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Last week the 9th US Circuit Court of Appeals struck down same-sex marriage bans in Nevada and Idaho.  Because of that ruling, US District Court Judge Timothy Burgess found that the same-sex marriage ban was a violation of both due process and equal protection under the 14th amendment.  

A vocal critic of the current administration of Alaska Governor Sean Parnell plans to introduce legislation next year to strengthen the Alaska Public Records Act. KDLG’s Mike Mason has the details.

Mark Begich Campaign

Deborah Bonito, wife of US Senator Mark Begich, was in Dillingham on Saturday to help with last minute registration for residents.

While Senator Begich runs for another term in office, his wife is not staying idle.  As the pair are on the campaign trail, they are also taking care of their son, Jacob.  To say that Deborah Bonito is busy during campaign season would be a serious understatement.  This summer alone she’s been to Angoon, Sitka, Metlakatla and Klawock.  Bonito says although she’s not running for office, she does have a role to play in the campaign. 

Don Young and Forrest Dunbar Debate in Kodiak

Oct 2, 2014

A large number of fisheries related issues were addressed during Wednesday night’s debate in Kodiak between long-time Congressman Don Young and his challenger Forrest Dunbar. KDLG’s Mike Mason listened in and filed this report.

Alaska Split On Ballot Measure Two

Oct 1, 2014
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November will bring the election that decides whether Alaska makes marijuana legal or not.  However, this controversial measure is not going to be as clear cut as some might wish.

There are opposing thoughts on both sides of the aisle, and lots of personal opinions, anecdotes as well as studies with hard facts to back either side up.

Bella Hammond Endorses Senator Begich

Sep 30, 2014

A prominent Alaska Native elder in the Bristol Bay region has come out publicly in support of Senator Mark Begich for another term in Congress. KDLG’s Mike Mason has the story.

The names of the independent candidates for Governor and Lieutenant Governor in Alaska will remain on the ballot for the November General Election. KDLG’s Mike Mason has the details.

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Lt. Governor Mead Treadwell met with representatives from around the state in Kodiak this month to discuss ballot proposal four, which would prohibit mining projects if harmful to wild salmon in fisheries reserves. 

Republican U.S. Senate Candidate Dan Sullivan’s campaign is touting the support of Alaska’s Senior U.S. Senator in a new television ad that started airing on Tuesday. KDLG’s Mike Mason has the story.

NRA Endorses Governor Parnell

Sep 23, 2014
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Alaska Governor Sean Parnell picked up a major endorsement Tuesday in his quest for another term. The National Rifle Association’s Political Victory Fund issued a statement noting that Governor Parnell has an A+ rating, which is the highest possible rating.

The Alaska Democratic Party is going on the offensive against Republican U.S. Senate candidate Dan Sullivan and they are specifically targeting the issue of subsistence. KDLG’s Mike Mason has the story.

A new coalition of conservatives has been created to support the legalization of marijuana in Alaska. KDLG’s has the story.

Another prominent commercial fishing organization has thrown their support behind incumbent U.S. Senator Mark Begich in his quest for another term. KDLG’s Mike Mason has the details.

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After urging from Alaska’s senior senator, the USDA has agreed to purchase a large shipment of canned pink salmon for food aid.  KDLG’s Chase Cavanaugh has more.

Bill Walker and Byron Mallot Join Forces

Sep 2, 2014

The 2 leading challengers to incumbent Alaska Governor Sean Parnell held a press conference Tuesday announcing that they are joining together under one banner. KDLG’s Mike Mason listened in and filed this report.

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