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Sybil Davis is back in race, now as write-in

Sybil Davis is back in the race for Juneau Assembly because she said friends and supporters wanted her to run as a write-in.
Two powerful Republicans lose, but GOP retains Senate control

ANCHORAGE - Republicans held on to a majority in the state Senate on Tuesday as two familiar GOP faces and one veteran Democratic lawmaker were sent packing. Anchorage Sen. Dave Donley, co-chairman of the powerful Finance Committee, was upset by Democrat Hollis French. Nikiski Sen. Jerry Ward was defeated by Republican Moderate Tom Wagoner, the small party's first election victory.
Juneau Empire Story Archive

But when Iowa moved its caucus date up to match Alaska's straw polling, the Hawkeye state stole what little political thunder Alaska had in the GOP primary race for the presidency, according to John McKay, chairman of the Alaska Republican Party.
Former champion Robert Sorlie retains Iditarod lead

Norwegian Robert Sorlie held fast to his lead Wednesday in the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race, followed by the two mushers who trailed him in his 2003 victory: Ramy Brooks of Healy and Jeff King of Denali Park.
Two jump into city races as write-ins

...the race, then both Mr. Koelsch and I will benefit," she said. Koelsch's previous opponent, Tim June, withdrew from the race last week after meeting with the incumbent. Boario works summers with William Spear Design, a Juneau enameled-pin...

...identified Tim June as a former challenger to Juneau Assembly candidate Ken Koelsch. Tim Sunday was the candidate who withdrew from the race against Koelsch. Tim June is running for the state Senate seat representing Kodiak and small Southeast communities...
Presidential straw poll meant less this year

The timing of Alaska's straw poll, in late January, was intended to draw Republican candidates to the state.
Ship passenger fee sinks Hagevig; Garrett retains his seat

Tom Garrett squeaked back into office and fellow incumbent Rosemary Hagevig didn't.
Assembly candidate withdraws

Assembly candidate Julie Morris has withdrawn from the Oct. 4 election, leaving three people competing for the at-large seat currently held by Deputy Mayor Marc Wheeler.


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