Redistricting plan crosses 25 miles of state park to create state Senate seat


April 20, 2022

JUNEAU (AP) — The appointed board tasked with drawing Alaska’s legislative district boundaries has approved new state Senate districts for the Anchorage area, with the two members who opposed the plan calling it political.

The new plan puts Eagle River, north of Anchorage, and Girdwood, south of Anchorage into the same Senate district, separated by about 25 miles of uninhabited Chugach State Park.

The Alaska Redistricting Board adopted the plan by a 3-2 vote on April 13. The board had gone back to work after the state Supreme Court ruled that the board’s original plan pairing part of...

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