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.

Molly Dischner/KDLG

The Alaska Legislature has heard from more than 8,000 callers so far this session during over 3,000 hours of recorded committee meetings, according to the Juneau LIO. 

Hannah Colton/KDLG

Bernie Sanders won 11 delegates from House District 37 in Saturday's Democratic caucus, while Hillary Clinton recieved three. 

KDLG Legislative Call-In Show, Mar. 22, 2016

Mar 23, 2016


Dillingham moving towards allowing marijuana businesses

Mar 23, 2016
Ben Matheson / APRN

An advisory committee is likely to recommend that the city council not restrict the number or types of marijuana business that can operate in town. 

Gov. Walker on budget, revenues

Mar 18, 2016
Jeremy Hsieh/KTOO

Gov. Bill Walker spoke with KDLG about the state's fiscal future, what the late Jay Hammond might say about the revenue options, and who he's backing for president (spoiler: he won't say).  

Hoffman offers compromise to protect PCE fund

Mar 16, 2016

Senate Bill 196 would offer some of the fund's earnings back to the state and a renewable energy projects fund, with hopes to keep lawmakers' hands off the corpus.

Senate Resources Committee discussed SB 163 Monday, hearing from DEC commissioner Larry Hartig and others about why a Tier 3 process needs to be developed, and why the Governor thinks the Legislature should control it. 

KDLG Legislative Call-In, Mar. 8, 2016

Mar 8, 2016
Skip Gray / 360 North

Rep. Andy Josephson (D-Anchorage) joins this week.