New election results could change control of Alaska House

New election results could change control of Alaska House

A key race in Fairbanks could flip leadership of the Alaska House after new results this week from the Division of Elections show Democrat Kathryn Dodge now leading Republican Bart LeBon by 10 votes.

Liz Raines
Judge rules campaign sign ban unconstitutional

Judge rules campaign sign ban unconstitutional

The ruling overturns law that prevented political signs on private property near state roads.

Dave Leval
Dunleavy names Feige to become natural resources commissioner

Dunleavy names Feige to become natural resources commissioner

Gov.-elect Mike Dunleavy continues building his cabinet by naming Corri Feige as Department of Natural Resources.

Steve Quinn
Dunleavy looking to former Gov. Parnell for transition help

Dunleavy looking to former Gov. Parnell for transition help

Governor-elect Mike Dunleavy has begun building his team with members of former Gov. Sean Parnell's administration.

Steve Quinn
Rally in Anchorage to protect investigation into election interference by Russia

Rally in Anchorage to protect investigation into election interference by Russia

The forced resignation of former Attorney General Jeff Sessions spurs protests around the nation, including in Alaska.

Jeff Bridges
Dunleavy taps Babcock, Huber Sr. as first cabinet appointments

Dunleavy taps Babcock, Huber Sr. as first cabinet appointments

In his first public address since becoming the governor-elect, Mike Dunleavy addressed the Alaska Miners Association, re-stating his promise to focus on resource development.

Steve Quinn
The tumultuous relationship between SB 91 and addiction in Alaska

The tumultuous relationship between SB 91 and addiction in Alaska

Changes in state leadership and legislative makeup mean more revisions to Alaska's controversial crime reform package, Senate Bill 91, are almost certain.

Daniella Rivera
Party heads analyze red wave in Alaska elections

Party heads analyze red wave in Alaska elections

A red wave swept Alaska on Tuesday — according to unofficial results, it appears not only is the state's next governor, a Republican, but leadership in the state House and Senate will be too.

Liz Raines
LeDoux poised for another term in Juneau

LeDoux poised for another term in Juneau

In a race marked by ballot irregularities in the August primary, incumbent Gabrielle LeDoux holds strong in District 15

Steve Quinn
Begich concedes to Dunleavy in Alaska governor's race

Begich concedes to Dunleavy in Alaska governor's race

Republican Mike Dunleavy took an early lead on Democrat Mark Begich and kept a comfortable margin all night.

Steve Quinn
Jeff Sessions resigns as attorney general

Jeff Sessions resigns as attorney general

President Trump has asked Jeff Sessions to resign.

CBS News
Fish habitat initiative headed for defeat

Fish habitat initiative headed for defeat

Results bring an end to an issue that became a high-profile campaign issue for gubernatorial candidates Republican Mike Dunleavy and Mark Begich.

Steve Quinn
3 Democrats claim strong leads in Juneau races

3 Democrats claim strong leads in Juneau races

Juneau will see the first wholesale turn over of its legislative representation in decades

Steve Quinn
Incumbents Grenn, Seaton trailing in House seats key to GOP takeover

Incumbents Grenn, Seaton trailing in House seats key to GOP takeover

With incumbents Grenn and Seaton losing, Republicans appear ready to reclaim House majority.

Joe Vigil
Preliminary numbers suggest voters will oust Judge Corey following no-jail plea deal

Preliminary numbers suggest voters will oust Judge Corey following no-jail plea deal

In September, Judge Corey found himself embroiled in a national controversy that would threaten his future on the bench, after approving the no-jail plea deal in Justin Schneider’s case.

Daniella Rivera
Democrats win control of the House as Republicans take Senate

Democrats win control of the House as Republicans take Senate

CBS News projects Democrats will take control of the House of Representatives, delivering a major blow to President Trump and the GOP. Republicans, meanwhile, kept control of the Senate.

CBS News
'Where are the animals?' Sights and sounds from Election Day in Anchorage

'Where are the animals?' Sights and sounds from Election Day in Anchorage

Following days, weeks and months of partisan rhetoric, a seemingly non-stop onslaught of campaign advertising and some of the highest early voting numbers the state has ever seen — Election Day is finally here. 

Jason Sear
Election analysis: A day of X-factors

Election analysis: A day of X-factors

Alaska is famous for races decided by a handful of votes. This election is filled with X-factors — so many variables that only voters can supply.

Rhonda McBride
Voters will get the final word on candidates, ballot measure

Voters will get the final word on candidates, ballot measure

Voters will bring closure to lots of Election Day questions, be it who will serve as new governor, will a Democratic-led caucus retain control of the House and will a salmon habitat ballot measure prevail.

Steve Quinn
Galvin takes on Young in congressional race

Galvin takes on Young in congressional race

Political newcomer Alyse Galvin is trying to beat longtime Congressional incumbent Don Young.

Joe Vigil
Salmon initiative brings out foes, friends

Salmon initiative brings out foes, friends

Supporters and opponents of the Ballot Measure 1 initiative widely disagree on what this measure means for resource development.

Steve Quinn
Voters will finally get their say on divisive salmon initiative

Voters will finally get their say on divisive salmon initiative

A protracted battle over salmon habitat measure now rests in the hands of the electorate

Steve Quinn
Young, Galvin campaign on final weekend before election

Young, Galvin campaign on final weekend before election

Don Young is trying to to hold onto his congressional seat, as Alyse Galvin hopes to replace the "Dean of the House."

Dave Leval
Walker writes open letter to next governor on election eve

Walker writes open letter to next governor on election eve

On Tuesday, Alaskans will choose the state's next governor. Whoever prevails at the polls, Gov. Walker has some words of wisdom and warning.

Liz Raines
Election 2018: Races to Watch

Election 2018: Races to Watch

Guests Tom Hewitt and Matt Buxton join host Rhonda McBride in this online-only discussion about races to watch on Nov. 6.

Rhonda McBride
Voters offer post-debate thoughts on candidate positions

Voters offer post-debate thoughts on candidate positions

Thursday night's gubernatorial debate between Republican Mike Dunleavy and Democrat Mark Begich featured a few barbs and doubling down on positions relating the Permanent Fund and crime.

Liz Raines
Controversial political ads will continue running in Alaska

Controversial political ads will continue running in Alaska

Anchorage state Rep. Les Gara filed a complaint with the Alaska Public Offices Commission over ads that weren't clear about who was funding them.

Joe Vigil
Dunleavy, Begich spar over crime, budgets and dividend

Dunleavy, Begich spar over crime, budgets and dividend

With five days remaining until voters head to the polls, gubernatorial candidates engage in election season's final debate.

Steve Quinn
WATCH: KTVA 2018 gubernatorial debate

WATCH: KTVA 2018 gubernatorial debate

The election season's last debate airs Thursday night at 6 on KTVA.

Steve Quinn
How much power does a governor have over the PFD?

How much power does a governor have over the PFD?

The Permanent Fund Dividend has become a key issue in Alaska's race for governor. In 2016, Gov. Bill Walker became the first governor to ever reduce checks using his veto power.

Liz Raines
People Mover will give free bus rides on Election Day

People Mover will give free bus rides on Election Day

Everyone in Anchorage can get a free ride to the polls on Election Day, Tuesday Nov. 6. 

Angela Krenzien
Party leaders seek state transparency on prospective voter fraud

Party leaders seek state transparency on prospective voter fraud

With the general election just one week away, both parties agree that no comment is not an acceptable answer.

Liz Raines
Answering the Call: Lt. Gov. candidate wants focus on rural Alaska

Answering the Call: Lt. Gov. candidate wants focus on rural Alaska

Debra Call joins Mark Begich on the Democratic ticket in the Nov. 6 election.

Steve Quinn
15 judges up for retention statewide: Here's how you can learn about them

15 judges up for retention statewide: Here's how you can learn about them

Judges do not make the laws, but they are responsible for upholding them. They also may be the most overlooked names on the ballot. 

Daniella Rivera
Amid political ads, Gov. Walker clarifies support for Begich

Amid political ads, Gov. Walker clarifies support for Begich

As political advertising continues this election season, Gov. Bill Walker says certain independent expenditure groups are running ads that misrepresent his positions on the issues and released a statement Monday to address them. 

Angela Krenzien
Grenn locked in 3-way race for second term

Grenn locked in 3-way race for second term

Republican Sara Rasmussen and Democrat Dustin Darden are making public safety their top priority in trying to unseat incumbent Jason Grenn.

Steve Quinn
Begich talks crime, government transparency in live interview

Begich talks crime, government transparency in live interview

Former U.S. Senator Mark Begich talks crime and government transparency in a live interview with KTVA.

Jeff Bridges
Arctic Slope Regional Corporation endorses Dunleavy for governor

Arctic Slope Regional Corporation endorses Dunleavy for governor

The Arctic Slope Regional Corporation endorses Mike Dunleavy for Governor in 2018. ASRC's president and CEO says Dunleavy aligns with the company's values.

Manny Creech
Gov. Walker asks supporters to pull yard signs

Gov. Walker asks supporters to pull yard signs

With less than two weeks until Alaska elects a new governor, Gov. Bill Walker is asking his supporters to take down their Walker Mallott campaign signs. 

Angela Krenzien
LeDoux faces four challengers, push back from own party

LeDoux faces four challengers, push back from own party

Some candidates believe East Anchorage race tainted by primary ballot irregularities

Steve Quinn
Early voting begins with no answers on potential primary voter fraud

Early voting begins with no answers on potential primary voter fraud

Early voting has begun in the state's general election and Election Day itself is less than two weeks away. However, Alaskans still don't know whether the state is looking into potential voter fraud flagged during the primary.

Liz Raines
Pruitt, Snyder seeking East Anchorage 'purple' seat

Pruitt, Snyder seeking East Anchorage 'purple' seat

Democratic challenger Liz Snyder hopes to unseat four-term Republican House Rep. Lance Pruitt, who scored a narrow victory two years ago.

Steve Quinn
South Anchorage House candidates Higgins, Revak agree there are problems, but diverge on how to pay for state services

South Anchorage House candidates Higgins, Revak agree there are problems, but diverge on how to pay for state services

South Anchorage House District 25 pits Republican newcomer Josh Revak against former school board member, Democrat Pat Higgins.

Lauren Maxwell
Race for governor tightens up, according to new poll

Race for governor tightens up, according to new poll

After Governor Walker suspended his campaign for re-election, the governor's race has tightened-up, according to a new poll by Alaska Survey Research.

Megan Mazurek
NEA-Alaska endorses Begich for governor

NEA-Alaska endorses Begich for governor

A major Alaska teachers union has endorsed Democrat Mark Begich in his bid for governor.

Manny Creech
Juneau voters to put 3 freshmen into Legislature

Juneau voters to put 3 freshmen into Legislature

The capital city will soon be getting three newly elected state lawmakers, a wholesale turnover not seen for decades.

Steve Quinn
Walker cancels AFN campaign booth, donates space to nonprofits

Walker cancels AFN campaign booth, donates space to nonprofits

Governor Bill Walker is cancelling his campaign booth at the Alaska Federation of Natives convention, after his former running mate, Lt. Gov. Byron Mallott resigned from office earlier this week.

Liz Raines
Lt. Gov. Mallott steps down amid 'inappropriate comments'

Lt. Gov. Mallott steps down amid 'inappropriate comments'

L.t. Gov. Byron Mallott has resigned, according to Gov. Bill Walker.

Steve Quinn
Dunleavy holds cash lead over Walker, Begich

Dunleavy holds cash lead over Walker, Begich

As election day nears, a financial snapshot of Alaska's three main gubernatorial campaigns is beginning to emerge.

Steve Quinn
Ballot Measure 1 campaigns argue pros, cons on KTVA's Daybreak

Ballot Measure 1 campaigns argue pros, cons on KTVA's Daybreak

The only proposition on the ballot next month isn't necessarily easy to understand. Ballot Measure 1 would create new laws surrounding development projects that could directly or indirectly impact salmon habitat.

Liz Raines
Galvin gains ground on Young in House race

Galvin gains ground on Young in House race

The latest challenger to Alaska’s longtime U.S. representative has closed much of the distance between them, according to a new poll released this week.

Chris Klint
Voter registration deadline is Sunday

Voter registration deadline is Sunday

The Alaska general voter registration deadline is Sunday, Oct. 7.

Manny Creech
Senate confirms Brett Kavanaugh to Supreme Court

Senate confirms Brett Kavanaugh to Supreme Court

Brett Kavanaugh has become the nation's newest Supreme Court justice, after Alaska's U.S. senators voted as expected Saturday to fill retired Justice Anthony Kennedy's seat.

CBS News
Groups backing Dunleavy fined $4,450 for finance disclosure violations

Groups backing Dunleavy fined $4,450 for finance disclosure violations

Two groups backing Republican Gubernatorial candidate Mike Dunleavy on Friday were fined $4,450 each for failing to file accurate and timely financial disclosure reports.

Steve Quinn
Treadwell endorses Dunleavy for governor

Treadwell endorses Dunleavy for governor

In the race for governor, former Lt. Governor Mead Treadwell is putting his support behind Republican candidate Mike Dunleavy.

Angela Krenzien
Palin weighs in on Kavanaugh nomination

Palin weighs in on Kavanaugh nomination

Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin is weighing in on the confirmation of Supreme Court nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh. 

Angela Krenzien
Kenai conservative group rallies to support Kavanaugh

Kenai conservative group rallies to support Kavanaugh

A rally in support of Supreme Court nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh was held Thursday morning in front of KSRM radio in Kenai.

Manny Creech
Alaska bill to clarify pharmacy costs becomes law

Alaska bill to clarify pharmacy costs becomes law

Walker signed the bill at a small Juneau pharmacy, according to a statement from the bill's sponsor.

Angela Krenzien
Trump disapproval hits 60 percent in new poll

Trump disapproval hits 60 percent in new poll

Disapproval of President Trump reached 60 percent in a new ABC News/Washington Post poll, the highest those outlets have recorded throughout his tenure. The results, released Friday, come at a challenging time for the Trump presidency, after his former lo

CBS News
Two incumbents overtake challengers seeking upsets

Two incumbents overtake challengers seeking upsets

Incumbents Rep. Gabrielle LeDoux and Sen. Peter Micciche have over taken upset-minded challengers after another round of absentee ballot counting.

Steve Quinn
John McCain, senator and war hero, dead at 81

John McCain, senator and war hero, dead at 81

John McCain, Arizona senator and former Republican presidential candidate, has died at the age of 81.

CNN News
Walker gains NEA-Alaska endorsement for governor

Walker gains NEA-Alaska endorsement for governor

The National Education Association’s Alaska chapter has endorsed Gov. Bill Walker as he seeks a second term, a day after a major labor organization did so.

Chris Klint & Liz Raines
ACLU, Dunleavy backers sue state over sign statute

ACLU, Dunleavy backers sue state over sign statute

A state law that led to dozens of campaign signs’ seizure before this week’s primary elections has drawn a legal challenge from a state civil-rights group — as well as backers of a challenger to Gov. Bill Walker.

Chris Klint
Alaska AFL-CIO endorses Walker over Begich for governor

Alaska AFL-CIO endorses Walker over Begich for governor

A major Alaska labor organization has endorsed incumbent Gov. Bill Walker as he seeks re-election, in a potential blow to Democratic challenger Mark Begich.

Chris Klint
Former Alaska Senate candidate Halat arraigned

Former Alaska Senate candidate Halat arraigned

Former Alaska Senate candidate Bekah Halat was arraigned on Friday. She's accused of falsifying her finances to receive food stamps.

Lauren Maxwell
Illegal campaign signs spur controversy & a criminal case

Illegal campaign signs spur controversy & a criminal case

Alaska's DOT asks for patience from Alaskan while they request compliance from candidates who are notified of campaign sign laws when they file to run for office.

Daniella Rivera
Sen. Murkowski to meet with SCOTUS nominee, Kavanaugh

Sen. Murkowski to meet with SCOTUS nominee, Kavanaugh

Senator Lisa Murkowski says she will continue vetting Supreme Court nominee Judge Brett M. Kavanaugh by meeting with him in person on Thursday.

Angela Krenzien
Group behind campaign ad doesn't exist in state records

Group behind campaign ad doesn't exist in state records

It's a mystery the state now says it's working to solve --who is behind a political ad paid for by a group that doesn't exist in state records?

Liz Raines
Dunleavy, Treadwell go head-to-head in KTVA debate

Dunleavy, Treadwell go head-to-head in KTVA debate

Former state senator Mike Dunleavy and former Lt. Gov. Mead Treadwell addressed a variety of issues ranging from the state’s budget to health-care concerns for its citizens.

John Thompson
Voter log changes could delay Alaska primary results

Voter log changes could delay Alaska primary results

Some election results from the Alaska primary could be delayed after more than 100,000 voters were given a month to clear up discrepancies with their addresses on voting records.

Associated Press
GOP debate hosts lieutenant-governor hopefuls

GOP debate hosts lieutenant-governor hopefuls

Three of the candidates have political experience, three candidates are military veterans and half are women: but most of them are skeptical of vote-by-mail elections and most say crime measure Senate Bill 91 should be repealed.

Candidate's campaign credentials don't check out

Candidate's campaign credentials don't check out

While the state says she was illegally collecting food stamps, State Senate candidate Bekah Halat reports spending thousands of dollars of her own money on her campaign. 

Liz Raines
Sullivan closes out week-long meetings with military leaders

Sullivan closes out week-long meetings with military leaders

U.S. Sen. Dan Sullivan closed out a week of hosting military leaders before heading back to Washington D.C. on Tuesday. But he won't be gone long.

Steve Quinn
S. Anchorage candidates discuss dividend checks, crime

S. Anchorage candidates discuss dividend checks, crime

State House District 26 candidates talk about dividend checks and crime.

Joe Vigil
State Senate candidate accused in welfare scheme

State Senate candidate accused in welfare scheme

The signs around south Anchorage intend to draw attention to 33-year-old Bekah Halat as a candidate for state Senate. But in June, her campaign drew attention to something it hadn't intended.

Liz Raines
Three Democrats vying for Gara's Anchorage House seat

Three Democrats vying for Gara's Anchorage House seat

Representative Les Gara will not be running for re-election to House District 20, a seat he's held for 16 years.
There are three Democrats in the primary that would like to take his place.

Lauren Maxwell
Quinn-Davidson claims victory in special election

Quinn-Davidson claims victory in special election

The second round of votes has been tallied in the special election to fill a vacant west side assembly seat.

Liz Thomas
Salmon initiative cleared – in part – to appear on ballot

Salmon initiative cleared – in part – to appear on ballot

An initiative intended to strengthen protections against development for Alaska salmon habitats, challenged by the state, can still go before voters this fall – with some provisions omitted, according to the Alaska Supreme Court.

Chris Klint
Murkowski reviews Senate-approved Alaska spending

Murkowski reviews Senate-approved Alaska spending

Alaska’s senior U.S. senator touted a wide-ranging series of items affecting the Last Frontier Thursday, after the Senate’s passage of several spending bills containing funds for Alaska and the Arctic.

Chris Klint
Governor Walker believes steel tariff issue will get resolved

Governor Walker believes steel tariff issue will get resolved

"I do believe it will be resolved, I really do. Both sides want to resolve this issue so I feel it will get done." - Governor Bill Walker on steel tariffs

Scott Gross
Walker inks education bill that redirects marijuana tax money

Walker inks education bill that redirects marijuana tax money

"The bill does a couple of things, creates a pilot program for four schools with more intensified teaching. It also takes 25 percent of the marijuana tax for marijuana awareness programs." - Governor Bill Walker

Scott Gross
Permanent Fund reports almost 11% annual boost

Permanent Fund reports almost 11% annual boost

The Alaska Permanent Fund Corp. on Monday reported nearly an 11 percent annual return for the fiscal year that ended June 30.

Steve Quinn
Begich reveals plan to address Alaska crime

Begich reveals plan to address Alaska crime

Former U.S. Sen. Mark Begich held an event Friday at the Nesbett Courthouse to discuss his public safety plan.

Chris Klint
Murkowski raises Alaska seafood, energy among trade aid talks

Murkowski raises Alaska seafood, energy among trade aid talks

Sen. Lisa Murkowski says President Trump's plan to provide up to $12 billion to farmers impacted by Chinese export tariffs is "is an admission that tariffs are hurting, not helping, our country."

Liz Raines
Poll: Most Alaskans understand or back reduced PFD

Poll: Most Alaskans understand or back reduced PFD

More than half of Alaskans say they believe Alaska's recent Permanent Fund dividend cuts were necessary, according to a recent poll.

Funding offers snapshot of Alaska governor's race

Funding offers snapshot of Alaska governor's race

The tallies offer a glimpse into how much support the candidates have, and where that support is coming from -- but interpreting the numbers can be challenging.

Liz Raines
Begich, Walker in tight fundraising race

Begich, Walker in tight fundraising race

Just a month away from Alaska's 2018 primary election, candidates for governor are unveiling widely anticipated mandatory state reports about their funding.

Liz Raines
Walker worried about potential Trump tariffs

Walker worried about potential Trump tariffs

"I know Alaska's fishing community is worried – I assure you, I am too," Walker said in a statement this weekend.

Liz Raines
Legislative panel: Eastman committed ethics violation

Legislative panel: Eastman committed ethics violation

A legislative ethics panel on Thursday ruled “clear and convincing evidence” existed when ruling state Rep. David Eastman violated ethics law by disclosing the existence of a complaint deemed confidential.

Steve Quinn
Seafood analyst: Trump's proposed tariffs hurt Alaska

Seafood analyst: Trump's proposed tariffs hurt Alaska

Alaska's seafood industry should brace for another setback in the growing trade war with China, according to an industry analyst.

Liz Raines
Parnell backs Dunleavy over Treadwell for governor

Parnell backs Dunleavy over Treadwell for governor

Former Alaska governor Sean Parnell has endorsed Mike Dunleavy over Mead Treadwell, who served as Parnell’s lieutenant governor during his first full term.

Steve Quinn
Ethics panel hearing complaint against Eastman

Ethics panel hearing complaint against Eastman

Republican Rep. David Eastman requested the formal hearing on the subcommittee's probable cause finding, released earlier this year.

Associated Press
Murkowski 'stunned' that Trump didn't confront Putin

Murkowski 'stunned' that Trump didn't confront Putin

Alaska's senior U.S. senator says she is "stunned" that President Trump did not confront Russian President Vladimir Putin over election interference.

Associated Press
Alaska union head wants two-man governor's race

Alaska union head wants two-man governor's race

Vince Beltrami, president of the Alaska AFL-CIO, says Gov. Bill Walker and Mark Begich need to join forces - or one of them needs to drop out.

Reality Check: What will Lisa do?

Reality Check: What will Lisa do?

Senator Lisa Murkowski is considered a swing vote in the confirmation of Supreme Court nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh. John Tracy says anyone who thinks they can predict how Murkowski will vote needs a Reality Check.

John Tracy
Sullivan announces support for Kavanaugh's confirmation

Sullivan announces support for Kavanaugh's confirmation

Senator Dan Sullivan Thursday announced his plan to support Judge Brett Kavanaugh to serve on the U.S. Supreme Court. 

Liz Thomas
Lawmakers receive natural gas project update

Lawmakers receive natural gas project update

It’s supposed to be a lifeline for Alaska’s economic future. But can the state’s efforts to ship North Slope natural gas overseas withstand an emerging trade war with China and a saturated market? 

Steve Quinn
Teen violence education bears Bree Moore’s name

Teen violence education bears Bree Moore’s name

Immigrant recruit abruptly discharged from Army without explanation http://bit.ly/2m9K8fR

Steve Quinn
Perman sworn into interim assembly seat

Perman sworn into interim assembly seat

The Anchorage Assembly on Tuesday needed four votes, but the panel approved an interim replacement for Tim Steele, who vacated his west Anchorage seat last month.

Steve Quinn
Assembly considering interim Steele successor

Assembly considering interim Steele successor

The Anchorage Assembly Monday afternoon reviewed credentials for seven candidates seeking to fill Tim Steele’s vacated west Anchorage seat.

Steve Quinn

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