Jeremy Hsieh, Alaska Public Media - Anchorage

Jeremy Hsieh, Alaska Public Media - Anchorage
Jeremy Hsieh covers Anchorage with an emphasis on housing, homelessness, infrastructure and development. Reach him at or 907-550-8428. Read more about Jeremy here.

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.
Gov Bill Sheffield undated

Former Alaska Gov. Bill Sheffield dies at 94

“The most important thing to know about Bill Sheffield is that he loved Alaska,” said friend John Pugh.
A woman in a blue shirt helping another woman with her voting ballot

How Alaska handles election security

Answers to six frequently asked questions.

Alaska election officials now say all voting precincts will be staffed on Election Day

A day earlier, they feared as many as 10 rural precincts would be unstaffed.
Cathy Giessel, Roselynn Cacy and Roger Holland

Partisan hardliners likely won’t fare well under Alaska’s new election system. Here’s why.

Former Senate President Cathy Giessel’s comeback campaign against Roger Holland shows the moderating effect of Alaska’s new election system.
Closest to the camera is a woman in a red blazer, in the middle is a woman in a green suit and furthest from the camera a woman in a black suit. All three stand behind podiums while listening to a question during a political debate.

Alaska U.S. Senate candidates show clear contrast on abortion rights, Supreme Court nominations and gun rights

Incumbent Republican Lisa Murkowski, Republican Kelly Tshibaka and Democrat Pat Chesbro appeared together for Debate for the State.
Goose Creek Prison. Photo by Ellen Lockyer, KSKA - Anchorage.

Alaska Corrections reports its 16th death of the year

That tops the previous decade-high number of in-custody deaths.
Donald Charlie of Nenana

AFN delegates say lack of veterinary care is an ‘ongoing public health crisis.’ They’re calling for federal action.

Supporters say access to neutering and vaccinations is too limited in Native communities, which contributes to stray dogs and the spread of diseases like rabies.
Republican Charlie Pierce, Democrat Les Gara, independent Bill Walker and Republican incumbent Mike Dunleavy

At debate Dunleavy says Alaska is better off now, while opponents paint dire picture

For only the second time time this election season, all four candidates running to be the governor of Alaska participated in a debate Wednesday night.
The Best Western Golden Lion Hotel

Anchorage Assembly votes to use the Golden Lion as housing for homeless, not emergency shelter

The Anchorage Assembly on Tuesday committed $3.5 million more for ongoing shelter, meal and navigation services through Dec. 31.
Kitty Douglas selfie

Families, activists question why so many people in Alaska’s jails and prisons have died this year

Kitty Douglas is the youngest of 15 people to die in custody in Alaska this year. It's the most since 2015.