James Brooks, Alaska Beacon
Dunleavy offers $7.3 billion Alaska budget, opening negotiations with wary legislators
Many state lawmakers have sought a funding increase for K-12 schools, something absent in the proposal.
At legislative eligibility trial, Eastman confirms membership in anti-government militia
In sworn testimony, Alaska Rep. David Eastman said he remains a member of the Oath Keepers militia — which may make him ineligible to serve as a state lawmaker.
Ahead of first-draft state budget, oil prices are driving a tighter Alaska fiscal picture
Alaska’s revenue forecast, to be updated this week, relies on oil futures markets that are at their lowest point this year.
Alaska’s flu season continues to worsen, epidemiology reports show
Alaska’s flu season is worsening with no signs of leveling off, the latest surveillance report from the Alaska Department of Health showed on Wednesday.
Some rural votes were again left uncounted in Alaska’s statewide election
The U.S. Postal Service failed to deliver the ballots to the state election headquarters before the election was certified, according to the Division of Elections.
Alaska Judicial Council nominates 4 for upcoming vacancy on state Supreme Court
Gov. Mike Dunleavy now has 45 days to select Daniel Winfree's successor from judges Dani Crosby and Jude Pate, as well as attorneys Kate Demarest and Aimee Oravec.
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.
Alaska Rep. Eastman, contending with Red Scare-era disloyalty clause, advances toward trial
The roots of Alaska’s disloyalty clause come from a Hawaiian dockworkers’ strike in the 1940s.
Alaska would be insulated from a nationwide railroad strike, officials say
Rep. Mary Peltola, citing a lack of sick leave for workers, says she opposes strike-averting legislation in current form.
Two years after contentious 2020 vote, Alaska finds only three voter fraud cases
Despite claims by some Alaskans that fraudulent voting changed the state’s election results two years ago, no evidence of fraud on that scale has been uncovered by investigators.
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.
Alaska Supreme Court overturns some limits on medical malpractice awards
The Alaska Supreme Court has ruled that a law limiting financial awards in medical malpractice lawsuits is unconstitutionally biased against Alaskans with medical insurance.
Judge dismisses eligibility lawsuit against Anchorage Democrat, but the suit may return
Anchorage Superior Court Judge Herman Walker on Friday dismissed a lawsuit challenging the eligibility of Democratic state House candidate Jennie Armstrong.
A Facebook campaign and dividend memories influenced Alaska’s closest legislative election
In House District 39 along the Bering Strait, only 10 votes separate a longtime incumbent and his challenger.
Alaska’s two U.S. senators vote to advance federal same-sex marriage protections
U.S. Sen. Dan Sullivan says he was swayed by the addition of sections protecting religious organizations.
With more votes counted, Alaska House races are split 20-20 between Republicans and others
No state Senate or statewide races changed leaders, but GOP U.S. Senate candidates Lisa Murkowski and Kelly Tshibaka are closer.
Judge moves David Eastman eligibility case to Palmer, nixes trial by jury
Anchorage Superior Court Judge Jack McKenna has granted a request to move the upcoming legislative eligibility trial of Rep. David Eastman to Palmer, instead of Anchorage.
Internal Republican divides complicate leadership of Alaska House and Senate
Senators are already talking about how a coalition majority might be organized.
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.
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.