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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.
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...
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.
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...
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...
Obama: US must reverse course with Native Americans

...pleaded with Obama to find a way to make the federal commitment lasting, so that it would not be at the whim of White House elections. In the process, the speaker predicted Obama would win re-election, which apparently stuck with the president...
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...
It's crunch time for a hot presidential race, Senate contest, four propositions

...elections in decades. With the neck-in-neck presidential race, four state ballot initiatives, two Juneau state House elections, a U.S. House race and one of the hottest U.S. Senate races in the country, Juneau voters have a lot of big...


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