Latest Alaska state government News

Alaska Democrats, Republicans form coalition Senate majority

Nov. 25, 2022 22:07 PM EST

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — The Alaska state Senate will have a coalition of Democrats and Republicans serving as a majority caucus next January, officials announced. Friday. The coalition will include nine Democrats and eight Republicans, leaving three members of the 20-seat chamber...

Murkowski withstands another conservative GOP challenger

Nov. 25, 2022 13:56 PM EST

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski, a moderate Republican, has twice withstood challenges from more conservative factions of her party; more than a decade ago, she mounted a historical write-in campaign to beat a tea party favorite, and this year she won reelection after inflaming the...

Next act for Palin unclear after Alaska House losses

Nov. 24, 2022 12:44 PM EST

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — Republican Sarah Palin re-emerged in Alaska politics over a decade after resigning as governor with hopes of winning the state’s U.S. House seat. She had a lot going for her: unbeatable name recognition, the backing of former President Donald Trump in a state he carried...

Peltola, 1st Alaska Native in Congress, wins full term

Nov. 24, 2022 07:15 AM EST

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — U.S. Rep. Mary Peltola has been elected to a full term in the House, months after the Alaska Democrat won a special election to the seat following the death earlier this year of longtime Republican Rep. Don Young. Peltola defeated Republicans Sarah Palin and...

GOP's Lisa Murkowski wins reelection in Alaska Senate race

Nov. 23, 2022 23:01 PM EST

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — Alaska Republican U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski has won reelection, defeating Donald Trump-endorsed GOP rival Kelly Tshibaka. Murkowski beat Tshibaka in the Nov. 8 ranked choice election. The results were announced Wednesday, when elections officials tabulated the...

Mike Dunleavy is 1st Alaska governor reelected since '98

Nov. 23, 2022 20:42 PM EST

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — Alaska Republican Gov. Mike Dunleavy has won reelection, becoming the first governor in the state since 1998 to win back-to-back terms. Dunleavy received over 50% of the vote after final tallies were released Wednesday, and the race did not go to ranked choice...

Democrat Mary Peltola wins reelection to U.S. House in Alaska's at-large Congressional District

Nov. 23, 2022 20:13 PM EST
WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrat Mary Peltola wins reelection to U.S. House in Alaska's at-large Congressional District.

Republican Mike Dunleavy wins reelection for governor in Alaska

Nov. 23, 2022 19:38 PM EST
WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican Mike Dunleavy wins reelection for governor in Alaska.

Candidate eligibility lawsuit tossed on procedural grounds

Nov. 18, 2022 20:40 PM EST

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — A state court judge on Friday dismissed as “procedurally flawed” a lawsuit challenging the eligibility of an Alaska legislative candidate to hold the seat. The lawsuit filed late last month alleges Democrat Jennifer “Jennie” Armstrong did not meet...

Dunleavy picks health commissioner to lead Revenue agency

Nov. 14, 2022 15:40 PM EST

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — Gov. Mike Dunleavy has appointed Alaska state health commissioner Adam Crum to lead the Department of Revenue. Crum starts in his new role Wednesday. The appointment is subject to confirmation by the Legislature. The Alaska Department of Health...