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Alaska

  1. election reform
    Alaska Voters Approve Two Major Election ReformsBallot Measure 2 gives Alaska a top-four nonpartisan primary system and (like Maine) ranked-choice voting. It could be good news for Lisa Murkowski.
  2. 2020 elections
    Alaska’s Slow Ballot Count Adds to Senate UncertaintyThere’s a chance an Alaska U.S. Senate election could matter a lot. But thanks to local customs, we won’t know for a good while.
  3. george floyd protests
    With Murkowski ‘Struggling’ Over Trump Vote, He Says He’ll Back Her OpponentShe could be a prospect for a party-switch after November, particularly now that Trump is vowing to oppose her reelection.
  4. environment
    Trump Wants to Log Alaska’s Tongass, World’s Largest Temperate Rain ForestTrump reportedly wants to log the massive Tongass National Forest, though it already has a much greater economic impact supporting salmon fisheries.
  5. vision 2020
    Mike Gravel, an 88-Year-Old Dark Horse 2020 Candidate Who’s a Hit With the TeensGravel has always been unconventional, going back to his days as a high-profile Senate opponent of the Vietnam War.
  6. the kavanaugh hearings
    Collins and Murkowski Face Political Repercussions at Home for Kavanaugh VotesCollins has guaranteed herself a tough reelection race in 2020, and Murkowski is already getting an intraparty threat from Sarah Palin.
  7. Kavanaugh’s SCOTUS Confirmation Is in the GOP’s HandsThere are three Republican senators to watch. If they stay in line, nothing else matters.
  8. Trump Ends Obama’s Ban on Bear Baiting, Other Cruel Hunting Techniques in AlaskaDisputes between animal-rights supporters and trophy hunters are a reliable culture-war issue that Team Trump is happy to exploit.
  9. Will GOP Let Alaska Keep Obamacare If Its Senator Votes to Kill It Nationally?Republicans are again throwing money at Alaska to get Lisa Murkowski’s vote on a health-care bill. But this time, they may offer more than money.
  10. The GOP Is Trying to Buy Lisa Murkowski’s Vote on Obamacare RepealBut she has no reason to sell it … yet.
  11. Trump Threatens Alaska’s Economy Over Senator’s Health-Care VoteEconomy-boosting projects in Alaska are at risk because of Lisa Murkowski’s opposition to the Senate’s health-care bill.
  12. Did the ‘Kodiak Kickback’ Buy Lisa Murkowski’s Vote for Trumpcare?No state has gotten more special treatment from the Senate (and the administration) than Murkowski’s Alaska. If it’s not enough, Trumpcare’s dead.
  13. New Polls Show Clinton on Pace for a LandslideAlaska is turning purple. But 73 percent of Republicans think the election might be stolen from Trump.
  14. GOP Congressman: Clinton Will Control Your MindDon Young thinks GOP voters have been hoodwinked by scaremongers — and that President Clinton would control what time everyone has to wake up.
  15. No More ‘Slave Auctions’ for This Alaska BarBut they aren’t happy about it.
  16. polar bears
    US Puts the Brakes on Alaskan Offshore DrillingThe Interior Department decides to suspend offshore leases after Shell’s $7 billion exploration turned up no viable wells.
  17. name change
    Obama to Rename Mount McKinley ‘Denali’Not only was the 25th American president assassinated, but he will also no longer have his own mountain.
  18. alaska
    ‘F*ck It, I Quit’ Reporter’s Cannabis Club Raided by Alaska PoliceReports her former station, KTVA.
  19. Alaska Town Bans Pot-Brownie BakingAlaska is now the third state with legal marijuana, but don’t celebrate by cooking it if you live in Wasilla. 
  20. equal rites
    Alaska Becomes 30th State to Allow Gay MarriageA federal judge struck down its same-sex marriage ban.
  21. amazing things
    Reporter/Weed CEO Live on Air: ‘F*ck It, I Quit’One for the local-news hall of fame.
  22. america’s sweetheart
    The Palin Family Can’t Resist a Good Old-Fashioned House Party Fight Bristol has a strong right hook.
  23. america’s sweetheart
    Sarah Palin Still Parodying Herself Up in AlaskaShe blamed a recent speeding ticket on a Sammy Hagar song.
  24. scary things
    The Weekend’s Second Fatal Plane Crash Killed Ten in AlaskaNTSA says all ten aboard are dead.
  25. racial gaffes
    Alaska Congressman Casually Mentions ‘Wetbacks’ Picking TomatoesThere’s the changing face of the GOP, and then there’s Don Young.
  26. mayoral feline puppies!!
    Alaskan Town Has Cat for MayorHis name is Stubbs and he’s been the mayor for fifteen years.
  27. crooked in alaska
    Alaska’s Only House Member May Have Misused Campaign FundsDon Young’s aide told investigators that the congressman and his wife used campaign funds as their personal piggy bank.
  28. the great outdoors
    Alaska’s Trying to Tell Us What to Do With Central ParkTo prove a point.
  29. sex on skates
    Universally Despised Alaskan Will Not Run for Public OfficeNot Sarah. Levi.
  30. palin
    Alaskans Are Still Paying Sarah Palin’s Legal BillsShe’s being sued for silencing an anti-traffic crusader.
  31. ink-stained wretches
    L.A. Times Reporters Should Think Twice About Going to AlaskaLand of long-distance layoffs.
  32. bp
    BP Fined $25 Million for 2006 SpillsMay set a precedent for Gulf oil spill.
  33. sex on skates
    Levi Johnston Is Writing a Palin Family Tell-All ‘For Me, for My Boy Tripp, and for the Country’Not, you know, for the money.
  34. tsa
    Alaska Lawmaker Chooses Icy Boat Ride Over Airport Pat-DownAlaska lawmaker Sharon Cissna nixed a Seattle airport pat-down and will take the ferry home to Juneau.
  35. early and often
    Lisa Murkowski to Actually Become Senator AgainWell, probably.
  36. america’s sweetheart
    Most Alaskans Have an Unfavorable Opinion of Sarah PalinThat’s not very grateful.
  37. america’s sweetheart
    Sarah Palin’s Viewership Dives With Second Episode of AlaskaAfter a big debut, the show lost young people.
  38. america’s sweetheart
    And Now, Watch Sarah Palin Smack a Giant Fish in the HeadAll that and more from last night’s ‘Sarah Palin’s Alaska’!
  39. photo op
    This Is Not a Murkowski MisspellingOne Alaskan voted “Bite Me” for Senate.
  40. america’s sweetheart
    Sarah Palin’s Alaska Is Big (and Small)“You can see Russia from here! Almost.”
  41. early and often
    It Looks Like Lisa Murkowski Could Beat Joe Miller in AlaskaCould Lisa Murkowski follow in Strom Thurmond’s footsteps?
  42. lamestream media
    Joe Miller Blames Press for Fabricating a Nonexistent StoryThe Alaska Senate candidate teams up with Sarah Palin to blame local TV reporters for … something.
  43. early and often
    Every Person in Alaska Now a Senate Write-in CandidateOver 100 people sign up as write-in candidates as part of “Operation Alaska Chaos.”
  44. miller time
    Joe Miller’s Ethics Scandals and Reporter-Handcuffing Scandals Have Caught Up to HimHe’s fallen from first to third, according to the latest poll.
  45. early and often
    Oh, That’s Why Joe Miller Didn’t Take QuestionsNewly released documents reveal that the Alaskan Senate candidate used his co-workers’ computers to vote in online polls.
  46. only in alaska!
    Joe Miller: Alaska Dispatch Editor ‘Followed Me Into the Restroom’This was viewed as “unruly.”
  47. politics
    Sarah Palin’s Annointed Senate Candidate Decides That Question Time Is Over“You can ask me about background, you can ask me about personal issues. I’m not going to answer,” he said in response to reports that he lied about his income to receive welfare.
  48. Todd Palin Admits He ‘Got His Wires Crossed,’ a.k.a. Screwed UpNothing to see here!
  49. america’s sweetheart
    E-mails Reveal Sarah Palin–Joe Miller Clash Over Miller Comments“Sarah put her ass on the line for Joe and yet he can’t answer a simple question.”
  50. early and often
    Lisa Murkowski’s Write-in Campaign Off to Worst Possible StartMurkwski?
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