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Anchorage/MatSu Politics

Primary hot seat: Mud flies in South Anchorage race

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In historic move, Elvi Gray-Jackson elected as Anchorage Assembly chair

Anchorage/MatSu Politics

Girdwood requests recount as Prop 9 plans move forward

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Girdwood votes for Proposition 9 at dead-even tie

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Anchorage Assembly Chair Dick Traini prepared to pass the torch to Elvi Gray-Jackson

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  • 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 […]

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    In historic move, Elvi Gray-Jackson elected as Anchorage Assembly chair

    by Daniella Rivera on Apr 20, 6:30

    Tuesday evening was a big night for the new members of the Anchorage Assembly, but it was an even bigger night for Elvi Gray-Jackson. The Assembly chose her as their new chair. It was an emotional moment for Gray-Jackson, and a historic one for the Municipality of Anchorage. Gray-Jackson is the first person of an […]

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    Girdwood requests recount as Prop 9 plans move forward

    by Shannon Ballard on Apr 19, 18:17

    The Girdwood Board of Supervisors is moving forward to develop a contract with Whittier police as the deadline for Alaska State Troopers to leave the area draws closer. Proposition nine, which would allow residents to raise taxes to pay for police protection, passed by only two votes in the last election, and already a for […]

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    Girdwood votes for Proposition 9 at dead-even tie

    by Daniella Rivera on Apr 15, 7:59

    In a place about 2,000 Alaskans call home, Girdwood is a town where the power of just one vote is visible. At last count, Girdwood votes for and against Proposition 9, which would allow residents to raise taxes to pay for police protection, are split 50-50. Of the 790 ballots counted, there are 395 ‘yes’ […]

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    Anchorage Assembly Chair Dick Traini prepared to pass the torch to Elvi Gray-Jackson

    by Daniella Rivera on Apr 12, 23:00

    Change is coming to the Anchorage Assembly. Tuesday night was the last meeting for three of its seven members. Next week, three new members will be sworn in and leadership will likely shift. Dick Traini has been the chair for 12 years, longer than anyone else. And in his 17 years on the Assembly, he’s […]

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    Absentee, questioned ballots could change the outcome of four municipal races

    by Daniella Rivera on Apr 06, 23:08

    The outcome of four races in Tuesday’s municipal elections could change based on more than 2,000 ballots that haven’t been counted yet. Election officials spent Wednesday sorting through 1,960 questioned ballots. They also have 89 that were unable to scan on election night, as well as 61 special needs ballots and 44 absentee ballots that […]

  • Anchorage/MatSu Politics

    Results: Demboski, Traini keep Assembly seats; voters say yes to pot tax, muni bond packages

    by Jessica Stugelmayer on Apr 06, 7:44

    It was an evening with a few nail-biting races, some still too close to call, and some definite upsets. Incumbents Amy Demboski and Dick Traini will keep their seats on the Anchorage Assembly, joined by Eric Croft, Forrest Dunbar and John Weddleton who are fresh off their wins Tuesday night. Weddleton’s late surge in the […]

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    Volunteers see low turnout for Anchorage municipal election

    by Bonney Bowman on Apr 05, 23:00

    Turnout for municipal elections is traditionally lower than state or national elections, especially if the mayor’s office isn’t up for grabs. Tuesday’s election was no exception. KTVA visited several polling places and spoke with volunteers and voters to see how things were going. At St. Anthony’s Church in Mountain View, volunteers said they saw fewer […]

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    Anchorage Municipal Election Results

    by KTVA Web Staff on Apr 05, 17:30

    Anchorage Municipal Election Results Live Broadcast from 9 – 10 p.m. April 5, 2016 Unofficial Election Results Assembly / School Board   Registered Voters 209909 – Cards Cast 43728 20.83% Num. Report Precinct 124 – Num. Reporting 122 98.39%   ASSEMBLY – DISTRICT 2 – SEAT A Total Number of Precincts 19 Precincts Reporting 17 […]

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    #ANCVote – Anchorage Muni Election Live Blog

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Apr 05, 9:07

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    Proposition 8: The future of the tax cap

    by Eric Ruble on Apr 03, 22:48

    On Tuesday, voters will decide whether changes to the 33-year-old tax cap will stay or go. In October, the Anchorage Assembly increased the amount of money it can collect under the tax cap. A “no” vote on Proposition 8 would allow those changes to stay in place; a “yes” vote would reverse them. Former Assembly […]

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    Assembly candidates at a glance: How do they stack up?

    by Jessica Stugelmayer on Apr 01, 14:06

    The Anchorage municipal election is April 5 — have you read up on your candidates? If you’re a procrastinator, we’ve got you covered. KTVA has broken it down by candidate, based on questionnaires we asked the candidates to fill out when we invited them to our studios for on-camera interviews. It was easy to see […]

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    Meet the candidates: District 6 – Seat J – South Anchorage

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Mar 31, 7:25

    KTVA invited every registered candidate running in the upcoming Anchorage municipal election to an on-camera interview at our studios to discuss the following topics: 1. Balancing the budget 2. Bonds and propositions 3. Plans for public safety 4. Commercial marijuana 5. Addressing homelessness in Anchorage 6. Introducing new taxes We also asked each candidate to […]

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    Meet the candidates: District 5 – Seat H – East Anchorage

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Mar 30, 7:55

    KTVA invited every registered candidate running in the upcoming Anchorage municipal election to an on-camera interview at our studios to discuss the following topics: 1. Balancing the budget 2. Bonds and propositions 3. Plans for public safety 4. Commercial marijuana 5. Addressing homelessness in Anchorage 6. Introducing new taxes We also asked each candidate to […]

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    Meet the candidates: District 4 – Seat F – Midtown Anchorage

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Mar 29, 7:45

    KTVA invited every registered candidate running in the upcoming Anchorage municipal election to an on-camera interview at our studios to discuss the following topics: 1. Balancing the budget 2. Bonds and propositions 3. Plans for public safety 4. Commercial marijuana 5. Addressing homelessness in Anchorage 6. Introducing new taxes We also asked each candidate to […]

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    Meet the candidates: District 3 – Seat D – West Anchorage

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Mar 28, 7:55

    KTVA invited every registered candidate running in the upcoming Anchorage municipal election to an on-camera interview at our studios to discuss the following topics: 1. Balancing the budget 2. Bonds and propositions 3. Plans for public safety 4. Commercial marijuana 5. Addressing homelessness in Anchorage 6. Introducing new taxes We also asked each candidate to […]

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    How the Anchorage muni wants to use your money: A guideline to the 2016 bond packages

    by Eric Ruble on Mar 27, 18:10

    On April 5, Anchorage voters will decide which bond packages they want to fund. Below is a breakdown of three major packages on this year’s ballot. Roads Amount: $36.6 million Number of Projects: 24 Most of the road projects planned by the Municipality of Anchorage are for small resurfacing and drainage improvements. However, there are […]

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    Meet the candidates: District 2 – Seat A – Chugiak/Eagle River

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Mar 27, 7:50

    KTVA invited every registered candidate running in the upcoming Anchorage municipal election to an on-camera interview at our studios to discuss the following topics: 1. Balancing the budget 2. Bonds and propositions 3. Plans for public safety 4. Commercial marijuana 5. Addressing homelessness in Anchorage 6. Introducing new taxes We also asked each candidate to […]

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    Anchorage assembly members approve vote-by-mail elections

    by Lauren Maxwell on Mar 23, 21:56

    People who live in Anchorage will be voting in a different way very soon. Starting next year all municipal elections will be conducted by mail. Anchorage Assembly members made the decision Tuesday evening, but member Ernie Hall said they’ve been studying the issue for the past three years. He said the idea is seen as […]

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    Reports reveal Assembly candidates’ campaign income, donors

    by Eric Ruble on Mar 18, 7:37

    The fundraising gap between candidates vying for seats on the Anchorage Assembly is wide. Some have brought in a few thousand dollars, while others exceed $70,000 in donations. Last week, the Alaska Public Offices Commission released candidates’ filings regarding how much their campaigns have received thus far. In the Eagle River-Chugiak race, incumbent Amy Demboski […]