Alaska Political Stories

Fight over Denali vs. McKinley mountain name gets Daily Show treatment

Alaskans call the mountain Denali. Ohioans want it to keep the name of an also-ran U.S. president. In this video, the Daily Show visits both states and declares a winner. 

Old dog, new job: 8-year-old Marley finds a new career in prison system

He’ll need to update his LinkedIn page. This 8-year-old Labrador, Marley is switching jobs.

Gov: New name for Alaska census area named for confederate officer

Gov. Bill Walker has made official Alaska's intent to change the name of a census area named for confederate military officer Wade Hampton.

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Day 1 for Berkowitz: Keeping a campaign promise, ruining a suit

Tuesday morning Ethan Berkowitz walked down 6th Avenue for the first time as Anchorage's mayor.

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Meet the 5 people appointed to regulate legal marijuana in Alaska

Alaska Gov. Bill Walker today announced the appointment of five people to a newly created board that will oversee legal marijuana sales in Alaska.

Man convicted of harassing Sarah Palin charged in new Pennsylvania case

A 23-year-old Pennsylvania man sentenced to federal probation after Sarah Palin filed a restraining order against him was charged Monday in his home in an apparently unrelated harassment case.

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Ethan Berkowitz moves in to City Hall as he prepares to be sworn in Wednesday

Monday afternoon the staff at the Ethan Berkowitz transition team was packing up. Computers and files go to City Hall now, furniture will arrive later this week.

Tlingit, Haida tribe boycotts FedEx because it sponsors Washington Redskins

Alaska's largest tribe is boycotting FedEx until the company pulls its sponsorship from the Washington, D.C. NFL team or that team changes its name.

Gay marriage advocate The sky has not fallen in Alaska

Supreme Court same-sex decision is final, but discussion continues

Same-sex marriage has been legal in Alaska since a federal court ruling last October, but Thursday’s decision by the U.S. Supreme Court cemented the legal status and was still cause for celebration for many Anchorage residents.

Investigator calls for Alaska National Guard reform on sexual assaults

Investigator calls for Alaska National Guard reform on sexual assaults

A wide-ranging report from Gov. Bill Walker's special investigator on alleged sexual misconduct in the Alaska National Guard has found concerns about reprisals for reporting offenses, but no indication of deliberate attempts to ignore them.

Obama: ISIS is growing

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