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Alaska judge rules Sweeney won't advance to special election

Jun. 24, 2022 18:37 PM EDT

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — A state court judge ruled Friday that Alaska elections officials do not need to put the fifth-place finisher in this month's U.S. House special primary on the upcoming special election ballot in place of a candidate who withdrew. Superior Court Judge William...

A new leader in the Philippines, and a family's old wounds

Jun. 24, 2022 11:38 AM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — He was the uncle I never met. But in my family's origin story, Emmanuel “Manny” Yap always loomed large. The life of great potential cut short. The cautionary tale. But also the reminder of doing what was right, no matter the cost. A rising leader...

Murkowski calls Senate bill on gun violence responsible

Jun. 23, 2022 21:40 PM EDT

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — Alaska U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski on Thursday described as responsible and “targeted” a bipartisan bill aimed at addressing gun violence. The Republican said the measure represents compromise. “No, I don’t think that you just say,...

Lawsuit says Sweeney should advance in Alaska US House race

Jun. 23, 2022 21:22 PM EDT

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — A state court judge on Thursday said he was tentatively inclined to agree with the state elections office that the fifth-place finisher in a special primary for Alaska’s U.S. House seat cannot replace in the upcoming special election a candidate who abruptly dropped out. ...

Rockslide damages pier in historical Alaska cruise ship port

Jun. 23, 2022 20:08 PM EDT

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A rockslide early Thursday damaged part of a cruise ship dock in the historic Klondike Gold Rush community of Skagway in southeast Alaska. At least one cruise ship diverted from Skagway after the slide damaged part of the Railroad Dock. ...

Alaska elections office says Eastman eligible to run

Jun. 22, 2022 19:37 PM EDT

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — The Alaska Division of Elections has determined that Republican state Rep. David Eastman of Wasilla is eligible to run for reelection. Eastman's candidacy faced challenges over his affiliation with the far-right Oath Keepers group. Division of Elections...

Native American leaders push for boarding school commission

Jun. 22, 2022 19:32 PM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The federal government has a responsibility to Native American tribes, Alaska Native villages and Native Hawaiian communities to fully support and revitalize education, language and cultural practices that prior boarding school policies sought to destroy, U.S. Interior...

Sweeney does not plan suit over Alaska House ballot decision

Jun. 22, 2022 19:05 PM EDT

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — Republican Tara Sweeney's campaign does not plan to sue over a finding released by Alaska elections officials that Sweeney cannot advance to the special election for U.S. House following the withdrawal of another candidate, Sweeney's campaign manager said Wednesday. ...

Gross withdrawal scrambles Alaska US House race

Jun. 21, 2022 21:38 PM EDT

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — A top Alaska elections official said Tuesday that the fifth-place finisher in the special primary for Alaska's U.S. House seat will not advance to an August special election following the withdrawal of independent Al Gross, who was in third place. Gail...

Independent Al Gross says he's ending Alaska House bid

Jun. 21, 2022 00:39 AM EDT

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — Al Gross, an independent running for Alaska's only U.S. House seat, said late Monday that he is ending his campaign after a top finish in this month's special primary. Gross in a statement said it was “with great hope for Alaska’s future” that he has...