Politics

Ten weeks into the 13-week session, some legislators are still wrestling with the names of their colleagues, from Millett to Wielechowski to Vazquez.

Nathaniel Herz
Two former Anchorage mayors, Rick Mystrom and Mark Begich, will preside over a televised debate of the current crop of mayoral candidates on the eve of the municipal election next week.Devin Kelly
A bill to eliminate daylight saving time in Alaska is gathering opposition as hearings are set in the state House.Nathaniel Herz
Echoes of the hotly-contested 2014 U.S. Senate election are reverberating in the Anchorage mayoral race, from endorsements to campaign staffers and volunteers.Devin Kelly
The shadow of a federal case that never made it to court -- allegations by investigators that Bill Allen paid for sex with underage girls -- looms over an amendment introduced by Sen. Dan Sullivan.Dermot Cole
As the Alaska Legislature looks for ways to cut its own budget, its new office building in downtown Anchorage may become a target.Nathaniel Herz
Three Alaska Democratic legislators attended the inaugural meeting in Washington, D.C., last December of the State Innovation Exchange, meant to be a counter-force to a conservative exchange that supplies lawmakers with bills pushed by business interests and lobbyists.Nathaniel Herz
Republicans in the Legislature are brushing off efforts by Gov. Bill Walker to ease the conflict in Juneau over gas line proposals -- even though there's no plan that's actually guaranteed to get a line built.Nathaniel Herz
An Alaska Senate subcommittee recommended Friday that the state's medical school program continue to receive full funding, following a move by House lawmakers to phase out the program. Tegan Hanlon
As a result of her vote in the House against the budget, Eagle River Republican Lora Reinbold no longer belongs to any caucus, and she plans to use her independence to campaign on issues important to her.Pat Forgey