island the U.S. broke diplomatic ties with in 1979. It is highly unusual, perhaps unprecedented, for a U.S. president or president-elect to speak directly with a Taiwanese leader. The U.S. cut formal diplomatic ties with Taiwan when it shifted diplomatic […]

  • U.S. Politics

    Young doesn’t see GOP as rubber stamp of Trump’s ideas

    by Becky Bohrer / AP on Dec 02, 11:14

    U.S. Rep. Don Young says there are similarities between the election of Donald Trump and the 1980 election of Ronald Reagan, which he says came during a period of “malaise” when people lacked hope and wanted change. Young is the longest-serving Republican in the House and Trump’s administration will be the ninth he’s served alongside. […]

  • Alaska Politics

    As market cools, governor still warm on Alaska gas project after sales pitch in Japan

    by Liz Raines on Nov 30, 21:22

    He didn’t come back with any contracts, but Gov. Bill Walker says his trip to Japan last week to pitch Alaska’s liquefied natural gas pipeline project — known as AKLNG — went well. It’s the most expensive project of its kind in North America, with a total cost between $55 and $65 billion. The state […]

  • Alaska Politics

    Republican-led House minority announces leadership

    by Liz Raines on Nov 30, 20:10

    For the first time since 1992, Republicans are in the minority in the Alaska House of Representatives after a Democrat-led coalition emerged from the November election. The 18-member caucus announced its new organization Wednesday evening. Former majority leader Rep. Charisse Millet has been designated minority leader. Former House Speaker Mike Chenault will fill the role […]

  • Alaska Politics

    Legislature’s optimism for gasline wanes, project lags behind schedule

    by Liz Raines on Nov 28, 20:09

    Gov. Bill Walker spent Thanksgiving weekend in Japan, trying to sell Alaska’s liquefied natural gas project (AKLNG). But optimism is fading in the Alaska Legislature for AKLNG, and plans have fallen behind schedule. The Alaska Gasline Development Corporation (AGDC) hoped to have the project completely turned over to the state last month after all three […]

  • Alaska Politics

    Alaska turnout up slightly from last presidential election

    by Becky Bohrer / AP on Nov 28, 12:44

    Last updated at 2:50 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 28 Voter turnout in this month’s general election hit 60.7 percent, up slightly from the last presidential election in 2012. According to the Division of Elections, turnout in 2012 totaled 59.6 percent. Over the last 20 years, turnout in presidential election years has been as low as […]

  • U.S. Politics

    Jill Stein files for a presidential election recount in Wisconsin

    by CBS News on Nov 25, 14:51

    The Green Party’s Jill Stein has officially requested a recount in Wisconsin, where Donald Trump currently holds a lead of 27,257 votes over Hillary Clinton. The Wisconsin Elections Commission announced that it received Stein’s petition Friday. “The Commission is preparing to move forward with a statewide recount of votes for President of the United States,” […]

  • U.S. Politics

    Here’s a look at which Alaskans are in the running for a place in Trump’s administration

    by Liz Raines on Nov 23, 23:09

    While President-elect Donald Trump is putting together his new administration, his transition team is eyeing a few of Alaska’s familiar faces. Alaska multi-millionaire Bob Gillam said he’s in the running for a cabinet-level position. Gilliam is CEO of McKinley Capital and attended college with Trump. Former lawmaker Jerry Ward, who is heading up the Alaska branch […]

  • U.S. Politics

    Obama encourages world leaders to take ‘wait-and-see approach’ with Trump before judging him

    by KTVA / AP on Nov 20, 17:34

    Today @POTUS concluded his final meetings at #APEC2016 during his final foreign trip. Here’s what he said: https://t.co/VSZIKcSCCv — WH National Security (@NSC44) November 20, 2016 President Barack Obama encouraged world leaders at the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) summit in Peru to give his successor the benefit of the doubt. Obama spoke with different world […]

  • Alaska Politics

    Pipeline project on track despite slow progress

    by Associated Press on Nov 20, 11:58

    Alaska’s pipeline project is slowly transferring to state leadership but could reach its goal before next year. The Alaska Journal of Commerce reports the $45 billion Alaska LNG Project would export natural gas. Alaska Gasline Development Corp.’s board of directors heard an update on the project Nov. 10. Corporation President Keith Meyer told the board […]

  • U.S. Politics

    Obama arrives in Peru in last stop on final world tour

    by Associated Press on Nov 18, 19:53

    LIMA, Peru (AP) – President Barack Obama has landed in Peru for the last stop on his final foreign tour as president. Air Force One touched down late Friday in Lima after departing earlier from Berlin and refueling in Portugal. Obama planned to start his schedule in Peru on Saturday morning by meeting with Peruvian […]

  • Alaska Politics

    Executive director of Alaska Democratic party retiring

    by Associated Press on Nov 17, 16:22

    JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) – The executive director of the Alaska Democratic party is retiring after 5 ½ years. Party spokesman Jake Hamburg says Kay Brown will step down in January. The party is seeking applications for Brown’s successor through Dec. 2. Meanwhile, on Wednesday, the Alaska Republican party announced that it had hired Joshua Walton […]

  • Alaska Politics

    Judge sides with state, Walker in PFD lawsuit

    by KTVA / AP on Nov 17, 9:50

      Last updated at 2:03 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 17 A state senator who challenged Gov. Bill Walker’s cut to the Alaska Permanent Fund dividend this year plans to appeal a judge’s decision that found that Walker acted within his authority. Sen. Bill Wielechowski of Anchorage said it was always expected that the case would […]

  • Alaska Politics

    Governor Walker names new chief of staff

    by Associated Press on Nov 16, 12:15

    Gov. Bill Walker has named a new chief of staff. Scott Kendall will take over for Jim Whitaker starting Dec. 2. Kendall is an attorney who served as a managing director for the Black Rock Group, which provides campaign consulting, communications and other services. In a release, Walker said Whitaker will become senior adviser on […]

  • U.S. Politics

    Trump chief of staff pick to signal direction of presidency

    by Steve Peoples / AP on Nov 11, 13:45

    Donald Trump is considering a conservative bomb-thrower and the face of the GOP establishment, among others, for White House chief of staff – a major post that could set the direction for his presidency. The Republican president-elect is days away from naming his chief of staff, according to people with direct knowledge of his thinking. […]

  • Alaska Politics

    Anchorage anti-Trump protest draws a crowd

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Nov 10, 19:31

    There have been anti-Trump protests popping up across the U.S. since it was announced that Donald Trump would be the nation’s next president. Anchorage was no exception. On Thursday evening, about 50 protestors stood at the corner of Northern Lights Boulevard and the New Seward Highway, waving anti-Trump signs. Protest organizer Jess Bunag said she […]

  • Alaska Politics

    Joe Miller concedes to Murkowski in Senate race

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Nov 10, 16:28

    Joe Miller has officially conceded in the 2016 Senate race against Republican incumbent Lisa Murkowski. In a release from Miller, he said he called and congratulated Murkowski on her win. Miller, who was running as a Libertarian, had 29.44 percent of with vote, with 99.55 percent of the precincts across Alaska reporting, according o the […]

  • Alaska Politics

    Pollster: Election predictions couldn’t account for avid support

    by Shannon Ballard on Nov 09, 16:17

    Most polls heading into the Nov. 8 presidential election predicted Hillary Clinton would come out on top over opponent Donald Trump. But the day after, many people are asking, “How did pollsters get the Trump-Clinton election so wrong?” Like many, Alaska political analyst Ivan Moore says he was surprised by the election results and that […]

  • Alaska Politics

    Here’s what Alaska’s new House, Senate leadership looks like

    by Liz Raines on Nov 09, 14:34

    Last updated at 1:30 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 10 House Forms New Bipartisan Coalition   The balance of power has tipped in the Alaska house of representatives following Tuesday’s election, and Democrats are now at the helm of a bipartisan coalition. It started with a meeting Wednesday morning, and by mid-afternoon a group of 22 legislators from both sides […]

  • Alaska Politics

    Election recap: Decisions Alaskans made for their future

    by KTVA Web Staff on Nov 09, 12:22

    The world is waking up different today, as the global community reacts to the announcement of president-elect Donald Trump. Locally, residents in Alaska shook things up, too. With nearly 98 percent of precincts performing, 51.57 percent of voters in the state supported a Trump presidency. [Read the full results of Alaska’s election] Cheers also rang […]