Politics

Isabelle Ross/KDLG

Bristol Bay’s local elections are just a few weeks away, and most candidates are running unopposed. Write-in candidates are still able to file, but district deadlines vary.

Alaska Division of Elections

Incumbent House Speaker Bryce Edgmon received 753 votes in last Tuesday's primary election, running uncontested in the Democratic primary. William Weatherby of King Salmon was voted the Republican candidate, receiving 422 votes.

Isabelle Ross/KDLG

Bristol Bay went to the polls Tuesday – here's how House District 37 voted. 

Alaska Primary Election Live Results

Aug 21, 2018

Follow the live election results of tonight's primary on KDLG. Results will be updated as the Division of Elections releases them. Go to the live returns by clicking right here

Isabelle Ross/KDLG

June has brought some changes to the Dillingham City Council. Chris Napoli will replace Tracy Hightower as an interim city council member.

David Lienemann/Office of Governor Bill Walker

Governor Walker signed the state budget on Wednesday. KDLG’s Izzy Ross talked with the governor about how Senate Bill 26 will impact Permanent Fund Dividends, and about efforts to bolster state trooper retention.

Mitch Borden/ KDLG

Five candidates for governor took the stage at the Bristol Bay Fish Expo in Naknek on Saturday. They discussed topics geared toward sustainability in rural Alaska, from use and protection of natural resources  to education to the Permanent Fund Dividend. Listen here to the entire debate as it aired live on KDLG and KAKN.

Skip Gray/Gavel Alaska

Permanent Fund Dividends, education and funding for law enforcement were among the issues that caused friction during the recently adjourned legislative session in Juneau. Bryce Edgmon discusses how the decisions made could affect Bristol Bay.

David Lienemann/Office of the Governor

Governor Walker's office is reaching out to local Alaska radio stations. KDLG's Izzy Ross talked with the governor about a few issues affecting Bristol Bay. 

Skip Gray/ Gavel Alaska

The state operating budget passed in the Alaska House of Representatives on Monday. Before that vote, Dillingham Democrat Bryce Edgmon spoke with KDLG about one of the most contentious pieces of the budget-- Permanent Fund Dividends.

Recall Election Fails To Oust Unalaska’s Mayor

Mar 8, 2018
Berett Wilber/ KUCB

 

Polls closed Tuesday for Unalaska's mayoral recall election. Initial results show 62 percent of voters support Mayor Frank Kelty.

alaskalegislature.tv

The Alaska House Community and Regional Affairs Committee heard public testimony Tuesday about a resolution to urge Governor Walker to issue an administrative order recognizing the decline of Alaska Native languages as an emergency. 

Katie Basile/ KYUK

A week after his own coalition demanded his resignation, House District 38 Representative Zach Fansler stepped down on Friday morning. The freshman Democrat from Bethel is accused of assaulting a woman when she rejected his sexual advances, though he denies the allegations.

Skip Gray/ 360 North

Speaker Bryce Edgmon, a Dillingham Democrat, said in a press availability Tuesday morning that the caucus is giving Rep. Zach Fansler time.

Alaska’s lawmakers back to work this week

Jan 18, 2018
360 North

Again facing a $2.5 to $3 billion deficit, and ahead of the 2018 elections, what’s ahead for the next 90 days? House Speaker Bryce Edgmon, D-Dillingham, spoke with KDLG before heading to Juneau.

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