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As the U.S. Senate candidates prepare to square off in a fisheries debate in Kodiak on Wednesday, Republican Dan Sullivan faces a challenge to draw votes away from incumbent Democratic Sen. Mark Begich, who has built a reputation as a fighter for the industry.

Nathaniel Herz
Republican U.S. Senate candidate Dan Sullivan confirmed his general election debate schedule Tuesday, setting up seven matchups with incumbent Democratic U.S. Sen. Mark Begich before Election Day in November.Nathaniel Herz
Democrats have raised questions about Sullivan’s Alaska residency history over the course of the campaign and noted that Sullivan voted absentee in Alaska’s 2008 general election -- a year he also declared Maryland his principal residence for tax purposes.Nathaniel Herz
A small, mainly anti-pot crowd on Monday filled the tiny Legislative Information Office here to put on the record fears that legalizing marijuana will only worsen social dysfunction in Western Alaska.Lisa Demer
Saying she's been spending all her time thinking about the Senate, Sen. Lisa Murkowski said Monday she wouldn't endorse anyone in Alaska's gubernatorial race.Alex DeMarban
If Alaska lawmakers want to know the inner details of the gas pipeline and what the state and oil companies are doing, they will be asked to take a pledge to keep it confidential.Dermot Cole
In Anchorage on Monday, U.S. Rep. Don Young took on actor Ted Danson for his views on fisheries waste, advised state leaders to build the King Cove road and let the U.S. marshals stop them, and asked why the state funds the environmental conservation department to just be a "puppet" of the Environmental Protection Agency. Alex DeMarban
The gubernatorial campaigns tussled over budgets and budget cuts Monday at a debate in Juneau, each trying to sound fiscally conservative, but not too fiscally conservative, in a city reliant like no other in Alaska on government spending.Pat Forgey
Alaska Republican U.S. Senate candidate Dan Sullivan was spotted Monday raising money for his campaign in Ohio by a Democratic opposition research organization, American Bridge 21st Century, while his opponent, incumbent Democratic U.S. Sen. Mark Begich, raised money Outside last week.Nathaniel Herz
The lawsuit that could have ended the “unity” ticket of Bill Walker and Byron Mallott has been dropped, with the plaintiff who brought it saying the Legislature should enact a permanent regulation to prevent future confusion.Alex DeMarban

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