More Alaska Articles

  • Alaska U.S. Senate race: Former AG secures GOP nomination

    JUNEAU, Alaska (Legal Newsline) – The former attorney general of Alaska secured the Republican U.S. Senate nomination Tuesday evening, earning the right to face the incumbent Democrat. With 98 percent of precincts reporting, Dan Sullivan collected 40 percent of the vote. His Republican rivals,...

  • No, Democrats didn't try to meddle in Alaska's Senate primary

    Democrats' aim was not to boost Tea Party favorite Joe Miller to victory, but to define Dan Sullivan, their likely general election foe, as an Alaska transplant with fragile roots in the state.

  • Does the GOP Establishment's big win in Alaska Senate primary mean the Tea Party is dead?

    Dan Sullivan won Tuesday's Alaska Republican Senate primary pretty much as expected, taking 40 percent of the vote, followed by Tea Party insurgent Joe Miller with 32 percent and Lt. Gov. Mead Treadwell at 25 percent.

  • Dan Sullivan wins primary to face Mark Begich in Alaska Senate race

    Sullivan, the state's former attorney general, won the Alaska Republican primary with 40.1 percent of the vote with 98 percent of precincts reporting.

  • Alaska voters will decide this year's last high-profile GOP Senate primary Tuesday

    Republicans there will decide who will face Democratic incumbent Sen. Mark Begich in a showdown that could determine which party will control the Senate.

  • 81-year-old Rep. Don Young is getting married

    The longest-serving Republican in the House introduced Anne Garland Walton, a flight nurse from Fairbanks, as his fiancee during a "Candidate Sunday" event at an Anchorage mega-church Sunday, the Associated Press reported.

  • Obama administration takes step toward issuing Arctic drilling rules

    The Interior Department sent draft regulations for drilling in the Arctic Ocean to the Office of Management and Budget, setting the stage for a future battle over the strength of the safeguards.

  • Voters to decide fate of Alaska oil production tax

    ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Amid a fog of conflicting claims, Alaskans head to the polls Tuesday to decide if the state's old system for taxing oil companies, passed in 2007 after some lawmakers were suspected of bribery, is better than the new system, a tax cut passed last year to try to attract...

  • Hundreds attend hearing on Alaska mine proposal

    ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Hundreds of people turned out in Anchorage to comment on a proposal that would severely restrict development of a massive gold-and-copper mine in the Bristol Bay region. The proposal, made the by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency last month, effectively would bar...

  • 2016: In Alaska, Ted Cruz, Rand Paul top Sarah Palin, who loses to Hillary Clinton

    Six years after running for vice president, former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin has been eclipsed by the Tea Party generation's Sens. Ted Cruz and Rand Paul in a 2016 presidential preference poll.

  • Permanent Fund tops $50B threshold

    ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — The Alaska Permanent Fund ended the fiscal year with a value of $51.2 billion. Officials say in a release it's the first time that the fund, which provides the annual oil-wealth checks to the state's residents, has topped the $50 billion mark. The rise was attributed...

  • Grab the popcorn for Sarah Palin vs. Jesse Ventura

    Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin is furious that Jesse Ventura won his lawsuit against the estate of slain Navy SEAL Chris Kyle, responding almost immediately to the judge's ruling last week by accusing the former Minnesota governor of behaving like a fake "tough guy" and a "jackass."

  • Report: More acidic seawater poses risks in Alaska

    JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — The release of carbon dioxide into the air from power plant smokestacks to the tailpipe on your car could pose a risk to red king crab and other lucrative fisheries in Alaska, a new report says. Ocean water becomes more acidic when it absorbs carbon dioxide released by...

  • Sarah Palin is married to the idea of impeachment, and she's not going to let reality get in the way

    Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin has for the umpteenth time challenged U.S. lawmakers to impeach President Obama, saying that a failure to remove him from office, thus protecting our freedoms, would be an "affront" to God.

  • EPA proposes limits on Alaska mine project

    The EPA proposed restrictions on building a large copper-and-gold mine Friday slated for a watershed in southwest Alaska that's pitted environmental groups and industry against each other regarding the EPA's authority to veto such projects.



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