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Most incumbents do well in Southeast primaries

I voted stickerTuesday’s primary election was pretty low-key in Southeast Alaska. The real battle for state House and Senate candidates will come during the general election. But a few trends emerged.

Who is on Tuesday’s Southeast primary ballots?

Southeast Alaska's House districts are 33, 34, 35 and 36. The Senate districts, which each include two House districts, are Q and R. (Map courtesy Alaska Redistricting Board)Southeast Alaska's four House and two Senate districts have no primary contests this year. Two have no contests at all.

Paxton and Miyasato run for Mayor; Knox for Assembly

assemblymayorraceAs the filing period for the municipal election draws to a close, three more Sitkans have stepped forward. Today (08-04-16), Gary Paxton and Ben Miyasato filed to run for Mayor, while Kevin Knox filed to run for Assembly.

Hunter files for Mayor, Swanson for Assembly

Two more Sitkans filed for the municipal election in October. Deputy Mayor Matthew Hunter has filed for mayor. Assemblymen Aaron Swanson has filed to run again.Two more Sitkans filed for the municipal election in October. Deputy Mayor Matthew Hunter has filed for mayor. Assemblymen Aaron Swanson has filed to run again.

Assembly approves 8 mill ballot question on first reading

IMG_7599Last night (08-02-16), the Assembly unanimously passed - on first reading - an ordinance that would ask voters if the city should raise the cap on property taxes to 8 mills.

Assembly cracks down on bad debts

16363037299_4cb5c4d815_z-500x281At their regular meeting Tuesday night (07-12-16), the Sitka Assembly passed - on second and final reading - a comprehensive revision of Sitka’s credit and debt collection policy.

Stedman, nine others, face no election challenges

Sen. Bert Stedman reacts to testimony at a 2014 Senate Labor and Commerce committee meeting. The Sitka Republican is one of 10 lawmakers running unopposed this year. (Photo by Skip Gray/Gavel Alaska)A fifth of Alaska legislators running this year face no opposition. One is Sitka Sen. Bert Stedman, who faces no contest – for the second time.

B.C. mines concern some, not all, candidates

British Columbia mines are slated to be built close to transboundary rivers. That worries some candidates for the Legislature.British Columbia mines are slated to be built close to transboundary rivers. That worries some candidates for the Legislature.

Primary to decide candidates, oil taxes

Poll worker Kathleen Brandt greets voters at primary day in Sitka's Harrigan Centennial Hall. (KCAW photo/Rachel Waldholz)Tuesday, August 19th, is primary day in Alaska. Sitka voters will be choosing candidates for Governor, Lt. Governor, U.S. House and Senate, and State Representative, and deciding the fate of the state's oil tax structure.

Four Southeast cities choose mayors Tuesday

Mayoral-GavelFour out of Southeast Alaska’s five largest cities will choose mayors on Tuesday. Two have incumbents on the ballot, while the other two will choose among newcomers – or politicians rejoining the race.