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Front-runners to face off in Anchorage mayoral race

ANCHORAGE - The race for the mayor's seat in Anchorage is headed for a runoff election after no candidate received more than the mandatory 45 percent of the vote for an outright win.In Tuesday's municipal election...
Legislators file first round of bills

...primary election system for elective state executive and state and national legislative offices; repeals the special runoff election for the office of U.S. senator and representative.? HB 18 - Rep. Josephson - Extends health insurance subsidies to close the "health insurance...
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5 things to watch for on Election Day

...congressional majority to advance his agenda in his final two years in office. But with two races possibly headed to runoff elections, we may not know who will hold the gavel for a few more weeks.CAN DEMOCRATS RUNNING FOR GOVERNOR BUCK THE GOP...
Five US troops killed by friendly fire in Afghanistan

...of Afghan and NATO forces in the Arghandab district of southern Zabul province ahead of Saturday's presidential runoff election, said provincial police chief Gen. Ghulam Sakhi Rooghlawanay. After the operation was over, the troops came under...
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Canine candidate no wag

...votes could have actually mattered. That's because Democrat Mark Begich needed 45 percent of the vote to avoid a runoff election - a threshold he met by fewer than 20 votes. Sisk is chief financial officer for a medical clinic. On her voter...
IRV will pass

...I know that Alaska voters will pass it? A majority of your population bears the cost of low voter turnout local runoff elections (Anchorage and Fairbanks.) This would save their cities the direct cost of hundreds of thousands of dollars...
Runoff proposal dies instantly

...of preferential voting system. Utah uses instant runoff elections for congressional candidates in primaries only...would have brought a majority vote without expensive runoff elections at taxpayers' expense and it would allow minority...
Whitaker wins Fairbanks race

...fill a vacant Assembly seat. Scott and Smith each won more than 40 percent of the vote, eliminating the need for a runoff election. Stacie Turner and Judy Erekson ran unopposed and will return to the Haines Borough School Board. In Skagway, Mayor...
This Day in History

...Fujimori. In 2004, tens of thousands of demonstrators jammed downtown Kiev, denouncing Ukraine's presidential runoff election as fraudulent and chanting the name of their reformist candidate, Viktor Yushchenko, who ended up winning a revote...
Juneau Empire Story Archive

...approval. The measure was proposed by the Senate Judiciary Committee. Some questions, such as whether the timing of a runoff election could keep the governor's office vacant too long, were raised by the Division of Election's Gail Fenumiai. She...


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