Partisan outrage over Sarah Palin's defeat shouldn't obscure the obvious benefits of better voting systems.
Blaming the ballot system ignores the fact that many Alaskans simply did not think the former governor really represented them.
Mary Peltola will only be the third Democrat, as well as the first Native Alaskan, to represent Alaska since it became a state.
Murkowski was likely saved by the state's new open primary, while Palin may have to depend on voters who picked her as their second choice.
Seafood prices have gone up by double digits as tariffs and inflation drive up costs for consumers
The election serves as a trial run for Alaska's new voting process, which could be a boon for third-party candidates.
Plus: tasting rooms in Alaska and liquor delivery in Alabama
Rather Than Eliminating a Terrible Cruise Ship Law, Alaska's Lawmakers Just Want To Exempt Their Ports
How obsolete, cronyist regulations force domestic cruise ships into foreign stops
The "For The People Act" was a flawed package that would have solved some problems while creating new headaches.
President Biden signed a bill Monday that temporarily waives the regulation. Why not just repeal the law?
This 87-Year-Old Republican's Bill Would Restore the Second Amendment Rights of Cannabis Consumers in States That Have Legalized Marijuana
Under current law, marijuana users who possess firearms are committing a felony punishable by up to 10 years in prison.
Two November ballot initiatives would introduce ranked-choice voting in two more states.
Lindsey Graham just dodged a third-party bullet, but there are a handful of other tossup Senate races where third-party candidates could exceed the major candidates' margin.
The Jones Act isn't saving American shipbuilders, but it's driving up prices for Americans.
Dissenting From a Decision Blocking a Retaliatory Arrest Claim, Neil Gorsuch Notes That 'Almost Anyone Can Be Arrested for Something'
The Trump appointee warns that "little would be left of our First Amendment liberties" if cops could punish people who irk them by finding a legal reason to bust them.
John Sturgeon can once again "rev up his hovercraft" to hunt moose on Alaska's rivers, the Supreme Court ruled unanimously.
The Utah senator wants a world where "Alaskans, Hawaiians, and Puerto Ricans aren't forced to pay higher prices for imported goods."
The 12-year-old cat couldn't live out the rest of her days in peace.
Two high-profile crimes committed in Anchorage highlight a seemingly unequal criminal justice system.
American farmers have already fallen victim to Trump's trade war with China. Could Alaskan fishermen be next?
Alaska has the lowest taxes on recreational marijuana.
And would that mean driving a stake through its "biological heart"?
By asking states to regulate marijuana better, the attorney general concedes that prohibition is gone for good.
Alaska allowed dental therapists to practice within Native American communities. Ten years later the evidence is pretty clear.
A win for ride-sharing and Alaskans
New laws are under debate, but the practice is more common than you think.
Dallas' pension crisis is another example of why cities and states shouldn't use pension obligation bonds.
State authorities didn't appreciate her not waiting for regulations on legalization.
The former Alaska governor and GOP vice presidential nominee attributes marijuana legalization in her state to "that libertarian streak in us."
Will government solutions to global warming be worse than global warming?
But research suggests the president may seek in vain.
Alaska is a bit warmer and Arctic sea ice a bit less
Her so-called crimes? Screening clients and booking appointments for willing adult sex workers.
Provisions allowing possession, sharing, and home cultivation take effect today.
Consider the costs and benefits to things like drilling for oil, for one.