ANCHORAGE, Alaska — Alaska's newly elected governor will be sworn in above the Arctic Circle, marking a first for the state. Republican Gov.-elect Mike Dunleavy will become Alaska's top elected official Dec. 3, when he takes the oath of office in Noorvik, a tiny Inupiat Eskimo village more than a thousand miles (1,600 kilometers) from the state capital of Juneau. Noorvik is where Dunleavy's Alaska Native wife, Rose, grew up, and where some residents still travel by dogsled and hunt and fish for much of their food. No roads link the village of 670 to the outside world. Instead, Noorvik is accessible mostly by plane and boat, on the Kobuk River, with snowmobiles and ATVs a common mode of transportation for locals. Dunleavy said in a statement that he and his wife chose Noorvik out of respect for her family and because of fond memories of the years they spent in rural Alaska. The couple, who have three daughters, lived in the regional hub town of Kotzebue for 13 years before the … [Read more...] about Alaska’s governor-elect to be sworn in above Arctic Circle
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Get breaking news alerts and special reports. The news and stories that matter, delivered weekday mornings. SUBSCRIBE Microsoft Corp. said Tuesday that it executed a court order to shut down six websites created by a group tied to Russian intelligence that sought to spoof conservative U.S. institutions, the U.S. Senate and Microsoft itself. The fake sites were intended to trick users into thinking they were clicking on sites run by the Hudson Institute, a conservative Washington think tank, and the International Republican Institute, a nonprofit pro-democracy group whose board includes numerous prominent Republican figures, including Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., and former Republican National Committee Chairman Frank Fahrenkopf. Microsoft released the report at midnight, and neither institute answered telephone calls seeking comment. The FBI said it had no immediate comment on the Microsoft order or whether it might be connected to the Justice Department's investigation of alleged … [Read more...] about Microsoft claims new evidence Russia tried to hack U.S. politics
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Voters chose nominees in the key battleground states of Wisconsin and Minnesota on Tuesday, setting up what are expected to be tight races as November’s congressional elections draw near. FILE PHOTO: Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker waves after speaking during the third day of the Republican National Convention in Cleveland, Ohio, U.S., July 20, 2016. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri/File Photo Wisconsin Republicans tapped state senator Leah Vukmir to battle incumbent Democratic U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin, according to an Associated Press projection, after a bruising primary that could hamper her chances in November. That state helped drive Republican Donald Trump’s surprising presidential win two years ago and turnout there and in neighboring Minnesota could serve as a barometer of Democratic strength headed into the midterm elections. Both states have shown signs of drifting rightward in recent years. Trump was the first Republican presidential … [Read more...] about Midwest battleground states tap candidates for midterm elections.
Chronicle staff report Published 10:48 am PDT, Monday, August 13, 2018 Photo: Russ Dillingham/Sun Journal / Associated Press Image 1of/1 CaptionClose Image 1 of 1 Sarah Greaney, of Lewiston, Maine, carries the American flag as she heads into the home stretch of Emily's Run in Auburn, Maine, on July 22. Sarah Greaney, of Lewiston, Maine, carries the American flag as she heads into the home stretch of Emily's Run in Auburn, Maine, on July 22. Photo: Russ Dillingham/Sun Journal / Associated Press Bay Area political events: Elections town hall, supervisor forum 1 / 1 Back to Gallery Upcoming political events in the Bay Area. MONDAY Elections town hall: Rep. Mark DeSaulnier, D-Concord, and California Secretary of State Alex Padilla hold a town hall on election security. 6:30 p.m., Shadelands Art Center, 111 Wiget Lane, … [Read more...] about Bay Area political events: Elections town hall, supervisor forum