Politics

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
mymcmedi.org

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.

Jason Sear

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
Governor Parnell

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.

USDA

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.

Sen. Begich Visits Dillingham

Sep 1, 2014
Luke Brummer

Alaska’s junior Senator was in Dillingham this weekend as part of his bid for reelection this fall.  KDLG’s Chase Cavanaugh has more.

Gubernatorial Candidates Participate in Fisheries Debate

Aug 29, 2014
Pam Foreman, KMXT

Alaska’s fish, fishermen, and fishing industry were the subject of a three-way debate Thursday among the state’s gubernatorial candidates.  KDLG’s Chase Cavanaugh has more.

Begich Meets Fairbanks Leaders to Discuss F-35 Transfer

Aug 22, 2014

Alaska’s junior Senator was in Fairbanks Thursday to discuss the transfer of new planes to an Air Force base.  KDLG’s Chase Cavanaugh has more.

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