National Elections

Democratic presidential candidates spent 7 hours talking climate change. Alaska was barely mentioned.

In a prime-time presidential climate change forum, Democrats spent seven hours on the issue. But there was no substantive discussion of Alaska, even though the state is one of the most affected by global warming.

Nationally, few people want to be poll workers, and that’s a problem

Nationwide, local election officials are dealing with a myriad of issues ahead of November’s contentious midterms, not least of which is securing systems from malicious actors. One lesser-known problem that continues to concern them is the national shortage of poll workers. They greet you at the plastic folding table set up in your neighborhood’s library,…

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