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  • Campaign 2014

    Campaign 2014: Don Young

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Oct 29, 17:01

      This week, KTVA is running a series of interviews with the main candidates for office. Today, the focus is on U.S. Rep. Don Young. This interview was conducted just hours before the congressman went to Wasilla High School, where he was criticized for making inappropriate remarks about suicide. KTVA’s Rhonda McBride asks Young about his […]

  • Local

    Mayor Sullivan vetoes ‘moose fence’ ordinance

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Oct 29, 11:14

    Mayor Dan Sullivan has vetoed an ordinance recently passed by the Anchorage Assembly that would bar new, metal palisade fences in Anchorage to try to prevent moose from being impaled on the spikes. In a veto statement, Sullivan said although the ordinance was “well-intenioned, the cost\benefit analysis does not warrant this level of government intrusion.” […]

  • Campaign 2014

    Group steps up effort to get Alaska Natives to the polls

    by Bonney Bowman on Oct 28, 18:34

    Alaska has the largest voting-age Native population in the country. But historically, turnout among Alaska Natives has been low. A local group called Get Out the Native Vote is working to change that. It’s a nonpartisan, nonprofit group sponsored by the CEOs of Alaska Native corporations. Today, the group bussed a group of employees from the […]

  • Campaign 2014

    Campaign 2014: Sean Parnell

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Oct 28, 17:18

      This week, KTVA is running a series of interviews with the main candidates for office. Today, the focus is on Gov. Sean Parnell, who hopes to keep his seat as Alaska’s governor. Reporter Rhonda McBride looks at the personal side of politics with Parnell, who talks of two different grandfathers. One was a loving […]

  • State

    Sarah Palin hopes to run for office again some day

    by Associated Press on Oct 28, 13:41

    Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin says she hopes to run for office again and is urging Republican leaders to have “more guts” as they pursue their agenda. The 2008 Republican vice presidential nominee says in an interview with Fox Business Network that she is invigorated by her critics and intends to be out there “hopefully […]

  • Campaign 2014

    Campaign 2014: Bill Walker

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Oct 27, 13:15

    This week, KTVA is running a series of interviews with the main candidates for office. We lead off with Bill Walker, running for governor as an independent.This week, KTVA is running a series of interviews with the main candidates for state office. Reporter Rhonda McBride asked some questions that may be different from what you […]

  • 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 […]