Among the 21 Alaska legislative races in Anchorage this year, those in one district stand out: Senate District K in West Anchorage. None of the area's three incumbents are running for re-election, creating hotly contested races for the state Senate and House.
When U.S. Sen. Mark Begich and his Republican challenger, Dan Sullivan, greet cheering supporters in downtown Anchorage on Election Night, their thoughts may turn to days of boots-on-the-ground campaigning in more unforgiving and far-flung parts of this remote and rugged state.Associated Press
Alaska politics is a small world, with campaigns sometimes even pitting former colleagues and friends against each other. But an episode Thursday involving fermented cabbage and the state's U.S. Congressional races took the tight-knittedness to a whole new level.Nathaniel Herz
Rep. Don Young criticized Democratic challenger Forrest Dunbar on Thursday for bringing up House ethics violations in a televised debate for U.S. Congress, arguing that he was found not guilty because he only received a letter of reproval, not a sanction.Dermot Cole
Politicians’ claims of unique powers to unlock the refuge to oil development -- and criticisms of opponents for failing to accomplish that elusive goal -- have been staples of Alaska campaign rhetoric for decades.Yereth Rosen
Gov. Sean Parnell said he responded right away when he first heard of trouble within the command structure of the Alaska National Guard. Challenger Bill Walker said Parnell responded by asking the very person he should have avoided — the guard's leader.Dermot Cole
Incumbent Democratic U.S. Sen. Mark Begich and Republican challenger Dan Sullivan met Wednesday evening for their penultimate debate before Election Day, taking on topics including Ebola, Obama, and sexual assault reporting in the military.Nathaniel Herz
A winged spaceship designed to take tourists on excursions beyond Earth’s atmosphere exploded during a test flight Friday over the Mojave Desert, killing a pilot in the second fiery setback for commercial space travel in less than a week.