Warning signs for both parties in state and local elections

...often determine presidential elections, but the party is care law.But the elections weren't all good news for...To be sure, off-year elections are imperfect predictors of...defeat Clinton in a general election.Asked Wednesday whether...
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Salt Lake City elects first openly gay mayor amid setbacks

...Her supporters cheered when the results were read at an elections canvass meeting.Two-term incumbent Ralph Becker work with her to ensure a smooth transition.Official election results showed Biskupski won 52 percent of the votes to defeat...
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Committee asks for special sales tax for pot

...will be a pot-related proposition on Juneau's municipal election ballots in October. At their meeting Thursday, committee...recommend that the Assembly place the matter on the next regular election ballot."I know we can't go to an 8 percent tax, like...
Recall targets mayor in family spending controversy

...have until Jan. 8 to gather 492 signatures to force a new election, KTVA-TV reported.In a statement, Brower said she is...Municipal League Executive Director Kathie Wasserman said a new election would cost thousands of dollars. She said very few people...
Most Alaska superdelegates silent on GOP choice

...which Republican would be the strongest opponent in the general election - Ohio Gov. John Kasich. Two of the superdelegates deemed...would be their party's strongest opponent in the general election. Superdelegates can support the candidate of their choice...
Ballot measure reaches half of signature goal

...percent of the number of Alaskans who participated in the last general election. Those signatures must be spread across the state: 30 of 40 house...districts must submit signatures equaling at least 7 percent of their 2014 election turnout.
Empire Editorial: Closing schools will shut down communities

...deficit. There's one topic, however, that would be foolish for the Legislature to tackle, especially considering 2016 is an election year for some.We are referring of course to talks about changing Alaska's enrollment requirement as it relates to student...
My Turn: Juneau's economy is stable, but tied to state's fiscal crisis

...we lack is the political will to make tough decisions in an election year. Fortunately, this is where an involved citizenry can...fiscal gap should not wait for a legislative session free of election year politics. After all, we elect our state leaders to make...
APOC considers giving a bigger break to first-time politicos' mistakes

...activity has experienced a general downward trend since 2010," APOC's draft biennial report states.This year, only nine election complaints were filed, the lowest figure since 2007.Last year, however, APOC's budget was slashed by nearly a third...
Meet the Nomeite in charge of Alaska's elections

...doesn't hide her lack of elections experience. "In my...wasn't that involved with elections," she said on Tuesday...state's rural education election.But those who have...the 2016 presidential election, upgrade the department's...Alaska to have the best elections, so really, I think...


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