Local News

Two Southeast legislative races top $100,000

Southeast Alaska’s election district map.

Here’s the campaign finance totals as of Nov, 3, according to state reports

(Disclaimer: All numbers are approximate; additional money may have been raised since the last report deadline; some donors may not have listed information linking them to the candidates):

House District 34:
Bill Thomas: $114,100 total; $32,000 new contributions
Jonathan Kreiss-Tomkins: $64,300 total; $16,000 new contributions

Senate District Q:
Bert Stedman: $75,000 total; $18,500 new contributions
Albert Kookesh: $46,400; $13,000 new contributions

House District 34:
Peggy Wilson: $37,700 total,;$2,200 new contributions
Matt Olson: $31,600 total; $7,200 new contributions
Kyle Johansen: $7,750.00 total; $1,800 new contributions

House District 31:
Cathy Munoz: $25,050 total; $1,500 new contributions

House District 32:
Beth Kerttula: $12,600 total; $1,000 new contributions

Recent News

Is the Tongass key to slowing climate change?

A clearcut north of Angoon is green with small second-growth trees. Environmental groups are calling for an end to old-growth clearcuts. (Ed Schoenfeld, CoastAlaska News)
The Tongass National Forest is in the crosshairs of environmental organizations again. Two large coalitions are pressuring the Obama administration to stop all old-growth logging, in part to fight climate change. more

30-year-old buried TNT on Lance Drive

The eastern end of Lance Drive. (KCAW photo/Greta Mart)
Explosives found last week at the end of Lance Drive in Sitka turned out to be no longer dangerous -- in fact, bomb experts believe that they had already detonated underground years ago. more