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Mat-Su schools’ ban on transgender girl athletes raises concern for ACLU, may violate federal law

The Matanuska-Susitna Borough School District board on Wednesday approved an activities policy that would prohibit transgender girls from competing in girls sports. The action comes as federal agencies continue to affirm legal protection...

Alaska elections office says Eastman eligible to run

The Alaska Division of Elections has determined that Republican state Rep. David Eastman of Wasilla is eligible to run for reelection. Eastman's candidacy faced challenges over his affiliation with the far-right Oath Keepers...

COVID-19 vaccines for kids under 5 are rolling out in Alaska

Kids as young as 6 months old were able to get a COVID-19 vaccine from at least one vaccine clinic in Alaska on Monday, just two days after the Centers for Disease Control...

Dunleavy names Rubenstein to Perm Fund board; her father's company manages $825 million for fund

The press release from Gov. Mike Dunleavy announcing the appointment of Gabrielle “Ellie” Rubenstein to the board of the Alaska Permanent Fund Corporation neglected to mention key details about her background.Dunleavy did not...

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...

Gross withdraws, leaving uncertainty about his spot in the special election

The race for U.S. House got a whole lot more interesting over the long weekend.Rumors and chatter quickly turned into an announcement on Monday that independent candidate Al Gross would be ending his...

Division of Elections: Sweeney doesn’t get Gross’ spot in special election

The special election to fill Alaska’s seat in the U.S. House continues to get weirder.Following independent Al Gross’ surprising withdrawal on Monday, the big question was: What happens to his spot in the...

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