A special election would be held if Recall Dunleavy submits enough signatures after the general election deadline but before the middle of next April.
Alaskans have taken roughly 35 tests for every 100 residents, roughly three tests more than those in New York, the second-highest state.
The police officer initially lost his job and his certification over allegations of excessive force against prisoners, but a legal loophole prevents the state from taking action.
Knopp was an oil industry contractor who served on the Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly before he was elected to the House in 2016. He represented Kenai and Soldotna in the chamber.
According to Alaska State Troopers, all but one of the passengers were confirmed dead on scene; that person died on their way to the hospital.
In March, the division had already raised the pay for election workers because it had fallen below minimum wage. But still, COVID-19 presented a challenge for recruiting workers.
Bethany Marcum of Anchorage and E. Budd Simpson of Juneau are the first members appointed to the board, which rewrites boundaries based on federal census results.
State officials expect it to reopen by Monday
A lawsuit over the state’s decision to automatically send absentee ballot applications only to those 65 and older is headed to federal court. The lawsuit alleges that the action unconstitutionally discriminates against younger voters. Anchorage lawyer Scott Kendall filed the lawsuit on behalf of several plaintiffs. “Our lawsuit’s very simple: You want to help people…
The idea, he said, is to help contain the surge in cases of COVID-19 in Alaska.