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Rep. Chris Kurka, R-Wasilla, leaves the chambers of the Alaska House of Representatives on Friday, March 19, 2021, after an hour of delays concerning the wording on his mask. On Monday, Kurka announced he was running for governor in 2022. (Peter Segall / Juneau Empire)

Wasilla rep announces gubernatorial bid

Kurka said he was motivated to run by a sense of betrayal from Dunleavy.

 

A voter fills out their ballot in the Thunder Mountain High School gymnasium during the 2020 general election. With more than a year to go before the 2022 election, spending is ramping up. (Ben Hohenstatt / Juneau Empire File)

Statewide campaign coffers are filling up

Incumbents are flush with cash, but challengers are growing

 

Kelly Tshibaka addresses members of the community at Nikiski Hardware & Supply on Friday, April 9, 2021 in Nikiski, Alaska. (Ashlyn O’Hara/Peninsula Clarion)

Peninsula campaign cash going to Tshibaka

Tshibaka raised about $1.2 million between Jan. 1 and Sept. 30.

 

A vote-by-mail ballot box is photographed at the Kenai Peninsula Borough Administration building in Soldotna, Alaska, in October 2020. (Peninsula Clarion file)
A vote-by-mail ballot box is photographed at the Kenai Peninsula Borough Administration building in Soldotna, Alaska, in October 2020. (Peninsula Clarion file)
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Former Alaska Gov. Bill Walker wants his old job back.
In this Nov. 13, 2018 file photo, Alaska Gov. Bill Walker poses in his office at the state Capitol in Juneau, Alaska. Walker announced plans Tuesday, Aug. 17, 2021, to run for governor again and said his former labor commissioner, Heidi Drygas, would be his running mate. (AP Photo/Becky Bohrer, File)

Walker to seek governor’s office again

Walker dropped his 2018 reelection bid shortly before that year’s election.

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Former Alaska Gov. Bill Walker wants his old job back.
In this Nov. 13, 2018 file photo, Alaska Gov. Bill Walker poses in his office at the state Capitol in Juneau, Alaska. Walker announced plans Tuesday, Aug. 17, 2021, to run for governor again and said his former labor commissioner, Heidi Drygas, would be his running mate. (AP Photo/Becky Bohrer, File)
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Kelly Tshibaka addresses members of the community at Nikiski Hardware & Supply on April 9 in Nikiski.

Tshibaka reports financial support from peninsula residents

Tshibaka has raised nearly $215,000 for her campaign since the beginning of this year in total receipts.

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Kelly Tshibaka addresses members of the community at Nikiski Hardware & Supply on April 9 in Nikiski.
A sign directs voters to Soldotna City Hall to cast their ballots, Dec. 17, 2019, in Soldotna, Alaska. (Photo by Victoria Petersen/Peninsula Clarion)

City clerk explains election system

Soldotna City Clerk Shellie Saner spoke during a Wednesday city council work session about how city elections work and emphasized how collaboration between her office… Continue reading

A sign directs voters to Soldotna City Hall to cast their ballots, Dec. 17, 2019, in Soldotna, Alaska. (Photo by Victoria Petersen/Peninsula Clarion)
An election official lays out more “I voted” stickers on Tuesday, Nov. 3. Stickers for the 2020 general election featured designs by Alaskan artist Barbara Lavallee. (Ben Hohenstatt / Juneau Empire File)

Opinion: Voting rights should be enshrined, not suppressed

Please contact your senator urging passage of the For the People Act.

An election official lays out more “I voted” stickers on Tuesday, Nov. 3. Stickers for the 2020 general election featured designs by Alaskan artist Barbara Lavallee. (Ben Hohenstatt / Juneau Empire File)
An exclusive Q&A with Libertarian presidential candidate Jo Jorgensen
An exclusive Q&A with Libertarian presidential candidate Jo Jorgensen