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  • Alaska Politics

    Behind the Ballot: Steve Lindbeck for US House of Representatives

    by Liz Raines on Oct 25, 19:41

    Steve Lindbeck is now the 24th person to try to unseat Alaska’s longest-serving congressman, Rep. Don Young. He doesn’t have the same name recognition as past contenders, but he’s hopeful his personal outreach can make up the difference. Phone call after phone call, Lindbeck has managed to mount a competitive campaign against Young. He’s raised even […]

  • Alaska Politics

    Alaska governor puts pension bond plan on hold

    by KTVA / AP on Oct 25, 14:35

    Gov. Bill Walker says the state will not proceed with plans to sell bonds to help pay for Alaska’s pension obligations at this time, citing lack of support from Senate lawmakers. In a statement Tuesday, Walker said administration officials discussed the proposal with the Senate Finance Committee but did not get buy-in for the idea. […]

  • Alaska Politics

    Behind the Ballot: Don Young, Alaska’s longest-serving Congressman

    by Liz Raines on Oct 24, 20:17

    After 43 years as Alaska’s lone voice in the U.S. House of Representatives, Don Young says he’s ready for another round in Congress. “I’ve got a reputation — if I say it’s good for Alaska, I do my homework, I go to the floor, they will in fact vote with me,” Young said of his […]

  • Alaska Politics

    Alaska Republican Party claims Joe Miller violated election laws

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Oct 24, 20:05

    Last updated at 10:20 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 24 The Alaska Republican Party chairman announced a complaint Monday against former party member Joe Miller, saying he violated election laws while running for U.S. Senate as a Libertarian. Chairman Tuckerman Babcock’s complaint to the Office of General Counsel lists a number of alleged violations, including Miller’s use of […]

  • U.S. Politics

    2016 November election: When, where and how to cast your ballot

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Oct 23, 18:54

    The 2016 November election is right around the corner. Early voting kicks off on Monday, Oct. 24 — just over two weeks before Election Day on Nov. 8. Who am I voting for? This is a big election year. Voters will have a number of candidates to choose from for their district’s state legislative representatives, […]

  • U.S. Politics

    ‘I am so done with it’: Voters feeling fatigued this election season

    by Bonney Bowman on Oct 20, 18:43

    With the final presidential debate wrapped up and the presidential election only 18 days away, the candidates have a short time left to win over voters. But do voters want to be won over? Or are they just over this election? Election fatigue is when people start feeling exhausted by non-stop coverage. The Pew Research […]

  • U.S. Politics

    Alaska voters watching presidential debate were decided, but not excited

    by Daniella Rivera on Oct 19, 22:22

    Millions of people across the country watched the third and final presidential debate Wednesday night. In that audience were several dozen Alaskans who gathered at Bear Tooth Theater to watch live as candidates Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump squared off for the last time in front of an audience that large before the Nov. 8 election. People lined up […]

  • U.S. Politics

    Where to watch tonight’s final presidential debate

    by KTVA / AP on Oct 19, 15:16

      ANCHORAGE — Tonight’s final televised debate between presidential candidates Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump will be broadcast live from the campus of the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. The debate begins at 5 p.m. AKST and will be moderated by Fox News anchor Chris Wallace. Donald Trump’s guest list for the third and final debate […]

  • Alaska Politics

    Division of Elections offers Trump campaign chance to be in online election pamphlet

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Oct 19, 15:14

    Updated at 4 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 19 The Alaska Division of Elections says it has offered the Donald Trump campaign the chance to put information about him and his running mate in its online election pamphlet, but that they have not received anything from the campaign. A spokesman for the division said while it was too […]

  • U.S. Politics

    Why your vote is worth more in Alaska than almost anywhere else in the nation

    by Liz Raines on Oct 18, 20:46

    Election day is just three weeks away, and if you’re thinking about sitting it out on Nov. 8, you may want to reconsider. A national report by Wallet Hub shows votes cast in Alaska are the third most powerful in the country. “We only have three electoral votes, but when you divide it by the […]

  • Alaska Politics

    Sullivan plans Senate field hearing on ivory sales

    by Associated Press on Oct 18, 16:30

    U.S. Sen. Dan Sullivan is holding a field hearing this week focused on state laws that prohibit ivory sales. In a statement, Sullivan’s office says some of the bans extend to walrus and mammoth ivory used by Alaska Native artists. The release states that the hearing will focus on how the effects on Alaskans could […]

  • Alaska Politics

    Murkowski: Presidential race causing down-ballot uncertainty

    by Associated Press on Oct 18, 10:21

    JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) – U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski says the presidential race is creating uncertainty for down-ballot races like hers that she hasn’t experienced before. The Alaska Republican says she’s hearing from people fed up with the national race but is encouraging them to get out to vote anyway. Both major party presidential candidates have […]

  • Anchorage/MatSu Politics

    Matanuska-Susitna Borough election results certified

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Oct 17, 20:44

    The final tally for the Matanuska-Susitna Borough election came in Monday evening and was certified Tuesday night. “Mayor Vern Halter and Assembly Members gave a standing ovation to the Canvass Board, a group of five women who did the fastidious work of counting a record number of absentee and questioned ballots in the 2016 Borough […]

  • Alaska Politics

    U.S. House of Representatives candidates have first public debate

    by Lauren Maxwell on Oct 17, 19:44

    Candidates for Alaska’s lone U.S. House of Representatives seat squared off Monday in a forum moderated by the Anchorage Chamber of Commerce. It was the first time incumbent Rep. Don Young shared the public stage with his challengers, Democrat Steve Lindbeck and Libertarian Jim McDermott. Some of the topics of included natural resource development, military spending […]

  • Alaska Politics

    Murkowski surpasses other US Senate candidates in reported campaign funds

    by Associated Press on Oct 17, 16:28

    Updated at 4:40 p.m. Libertarian U.S. Senate candidate Joe Miller has reported raising nearly $200,000 for his campaign during the latest fundraising period. Miller ended September with nearly $280,000 on hand. He entered the race with nearly $100,000 available, money left over from a prior run. While the reporting period spans from July through September, […]

  • Alaska Politics

    Young holds edge in available cash in US House race

    by Becky Bohrer / AP on Oct 17, 9:56

    Democrat Steve Lindbeck raised more money during the latest fundraising period than Republican Rep. Don Young, though Young has more money in the bank heading into the last weeks of Alaska’s U.S. House race. Lindbeck reported raising about $300,000 between July 28 and Sept. 30, including $500 he chipped in himself. In his Federal Election […]

  • U.S. Politics

    Poll: Women propel Hillary Clinton into battleground lead over Donald Trump

    by Anthony Salvanto / CBS News on Oct 16, 19:08

    A big swing in the women’s vote has propelled Hillary Clinton into a six-point lead across the battleground states, as seven in ten women feel Donald Trump does not respect them. Last month the women’s vote in these key states was five points more for Clinton; today it is 15 points in Clinton’s favor – […]

  • Alaska Politics

    Looking for your legislator? They’ve moved across town.

    by Liz Raines on Oct 14, 22:09

    If you want to talk to your legislator in Anchorage, you’ll have to go to Spenard now. The Anchorage Legislative Information Office (LIO) has moved to the Wells Fargo Building on the corner of Benson Boulevard and Minnesota Drive. The Alaska Legislature moved out of its downtown Anchorage LIO at the beginning of the October, […]

  • Anchorage/MatSu Politics

    Anchorage municipal prosecutor: Senate Bill 91 ‘a huge hit’ to city budget

    by Eric Ruble on Oct 14, 19:23

    The Municipality of Anchorage is not getting as much money as it used to from traffic tickets, and controversial Senate Bill 91 (SB 91) could be to blame. The bill changed the rules regarding things like parole and sentencing statewide. It also forces the municipality to charge state fines, instead of city fines, for most […]

  • Alaska Politics

    Could a North Slope lawmaker’s loss spark change in legislative leadership?

    by Liz Raines on Oct 13, 20:44

    Rep. Benjamin Nageak apparently lost his seat in the Alaska Legislature Wednesday, when the Alaska Supreme Court ruled in favor of his challenger Dean Westlake. The decision could come with a chain reaction, linking Democrats, independents and moderate Republicans together to create new leadership in the Alaska House of Representatives. Republicans currently make up the […]