By BECKY BOHRER Associated Press

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EXPLAINER: How Alaska's unique new election system works

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — Alaska elections will be held for the first time this year under a unique new system that scraps party primaries and uses ranked choice voting in general elections.The Alaska...

Alaska lawmakers face proposed salary hike, allowance limits

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — A commission tasked with reviewing legislative pay on Tuesday voted to raise the annual salary for Alaska lawmakers but to restrict the daily allowance lawmakers can receive. The changes...

Election overhaul in Alaska aimed at reducing partisanship

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — As partisan warfare has become the norm in state legislatures and Congress, Alaska is set to embark on an experiment to see if voters themselves can disarm the combatants.A...

House approves extension of Native corporation relief funds

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — The U.S. House has passed legislation to extend a year-end deadline for Alaska Native corporations and tribes to use federal coronavirus relief funds. But it isn't the same bill...

Alaska jobs up from prior year, trail October 2019 levels

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — Job numbers in Alaska were up last month compared to October 2020 but still below pre-pandemic levels for most industries, the state labor department reported Friday.Alaska had about 8,500...

Critics raise concerns with new Alaska political boundaries

UNEAU, Alaska (AP) — A fast-growing area north of Anchorage known as a hotbed of conservatism gained the most population since the 2010 Census and will keep the same number of seats in...

Alaska Sen. Lisa Murkowski to run in 2022; Trump backs rival

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — Republican Sen. Lisa Murkowski of Alaska announced Friday she will run for reelection in 2022, setting up a race against a primary challenger endorsed by former President Donald Trump.Playing...

Alaska redistricting board pairings draw criticism

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — A divided Alaska Redistricting Board voted Tuesday on House district pairings for Senate seats for the Anchorage area that one member said would leave open the board to “an...

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