An additional 86 absentee ballots have been counted, according to Gail Fenumiai, director of the Alaska Division of Elections.
Sitka Democrat Jonathan Kreiss-Tomkins now has 4,110 votes to Haines Republican Representative Bill Thomas’s 4,082 votes.
The remaining 26 special absentee ballots will be counted on Wednesday along with any other eligible ballots postmarked from overseas that arrive by Wednesday.
- Witnesses report an explosion and then a frantic effort by concertgoers to flee. Ariana Grande had just finished her show.
- More than 100 people, many clad in rain jackets, braved a cool, overcast Saturday morning and gathered in midtown Anchorage’s Cuddy Midtown Park, urging lawmakers to support public education funding.
- In an effort to move along stalled port renovations, the Skagway Assembly wants to re-open negotiations with the company that controls much of its waterfront.
- Hilcorp operation managers were in Kenai to speak Friday at an Alliance luncheon. Cook Inlet Offshore Operations Manager Stan Golis updated the pro-oil industry group on recent oil and gas leaks.