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  • Alaska Politics

    State senator calls for legal review of recent primary election

    by Liz Raines on Aug 24, 11:52

    Last updated at 11:15 a.m. on Thursday, Aug. 25 An Alaska state senator has called a hearing to review procedures and protocols used in last Tuesday’s primary election, following reports of irregularities at the polls, which include disparities in employee training, closure of polling places, a mistake in ballot distribution and data entry errors. Sen. […]

  • Alaska Politics

    Mistake at the polls could cost North Slope representative his seat

    by Liz Raines on Aug 22, 19:34

    Last updated at 10:23 a.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 24 A simple mistake in last Tuesday’s primary election may have cost Barrow’s Rep. Benjamin Nageak his seat in the Legislature. Throughout the state, voters had to choose between a Republican or Democrat ballot, but in Shungnak, voters accidentally got both. According to unofficial results, just five […]

  • U.S. Politics

    Judge orders expedited release of 15,000 Hillary Clinton documents found by FBI

    by CBS News on Aug 22, 10:35

    At a heated hearing Monday, a federal judge pressed the State Department on when it would release the 15,000 documents uncovered by the FBI during its investigation of Hillary Clinton’s private email server. Initially, the State Department attorney would not answer Judge James Boasberg’s repeated questions about the number of emails recovered by the FBI. The […]

  • Alaska Politics

    Gov. Walker reflects on 2 years in office, looks ahead

    by Emily Carlson on Aug 19, 17:38

    Updated at 7:30 a.m. on Monday, August 22 Gov. Bill Walker was sworn into office nearly two years ago. In December 2014, he did something no Alaskan had done — with a Democrat at his side, the former-Republican was elected the first Independent governor in Alaska. However, it hasn’t been easy. After a session filled with […]

  • Alaska Politics

    Groups advocating state fiscal plan put campaigns on pause

    by Liz Raines on Aug 18, 19:56

    ANCHORAGE — Groups advocating for a long-term state fiscal plan say their work paid off — pointing to the results of Tuesday’s primary election, where voters knocked at least six incumbents out of office. But the groups now say they are scaling back their efforts ahead of November’s general election. “The coalition has kind of […]

  • U.S. Politics

    Donald Trump expresses ‘regret’ for campaign conduct

    by CBS News on Aug 18, 18:41

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. — GOP nominee Donald Trump, speaking with teleprompters in front of him for the second rally in a row, expressed “regret” for his campaign conduct, just days after another major campaign shake up​ and his poll numbers continuing to fall. “Sometimes, in the heat of debate and speaking on a multitude of issues, you don’t choose […]

  • Alaska Politics

    Mallott: No major voting problems after legal settlement

    by Becky Bohrer / AP on Aug 18, 14:13

    Lt. Gov. Byron Mallott says saw no substantive problems during his visit to rural communities to monitor voting in this week’s primary election. He also says he got the impression from the U.S. Department of Justice that this was a good first statewide election following last year’s settlement of a lawsuit over the translation of […]

  • Alaska Politics

    Amid historically low voter turnout, waves of change roll through Republican Party in primary

    by Liz Raines on Aug 17, 19:49

    Updated at 11 a.m. on Friday, August 19 Unofficial results from Tuesday’s primary mark a historic low — just over 15 percent voter turnout statewide. If numbers continue that way, it will be the lowest number of primary votes cast on record since 1976, which is as far back as the data goes, according to the […]

  • Alaska Politics

    Alaska primary: 5 votes separate Nageak, Westlake in House race

    by Rhonda McBride on Aug 17, 16:20

    It’s not clear if two rural Democrats, who joined the House Republican Majority, are returning to Juneau. With all precincts in, Rep. Ben Nageak and his opponent Dean Westlake, of Kotzebue are separated by a mere five votes, with absentee and question ballots still pending. With such a close race, a recount is likely to […]

  • Alaska Politics

    Results: Young, Murkowski easily win their primary races

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Aug 17, 0:11

    Incumbents Sen. Lisa Murkowski and Rep. Don Young won their Alaska primary races by a large margin, unofficial results indicated Tuesday night. Murkowski’s opponents earned significantly fewer votes, with Paul Kendall and Thomas Lamb bringing in less than 10 percent each while Bob Lochner scraped together just over 15 percent for himself. Early results showed […]

  • Alaska Politics

    Latest Updates: 2016 Alaska primary election results

    by KTVA Web Staff on Aug 16, 20:00

    Early results show a low turnout for the 2016 Alaska primary election. Out of 515,714 registered voters only 79,622 cast ballots, a mere 15.4 percent voter turnout. KTVA will continue to provide updates as results are finalized over the next few days. Share your election day photos with us – submit here. Follow our reporters […]

  • Alaska Politics

    Confusion at the polls: Which party’s candidates can you vote for?

    by Liz Raines on Aug 16, 18:47

    A mix-up at the polls in South Anchorage almost kept one woman from voting the way she wanted in the state primary Tuesday. Melissa Falcone, a registered nonpartisan voter, was told by election staff at Ocean View Elementary School that she couldn’t have a Republican ballot, even though the rules say she can. Anyone can vote […]

  • Alaska Politics

    Primary hot seat: Downtown Senate seat is winner-takes-all for Democrats

    by Liz Raines on Aug 15, 20:40

    A Democrat will hold downtown Anchorage’s Senate seat J after Tuesday’s primary election because there aren’t any candidates from other parties running. Voters will choose between Ed Wesley, a retired labor union employee, or Tom Begich, brother of former U.S. Sen. Mark Begich. Though they’re both Democrats, Tom Begich says he’s had a slightly different […]

  • Alaska Politics

    What to expect on Alaska’s primary election day

    by Liz Raines on Aug 15, 19:16

    The state primary election is just hours away and so far, early voting has been unusually slow, according to the Division of Elections. The division has ordered tens of thousands of ballots to be cast, but voters haven’t even come close to hitting that mark in the last two weeks. “As of Sunday, we were […]

  • Alaska Politics

    Alaska primary Q&A: What to expect on Tuesday

    by KTVA Web Staff on Aug 15, 10:23

      Political insiders Christopher Clark and Larry Persily joined KTVA’s Rhonda McBride and Liz Raines to discuss Tuesday’s primary election. What can voters expect when they head to the polls Tuesday? What are the hotly contested races around the state? We took your questions live on Facebook. Learn more in the video above. Polls are open […]

  • Alaska Politics

    Murkowski not taking Senate re-election bid for granted

    by Associated Press on Aug 14, 10:22

    U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski is taking nothing for granted in her latest re-election bid: raking in fundraising cash, peppering the air waves with ads and filling Alaska mailboxes with campaign fliers. While she is expected to win her Republican primary Tuesday, her loss in the 2010 primary, and her improbable comeback with a successful general […]

  • U.S. Politics

    Clinton, Kaine release new tax returns

    by CBS News on Aug 12, 19:48

    NEW YORK — Hillary Clinton released her latest tax return on Friday, which showed that she and her husband, former President Bill Clinton, reported earning more than $10.7 million in 2015 and paid a combined federal, state, and local effective tax rate of 43.2 percent. The Clintons donated about $1 million, or 9.8 percent of their […]

  • Alaska Politics

    Primary hot seat: Anchorage’s most crowded race

    by Liz Raines on Aug 12, 19:26

    Five candidates are vying for just one Anchorage seat in the state senate. Senate district L — which includes parts of Midtown, and stretches through Bayshore and the Ocean View area — is a historically red part of town, but this year there are multiple candidates on both sides of the aisle. Three are Republicans: […]

  • Anchorage/MatSu Politics

    Primary hot seat: Mud flies in South Anchorage race

    by Liz Raines on Aug 11, 18:38

    Ross Bieling and Jennifer Johnston are digging up dirt on each other in one of the Alaska primary election‘s most contentious races. The two are fighting for State House in District 28, which stretches from South Anchorage to Bear Valley, plus it includes Girdwood. Johnston is a former Anchorage Assembly member, and Bieling, who describes […]

  • U.S. Politics

    Republicans tell RNC Chairman Reince Priebus to de-fund Trump

    by CBS News on Aug 11, 17:51

    Last Updated Aug 11, 2016 4:30 PM EDT More than 70 Republicans have signed an open letter urging RNC Chairman Reince Priebus to cut off funding to Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump and instead use the funds to finance Republican Senate and House races, according to a letter obtained by CBS News. “We believe that […]