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The Alaska Democratic Party is getting a substantial cash infusion from a group in Washington, D.C., that’s dedicated to preserving the national Democrats’ fragile majority in the U.S. Senate.

Nathaniel Herz
As Alaskans are set to vote on either accepting a new oil tax structure or returning to the structure established under her administration, former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin cautioned against inviting "crony capitalism" back into the state during an interview with Alaska Dispatch News on Tuesday.Laurel Andrews
Alaska Sen. Lisa Murkowski got a firsthand look last week at the nation’s ongoing immigration crisis during a trip to Texas she took to see how the federal government is dealing with the 57,000 unaccompanied children from Central America who have been apprehended at the Mexican border since October.Nathaniel Herz
With a month to go before the election, the campaign finance gap between the two sides of Alaska’s oil tax reform movement is so wide that “chasm” would be a glaring understatement.Richard Mauer
Dan Sullivan, the Republican primary candidate for U.S. Senate, released a new ad Sunday pushing back against attacks he’s not Alaskan enough.Nathaniel Herz
The third-largest donor to the super PAC supporting U.S. Sen. Mark Begich is a casino owned by a 270-member California tribe that has also made large contributions to Begich’s campaign and to the Alaska Democratic Party.Nathaniel Herz
The ballot measure to repeal the state’s oil tax cut might be the thorniest issue Alaskans ever vote on -- but imagine trying to understand terms like “gross revenue exclusion” and “progressivity” in Yup’ik and other Alaska Native languages.Alex DeMarban
The Alaska Public Offices Commission concluded that the Anchorage mayor and lieutenant governor candidate violated campaign finance law by issuing a statement through his municipal spokeswoman apologizing for remarks he made at a candidate forum -- an infraction that rated a fine of less than $200.Devin Kelly
Republican U.S. Senate candidate Mead Treadwell at a debate Tuesday in Homer called for a new tax system that would replace the Internal Revenue Service.Nathaniel Herz
U.S. Secretary of Labor Thomas Perez is taking an official trip to Alaska this weekend. He’ll advocate for an increase in the national minimum wage and also headline a joint fundraiser for Democratic U.S. Sen. Mark Begich and the Alaska Democratic Party.Nathaniel Herz