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Alaska special session trudges on with little action

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — The Alaska Legislature is in special session but it's quiet at the Capitol, where many legislative offices have been dark, floor sessions in some cases have lasted seconds and...

Bert Cottle jumps back into race for Mat-Su Borough mayor

Bert Cottle has made it a three-way again. After dropping out of the election for Mat-Su Borough mayor due to health issues involving chemotherapy, three weeks later Cottle has said he’s back in. “That’s...

Juneau voters mailed their ballots in, but 339 of them will not be counted because there is no post office cancellation on them

The voters in Juneau cast their ballots in September and October for the Oct. 5 municipal election. But for 339 Juneau voters, their votes arrived, but did not get counted. That is because...

Library Advisory Board against moving library to Parks & Recreation Department

Under Anchorage Mayor David Bronson’s proposed budget, many city departments would become divisions and the city’s library system which up until now has been its own department, would become a division of the...

RV is back at Election Central in Anchorage to keep an eye out for election fraud

For most of Alaska, Tuesday is not Election Day. But for Midtown Anchorage, there’s an election going on that ends at 8 pm on Oct. 26. Voters are deciding whether to recall one...

BLM at work on revised Environmental Impact Statement on ANWR

The U.S. Department of the Interior is at work on a revised Environmental Impact Statement for oil and gas leasing in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, or ANWR.U.S. Bureau of Land Management spokesperson...

Mat-Su, Fairbanks partner on $100 million federal grant for rail extension, Titan LNG plant

The Matanuska Susitna Borough and three partners including the Fairbanks North Star Borough have teamed up on an application for $100 million in federal infrastructure funding to complete a railroad spur from the...

Young gets House challenger from Begich family

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Seeking a 26th term in the U.S. House, U.S. Rep. Don Young will face a challenger in 2022 with strong name recognition in the state.Nicholas Begich III has filed...

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