Rural lawmakers wield power without recent precedent

Nov 28, 2016
Misty Nielson

Reps. Edgmon and Foster, Sen. Hoffman examples of rural legislators in prominent positions ahead of next session.

State of Alaska

LBC to take testimony on petitions seeking to annex all or a portion of Nushagak commercial fishing district to collect raw fish tax. LBC staff recommends against both, but commissioners want to hear from public.

This conversation originally aired on Nov. 11's Bristol Bay and Beyond.

Dillingam voters share thoughts Tuesday

Nov 11, 2016

KDLG's Avery Lill visited with Dillingham precinct voters Tuesday, catching the first and last voters and many in between. Here's what some of you had to say.

360 North

Republican-led majority falls apart after August primaries and Tuesday's general election. New 22 member bipartisan caucus forms, with Rep. Edgmon as Speaker, Rep. Tuck as Majority Leader, and Reps. Foster and Seaton as Finance Committee co-chairs.

Election Day in Bristol Bay

Nov 8, 2016
Sam Gardner / KDLG

Bryce Edgmon (D-Dillingham) reelected with 58 percent of the vote; may be tapped for leadership in state house if bipartisan coalition established.


Stanley Swetzof is not on the official list of write-in candidates for House District 37 because his letter of intent did not arrive at the Division of Elections by November 3 deadline.

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.