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Channel 2 NewsThe next statewide election is over a year away. But some candidates are already lining up for the top races on the ballot, hoping to build name recognition and campaign accounts that could help boost their chances. The first candidates have announced...
Tags: Elections, Politics, Government, Mark Begich, Executive Branch
A Palmer math teacher plans to run for lieutenant governor. Democrat Bob Williams filed a letter of intent this week with the Alaska Public Offices Commission. He says he plans to register with the Division of Elections soon. Williams says he sees the...
Channel 2 NewsAlaska state Sen. Lesil McGuire (R-Anchorage) confirmed to Channel 2 Wednesday that she will run for lieutenant governor. "I decided after 13 years of serving in the leadership of the House and the Senate, and serving Alaskans at the district level...
Tags: Elections, Government, Politics, Sean Parnell, Executive Branch
Channel 2 NewsAlaska Democrats have endorsed U.S. Sen. Mark Begich for re-election. The endorsement is somewhat unusual in that the party typically doesn't announce its support for any one candidate in a primary. Party spokesman Zack Fields says the party can...
The Associated PressThe FBI has identified a Mississippi man suspected of mailing letters containing poisonous ricin as 45-year-old Paul Kevin Curtis. FBI Special Agent in Charge Daniel McMullen said Curtis was arrested Wednesday afternoon at his apartment in Corinth,...
Channel 2 NewsGovernor Sean Parnell’s oil tax reform bill has passed the legislature. The debate in the House of Representatives came to a head just before two o'clock Sunday morning when the bill passed 24-15 and later 27-12 on what's known as a reconsideration...
Channel 2 NewsSally Jewell could become Alaska's new landlord of federal lands. By a vote of 87 to 11, the U.S. Senate has confirmed REI’s 56-year-old CEO Jewell as the next interior secretary -- a position that has big implications for Alaska. “The...
The Alaska Senate has passed Gov. Parnell's omnibus crime bill. SB22, which passed the Senate unanimously Monday, is part of the governor's overall plan to combat domestic violence and sexual assault in the state. The measure strengthens...
The Associated PressU.S. Sen. Mark Begich is calling out the Parnell administration and state lawmakers in his address to the Alaska Legislature. Begich says he knows it's popular to "bemoan" federal overreach and "file a lawsuit weekly" over perceived overstepping. He said...
Channel 2 NewsThe recent reauthorization of the federal Violence Against Women Act has some Alaska Native tribal groups upset, over provisions they say deny their villages the ability to protect families from domestic violence. The act, which passed the U.S. Senate...
Channel 2 NewsThe Senate passed legislation early Tuesday morning Washington D.C. time to block the impact of across-the-board tax increases and spending cuts that make up the fiscal cliff. The vote was an overwhelming 89-8 and came well after midnight on New...
Channel 2 NewsThe U.S. Senate has passed a defense funding bill one day after the House did so, sending several provisions that affect Alaska’s military forces to President Obama’s desk to be signed into law. Sens. Lisa Murkowski and Mark Begich’s...
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