Latest Alaska state government News

Recounts reaffirm Giessel, McKay as winners in Alaska races

Dec. 08, 2022 20:59 PM EST

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — A recount of an Anchorage-area state Senate race reaffirmed Republican Cathy Giessel as the winner, while a recount of an Anchorage House race reaffirmed Republican Rep. Tom McKay as the winner. The Senate recount was conducted by the state Division of...

Recounts set this week for 2 Alaska legislative races

Dec. 06, 2022 20:58 PM EST

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — Recounts in two Anchorage-area legislative races are scheduled to take place this week, a top state elections official said Tuesday. A recount is planned for Wednesday in the Senate District E race and for Thursday in the House District 15 race, Division of...

Alaska Republican governor sworn in for second term

Dec. 05, 2022 20:19 PM EST

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — Alaska Gov. Mike Dunleavy was sworn in for a second term on Monday, saying his goal is to “work with everybody to create an Alaska for the next 50 years.” The Republican last month became the first Alaska governor since Democrat Tony Knowles in 1998 to...

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.