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.
- An Alaskan has joined President-elect Donald Trump’s transition team. The Trump team has selected former state senator Jerry Ward as its liaison to the 500-plus federally recognized tribes.
- "I think it's really fun to get a chance to meet the governor and to eat cookies," said Michelle Weaver.
- Juneau Police Department Lt. David Campbell said the student who potentially made shooting threats against Thunder Mountain High School is no longer a threat.
- At least 80 percent of the Department of Environmental Conservation's contaminated sites contain petroleum.