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Alaska redistricting board agrees to pay $400K after losing Eagle River Senate lawsuit

A group of East Anchorage plaintiffs successfully challenged the boundaries of Eagle River’s state Senate district last year.
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Supreme Court rejects Alabama’s defiance in voting case

The U.S. Supreme Court refused on Tuesday to block enforcement of an Alabama voting rights decision that the high court issued just months ago.
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The Supreme Court has rejected the independent state legislature theory

The U.S. Supreme Court ruled 6-3 that state constitutions can protect voting rights in federal elections and state courts can enforce those provisions.
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Alaska Redistricting Board decides against attempting to redraw map again

The board's decision Monday likely means there won’t be any changes to the district lines used in last year’s election until 2032.
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Alaska Gov. Dunleavy reappoints Bethany Marcum to state redistricting board

A day after lawmakers declined to confirm Bethany Marcum to the University of Alaska Board of Regents, she was reappointed to her former job.
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Legislature narrowly votes down Dunleavy’s University of Alaska Board of Regents nominee

Sen. Löki Tobin was among those opposed to Bethany Marcum's nomination. “Ms. Marcum has shown that she cannot uphold the public trust,” Tobin said.
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Selection committee votes Tuesday on finalists for Alaska Supreme Court vacancy

Alaska Gov. Mike Dunleavy will make the final selection; he was sworn into a second term Monday by one of the applicants.
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Republicans hold majority in Alaska House after benefiting from ranked choice voting

Republicans hold 21 of the 40 seats in the Alaska House of Representatives after the first full run of Alaska’s new ranked choice voting system.
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Republicans narrowly retake control of the House, setting up divided government

It wasn't the red wave many top Republicans predicted, but the GOP eked out enough wins in contested seats to gain control of the House of Representatives, according to the AP.

Alaska lawmakers look at election results and ponder policies, politics and personalities in coalition discussions

Alaska Beacon reporter James Brooks says some state senators have been talking about the very real possibility of forming a coalition. But the future of a coalition-controlled House is much murkier.

4 takeaways from Alaska’s election night results

Election Day is over in Alaska, and enough dust has settled to call some high-interest contests, and to know what to watch for in unresolved races as more ballots are counted.
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In preliminary results, Democrats appear likely to flip two Alaska Senate seats

If the gains hold, they increase the chances of a coalition majority in the Senate.
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Republicans lead in majority of Alaska House seats, with potential for more

Ranked choice voting results may add to the Republican lead, with implications for House leadership.
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It’s Election Day in Alaska. Here’s what to know.

It’s Alaska’s first general election under the state’s new ranked choice voting system. Already, thousands of Alaskans have cast their ballots.
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Dozens of first-time Alaska legislative candidates are trying to make their mark before Election Day

First-time candidates are often trying to build name recognition and scrape together donors to fuel their barebones campaigns. We spoke to three candidates for House who are making their final push before Election Day.

Alaska Senate could see flip to coalition control if Republicans remain divided after election

With Republicans showing divisions in the state Senate, there's speculation that a coalition majority like in the House could form there as well.

Will the Alaska House have another coalition majority checking the governor? For now, it’s hard to say.

With Alaska's Election Day less than a week away, one of the biggest questions is whether there will again be a coalition majority in control of the state House.
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In Republican Mat-Su, voters are choosing between different conservatives

The tight race between Sen. Mike Shower and challenger Doug Massie is focusing on effectiveness and implications for the state’s only booming region.
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Redistricting pits two Anchorage House Democrats with similar policy views against each other

The choice between incumbents Harriet Drummond and Zack Fields, now in a tight race, may come down to more subtle differences in style.
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Today is Alaska’s first ranked choice election. Here’s what to know.

Tuesday may be the most confusing election in Alaska history. Got questions? We’ve got answers.