Starting Sunday, Alaska Dispatch News will co-host three debates in advance of Alaska's primary election Aug 19.

On Sunday, three Republican U.S. Senate candidates will get the chance to make their case for being the best choice to take on incumbent Mark Begich, a Democrat.

Then, in separate events Monday and Tuesday, defenders and opponents of the state's current oil tax structure will weigh the pros and cons of two different approaches for both increasing oil production and capturing Alaska's fair share of oil revenue to fund state government.

Sunday, Aug. 10, 7 to 9 p.m.

Hosts: KTVA and ADN

Where: Wendy Williamson Auditorium (free)

Moderator: Joe Vigil, KTVA

Journalists: Nat Herz, Dermot Cole, Rhonda McBride

Broadcast: 7 to 8 p.m. on KTVA

Web streaming: 7 to 9 p.m. on adn.com and ktva.com

Monday, Aug. 11, 7 to 9 p.m.

Hosts: KTVA and ADN

Where: Wendy Williamson Auditorium (free)

Moderator: Joe Vigil, KTVA

Vote Yes panelists: Jane Angvik w/ YES campaign; Chancy Croft, former state senator; and state Sen. Bill Wielechowski

Vote No panelists: Kara Moriarty, AOGA president and CEO; Andrew Halcro., president of Anchorage Chamber of Commerce; and Sen. Lesil McGuire

Journalists: Richard Mauer, Alex DeMarban, Rhonda McBride

Broadcast: 7 to 8 p.m. on KTVA

Web streaming: 7 to 9 p.m. on adn.com and ktva.com

Tuesday, Aug. 12, 5:30 to 7 p.m.

Hosts: ADN and UAA Seawolf Debate Program

Where: Bear Tooth Theatrepub ($15 with proceeds from the event supporting the Seawolf Debate Program.)

Moderator: UAA debate coach Stephen Johnson

Supporting the motion: Chancy Croft, former state senator and gubernatorial candidate; and state Sen. Bill Wielechowski

Opposing the motion: Mark Hamilton, president emeritus of the University of Alaska; and Doug Smith, CEO of Little Red Services

Web streaming: 5:30 to 7 p.m. at adn.com.