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Mat-Su Assembly member Jim Colver was leading incumbent Eric Feige on Wednesday in a hotly contested Republican primary for a state House district that runs from Whittier to Valdez to Delta Junction. But some party faithful say Colver is more D than R. 

Zaz Hollander
Although at least 14,000 absentee ballots will not be counted for days, the repeal referendum known as Ballot Measure 1 appears to be headed for defeat. Alaska's governor says it's now up to oil companies to get to work and prove Alaskans made the right choice.Alex DeMarban
Alaska voters Tuesday selected former state attorney general and Natural Resources commissioner Dan Sullivan as the Republican nominee in this fall’s U.S. Senate race against Democratic incumbent Sen. Mark Begich.Nathaniel Herz
Tuesday's primary election marked modest changes to Alaska's Legislature, with two incumbents losing seats. Meanwhile, several other close races will affect the landscape of the November general electionsAlaska Dispatch News
With nearly all votes counted, Dan Sullivan emerged the winner Tuesday in the three-way Republican race for U.S. Senate. Now he takes on Democratic Sen. Mark Begich.Dermot Cole,Nathaniel Herz
Moods went up and down among supporters and critics alike Tuesday night, but as the night ended, "no" votes led by a narrow margin in the vote on Ballot Measure 1, the oil-tax referendum that sought to repeal the tax structure known as SB 21.Richard Mauer
Two-term Rep. Tammie Wilson, R-North Pole, is holding a lead over first-term Rep. Doug Isaacson, also of North Pole, for the House District 3 seat both were redistricted into. In House District 9, stretching from the Richardson Highway all the way to Valdez, incumbent Rep. Eric Feige, facing two tough challengers, was placing third late in the evening.Pat Forgey
Between the a hotly contested GOP U.S. Senate primary and a controversial ballot measure that aims to repeal the state's recently passed oil tax reforms, Alaska voters took part in an election of historic proportions.Alaska Dispatch News
Alaskans will issue a final decision Tuesday on a controversial new oil tax regime, and pick a Republican challenger to Democratic incumbent U.S. Sen. Mark Begich.Nathaniel Herz,Alex DeMarban,Richard Mauer

PHOTOS: The 2014 primary election features a three-way race for the GOP nomination to challenge U.S. Sen. Mark Begich in November, a number of state house and senate races, and an oil-tax referendum that is among the most contentious in recent memory.

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  • A U.S. special operations team tried and failed to rescue journalist James Foley and other Americans held hostage in Syria during a secret mission in early July authorized by President Barack Obama, senior administration officials said Wednesday.

  • U.S. Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. visited Ferguson on Wednesday, meeting with students, community leaders and federal investigators as the St. Louis County prosecutor opened grand jury hearings in the fatal police shooting of unarmed 18-year-old Michael Brown.