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Does redistricting change Southeast election dynamics?

Does redistricting change Southeast election dynamics?

Southeast Alaska’s new redistricting boundaries eliminate the possibility of at least one House election rematch. But they could lead to some other challenges.

Redistricting Board adopts final plan

Redistricting Board adopts final plan

In a half-hour meeting on a Sunday afternoon, the Alaska Redistricting Board unanimously agreed on a new electoral map.

Palin talks senate run, but state GOP hears radio silence

Palin talks senate run, but state GOP hears radio silence

Former Gov. and once-vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin saying she could be persuaded to run against incumbent Democrat Mark Begich.

Low voter turnout renews interest in elections by mail

Low voter turnout renews interest in elections by mail

Chances are, if you’re registered to vote in Juneau, you didn’t the last time school board seats, candidates for the Assembly, municipal debt or sales … more

With representation on decline, voting rights decision worries Native districts

Under federal law, Alaska was required to have five House and three Senate districts with large Native populations. With the Supreme Court striking down part of the Voting Rights Act, that requirement is gone.

Minimum wage initiative one step closer to ballot

Lt. Gov. Mead Treadwelll certified an initiative that would raise the minimum wage to $9.75 an hour.

With seven maps, many options before Redistricting Board

With seven maps, many options before Redistricting Board

In the coming weeks, the Alaska redistricting board will be reviewing seven different political maps, on top of a handful that have been submitted by third-party groups.

Treadwell to run for Senate

Treadwell to run for Senate

Lieutenant Governor Mead Treadwell announced early this morning he’s running for Senate. He said he’s entering the race, instead of running for reelection, because he knows he can win.

Referendum sponsors say opponents are interfering with petitions

Sponsors of a referendum to repeal a tax cut on oil companies allege that opponents are interfering with their ability to collect signatures.

Lesil McGuire Announces Candidacy For Lieutenant Governor

Lesil McGuire Announces Candidacy For Lieutenant Governor

Anchorage Republican Lesil McGuire announced her candidacy for Lieutenant Governor for the 2014 election on Wednesday.