State legislatures nationwide are considering bills to change electoral systems after a contentious 2020 cycle. The Alaska Legislature has several election bills before it that reveal different priorities for legislators.
Court documents show the state of Alaska for years maintains a discriminatory policy that denied some same-sex spouses benefits by wrongly claiming gay marriage was not recognized in Alaska, long after courts ordered they be recognized.
The White House is naming a former Obama administration official to be deputy secretary at the Interior Department after dropping plans for a more liberal nominee who faced key Senate opposition. President Joe Biden has nominated Tommy Beaudreau to the No. 2 post.
The National Transportation Safety Board will hold a public board meeting next week to determine the probable cause of the deadly midair crash between two Alaska floatplanes that left multiple people dead or seriously injured in May 2019.