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.
- The Ketchikan School Board approved a new policy Wednesday establishing programs to help reduce child abuse and sexual assault. There was no discussion before the unanimous roll-call vote in favor of the policy, which calls for age-appropriate information for students in all grade levels to teach about appropriate conduct, and resources available for students.
- The United Fishermen of Alaska is working on a project to figure out what issues the salmon fleet is concerned about – and how to reach them.
- In its most recent draft, the Juneau Assembly added gender expression as a protected class in its proposed Equal Rights Ordinance.