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NORAD: Russian Military Plane Intercept 'Very Routine'

While the story is making a national and international splash, a military leader says the intercepts happen often.

Alaska U.S. Senate Candidates Are Funded Mainly by Outside Sources

According to the Center for Responsive Politics, Mark Begich, D-Alaska, receives 75 percent of his campaign contributions from out of state. That’s the third-highest percentage of all active senators running for re-election.

Walker-Mallott Ticket Challenged in Court

A lawsuit was filed Wednesday against Lt. Gov. Mead Treadwell, challenging the "unity ticket."

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Congressman Young Plans 3 Debates, Forums

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — U.S. Rep. Don Young has agreed to participate in three debates and forums in the lead-up to the November general election.

Begich Proposes Change in Campaign Finance Laws

U.S. Sen. Mark Begich is proposing changes to campaign finance laws, including requiring the top three contributors to candidates or third-party groups be identified in ads.

Walker-Mallott Ticket Provokes Bipartisan Backlash

Even though the vast majority of Alaska Democratic Party Central Committee members voted 89-2 to support the joint campaign between Bill Walker and Byron Mallott, one Democrat says he's furious about the way it happened.

Lawsuit over Native Voting Materials Scheduled For June Trial

Judge Orders Changes to Voting Practices Before November Election

A federal court ordered state election officials to help Yup’ik voters understand ballots in a landmark case Wednesday, after allegations by Alaska Natives that state voting materials in Yup’ik and Gwich’in were inaccurately translated and poorly distributed.

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Labor Day Sparks Debate Over Minimum Wage

Known as the working people's holiday, this year's Labor Day has sprung up debates all over the country and here in Alaska over minimum wage.

Gubernatorial Candidates Square Off in Anchorage Forum

Democrats Weigh Merged Gubernatorial Campaign

Leaders of the Alaska Democratic Party will meet on Labor Day to make a decision that could change the makeup of the gubernatorial race.

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Democratic Party Leaders Back Walker-Mallott Ticket

In a step toward forging a Democratic-independent alliance against Gov. Sean Parnell and his GOP running mate, Dan Sullivan, the state Democratic Party's Central Committee voted overwhelmingly Monday to endorse a merged gubernatorial ticket.

On camera: White House fence jumper runs across lawn

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