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Benson leads Dems in House election

Diane Benson led in early returns Tuesday night in her bid to become the Democratic nominee for Alaska's only seat in the U.S. House.
Thomas requests recount in tight House election

Rep. Bill Thomas, R-Haines, formally requested a recount Wednesday in the close-fought Alaska House of Representatives race in which he trails Democrat Jonathan Kreiss-Tomkins by 34 votes.
Cordova to battle plan for districts of Cordova will fight a plan by the Alaska Redistricting Board to pair the town with communities in a Southeast House election district. Cordova's City Council has voted to file a lawsuit challenging the plan and directed the town's municipal...
Empire editorial: Two solid candidates, but only one spot

The Mendenhall Valley has the rare and enviable dilemma of having no way of going wrong in this year's state House election. Both candidates are thoughtful and shrewd and show that they think beyond party lines. Both have experience that...
Local campaigns have sizeable war chests

...People are sending contributions to me without my asking," Wanamaker said. "I'm not asking." In the other local House election, incumbent Beth Kerttula is unopposed. She spent about $12,000 on her campaign anyway. The numbers were bigger...
Ballot measure protects Juneau and geographic democracy

...Then there is a raw number of signatures that must be gathered on the petitions, as well as a minimum number of House election districts from which these signatures must come. This has the effect of preventing the most populous areas of Alaska...
City efforts lauded 15 years after disabilities act passed

...height of a wheelchair. People who cannot go to the voting booths can call the city to have the ballot sent to their house. Election workers read the ballot to blind people. Juneau residents with disabilities are not left out in recreation. The...


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