Dozens of Alaskans shared frustration and anger over pandemic restrictions, vaccines and what they see as the medical community’s suppression of alternative treatments at a legislative listening session this week.
Gov. Dunleavy planned to work from home in the Matanuska-Susitna Borough this week as he recovers.
In an open letter published in Eastman’s district newspaper, the officers say Eastman’s membership in a paramilitary organization disqualifies him from elected office
The bill signed into law by President Biden last week and supported by Alaska’s congressional delegation includes billions for rural Alaska water and sewer, internet connectivity and climate change mitigation efforts
A fast-growing area north of Anchorage known as a hotbed of conservatism gained the most population since the 2010 Census and will keep the same number of seats in the Alaska Legislature under a new map of state political boundaries that some critics say short-changes the area.
At an event full of local government officials from around the state, the two candidates for governor presented themselves as alternatives to the current administration.
Senate pairings introduced late in redistricting process add a new Eagle River seat by dipping into Muldoon and downtown. The new map appears headed to a court challenge.
Alaska Sen. Lisa Murkowski is opposed by former president Donald Trump, who has endorsed her top challenger Kelly Tshibaka.
Alaska Sen. Lisa Murkowski defended herself against attacks from fellow Republicans upset because the bill gives a victory to President Biden.
The lawsuit contends that part of the vaccine requirement is unprecedented and unreasonably broad, affecting even volunteers and staff who don’t typically work with patients.
One board member said the plan would leave open the board to “an unfortunate and very easily winnable argument of partisan gerrymandering.”
Alaska’s all-Republican congressional delegation supported the Biden-backed bill, joining a bipartisan group that consisted mostly of Democrats.
The state’s five-member redistricting board has picked House district lines. Senate districts will be decided this week.
Alaska’s lone member of the U.S. House, Rep. Don Young, was among 13 Republicans who voted for the infrastructure bill that passed the House Friday night in a 228-206 vote.
Alaska’s lawsuit includes 10 other Republican-led states. Others are also challenging the requirement in separate suits, bringing the total number of states in opposition to at least 27.
A federal judge ruled in favor of the doctors last month.
Federal judges overturned Alaska’s prior limits this summer.
The ruling came on an injunction request by Planned Parenthood, which sued nearly two years ago to challenge a state law that dates back decades and limits who can perform abortions.
Tshibaka’s campaign provided a copy of an invitation for the fundraiser that shows it is set for February at Trump’s Mar-a-Lago club in Florida.
The University of Alaska, which is not covered by the order, said it would be requiring some employees to be vaccinated starting Dec. 8.