Muni votes are coming in, the race to be chairman is on, and Dunleavy and Reynolds are out. It’s Friday in the Sun!!!
Articles by Casey Reynolds
The 2017 Anchorage election isn’t entirely in the books. There’are a School Board race and several ballot propositions still in doubt, but for the most part, we now know how things turned out.
With that in mind, here are my thoughts on last night’s winners and losers.
It’s election day in Anchorage and the polls are now open, so get up off your rear end and go vote. Wait, what am I saying? You’re the politically sophisticated and engaged type, otherwise, you wouldn’t be a reading The Midnight Sun.Since you’ve already done your civic duty, sit back and enjoy us telling you who is going to win 12 full hours before the “lamestream media” finally gets around to reporting “official” results.
Tomorrow is election day in Anchorage. At this point in most election cycles, visible campaign activity tends to spike as much as tensions between competing campaigns.
In our April 2 episode, Casey Reynolds and Forrest Dunbar invite Alaska Dispatch News reporter Devin Kelly in to talk about Anchorage’s upcoming elections, how the Berkowitz administration is doing almost two full years into office, and what it’s like to be a reporter in the age of Trump.
Anchorage elections are here!. What is being said, where are the parties, and what is the turnout so far? It’s Friday in the Sun!!!
Planned Parenthood Votes Northwest and Hawaii responded this morning to a move by Senate Republicans to end an Obama-era federal rule prohibiting states from blocking federal grants to abortion providers, including Planned Parenthood.
Senate Republicans made a motion to proceed to the legislation, and while a simple majority was needed to advance it, Sens. Susan Collins, R-Maine, and Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, voted against it. That left the Senate in a 50-50 tie, which required Pence to cast the tie-breaking vote.
I admit the headline to this story may be overly sentimental, but I don’t care. This morning, amid a snowstorm that dashed the hopes of many Anchorageites that spring had finally sprung, a little ray of sunshine poked through in my inbox. The Anchorage city clerk’s office announced that Election Central lives on, at least for local elections.
With Obamacare repeal dead for the foreseeable future, Congress may turn its attention to smaller pieces of legislation dealing with what are seen as more doable reforms to American healthcare. One of those is an effort being led by Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders (I) to bring down the price of prescription drugs by allowing Americans to buy those drugs from foreign countries.