In a new TV commercial, the wife of GOP U.S. Senate candidate Dan Sullivan criticizes incumbent Democratic U.S. Sen. Mark Begich, saying he is attacking Sullivan for serving in the U.S. Marine Corps, and as a White House fellow and an assistant secretary in the U.S. Department of State under President George W. Bush.
A district chairman with the Alaska Republican Party has filed a lawsuit challenging the lieutenant governor's emergency order that authorized the "unity" gubernatorial ticket of Bill Walker and Byron Mallott, arguing that the merged ticket didn't constitute an "emergency" under state law.Alex DeMarban
Gov. Sean Parnell will announce the amount of this year's Permanent Fund Dividend, for the first time since 2011. Campaign rivals call the move -- coming during a gubernatorial race and with a higher amount expected -- a political stunt.Pat Forgey
A man who went on national television to tell how members of former Gov. Sarah Palin's family were involved in a brawl at an Anchorage birthday party says he was fired from his job after speaking up. Eric Thompson, who appeared on ABC's "Good Morning America" last week, posted a video on YouTube Tuesday seeking work.Laurel Andrews
A 2012 lawsuit filed by gubernatorial candidate Bill Walker that challenged a settlement between the state and Exxon Mobil over development at the Point Thomson oil field is being targeted by the re-election campaign of Gov. Sean Parnell as anti-development.Alex DeMarban
Republican U.S. Senate candidate Dan Sullivan says he will vote for an initiative to increase Alaska’s minimum wage to $9.75 an hour by 2016, after saying before the Aug. 19 GOP primary that he was opposed to the change.Nathaniel Herz
The Alaska Policy Forum, which publishes pay of thousands of public employees in Alaska, is not so open when it comes to disclosing its financial supporters -- including the conservative Outside group that has funneled large grants its way. Alex DeMarban
Hundreds, perhaps even thousands, of interactions are taking place nightly on the porches, decks and hallways of Alaska homes, which for the next two months will be the front lines of a high-stakes, costly battle for the U.S. Senate seat currently held by Mark Begich.Nathaniel Herz
As police continue to investigate a brawl in South Anchorage over the weekend, more details emerged from a man who said he witnessed the fight and laid out the Palin family's alleged involvement. Following his interviews with media, a report surfaced that the man had been fired from his job for speaking about the incident.Laurel Andrews
Fed policymakers indicated Wednesday they're no longer taking a ‘full stimulus ahead’ approach. Some economists predict the central bank will start boosting rates as early as next March, while others say June or a bit later.
The Senate investigation focused on the ‘sophisticated’ cyberincursions into the computer systems of contractors for US Transportation Command, which plays a crucial role in the military’s response to global crises.