Next act for Palin unclear after Alaska House lossesNovember 24, 2022 GMT
JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — Republican Sarah Palin re-emerged in Alaska politics over a decade after resigning as governor with hopes of winning the state’s U.S. House seat. She had a lot going for her: unbeatable name recognition, the backing of former President Donald Trump in a state he carried twice, an unrivaled ability to attract national media attention.
Peltola, 1st Alaska Native in Congress, wins full termNovember 24, 2022 GMT
JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — U.S. Rep. Mary Peltola has been elected to a full term in the House, months after the Alaska Democrat won a special election to the seat following the death earlier this year of longtime Republican Rep.
Peltola holds early lead in Alaska House raceNovember 9, 2022 GMT
JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — Democratic U.S. Rep. Mary Peltola led in early first-choice returns in Tuesday's ranked choice election for Alaska's only House seat, leading Republicans Sarah Palin and Nick Begich.
EXPLAINER: How ranked choice voting works in AlaskaNovember 9, 2022 GMT
One voter, one ballot. Sure. But in Alaska this year, that's not the whole story.
In a sort of poll within a poll, Alaskans rank their choices as part of a new system that kicked off earlier this year.
Peltola faces Palin, Begich, Bye in Alaska House debateOctober 27, 2022 GMT
JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — Alaska U.S. Rep. Mary Peltola in a televised debate Wednesday called partisanship a threat to the country as the Democrat sought to make the case for reelection to the seat she's held since September against challengers including Republican Sarah Palin.
Alaska Natives fete their 1st Congress member, Mary PeltolaOctober 20, 2022 GMT
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — U.S. Rep. Mary Peltola, the first Alaska Native to serve in Congress, received a hero’s welcome Thursday when the Democrat gave the keynote address at the Alaska Federation of Natives conference in Anchorage.
Mary Peltola sworn in as 1st Alaska Native in CongressSeptember 13, 2022 GMT
WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrat Mary Peltola was sworn in Tuesday night to finish out the remaining months of the term of the late Rep. Don Young, making her the first Alaska Native to serve in Congress and the first woman to hold the seat.
Alaska US Senate hopeful drops bid, backs fellow RepublicanSeptember 13, 2022 GMT
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A little-known candidate for the U.S. Senate race in Alaska suspended his campaign Monday, hoping not to divide the GOP vote during the general election by throwing his support to a fellow Republican backed by former President Donald Trump.
Alaska Natives celebrate Peltola’s historic House electionSeptember 2, 2022 GMT
JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — Bernadette Demientieff said she cried when she learned of Democrat Mary Peltola's win in Alaska's U.S.
Peltola beats Palin, wins Alaska House special electionSeptember 1, 2022 GMT
JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — Democrat Mary Peltola won the special election for Alaska’s only U.S. House seat on Wednesday, besting a field that included Republican Sarah Palin, who was seeking a political comeback in the state where she was once governor.
Alaska House candidates talk ranked voting ahead of electionAugust 1, 2022 GMT
JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — Alaska U.S. House candidate Sarah Palin on Monday said the state's ranked choice voting system “needs to be changed,” though Alaska has yet to conduct an election under the system.
Langevin to name leaders for Bipartisan Disabilities CaucusJuly 24, 2022 GMT
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Longtime U.S. Rep. Jim Langevin is naming two politicians who will be leaders on issues affecting Americans with disabilities as he prepares to retire from Congress.
The Rhode Island Democrat is hosting an event Tuesday in Washington to mark the 32nd anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act, speak about the need for accessible transportation and name two new co-chairs of the House Bipartisan Disabilities Caucus.
22 candidates running in Alaska US House regular primaryJune 27, 2022 GMT
JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — Twenty-two candidates are running in the August regular primary for Alaska's U.S. House seat, after nine dropped out by last weekend's withdrawal deadline.
The three candidates in the August special election for the seat are running in the regular primary.
Alaska Supreme Court ruling keeps Sweeney off House ballotJune 26, 2022 GMT
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — The Alaska Supreme Court on Saturday upheld a lower court’s ruling that will keep Republican Tara Sweeney off the ballot for the August special election in Alaska’s U.S. House race.
Ex-legislator advances to Alaska’s special US House electionJune 17, 2022 GMT
JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — Mary Peltola, a former state lawmaker and one of the few Democrats in a massive field of candidates seeking Alaska's only U.S. House seat, has advanced to an August special election, where she will face former Gov.
Constant plans to withdraw as House candidate, back PeltolaJune 16, 2022 GMT
JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — Christopher Constant plans to withdraw as a candidate for the August primary for Alaska's U.S. House seat and support fellow Democrat Mary Peltola, a spokesperson for Constant said Thursday.
Palin, Begich, Gross advance in Alaska US House raceJune 16, 2022 GMT
JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — Republican former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, Republican Nick Begich and independent Al Gross have advanced to the August special election for the state's only U.S. House seat.
Palin, Begich and Gross, an orthopedic surgeon, were among 48 candidates in last Saturday's special primary for the seat, which was left vacant following the death in March of Republican Rep.
Palin nabs early lead in Alaska US House special primaryJune 12, 2022 GMT
JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin leads in early results from Saturday's special primary for the state's only U.S. House seat, as voters whittled down the list of 48 candidates running for the position that was held for 49 years by the late U.S.
Alaska high court reverses ruling that roiled House electionJune 11, 2022 GMT
JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — The special primary for Alaska's only U.S. House seat moved forward as planned Saturday following a tense legal fight over ballot access issues that had cast a shadow over the election.
Alaska’s unusual House primary draws Palin, Santa, 46 othersJune 5, 2022 GMT
JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — Alaska voters are facing an election unlike any they’ve seen, with 48 candidates running to succeed the man who had held the state's only U.S. House seat for 49 years.
While some of the candidates in this week's special primary have name recognition, including Sarah Palin and Santa Claus — yes, Santa Claus — many are relative unknowns or political novices — a fishing guide, a contractor, a gold miner who went to prison for allegedly threatening federal land managers.
Palin on serving in Congress: ‘It would be all about Alaska’April 20, 2022 GMT
WASILLA, Alaska (AP) — Sarah Palin isn’t used to sharing the spotlight.
In the nearly 14 years since she burst onto the national political scene, the former Alaska governor has appeared on reality television programs, written books, spent time as a Fox News contributor, formed a political action committee in her name and been a rumored White House contender.
Sullivan says he hasn’t endorsed yet in Alaska’s House raceApril 20, 2022 GMT
JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — Alaska U.S. Sen. Dan Sullivan said he is supporting fellow Republican Sen. Lisa Murkowski in her reelection bid this year and said Tuesday that he has not yet endorsed a candidate in the race for Alaska's only U.S.
Revak, Sweeney get endorsements in bid for Alaska House seatApril 13, 2022 GMT
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — The co-chairs of the late-U.S. Rep. Don Young's reelection campaign have earned endorsements in their bids for Alaska's lone U.S. House seat.
Republicans Josh Revak and Tara Sweeney are among a field of 48 candidates running in a June 11 special primary.
Trump endorses Palin in bid for Alaska’s sole House seatApril 4, 2022 GMT
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Former Alaska Republican Gov. Sarah Palin picked up a prized endorsement from former President Donald Trump in her bid to fill the remainder of the late U.S. Rep. Don Young’s term.
Alaska’s leadership lauds late congressman at memorialApril 3, 2022 GMT
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Members of Alaska's political leadership lauded the late U.S. Rep. Don Young Saturday at a public memorial to celebrate his life.
Young, who was the longest-serving Republican in the history of the U.S.
Palin joins 50 others in running for Alaska US House seatApril 2, 2022 GMT
JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — Sarah Palin on Friday shook up an already unpredictable race for Alaska's lone U.S. House seat, joining a field of 50 other candidates seeking to fill the seat held for decades by the late-U.S.
10 file to fill Young’s unexpired term as deadline loomsMarch 31, 2022 GMT
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) —
Ten candidates have filed to fill the unexpired term of the late U.S. Rep. Don Young, and at least two more have indicated they would make it official before Friday’s filing deadline.
Washington honors Alaska’s fiery, tireless defender in HouseMarch 29, 2022 GMT
WASHINGTON (AP) — Congressional leaders on Tuesday hailed the late Republican Rep. Don Young, the only congressman Alaska has known for nearly the last half-century, as a gruff but pragmatic lawmaker who got things done for his constituents.
Gross, Coghill say they plan to run for Alaska US House seatMarch 28, 2022 GMT
JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — A former state lawmaker and an orthopedic surgeon each announced plans Monday to run for Alaska's U.S. House seat following the death of Republican Rep. Don Young.
Public memorials set for late-US Rep Don Young next weekMarch 25, 2022 GMT
JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — Public memorial services are planned for next week in the Washington, D.C.-area and in Alaska to honor the late-U.S. Rep. Don Young.
Young's former congressional office announced a service at St.
Alaska announces elections timeline for vacant US House seatMarch 22, 2022 GMT
JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — State election officials on Tuesday announced plans for a June 11 special primary and an Aug. 16 special election to fill the U.S. House seat left vacant with last week's death of U.S.
Begich, Constant to run in special Alaska US House raceMarch 22, 2022 GMT
JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — Two prominent candidates who had announced plans to run for Alaska’s lone U.S. House seat also intend to run to serve out the remainder of the late-U.S. Rep. Don Young’s term.
Alaska Rep. Don Young to lie in state at US CapitolMarch 21, 2022 GMT
WASHINGTON (AP) — Rep. Don Young, the longest-serving Republican in House history, will lie in state in the U.S. Capitol on March 29, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi announced Monday.
Young's office announced the congressman's death in a statement Friday night.
Rep. Don Young, longtime Alaska congressman, dies at 88March 19, 2022 GMT
JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — Alaska Rep. Don Young, who was the longest-serving Republican in the history of the U.S. House, has died. He was 88.
His office announced Young's death in a statement Friday night.
Politicians, friends fondly recall late Alaska congressmanMarch 19, 2022 GMT
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Here is a sample of reactions after U.S. Rep. Don Young of Alaska, who was the longest-serving Republican in the history of the U.S. House, died Friday at the age of 88:
“There is no doubt that few legislators have left a greater mark on their state.
Most isolated US border crossing with Canada to get upgradeFebruary 25, 2022 GMT
TOK, Alaska (AP) — A new border station estimated to cost $187 million will be built near Tok, on Alaska’s eastern border with Canada, the U.S. government announced Friday.
The funding for design and construction of the ALCAN Border Station will come from the federal infrastructure law, the U.S.
Anchorage Assembly member announces US House bid for AlaskaFebruary 18, 2022 GMT
JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — An Anchorage Assembly member on Thursday announced plans to run for the U.S. House seat for Alaska that has been held by Republican Don Young since 1973.
Christopher Constant, a Democrat, made the announcement on social media.
Maine rep joins push to strengthen ties with IcelandJanuary 22, 2022 GMT
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A member of the Maine congressional delegation is joining with colleagues to try to encourage more trade with Iceland.
Democratic Rep. Chellie Pingree said it’s time to strengthen ties with Iceland, which is already a significant trading partner with the U.S.
House approves extension of Native corporation relief fundsDecember 9, 2021 GMT
JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — The U.S. House has passed legislation to extend a year-end deadline for Alaska Native corporations and tribes to use federal coronavirus relief funds. But it isn't the same bill that earlier passed the Senate.
Begich announces US House bid: ‘Alaska needs new energy’October 28, 2021 GMT
WASILLA, Alaska (AP) — Nicholas Begich III on Thursday kicked off his campaign for Alaska’s lone seat in the U.S. House against the longest-serving Republican in that chamber, saying Alaska needs new energy.
Alaska’s lone House member to face off with familiar familyOctober 25, 2021 GMT
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Seeking a 26th term in the U.S. House, Alaska's lone representative will face a challenger in 2022 with strong name recognition in the state.
Nicholas Begich III has filed paperwork with the Federal Election Commission to challenge U.S.
Alaska Republican Young urges vaccination in new adsOctober 18, 2021 GMT
JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — The longest-serving Republican in the U.S. House is appearing in a new round of ads urging Alaskans to get vaccinated against COVID-19.
Ads featuring Rep. Don Young are being paid for by the Conquer COVID Coalition, Young spokesperson Zack Brown said by email Monday.
Young cites involvement in Afghanistan evacuation effortOctober 8, 2021 GMT
JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — U.S. Rep. Don Young's office on Friday said the Alaska Republican helped evacuate from Afghanistan last month employees of an Alaska Native corporation.
Young's office in a statement said employees of Goldbelt Inc.
Alaska Republican US Rep Young announces re-election plansApril 28, 2021 GMT
JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — Alaska U.S. Rep. Don Young said he will seek re-election to the seat he has held since 1973...
Alaska GOP lawmaker advocates for Puerto Rico statehoodApril 17, 2021 GMT
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Alaska Republican Rep. Don Young has advocated for Puerto Rico statehood, a decision that defies fellow party members across the country and state...
Alaska Republican Young votes against Trump impeachmentJanuary 14, 2021 GMT
JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — Alaska U.S. Rep. Don Young voted against impeaching President Donald Trump on a charge of “incitement of insurrection" Wednesday, one week after a deadly mob siege of the Capitol that Young called “an act of terror against American democracy, law enforcement and members of Congress...
Rep. Young calls for bipartisanship while giving Pelosi oathJanuary 5, 2021 GMT
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — U.S. Rep. Don Young of Alaska issued a call for bipartisanship among his congressional colleagues while giving the oath of office to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi...
Alaska’s sole member in US House tests positive for COVID-19November 12, 2020 GMT
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — U.S. Rep. Don Young announced Thursday that he has tested positive for COVID-19, a day after the 87-year-old won his 25th term in the U...
Wait is on in Alaska Senate race as ballot count continuesNovember 5, 2020 GMT
JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — The waiting game is on for the candidates in Alaska’s hard-fought U.S. Senate race, with early results favoring Republican incumbent Dan Sullivan, who predicted a win...
Trump approves permit for Alaska cross-border railroad lineSeptember 30, 2020 GMT
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — President Donald Trump on Tuesday approved a permit for a proposed rail line connecting Alaska and Canada...
Young, Galvin getting rematch for US House seatAugust 19, 2020 GMT
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Don Young and Alyse Galvin will face off once again in the race to be Alaska’s sole representative in the U...
Alaska medical officer earns praise for coronavirus approachApril 6, 2020 GMT
JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — The state’s chief medical officer, Dr. Anne Zink, has become the explainer-in-chief for Alaskans during the coronavirus outbreak, a regular at news conferences who has become known for providing information in a straight-forward, easy-to-understand manner...
Russian immigrant running for US House seat in AlaskaAugust 6, 2018 GMT
JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — At age 37, Dimitri Shein has already lived the American dream.
Born in the Soviet Union, Shein recalls standing in bread lines with his grandfather...
Alaska lawmaker cites Holocaust deaths to oppose gun controlMarch 1, 2018 GMT
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — An Alaska Republican and most senior member of the U.S. House argued against gun control by wondering how many Jewish people "were put in the ovens" because they were not armed...
Gruff Alaska lawmaker now in charge of civility in US HouseJanuary 11, 2018 GMT
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A gruff, no-nonsense Alaska lawmaker who once called the lieutenant governor "Captain Zero" and told a female colleague she didn't know what she was talking about is now in charge of ensuring civility in the U...
Rep. Young apologizes for irate retort to female colleagueSeptember 8, 2017 GMT
WASHINGTON (AP) — Veteran Alaska Rep. Don Young has apologized after addressing a 51-year-old female colleague as "young lady" and saying she "doesn't know a damn thing what she's talking about."
Young, 84, is a Republican in his 23rd term as Alaska's sole House member.