Politics

Elections officials reported record-breaking early voting numbers Monday in the Anchorage mayoral runoff between Amy Demboski and Ethan Berkowitz that has rapidly taken turns both bruising and bizarre.Devin Kelly,Nathaniel Herz
Two Capitol meetings, one that happened and one that didn't, suggest a budget deal may be hard to come by for Alaska leaders. Pat Forgey
In a compromise with Mayor Dan Sullivan over the 2015 municipal budget, the Anchorage Assembly on Monday agreed to use $2 million in surplus money from Solid Waste Services to reduce property tax bills. Alex DeMarban
In the final day of campaigning for Anchorage mayor, a recording has surfaced of candidate Ethan Berkowitz's remarks about father-son marriage, and former candidate Andrew Halcro endorsed Berkowitz, one of the two candidates in Tuesday’s runoff election.Nathaniel Herz
At the final debate before Tuesday's mayoral runoff election, Ethan Berkowitz and Amy Demboski sparred over personal, social and municipal issues.Devin Kelly
KFQD talk radio host Bernadette Wilson ended her silence Saturday about the radio show she co-hosted with now-mayoral candidate Ethan Berkowitz in October, saying Berkowitz said on the air that he would approve of marriage between a man and his son -- statements Berkowitz’s opponent Amy Demboski said she heard as a listener.Devin Kelly
The mood of the Anchorage mayoral runoff has swung heavily toward social issues in the final week leading up to Tuesday's election. Devin Kelly
Lt. Gov. Byron Mallott plans to meet with Canadian officials, tribal leaders and Canadian mining interests during a trip focused on trans-boundary resource issues.Associated Press
Backers of the proposed Pebble mine aren't done fighting the Environmental Protection Agency, environmental activists, fishing groups and others to keep the massive proposed gold and copper mine alive. Erica Martinson
While the full Alaska Legislature isn't scheduled to meet again until the week after next, top leaders say they'll continue to work on a budget agreement even while most members have left Juneau during a "recess" in the special legislative session.Pat Forgey
Subscribe to Politics