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My Turn: Alaska's budget: A history

...quickly determined to trump the Libertarians and repeal the income tax before the initiative appeared on the upcoming general election ballot.The special session lasted three days and the income tax repeal passed the House and Senate by a 58-1 vote...
Gara to file bill against attack ads

There were two surprises in the state's general election guide this year: a missing profile for Independent...up to two pages.At the back of this year's general election pamphlet, four full-page ads were paid for by...
Alaska election workers to resume count of ballots Friday when election workers resume counting at least 33,000 absentee and questioned ballots from the Nov. 4 general election.Independent candidate Bill Walker leads Republican incumbent Gov. Sean Parnell by about 4,000 votes.Elections...
House majority, minority announce new organization

...Anchorage and Ketchikan, where Democratic candidates have slight leads. The Division of Elections aims to certify general election results by Nov. 28, according to its website.Reps. Mark Neuman, R-Su-Valley, and Steve Thompson, R-Fairbanks...
Walker introduces transition team

...don't have final results."Walker's lead has widened since his 3,000-vote edge over Parnell after the Nov. 4 general election.Parnell initially was considered the favorite in the race over Walker, who finished second behind Parnell in the...
Senate, governor races remain in limbo

...ANCHORAGE - The two highest-profile races of the general election in Alaska remained in limbo on Friday. They will...D-Alaska, by over 8,100 votes after Tuesday's general election. The gubernatorial race was even closer, with independent...
Commentary: Turnout doesn't measure up to ballot options

...however, the extremely low turnout for the 2014 general election is mystifying.After 100 percent of the precincts...lowest turnout in a nonpresidential/gubernatorial general election for any cycle going back to 1978. (Division of Elections...
My Turn: Reconsider the ferry system

...Alaska Marine Highway actually began because voters approved Bond Proposition No. 2 totaling $23 million in the general election of 1960. There was a three-day symposium that resulted in the "Study and Report on the Alaska Ferry System of...
Begich trailing in Senate race

...position before. He trailed Sen. Ted Stevens, a Republican icon in Alaska, by about 3,000 votes after the 2008 general election only to win by nearly 4,000 votes when absentee ballots were counted. Begich is behind Sullivan by just over 8...
Not only Alaskans vote in Alaska

...birth date would also have sufficed.The next day, I received a response: "Your ballot is available for the 2014 General Election."Clicking a hyperlink took me to a website that walked me through marking my selection for each race and ballot...


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