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4-day school week pilot progam among prefiled bills

...Rep. Max Gruenberg, D-Anchorage, would change Alaska's system of pitting party nominees selected in closed primary contests against one another in the general election, moving to a open primary system under which the top two vote-getters...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2013-01-08/4-day-school-week-pilot-progam-among-pr
State
The 'NOs' resoundingly have it - Measure 2 fails

...batting aside two little-known primary challengers.Democrats and Libertarians had a somewhat more competitive primary contest for Young's seat, with state Rep. Sharon Cissna and small business owner Matt Moore, both Anchorage Democrats...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2012-08-28/nos-resoundingly-have-it-measure-2-fail
Local
Kookesh, Wilson face challengers

...Angoon Democrat, will face the winner of a Republican primary contest between Dennis Watson of Craig and Gary Graham of...from Wrangell, will face the winner of a Democratic primary contest between Rob Allen and Denny Pearson, both of Sitka...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/060302/sta_challengers.shtml
News
Senior legislators easily win races

...Anchorage and Green Party winner Jim Sykes, who helped found the party in 1990. Sykes won a friendly Green Party primary contest against Thomas Higgins. In the House race, Young won an unchallenged bid for a 16th term in office. Winning the...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/082802/sta_srlegelections.shtml
News
GOP hopefuls risk alienating independent voters

...intent on putting an increasingly ideologically conservative and intolerant face on the party. They are pulling the primary contest so far right that the party will be far less attractive to the independent voters needed to win the general election...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2011-08-30/gop-hopefuls-risk-alienating-independ
Opinion
Briefly

...the Republican primary and only token challengers from other parties. Also, many races for the Legislature had no primary contest. "We were hoping it would be 20 percent," said Virginia Breeze, a spokeswoman for the Division of Elections...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/091400/Loc_Briefly.html
Local
Battle turns bitter for Senate seat

...said polling shows him slightly ahead this time, but Taylor scoffed at that. Including an expensive Republican primary contest, Taylor had raised $101,667 as of Oct. 6, and had $24,386 in cash on-hand. Middag is spending less than...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/102600/Loc_Senate.html
Local
Regionalism: United we stand?

...Mitt Romney and (Deep Southern-raised) Newt Gingrich and, indeed, the geography of their support in the early primary contests.It clarifies our debates over immigration and the American identity, in which proponents of contradictory arguments...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2012-02-13/regionalism-united-we-stand
Opinion
Obama to set up shop in Juneau

...this August at his party's convention in Denver. Obama beat Sen. Hillary Clinton, D-New York, in a bruising primary contest that saw him score a major victory over her in Alaska. Two calls to the campaign of Republican Sen. John McCain...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/070908/loc_301821334.shtml
Outside editorial: Hardball tactics do no favors to Bill Clinton's reputation

...what to make of the large and bumptious role former President Clinton is playing in the Democratic presidential primary contest? It would be odd for Clinton, the most magnetic Democratic politician since John F. Kennedy, not to play an active...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/012508/opi_240253943.shtml

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