By James Brooks Alaska Beacon

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Regardless of party or office, Alaska candidates are targeting trawling

Republicans, Democrats and independents seeking a variety of elected offices across Alaska appear united by a desire to restrict deep-sea trawling.In candidate questionnaires submitted to the Alaska Beacon, candidates for statewide and legislative...

Here’s where Alaska’s U.S. House candidates stand on access to abortion

With less than two weeks to go before Alaska’s Aug. 16 election, the three candidates seeking to temporarily replace Congressman Don Young in Alaska’s U.S. House seat have made clear their positions on...

Alaska conservatives launch group to encourage ‘yes’ vote on constitutional convention

A group of conservative Alaskans, headed by a leading member of the Alaska Republican Party, has formed a new campaign organization intended to encourage Alaskans to call a constitutional convention and allow sweeping...

Alaska Permanent Fund Corp. posts negative returns for first time since 2012

For the first time in a decade, the Alaska Permanent Fund Corp., source of more than half of Alaska’s general-purpose state revenue, posted negative investment returns for an entire fiscal year.As of June...

Alaska legislator, member of Oath Keepers, faces lawsuit challenging his eligibility for office

A former member of the Matanuska-Susitna Borough Assembly is challenging the eligibility of Rep. David Eastman, R-Wasilla, for state office.Randall Kowalke, aided by the civil rights law firm Northern Justice Project, filed suit...

Seven apply for upcoming Alaska Supreme Court vacancy

Three sitting judges and two state attorneys are among seven people vying to fill an upcoming vacancy on the Alaska Supreme Court.The Alaska Judicial Council announced the applicants Monday, and after a series...

Murkowski favors congressional vote on same-sex marriage protections while Sullivan is noncommittal

Sen. Lisa Murkowski said this week that she is likely to vote in favor of a bill protecting same-sex marriage rights, joining four other Republicans and raising the likelihood that the measure can...

Walker leads early fundraising for Alaska governor’s race

Former Gov. Bill Walker has raised more money than any other candidate in this year’s Alaska governor’s race over the past five months but is heading toward the Aug. 16 primary election with...

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