Treadwell reports $170K in fundraising

JUNEAU — Lt. Gov. Mead Treadwell brought in about $170,000 during the latest reporting period as he gets his campaign for U.S. Senate in Alaska off the ground.

The reporting period covered the second quarter but Treadwell’s fundraising numbers were limited to May and June. He officially announced his candidacy last month.

Treadwell is seeking the GOP nomination for the seat currently held by Democrat Mark Begich. The election is next year.

Begich recently announced raising nearly $1 million during the quarter and having $2 million on hand as of June 30. Joe Miller, another Republican candidate, raised about $18,000 and had nearly $320,000 available.

Treadwell reported raising about $120,000 in contributions. He also lent himself $50,000. He reported having about $130,000 available at the end of June.


Ketchikan theater named for Elizabeth Peratrovich

KETCHIKAN — Elizabeth Peratrovich’s name now stands over the theater in the Southeast Alaska Discovery Center, placed there by the U.S. Forest Service and the Alaska Native Brotherhood and Sisterhood and revealed in an emotional ceremony on Thursday.

Read more

Waste not: Ferries’ flushing bill wins Senate support, 16-2

The Alaska Senate voted 16-2 Friday to cut a break in the state’s environmental regulations for small cruise ships and the Alaska Marine Highway.

Read more

Kenai Peninsula pot businesses may add $5M boost to economy

KENAI — With several marijuana businesses up and running on the Kenai Peninsula in south-central Alaska, industry estimates show the businesses could contribute $5.3 million annually to the local economy.

Read more


  • Switchboard: 907-586-3740
  • Circulation and Delivery: 907-586-3740
  • Newsroom Fax: 907-586-9097
  • Business Fax: 907-586-9097
  • Accounts Receivable: 907-523-2230
  • View the Staff Directory
  • or Send feedback