An important Senate seat in Anchorage will remain with the Democrats.
The recount for Senate District J shows Sen. Hollis French 59 votes ahead of Republican challenger Bob Bell.
French picked up eight votes in the recount, garnering 7,605 to Bell’s 7,546 votes.
Bell called for the recount, which was paid for by the state, because the difference between the two candidates was less than half a percent.
Meanwhile, the recount in the House District 34 race is scheduled for Monday. Democrat Jonathon Kreiss-Tomkins, of Sitka, is 34 votes ahead of Haines Republican Rep. Bill Thomas.
- A National Weather Service meteorologist says warm ocean temperatures and less sea ice suggest this year's winter could be close to normal.
- Interior Secretary Sally Jewell has ordered that Native communities and their traditional ecological knowledge be considered in future federal land management decisions.
- The first marijuana shop in the state has its license to open and it's in Skagway. The Remedy Shoppe must now wait for the state to give the green light to marijuana testing facilities before its shelves are stocked.
- Sen. Dan Sullivan said he is trying to make Congress aware of more than 30 villages that still don't have running water or sewers.