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Spending rises, but so does savings, in new Alaska state budget signed by Dunleavy

Alaska Gov. Mike Dunleavy has signed a $14.4 billion state budget, the sixth-largest in state history, after vetoing about $400 million from a proposal passed by the Alaska Legislature this spring.With Alaska expecting...

Judge rejects bid to put Tara Sweeney on U.S. House special-election ballot

An Anchorage Superior Court Judge ruled Friday that the Alaska Division of Elections acted correctly when it declined to replace independent candidate Al Gross with Republican candidate Tara Sweeney on the ballot for...

Legislative aides call Anchorage Democratic Rep. Tarr abusive, unfit for state Senate

For a decade, Anchorage Rep. Geran Tarr has pursued progressive policies as a Democratic member of the Alaska Legislature.But as she launches a run for state Senate, a group of legislative aides, including...

Alaska prepares for a new state Supreme Court justice

Alaska has begun the process of replacing one of the five members of the Alaska Supreme Court, though the final selection could depend upon the results of November’s general election.On Friday, the Alaska...

In Alaska’s first statewide by-mail vote, turnout was highest for a primary since 2014

Final preliminary results posted Tuesday night by the Alaska Division of Elections show 161,614 people voted in the special election for U.S. House, Alaska’s first statewide election by mail. With 27.5% of registered...

August trial set for former Alaska legislator Gabrielle LeDoux, accused of elections misdeeds

A former Alaska legislator accused of voter misconduct will have a trial in August.On June 7, Anchorage Superior Court Judge William Morse signed a scheduling order that will put former Rep. Gabrielle LeDoux,...

Alaska DNR commissioner is third cabinet official to quit in two months

Since December, Dunleavy has also replaced the commissioners of Commerce, Community, and Economic Development and Administration. The Alaska Legislature confirmed Julie Sande to lead Commerce and Paula Vrana to head Administration.Historically, cabinet changes...

Alaska senator faces civil trial after blocking a constituent on Facebook

An Anchorage Superior Court judge is considering when and if it is legal for a state legislator to ban a constituent from the lawmaker’s legislative Facebook page.On Wednesday afternoon, Judge Thomas Matthews heard...

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