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.
- Alaska Airlines pilots have reached a breaking point in negotiations with the company, and now have plans to picket outside Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport. The pilots plan to picket starting at 1 p.m. Monday outside the airport in Anchorage.
- Jenkins was taking a practice run through the class four rapids when a bystander filming the event, noticed another participant, Daniel Hartung, 64, of Indian Valley, flipped out of his kayak and became pinned under a log.
- The Tazlina is the first of two new Alaska Class ferries that the Ketchikan Vigor Alaska shipyard is building for the state. Its two halves are complete and welded together, and shipyard workers are busy getting interior spaces done.
- The Alaska Marine Highway is taking reservations for October through April sailings. The schedule changed so the Matanuska can get new engines.