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In Anchorage’s LaFrance-Bronson runoff election, the incumbent mayor is the underdog

Suzanne LaFrance outperformed Mayor Dave Bronson in campaign fundraising, the regular election results and a post-election poll.
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Supporters of Anchorage-area cemeteries say they’re not giving up after $4M bond fails

The bond would've laid the foundations for cemeteries in Girdwood and Eagle River, two communities without public cemeteries.

Rep. Peltola’s fundraising haul so far this year: $1.7M

Alaska Congresswoman Mary Peltola has far outraised her Republican rivals. Nancy Dahlstrom got a boost from GOP leaders in the U.S. House.

Popp endorses LaFrance for Anchorage mayor

In the most recent election results, Bill Popp had about 17% of the vote, placing third behind Suzanne LaFrance and Dave Bronson.
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Murkowski insists ‘I’m in the right place,’ despite rift with Trump

"I know what I am," Sen. Lisa Murkowski said, referencing her GOP roots. "And I know where I fit within my conference."
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Supporters of Alaska election system file suit seeking to block repeal initiative

Plaintiffs say the Alaska Division of Elections wrongly certified petitions in favor of the repeal of open primaries and ranked choice voting.
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Bronson and LaFrance prepare for runoff in Anchorage mayoral election

Suzanne LaFrance has roughly 600 more votes than incumbent Mayor Dave Bronson, according to the tally posted Tuesday night.
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Anchorage school bond passing and public bathroom bond failing in early results

A bond to pay for cemetery projects was also failing Tuesday night, while bonds for ambulances, trail upgrades and road projects were passing.
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Incumbents lead in Anchorage School Board races

By Tuesday night, nearly 45,000 ballots had been tallied. Thousands of additional ballots will be counted over the next week.
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It’s Election Day in Anchorage. Here’s what to know.

Ballots were mailed to eligible voters on March 12. They can be returned by mail, to secure drop boxes or at vote centers through April 2.

Peltola’s votes show she’s one of the least loyal Democrats in the U.S. House

Alaska’s congresswoman votes against her party at twice the average rate, mostly on energy and immigration measures.
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Voters to decide on Inlet View Elementary replacement, security upgrades on Anchorage school bond

The $62 million bond includes roof repairs, secure vestibules and a new Inlet View Elementary School.
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Social issues separate candidates in 3 Anchorage School Board races

Angela Frank is running against incumbent Dora Wilson for seat F, Chelsea Pohland is running against incumbent Carl Jacobs for Seat G, and Kay Schuster is running against incumbent Pat Higgins for Seat E.

A week before city election, Anchorage voters have submitted over 22,000 ballots

The city has seen about 3,500 ballots shy of the number it received by this point in 2018, but about 2,000 more than the same time period in 2021.
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Anchorage mayoral candidates describe city in decline during Alaska Public Media-ADN debate

Over 90 minutes, the four major candidates answered a series of questions related to topics like homelessness, an impending natural gas shortage and climate change.
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Peltola has fish on her mind during Cama-i trip to Bethel

Rep. Mary Peltola discussed everything from federal fisheries policy to Alaska Native crafts during a wide-ranging interview with KYUK's Sage Smiley.
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Where Anchorage’s 4 major mayoral candidates stand on the issues

Alaska Public Media recently interviewed the candidates ahead of the city's April 2 election.

Anchorage mayoral candidates report dozens of damaged, vandalized or missing campaign signs

Several campaigns and campaign supporters have reported vandalized campaign signs, as well as trash thrown on their property.
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Trump and Biden clinch 2024 presidential nominations

Both former President Donald Trump and President Biden have secured the required delegates to be their respective party's nominee.
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3 takeaways from the last campaign finance disclosures before voting begins in Anchorage

Mayoral candidate Suzanne LaFrance is this election’s top fundraiser so far. But overall fundraising is down significantly from 2021.

Anchorage Mayor Dave Bronson touts his record and experienced team in reelection bid

Incumbent Dave Bronson was elected Anchorage mayor in 2021, and says his experience and his executive team make him deserving of reelection.

Former state legislator Chris Tuck running for Anchorage mayor on platform of ‘building relationships’

Chris Tuck was an Alaska representative for 14 years. He says his experience building relationships makes him the best candidate for Anchorage mayor.

Former Assembly chair Suzanne LaFrance aims to ‘restore competence’ in bid for Anchorage mayor

Former Assembly Chair Suzanne LaFrance says her goal in running for Anchorage mayor is "restoring competence at City Hall."

Bill Popp, longtime AEDC president, says if elected mayor his skills and experience will put Anchorage ‘back on track’

Bill Popp, president of the AEDC for 16 years, says he's running for Anchorage mayor to build a "bright and vibrant future" for the city.

Ranked choice supporters ask judge for pre-election ruling on repeal group’s misdeeds

Ranked choice backers asked Judge Laura Hartz to issue a verdict in Alaskans for Honest Elections' appeal of its APOC fine this campaign season.
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