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Murkowski and Sullivan vote to advance same-sex marriage bill to U.S. House

By James Brooks Alaska BeaconAlaska’s two U.S. senators joined 10 other Republicans on Tuesday in voting to advance legal protections for same-sex and interracial marriages. .link-button { border-radius: 5px; border-color: #333; background-color:...

Alaska Supreme Court declines definitive decision on law intended to protect college scholarship fund

The Alaska Supreme Court has deferred a decision on the effectiveness of a new law intended to protect the state fund that pays for high school scholarships and Alaska’s equivalent of medical school.In...

Alaska’s two U.S. senators vote to advance federal same-sex marriage protections

By James Brooks Alaska BeaconAlaska’s two U.S. senators voted on Wednesday in favor of ending the debate on a bill intended to protect same-sex and interracial marriage rights, advancing the bill toward final...

With more votes counted, Alaska House races are split 20-20 between Republicans and others

By James Brooks Alaska BeaconDemocratic candidate Donna Mears overtook Republican candidate Forrest Wolfe in a closely watched Alaska House race as the Alaska Division of Elections counted 27,178 early, absentee, and questioned ballots,...

Judge moves David Eastman eligibility case to Palmer, nixes trial by jury

Anchorage Superior Court Judge Jack McKenna has granted a request to move the upcoming legislative eligibility trial of Rep. David Eastman to Palmer, instead of Anchorage.In an order issued Tuesday, he approved a...

ELECTION 2022 Here’s what Alaska’s gubernatorial candidates say they’ll do about the state housing shortage

By James Brooks Alaska BeaconAcross Alaska, there’s a major housing shortage. .link-button { border-radius: 5px; border-color: #333; background-color: #C5D9E2; color:#333; width:50%; align:center; max-width: 175px; margin: 5px; } .button-text { font-family: 'Open Sans',Helvetica,Arial,sans-serif;...

Alaska Supreme Court takes another look at security of university investment fund

By James Brooks Alaska BeaconThe Alaska Supreme Court is taking a second look at a September decision on a new state law intended to protect the state Higher Education Investment Fund from being...

Alaska opens early voting ahead of Nov. 8 general election

By James Brooks Alaska BeaconEarly in-person voting began Monday for Alaska’s Nov. 8 general election, with most polling places reporting steady, if light, voting. .link-button { border-radius: 5px; border-color: #333; background-color: #C5D9E2;...

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