Politics

Lt. Gov. Byron Mallott abruptly removed Alaska’s longtime elections chief from office on Friday, saying through an aide that he appreciated her work but also wanted a change in the department.

Lisa Demer
Some of the largest American companies are backing President Barack Obama’s push for an international climate agreement this year, the White House announced today.Erica Martinson
Gov. Bill Walker hopes he’ll get to see President Barack Obama in front of one of Alaska’s glaciers next month, he said in an interview Sunday.Erica Martinson
Alaska Gov. Bill Walker has a new special assistant, Dean Williams, who trails the governor to each of his meetings, observing and ensuring that requests and promises are honored.Nathaniel Herz
Alaska Gov. Bill Walker and Lt. Gov. Byron Mallott will return bearded sealskin vests they were given by an organization affiliated with the North Slope Borough following the disclosure that the borough bought them from a daughter of the mayor.Nathaniel Herz
Rep. Don Young says he mistakenly voted for a bill that would prohibit states from requiring labeling of genetically engineered fish. He now says he's against it. Erica Martinson
A piece of language inserted into this year's 68-page operating budget would seek to limit travel for medical care funded by Medicaid, but health officials say it's similar to what they're already doing.Pat Forgey
Technology costs, low city employee morale and a recommendation for a civil rights law to add protections for the gay, lesbian and transgender community were among items in a report from the new mayor's transition team.Devin Kelly
A spokesperson for Lt. Gov. Byron Mallott said Mallott asked for and accepted the resignation of Gail Fenumiai on Friday.Becky Bohrer | Associated Press
What do the Washington, D.C., offices of Rep. Don Young, Sen. Lisa Murkowski and Sen. Dan Sullivan say about the occupants? Take a tour and see. Erica Martinson