House District 37 race heats up

Oct 20, 2016

Incumbent Bryce Edgmon (D) and newcomer William Weatherby (R) each say they can represent HD 37 best as state wrestles with huge deficit and tough choices.


Unalaska voters have overturned the city's ban on commercial marijuana, but it'll likely be a long time before anyone on the island can sell pot legally.


Responding to public pressure, council members voted unanimously to continue protesting transfer of liquor license to proposed new store on Raspberry Circle.

Mike Keenan wants to transfer a liquor license from the store inside the Willow Tree to a new location on Raspberry circle. The city council heard an earful about that idea Thursday.

Results from Tuesday's municipal elections

Oct 5, 2016
Avery Lill, KDLG

Tracy Hightower tops DuWayne Johnson in Dillingham, and Pete Caruso and Shelby Boothe were elected to assembly seats in Bristol Bay.

Why do Bush Democrats caucus with the Republicans?

Sep 9, 2016
Alaska State Library

Democratic legislators have a long history of joining Republican-led legislative majorities. To understand why Alaska is so different, it pays to go back to the 1960s.

Dems for Edgmon in House District 37 race

Sep 6, 2016
AK Legislature

Alaska Democrats say they have incumbent Bryce Edgmon's back in a race against newcomer William Weatherby for the district 37 House seat.

William Weatherby (R) from Naknek will face incumbent Bryce Edgmon (D) in November. Edgmon collected 20 votes more than his challenger in the primary election, but the tea leaves are hard to read.

Little interest (yet) for local races

Aug 23, 2016
Jeremy Hsieh / KTOO

As candidate deadlines loom (or have passed), it seems so far only incumbents have asked to have their names on the ballots for the Oct. 4 municipal elections.

Voter discontent aimed at some incumbents Tuesday

Aug 17, 2016
Jeremy Hsieh / KTOO

Voter turnout was lowest in state's primary election history.

In an "oversight," Alaska's Future says they added DCSD to their members list after an unnamed person turned in a sign-up slip at an advocacy event.

Alaska State Legislature

Alaska’s 29th Legislature will go back for another round in July, after Governor Bill Walker called for its fifth special session Sunday.

Governor signs off on Alaska Wild Salmon Day

May 10, 2016
Office of the Governor

Governor Bill Walker signed a bill this weekend designating August 10th as annual Alaska Wild Salmon Day.

Senate votes to require physical activity at school

Apr 15, 2016
Molly Dischner/KDLG News

Everyone agrees that kids need to move, but some educators are concerned about a bill that would mandate physical activity at school every day. 

Senate OKs using excess PCE funds for other programs

Apr 13, 2016

The fund used to lower rural electric rates could also be used for community revenue sharing and rural energy projects.